Brunch can satisfy many food cravings and is one of the most versatile meals of the day. Celebrity hef Adrianne has created a recipe for a delectably savory casserole that you can whip up this season.
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.
Buttery, Sausage, Egg and Cheese, Casserole + Maple Syrup
- 7 croissants, rough chopped
- 1 tablespoon butter, more for baking dish
- 1/4 cup green onions, choppef
- 1 lb 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 pepperjack cheese, grated
- Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
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 3-4 minutes. Add bell peppers and onions. Cook for another 3-4 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 8×8 baking dish and pour mixture into it. Bake for 35-45 minutes. Allow to cool. To serve, drizzle with maple syrup.
ABOUT CHEF ADRIANNE CALVO:
Adrianne Calvo is the Executive Chef and owner of Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar, Host of Maximum Flavor Live on NBC’s 6 in the Mix, author of four cookbooks: Maximum Flavor (2005); Chef Adrianne: Driven by Flavor Fueled by Fire (2008); #MaximumFlavorSocial (2014); and Play with Fire (2015), and founder of the Make it Count Foundation. Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar opened in 2007 and offers a varied and rotating menu with something for everyone. Monthly, the restaurant holds its signature event, Dark Dining, where guests are blindfolded for a sensual