Assemble the ingredients the night before, and bake this casserole in the morning. Stand back and wait for the compliments. I've made it with fat free cottage cheese, egg substitute, and reduced fat sausage; the taste is still wonderful!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 20 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
9 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place sausage in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, and set aside. Melt butter in skillet, and cook and stir the green onions and mushrooms until tender.

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  • In a large bowl, mix the eggs, cottage cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, and chiles. Stir in the sausage, green onions, and mushrooms. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

  • In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Blend in the melted butter. Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture. Pour into the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake 40 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly brown. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

408 calories; protein 25.2g 51% DV; carbohydrates 12.4g 4% DV; fat 28.7g 44% DV; cholesterol 223.9mg 75% DV; sodium 1095.5mg 44% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2006
This recipe was great. I made it for Easter breakfast and it was a big hit! I did change the recipe a little...used 12 eggs, 1 lb. of sage sausage, and I chopped up 1 large green bell pepper and 1/2 a large onion and sauted them instead of using the green onions, mushrooms, and canned peppers. I also used 8 oz. of shredded sharp cheddar instead of the 16 oz. of jack cheese after reading the reviews that it was too cheesy. I used a pastry cutter to combine the flour mixture to make sure it wasn't lumpy, and it turned out wonderful! I'll definitely use this again. Thank you!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2013
This was pretty bland I did not care for it at all. My family ate it without any comment they usually let me know when they like something. The texture was weird and I even left out the flour mixture as some had suggested. Read More
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607 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 457
  • 4 star values: 120
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2006
This recipe was great. I made it for Easter breakfast and it was a big hit! I did change the recipe a little...used 12 eggs, 1 lb. of sage sausage, and I chopped up 1 large green bell pepper and 1/2 a large onion and sauted them instead of using the green onions, mushrooms, and canned peppers. I also used 8 oz. of shredded sharp cheddar instead of the 16 oz. of jack cheese after reading the reviews that it was too cheesy. I used a pastry cutter to combine the flour mixture to make sure it wasn't lumpy, and it turned out wonderful! I'll definitely use this again. Thank you!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2003
My priority was trying to find a "do-ahead" egg recipe, the night before--that DIDN'T have bread in it (as my other entree dish was eggnog french toast w/ cranberries and apples...we Certainly didn't need more bread!!) I made this sausage egg casserole for a large Christmas brunch--and it was "rated" by 10 people of various ages, 12 to 80. Everyone Raved about it - the flavors were wonderful!! And... everyone wants the recipe - which to me, is the HIGHEST compliment ~ Thanks Linda, for sharing!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2005
This is insanely good. didn't make it low fat, but would try cause I can imagine it would still be good. used whole 16 oz. ground breakfast sausage. had to replace 1 can of jalapenos for 1 can of chilies (still good with a little kick-I didn't mind). looked weird adding the crumbles of the flour to the egg mixture but once it baked up, it was very good. husband asked if there were biscuits in it. make sure you let it sit for 10 minutes or else it'll be too loose and hard to dish out. I also did let mine bake for maybe 10 minutes more cause it's had no browning on top after first 50 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2008
This is a wonderful recipe. I have done it with and without the flour mixture and I personally preferred it without the flour. You can also put these in a muffin tin for individual servings, just bake 20-30 minutes instead. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2007
This is a great make ahead breakfast casserole. I cut the recipe in half. If you do this make sure you use a large enough dish so it will cook within the 40 - 50 minutes. The first time I made it I used a smaller dish and it was too thick to cook through. This also reheats well for leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2003
This egg casserole is absolutely delicious and easy to prepare. I have made it twice. The taste reminds me of a light and fluffy souffle. I omitted the peppers because my family does not like spicy food. Both times I prepared it I halved the recipe and it still comes out beautifully. The second time was for company so even though it was a half recipe I still used 3/4 lb sausage and the full amount of green onions - for maximum flavor. I did use 6 eggs - in the "half" recipe while using the full amount of green onion and sausage. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2005
Periodically Hubby and I like this type of thing for dinner, so I pretty much divided this recipe by 4 to make 2 good size servings. It was SUPER GOOD, even though I could only refrigerate it for about 3 hours. For my 1/4 recipe I diced 3 oz. of fully cooked Polish sausage and fried it until it was almost done. Then I stirred in 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper, 3 sliced green onions, and the 2 oz. of mushrooms, and cooked it all until the veggies were tender. I did use 3 eggs, to which I added 2 small squirts of Oriental hot chile sauce. Cut the shredded cheese back to 3-1/2 oz. because I used extra-sharp cheddar. I thinned the flour/butter mixture with a bit of canned chicken broth because I knew the glop of junk I made would never mix into the egg mixture. Baked it (covered) in a glass 8-1/2 by 4-1/2 inch loaf dish for about 40 minutes until the center was set, and then about 10 minutes (uncovered) for it to brown. Do try this with my changes, and you will LOVE it. Not bland at all!!! Thank you, Linda, for sharing the basics of this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2003
I fixed this for a football tailgate party and everyone loved it. The cottage cheese gives it a moist texture. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2003
Very simple to make and really tasty. Was extra popular since it wasn't all bread. Was very cheesy may cut back next time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2013
This was pretty bland I did not care for it at all. My family ate it without any comment they usually let me know when they like something. The texture was weird and I even left out the flour mixture as some had suggested. Read More
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