Scrambled Egg Spinach Casserole

Well, my weekend totally did not go as planned.  After watching my number one ranked college football team lose on Saturday night, I needed some serious cheering up Sunday morning.

 “Cheering up” typically translates to food in my book.

Sometimes it’s not even sweets – anything will do.  Especially a hearty breakfast.  :-)

You know, one with sausage, eggs, feta cheese, and some spinach thrown in for good measure.  I don’t know when exactly I turned into a spinach-eating adult, but I’m all about this green!

Also, Doodle is still battling the crud, which means little sleep for me and not much energy left over to do a lot of fancy kitchen work. Actually, I’m not a fancy kitchen kind of person anyway–I like dishes that are quick and easy to prepare, and require very little thought early in the morning.

That’s why I’m partial to breakfast casseroles.  Mix it up the night before, take it out of the fridge in the morning and throw it in the oven…and in about an hour, you have a fabulous breakfast/brunch dish that tastes and smells like you’ve been slaving all morning.

This casserole can easily be lightened up – in my recipe, I used turkey sausage.  Egg substitute, if you want to go that route, can certainly be used as well.

And since we’re huge feta cheese eaters at my place, that’s what I used here, but feel free to substitute your favorite cheese if you’re not into feta.

If you’re having company over the holidays, this is a perfect recipe to have at the ready so you can spend time with your guests instead of in the kitchen.  Unless your holidays are like Clark Griswold-esque family events, and then you might want to choose a dish that requires a little more kitchen time.

Scrambled Egg Spinach Casserole

Scrambled Egg Spinach Casserole

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon plus 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon plus 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 pound bulk sausage (I used turkey sausage)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 12 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons half-and-half
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 1/2 cups crumbled feta cheese
  • Topping:
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Stir in flour, nutmeg, and 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil, and cook until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
  2. Meanwhile, cook sausage, onion, and remaining salt and pepper in a large skillet. Drain; and transfer mixture to a greased 13x9 inch baking dish.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and half-and-half. Stir in spinach, feta, and the cooled white sauce. Pour over sausage mixture. Cover dish and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. For topping, toss breadcrumbs with the butter and spinkle over the top of the casserole. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand approximately 10 minutes before slicing.

recipe from Taste of Home

http://kitchenmeetsgirl.com/scrambled-egg-spinach-casserole/

Have a great Tuesday, everyone! Thanks for stopping by!

XO, Ashley

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Comments

  1. I just can’t get over how much I LOVE the new look!!! I totally have blog envy right now! Also I love this breakfast! Yumm-o!
    Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen recently posted..Buffalo Wing HaogiesMy Profile

  2. Wow! What gorgeous photos! And this totally looks like my ideal dinner–I LOVE spinach, feta and eggs, and especially feta and eggs together! What a cute blog!
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  3. This looks so good to me. I want some soon.

  4. What a yummy breakfast! I love spinach and eggs. And, yuck on the crud. Fingers crossed it passes quick!
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust recently posted..Crazy Sweet TuesdayMy Profile

  5. This looks totally YUMMY! This could be the perfect breakfast for Christmas morning. Or any morning!

  6. I love make ahead breakfast casseroles, and this one looks fantastic!
    Baking Serendipity recently posted..Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Chocolate Ganache Layer CakeMy Profile

  7. I love breakfast dishes that take as little time as possible and I can never pass up feta and spinach, they are two of my favorite ingredients!
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  8. Kind of obsessing over EVERYTHING on this plate. The cheesy, meaty, hearty scramble, the raspberries(!!)… it looks phenom. I love these casseroles for Christmas morning; just make ahead and forget about it. And this one with the feta and sausage.. yes please! It could definitely cheer me up :)
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel recently posted..White Chocolate Peppermint CookiesMy Profile

    • I always, always make a make-ahead casserole for Christmas morning. Who wants to be messing around in the kitchen instead of lounging by the tree and drinking hot cocoa? Hope you have a great Thanksgiving, Hayley!

  9. If I want to make this the night before and then reheat it in the morning before my guests come – how do you suggest that I do so? Appreciate the help! (Hosting a get together on Friday!)

    Sarah

    • Hi Sarah–hope I’m not too late in responding. What I usually do with this dish is prepare it the night before and leave it unbaked. Take it out of the fridge while your oven preheats, and then bake it right before your guests arrive. That way, you have all of the prep work done the night before, and the dish is hot out of the oven when your friends/family show up. :-)

  10. Plz tell me whts the other option n sausages .whts half n half.thnku

  11. Hi there, looks delicious, but just wondering, what is half and half? Is it some sort of cream? Is there a substitute for it, as I’ve never seen it here (South Africa). Also, is the sausage cut up, or are you actually using mince?

    • Hi K — half and half is a mixture of cream and milk. If you so not have it where you are, you may substitute milk (whole is best, but any will work). I used ground sausage in this recipe. I hope that helps!

  12. Hi! Wonder if i can just use fresh spinach. If so, do i need to boil it before adding?
    thanks!

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