Sausage Apple Egg Casserole

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 19, 2010

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It’s hard to photograph egg casseroles.  Every time I’ve tried, it just doesn’t look as good as it tastes.  I suppose it’s the bland colors.

Anyways…L-O-V-E-D the sausage and apple flavors in this casserole!

Ingredients
6 slices wheat bread ($.25)
1 lb. mild sausage ($1.99)
1 onion, chopped ($.20)
1 granny smith apple, peeled and chopped ($.25)
8 eggs ($.80)
1/2 cup milk ($.05)
Salt and pepper
Fresh Fruit ($1)

Directions

1. Spray 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.  Tear 6 slices of bread and place into the baking dish.

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2. Add 1 lb. of cooked sausage.

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3. Add 1 chopped onion and 1 chopped granny smith apple.

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4. Toss together in the baking dish.

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5. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and salt and pepper.  Pour over the bread, sausage and apple mixture in the baking dish.

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6. (For best results, refrigerate overnight.) Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes.

7. Serve Sausage Apple Egg Casserole with fresh fruit.

Cost $4.54

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P.S. I actually made this for our Christmas guests…just haven’t found the time to share it, until now!

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Noelle February 19, 2010 at 6:35 pm

This looks tasty. At first I didn’t think so, but the pictures reminded me of my Thanksgiving stuffing that has sausage and apples in it. I love the overnight thing. It makes mornings so much easier. I’ll have to try it soon!

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The Meal Planner February 19, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Some foods are so hard to make look appetizing even though they totally are! Maybe next time instead of trying to photograph a chunk of the casserole on the plate you could photograph it in it’s casserole dish. You could insert color by placing the casserole dish on a colored place mat or table cloth. Or you could add color by adding the ingredients in their raw form to the picture…maybe like a few whole red apples in the background or slices of red apple in the pic might help :)

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Kelly February 19, 2010 at 7:40 pm

Love that yellow smiley face spoon!! : )

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Miriam February 19, 2010 at 8:28 pm

I was going to say the same thing as Kelly about the smiley spoon :)

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Karen February 20, 2010 at 9:10 pm

@Miriam,
2nded!!! where did you get it?

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Julie February 19, 2010 at 8:29 pm

I’ll bet the apple gives that casserole a nice little something different. Love that spoon :)

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Heather February 19, 2010 at 10:11 pm

… and we very much enjoyed it! Love, The Christmas Guests :), who will gladly be blog-recipe guinea pigs any time we’re in town

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Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom February 19, 2010 at 11:43 pm

@Heather,

We love that you are such willing guinea pigs!!!

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Debbi February 19, 2010 at 10:12 pm

I LOVE eggs for dinner. I will for sure make this and link back to you. It sounds wonderful. Thanks for so many delicious and economical recipes. :-)

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Liz February 20, 2010 at 7:54 am

Mmmmm some of my most favorite things combined- can’t go wrong. P.S. Cute spoon!!!

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Michelle February 20, 2010 at 11:00 am

At first, I wondered about the meat/fruit combination, but quite frankly, the spoon sold me! :) I LOVE that spoon! I think that I will try this out next week for my biweekly mom’s brunch.

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Liz February 21, 2010 at 10:25 am

How would you go about freezing this?

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Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom February 21, 2010 at 5:55 pm

@Liz,

Bake it, let it cool, cut into meal size portions, then freeze in plastic freezer baggies. I have not tried this, so I’m not sure how it turns out after thawing, but that’s what I would do :)

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Lauren February 21, 2010 at 6:05 pm

I’m a *very* broke college student, I just made it for my roommates & they loved it!! Totally a great idea. You’re page has saved my pocket!

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Shannon February 22, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Going to have to try this with for my hungry group of teenage boys. I too love the smiley face spoon. Going to have to find me some of those spoons.

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Karen Eveland February 24, 2010 at 12:08 am

Looks great! I don’t know how to print just the recipe and not the pictures and other stuff. Please let me know. Thanks.!

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Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom February 24, 2010 at 7:37 pm

@Karen Eveland,

Click where it says “print this page” and it will pull up a “green” printable without all the photos.

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Lisa February 26, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Great blog!
You’ve got this filed under dairy/casein free but it has milk. I was wondering what you use as a milk substitute? I have my own (soy milk & Coffee Rich are my primary subs), but I’m curious as to what you would recommend.
Thanks!

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Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom February 27, 2010 at 10:09 am

@Lisa,

I use rice milk for just about everything! And used it in this recipe.

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Briana September 17, 2010 at 7:23 pm

I made this as part of the OAMM September Menu and my son saw the label in the freezer and is so excited! Apparently, someone made this for a breakfast at school last year or something similar! I left out the onions, though…my family is totally adverse to onions!

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Patti October 19, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Okay, so I’ve tried this recipe. However, I changed it up a bit and it was very tasty. I tossed the bread with melted butter, and I sauteed the sausage and apple before mixing together with other ingredients. It was very good that way. I also left out the onions so we could get the full flavor of the sausage and apple. And as for the picture, you could cut a nice neat wedge instead of scooping it out and set it nicely on a lace doiley lined pretty plate with fresh strawberries & raspberries. Good luck next time around.

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sherry September 2, 2012 at 11:51 am

Just tried this recipe…it was delicious and easy to make too!!

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