Cheesy Baked Eggs with Sausage
I love talking food with people anywhere, any time, and any place. I was recently talking with a friend of mine about the changes you make when starting the school year. He was saying that it is important to him and his wife that his kids had breakfast which launched a conversation about how time in the morning is short on school days. He recommended baked eggs because they were easy, fast and tasty. They are baked in muffin cups, so you can even eat them on the go. If you are having overnight guests, these are really easy to make in the morning, keep warm and serve when everyone wakes up.
There are lots of different ways to make baked eggs. Like other recipes, you can make these as low in calories as you wish, or as high. I suggest that you be creative with the ingredients you use. The base always starts with the same ingredients; eggs, milk, salt and pepper (omit salt if preferred). Considering adding some of these ingredients in your baked eggs; cooked sausage, cooked bacon, smoked salmon, roasted red peppers, sautéed mushrooms, steamed vegetables, onions, spinach, gruyere, cheddar, parmesan, sage, oregano, smoked paprika or other spices.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
1/2 C milk
1/2 t. Dry Mustard
pepper & salt as desired
In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, milk, dry mustard, pepper and salt.
You can choose from any of the ingredients in the summary, but here is the recipe used for the Cheesy Baked Eggs with Sausage pictured.
1/2 t. onion powder
Cooked, crumbled sausage
1/2 C. white cheddar cheese
1/2 C. sharp cheddar cheese
Prepare your muffin tins with oil spray before adding your ingredients. This is a must or your eggs will stick and you will have to scrape them out. No fun.
After preparing your muffin tins, add all the components to your eggs. Do not fill them all the way to the top. When you are done, pour the egg base over the top of these ingredients in each cup and stop pouring when the base is 1/4 inch from the top. Add your cheese topping over the top. Bake for 18 to 25 minutes. You want the top to be golden brown. Remove from oven and let rest about 5 minutes prior to turning them out. Gently using a fork go down the sides and scoop them out into an oven safe serving dish. Warm until ready to eat.