Saturday, September 26, 2015
I love brinner. You know, breakfast for dinner. I've thrown entire dinner parties themed around bloody mary's and bacon. #hostesswiththemostess So when Krusteaz reached out (generous provider of pancake mix) and asked if I would be interested in writing a brinner post I jumped at the chance. Why? Well, I love brinner. And, because I actually use Krusteaz products.
Growing up, my dad was in charge of breakfast and school drop-off. He was all about 'leaning in' and being a parent before it was a thing. At least two days a week he would make chocolate chip pancakes using Krusteaz mix. On extra special occasions he would even spell things with the chocolate chips. Meaning I have a 25+ year relationship with the brand! Obviously longer than anything Coffee Meets Bagel has brought into my life.
Today's recipe is an easy and yummy savory casserole that takes less than 20-minutes to make! A cheesy pancake base topped with flavorful sausage, eggs and more cheese. The green onions are also a crucial ingredient to brighten up the flavors and make the dish a bit more colorful. Whether you are a bachelorette or busy family this makes for an ideal brinner meal!
Savory Pancake Casserole
1 pat butter
2 cups Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix
1 2/3 cup water
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1/2 pound ground breakfast sausage, browned
4 eggs, scrambled
Sour cream, optional
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together pancake mix, water, 1/2 cup cheese, 1/2 green onions.
2. In oven, melt butter in an 8x8 baking dish. Remove dish from oven and add batter mixture. Return to oven for 3-5 minutes.
3. Remove pancake from oven and top with sausage, eggs, remaining cheese and green onions. Return to oven for 10 minutes or until pancake is fully cooked and cheese has melted.
4. Remove from oven and and let sit for 5 minutes. Serve with sour cream if desired.