Mini-Meatless Breakfast Casseroles

It was a very soggy weekend here in the Volunteer State, which was an extra big bummer because my folks were in town visiting and I’m 99.9% sure they flew all the way here specifically to watch my oldest play in a  tball game that was ultimately canceled. Sorry about that Mom and Dad!

On the bright side, because there were no games to race to or patio BBQs to coordinate, we were afforded a little extra time to do inside activities – like play Go Fish, breakfast prep for the week and film a cooking show for my loquacious 6-year-old.

 

Next time you pop by my house for a cup of coffee, you’re going to have to grant my five minutes to show you his cooking show. Because I’ve watched it about 600 times and it’s just completely and totally adorable.

Moving on.

We don’t normally meal prep around here. I love a good meal plan, but I generally don’t have the brain (or freezer) capacity to prepare a week’s worth of meals in advance. However, over Easter weekend I vegetarian-ized (Yes, we’re saying that’s a word…) an old family egg casserole recipe and it was a huge hit. We ended up using our leftovers as breakfasts for the rest of the week and a meal prep strategy was born!

What You’ll Need

6 slices whole wheat bread (we used a sprouted bread, like Ezekiel), cubed

1 pkg. Morning Star Breakfast Sausage Patties, browned and cubed

7 eggs

2 cups milk

1/2 tsp salt

1 c. sharp cheddar, grated

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What You’ll Do

  • Grease a 13×9 casserole dish OR 12×3 muffin tins
  • Place cubed bread and sausage in large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, combine all other ingredients and then add to bread and sausage
  • Bowl entire mixture into casserole dish or separate into muffin tins
  • Bake 45-60 minutes (casserole) or 20-25 minutes (muffin tins) at 350.
  • Serving suggestions:
    • Grab and reheat on the go! This meal is sturdy enough to be handheld!
    • If you’re not afraid of morning carbo loading, sautéed some spinach and build and open-faced sandwich.

And just for grins, here’s a picture of me from high school…

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Mini-meatless Breakfast Casseroles
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 24 servings
Ingredients
  • 6 slices whole wheat bread we used a sprouted bread, like Ezekiel, cubed
  • 1 pkg. Morning Star Breakfast Sausage Patties browned and cubed
  • 7 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 c sharp cheddar grated
Instructions
  1. Grease a 13x9 casserole dish OR 12x2 muffin tins

  2. Place cubed bread and sausage in large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine all other ingredients and then add to bread and sausage
  4. Bowl entire mixture into casserole dish or separate into muffin tins
  5. Bake 45-60 minutes (casserole) or 20-25 minutes (muffin tins) at 350.
Serving suggestions:
  1. Grab and reheat on the go! This meal is sturdy enough to be handheld!
  2. If you're not afraid of morning carbo loading, sautéed some spinach, slice up some avocado and build a delicious, open-faced sandwich.

28 Comments

  1. This sounds yummy! I’ve never tried making a casserole with Ezekiel bread before. Definitely giving this a try

    • It was really tasty! The original recipe calls for white bread, but I thought the Ezekiel worked just fine and keeps us all nice and full until lunchtime!

  2. Would love to see the little ones cooking show how cute!!! Love those fake sausages! Ps I cannot meal plan either…

  3. Your breakfast casserole sounds delicious! I can almost smell the Morning Star Breakfast Sausage Patties cooking! <3

  4. Your little one is SO cute! And this recipe sounds yuuuum – I haven’t tried cooking anything with vege sausage yet, but it’s up there on my list! xx

    Rebecca | ceruleanshe.com

    • Thank you! MorningStar Farm’s has a great veggie sausage for this recipe. You can fool even the most decreeing carnivorous palates with it!

  5. Sounds delicious and relatively easy ☺️ Thanks for sharing. I love that your 6 yr old does a cooking show, too cute!

    • hahah he was ALL about it! The next day he made a fruit salad for me and when he was done he said, “Oh no! We should’ve filmed that! It could’ve been another episode!”

  6. Love the idea of using Ezekiel bread! I have always used hashbrowns. These sound fantastic.

  7. I seriously couldve used the recipe this am! We are getting over the usual pancakes!

  8. What a great easy recipe! I love finding dishes that make enough for leftovers that does my meal prep all at once 🙂

  9. I’ll have to try those sausage patties out! Girl, my Monday’s have been meatless thanks to your recipes and ideas. I’m totally digging it!

  10. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen April 24, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    These are such a great idea! I love making little individual casseroles in muffin tins to help control portion sizing. Not to mention, they are easy to customize. These sound so good and perfect for meatless Mondays!

  11. This sounds so tasty! I love a good breakfast casserole!

  12. I am gonna give this a try , our little girl will have so much fun doing this.

  13. Yum! I love Morningstar stuff and this sounds so good!

  14. I love a good breakfast casserole! This looks incredibly easy! Yay!

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