A simple casserole you can make for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner! It takes a little while to bake, but I promise---it's totes worth it!
In the recipe, I've given you ways to make it vegetarian like I did, or not vegetarian. Make it your own creation. If you make this please leave a comment below! I love seeing tips and tricks from readers. Or, post your version on social media to share it with others and tag it #carolynsdailydishes
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 40-50 Minutes
1 red pepper, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
14 oz. sausage (I used vegetarian LightLife Gimme Lean Sausage, but I'm sure you could use a pork version.)
1 cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk, but you could use a dairy milk)
6 eggs (I used liquid egg whites in the amount of 6 full eggs, but you could use full eggs)
2 minced (or pressed or chopped) garlic cloves
1 teaspoon salt
1 pinch pepper
1 teaspoon thyme
1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used So Delicious Dairy Free Shredded Cheddar, but you could use a dairy cheese version)
1 bag of frozen tater tots, thawed (I thawed mine in the microwave in a dish to speed up the process).
Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 inch by 13 inch dish. I used vegetarian shortening to do this, but you could use a cooking spray, butter or olive oil.
Cook the sausage according to package instructions. Once cool, shred it into crumbles using your hands or chop with a knife. (I shaped mine into patties, cooked, waited for them to cool while I prepped the rest of the ingredients, then crumbled). Set aside.
In a medium to large bowl, add the eggs and milk. Whisk together until combined. Add the garlic, salt, red pepper, green pepper, pepper and thyme. Stir together until combined.
Place the crumbled sausage into the greased cooking dish. Pour the egg and veggie mixture over the sausage.
Layer the tater tots over the egg and sausage mixture.
Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese over the tots.
Place in oven. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until eggs are set.
Allow to cool a few minutes prior to serving. (You don't really have to....this just helps it cut easier if you care about having perfect serving squares).
Tips and Tricks:
I use an oven thermometer to ensure I reach the proper temperature every time I cook. It hangs on one of the oven shelves and I love using it! By using it, I've noticed even my new stove is slightly off in temperature.
Omit the peppers if you aren't a pepper fan. Try adding in different veggies or non at all. Tailor it to suit your tastes.
Serve leftovers alone, or on top of a bit of cooked quinoa and salsa for a Mexican-style feast.