Your In-Laws Will Be Staying the Weekend

April 20, 2009 by

Eek!!  Your in-laws are coming!

It's their first visit since you married their son.

They're coming to visit for the weekend.  And they'll be staying with you.

You want breakfast each day to go smoothly. 

You're looking for something that you can set to cook and relax, so you're not scrambling in the kitchen trying to time the bread, bacon and eggs just perfect so that they all finish at the same time.

And while you liked my French Toast Strata recipe, these are meat eaters.  You need something a little heartier for breakfast.  They're from the Midwest for Pete's sake! 

It's ok ... I've got you covered.   And because this recipe refrigerates well and reheats just like the first time, I've actually got you covered for both mornings!

So when you're doing your grocery shopping for the weekend, toss the five simple ingredients in your basket and pick out a great smelling coffee.  You've got the perfect recipe for a breakfast so easy, you'll be able to sit back and enjoy that wonderful cup of coffee with your in-laws. 

Until our next meal,


Midwest-Approved Egg Bake Casserole

Sausage Egg Bake Casserole

Sausage Egg Bake Casserole


  •  1 (32 ounce) Package Frozen Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes
  • 1 Pound Ground Pork Sausage
  • 1 (8 oz) Package of Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 9 Eggs
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place hash browns in a grease a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish (no need to thaw)
  3. Place dish in oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until your hash browns just start to crisp a tad.
  4. At the same time, place sausage in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, and set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, beat eggs and milk until smooth.
  6. Once the hash browns are ready, sprinkle the cooked sausage in a layer across the hash browns.   Salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Sprinkle the cheese on top of the sausage.
  8. Pour the egg and milk mixture over the entire thing.
  9. Cover with tin foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Uncover; bake 15 minutes longer or until edges are golden brown and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Servings: 12


Remember to spray the foil with cooking spray before placing on the baking dish.  It will keep the cheese from sticking to the foil, so you end up with a perfect top.

You can also prepare this the night before and just pop it in the oven first thing in the morning.  However your hash browns will be very soft.  So if you like crispy hash browns, take the extra 25 minutes in the morning to make it fresh.


Have you tried this recipe? Do you have a question or comment for me?

I invite you to leave it as a comment below!