Chef Adrianne Calvo’s Buttery Sausage, Egg & Cheese Casserole Is What to Make for Sunday Brunch! by Chef Adrianne Calvo
There is something deliciously intriguing about brunch. It screams refinement, and offers a myriad of options for those who decide to venture down this rabbit hole of deliciousness. Love breakfast food? Brunch can satisfy those cravings. More of a lunch person? Brunch offers that too, as it is undoubtedly one of the most versatile meals of the day.
Chef Adrianne Calvo has attacked brunch with a full head of steam, creating a recipe for a delectably savory casserole that you can whip up this holiday season or anytime. Her sausage, egg and cheese casserole is topped with maple syrup, which adds a signature sweetness to the buttery spice that lies underneath. The casserole itself contains cheese, sausage, egg, onions, peppers, and, of course, bacon. Pair it with a pomegranate mimosa, and this quick and easy creation will make you feel like the very celebrity chef you got this recipe from.
- 7 croissants, rough chopped
- 1 tablespoon butter, more for baking dish
- 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
- 1 pound Andouille sausage, chopped
- 1/2 cup breakfast sausage, sliced
- 1/2 cup bacon, crisped, chopped
- 1/2 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
- 8 large eggs
- 3 cups whole milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 cups pepper jack cheese, grated
- kosher salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
Here's how to make it:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat.
- Add butter and sauté green onion, sausages and bacon for 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add bell peppers and onions. Cook for another 3 to 4 minutes. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and heavy cream. Add croissants and sautéed mixture. Add shredded cheese and season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Grease an 8x8-inch baking dish and pour mixture into it. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes. Allow to cool. To serve, drizzle with maple syrup. Serves 8-10.
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