Breakfast Nachos

We love making nachos (chicken, veggie, black bean) for game day, snack time, dinner time, and sometimes even breakfast time. That’s right, Breakfast Nachos are SO good! Why not start your days with one of the best creations of all time? These ar…

We love making nachos (chicken, veggie, black bean) for game day, snack time, dinner time, and sometimes even breakfast time. That’s right, Breakfast Nachos are SO good! Why not start your days with one of the best creations of all time? These aren’t just any breakfast nachos, these are the ultimate breakfast nachos. I am…

Impossible Foods Sausage Links Are the Plant-Based Meat I Didn’t Know I Wanted

I’m not really a breakfast person. I’m a croissant-on-Fridays person. I’m definitely a coffee person. I’m a have-a-bowl-of-oatmeal-at-11:30-and-call-it-brunch person. But I’m not someone who, by any means, diligently eats half a grapefruit every morning or devours a plate of bacon and eggs, hash browns, and buttered toast sliced kitty-corner before work. The latest launch from Impossible Foods is daring me to change my ways.

The multibillion-dollar plant-based food company has once again expanded its offerings with Impossible Sausage Links. Available in three varieties—Bratwurst, Italian, and Spicy—the sausage links join their Impossible relatives, which include ground sausage, breakfast sausage patties, and frozen sausage patties. The links are made to taste like pork sausage and offer the same satisfying crack you get when biting into a meaty sausage link, thanks to the plant-based casing.

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I’m not really a breakfast person. I’m a croissant-on-Fridays person. I’m definitely a coffee person. I’m a have-a-bowl-of-oatmeal-at-11:30-and-call-it-brunch person. But I’m not someone who, by any means, diligently eats half a grapefruit every morning or devours a plate of bacon and eggs, hash browns, and buttered toast sliced kitty-corner before work. The latest launch from Impossible Foods is daring me to change my ways.

The multibillion-dollar plant-based food company has once again expanded its offerings with Impossible Sausage Links. Available in three varieties—Bratwurst, Italian, and Spicy—the sausage links join their Impossible relatives, which include ground sausage, breakfast sausage patties, and frozen sausage patties. The links are made to taste like pork sausage and offer the same satisfying crack you get when biting into a meaty sausage link, thanks to the plant-based casing.

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Spicy Sausage Dip

Cheesy, spicy, and so cravable, this Spicy Sausage Dip is sure to disappear in the blink of an eye from any game-day spread!  I have been making this spicy sausage dip for years. The recipe was given to me by a co-worker back when I was teaching school. She brought it to a work potluck …

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Cheesy, spicy, and so cravable, this Spicy Sausage Dip is sure to disappear in the blink of an eye from any game-day spread! 

Bowl of spicy sausage dip with beer, chips, and veggies in the background

I have been making this spicy sausage dip for years. The recipe was given to me by a co-worker back when I was teaching school.

She brought it to a work potluck in a little crockpot and it was the very first thing to go from the potluck table. I remember loading my plate with all sorts of food, but only wanting to eat this dip, so I immediately asked her for the recipe and I’ve been making it now for well over 10 years!

I love to make a batch of this sausage dip for game day. It goes great served alongside spicy guacamole and buffalo chicken dip!

One of the best things about this dip is how easy it is to make. With only four ingredients, you’re on your way to spicy, cheesy party food in no time.

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Sausage Balls

Sausage Balls are savory, cheesy, and dippable, perfect as an appetizer or as part of a game-day spread! Make them with store-bought or homemade Bisquick mix. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times – I am not into football – at all. But what I am into is snacks and I …

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Sausage Balls are savory, cheesy, and dippable, perfect as an appetizer or as part of a game-day spread! Make them with store-bought or homemade Bisquick mix.

Several sausage balls arranged on a white plate next to a bowl of ranch

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times – I am not into football – at all. But what I am into is snacks and I can whip up a pretty darn good game day spread!

From ham and cheese sliders and buffalo chicken dip to baked potato dip and sausage cheeseballs, our game day grub is always delicious.

If you’ve never had sausage cheese balls, you’re in for a treat.

Plus, they couldn’t be easier to make. All it takes is a few simple ingredients and a stint in the oven, and you’ve got the perfect nibble for game day, brunch, or your next holiday gathering.

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Sausage Breakfast Casserole

This deliciously cheesy sausage breakfast casserole is easy to throw together when you need a filling breakfast to feed a crowd.

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My favorite thing to do on the weekend is to have a big lavish breakfast. It’s like my way of celebrating the fact that I’m cozy at home instead of at work. 😄 And since I’m all about savory breakfast dishes, this sausage breakfast casserole is perfect. It’s cheesy, flavorful, filling, and is definitely the easiest option when you’ve got several mouths to feed. Plus, it makes great leftovers in case you want round two for lunch!

Overhead view of a breakfast casserole

What’s with the Tortilla Chips?

A lot of breakfast casserole recipes use bread, like an egg strata, but I like to use tortilla chips in my breakfast casserole. I love the toasty corn flavor they give and I think it gives the casserole a little more texture. I suggest using a thicker tortilla chip for this casserole so it can hold up to the moisture in the casserole.

What Kind of Sausage to Use

I used “country sausage” for this recipe, which is a mild pork sausage. This is the same type of sausage that you’d typically use for sausage gravy. You can also use spicy sausage, if you want your breakfast casserole to have a little kick. Here’s an example of one brand of country sausage you might see at the grocery store.

