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This post is full of good things: breakfast food; an easy, kid-approved recipe; and a giveaway! My love for breakfast food is pretty well documented here on the blog. As is my love for casseroles, and breakfast for dinner…which makes an appearance pretty regularly around here. That’s why I am happy to partner with Krusteaz to celebrate National Breakfast Month, and give you some ideas to incorporate Breakfast Night at your house. How about tonight?!
My kids love pancakes. I love sausage and eggs. Since my oldest daughter’s favorite fast food breakfast item is the Sausage McGriddle (from Mickey D’s), this recipe was born. It could be called Breakfast Lasagna because of the layers, or Pancake Casserole, but whatever you call it, give it a try. It’s easy, it’s yummy, it’s filling and it’s just…fun. A little twist on dinner that brings everyone together at the table. Or, you know, you could serve it for breakfast too!
I made my pancakes with Krusteaz pancake mix ahead of time and stuck them in the fridge to make the prep for this even easier.
I was surprised how tasty it was when all layered and baked together.
Sausage, Egg and Cheese Pancake Casserole
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray an 8 x 8 baking dish with cooking spray, set aside.
- In a large skillet, cook sausage on medium high heat until done, crumbling/breaking into pieces as it cooks. Reduce heat to medium.
- In a bowl, scramble eggs, season with salt and pepper. Add to skillet with sausage. Stir eggs in with sausage and cook until eggs are set.
- Add pancakes in a single layer to bottom of baking dish. Make sure pancakes are touching or slightly overlapping. I used 5 pancakes for this.
- Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese over pancakes.
- Add 1/2 the sausage/egg mixture to the pan.
- Top with additional 1/4 cup cheese.
- Drizzle with syrup, if desired. (Using the maple sausage and/or using maple syrup gives this a more authentic McGriddle flavor. Could also add syrup to pancake mix when preparing.)
- Repeat layers, starting with pancakes.
- Top with final layer of pancakes.
- Sprinkle with remaining cup of cheese.
- Bake for 15 minutes until cheese is melted.
- One box of Buttermilk Pancake Mix
- One box of Belgian Waffle Mix
- One box of Blueberry Pancake Mix
- One Wild Blueberry Muffin Mix
- A pancake pen (for pancake art!)
- A spatula and
- A coupon for FREE product