What Else Can I Add to Breakfast Casserole?

You know how I love my add-ins! Half of the fun of cooking is experimenting with adding other ingredients and toppings to your recipes. here are some other things you can add to your breakfast casserole:

  • jalapeños (pickled or fresh)
  • pickled red onions
  • green onion
  • mushrooms
  • sweet corn
  • hashbrowns
  • crumbled bacon
  • salsa (topping)
  • sour cream (topping)
  • avocado (topping)
one slice of breakfast casserole on a plate in front of the casserole dish
close up overhead view of breakfast casserole

Sausage Breakfast Casserole

This deliciously cheesy sausage breakfast casserole is easy to throw together when you need a filling breakfast to feed a crowd.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Total Cost $10.93 recipe / $3.64 serving
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 to 8
Calories 752kcal
Author Beth – Budget Bytes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. country sausage $3.49
  • 12 oz. frozen peppers and onions $1.25
  • 10 large eggs $2.08
  • 1/2 cup milk $0.20
  • 1/4 tsp pepper $0.02
  • 1/2 lb. tortilla chips* $1.50
  • 8 oz. cheddar, shredded $2.29
  • 1 Tbsp butter $0.10

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. If your frozen peppers are in strips, chop them into small pieces.
  • Brown the sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. Once browned, add the frozen peppers and onions and continue to cook over medium heat until heated through. Remove the sausage and peppers from the heat and set aside.
  • Whisk together the eggs, milk, and pepper.
  • Use the butter to grease the inside of a 3-quart casserole dish. Place the tortilla chips in the bottom of the casserole dish and press them down, slightly crushing them until they lay fairly flat.
  • use a slotted spoon to transfer the sausage and peppers to the casserole dish on top of the tortilla chips, leaving any liquid behind in the pan.
  • Add ¾ of the shredded cheddar on top of the sausage and peppers. Stir slightly to combine the tortilla chips, sausage and peppers, and cheese.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the ingredients in the casserole dish, then top with the remaining shredded cheddar. The ingredients will not be fully submerged in the egg mixture and that is okay. The eggs will puff slightly as they bake.
  • Bake the breakfast casserole for about 40 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 160ºF and the outer edges are lightly browned.
  • Let the casserole cool for about five minutes, then slice into six or eight pieces and serve.

Notes

* You don’t have to weigh the chips. Check the weight listed on the bag and approximate the amount based on the bag size. For instance, if you have a one-pound (16oz.) bag, use about half of the bag of chips.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 752kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 52g | Sodium: 1045mg | Fiber: 4g
A spatula lifting a slice of breakfast casserole

How to Make Sausage Breakfast Casserole – Step by Step Photos

A bag of frozen peppers and onions

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. I used a bag of frozen peppers and onions to make this recipe super easy. Sometimes you can buy these diced, other times they’re in strips. If they’re in strips, just roughly chop them into smaller pieces.

sausage and peppers in a skillet

Brown one pound of country (pork) sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. Once browned, add the peppers and onions and continue to cook until heated through. Set the sausage and pepper mixture aside.

milk being poured into a bowl of eggs with a whisk

Whisk together 10 large eggs, 1/2 cup milk, and ¼ tsp pepper.

casserole dish being buttered

Grease the inside of a 3-quart casserole dish with butter.

tortilla chips added to the casserole dish

Add ½ of a one-pound bag of tortilla chips to the casserole dish. Press down and slightly crush the chips so they lay a little flatter.

sausage and peppers added on top of chips

Use a slotted spoon to transfer the sausage and peppers to the casserole dish, leaving any liquid behind in the skillet.

Cheese added to the casserole dish

Add ¾ of a shredded 8oz. block of cheddar to the casserole dish. Slightly stir to combine the chips, sausage and peppers, and cheese.

Eggs being poured over casserole

Pour the egg mixture over the casserole. The egg will not fully submerge the other ingredients.

Casserole topped with cheese

Top with the remaining ¼ cheddar cheese.

Baked sausage breakfast casserole

Bake the breakfast casserole for about 40 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 160ºF and the outer edges are browned.

sliced breakfast casserole

Let the casserole cool for about five minutes before slicing into six or eight pieces, then serve!

A slice of breakfast casserole on a plate in front of the casserole dish

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Vegetarians Rejoice—Chipotle Now Has Plant-Based Chorizo

Chipotle Mexican Grill has kicked off the new year in a delicious way—customers can now add plant-based chorizo to their bean burritos, rice bowls topped with shredded romaine lettuce and guacamole (yes, we know it costs extra), and salads. entirely fr…

Chipotle Mexican Grill has kicked off the new year in a delicious way—customers can now add plant-based chorizo to their bean burritos, rice bowls topped with shredded romaine lettuce and guacamole (yes, we know it costs extra), and salads. entirely from plant-based protein, chipotle peppers, ripe tomato paste, crushed garlic, Spanish smoked paprika, and extra virgin olive oil. Oh, and it’s made entirely without artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, grains, gluten, or soy.

In addition to the plant-based chorizo, Chipotle has also launched three new lifestyle bowls that each adheres to a Whole30, vegetarian, or vegan diet. All of the bowls are topped with Chipotle’s new plant-based meat and are available to order through the Chipotle app or through the brand’s website.

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How to Make Sausage Rolls Like You’re on ‘The Great British Bake Off’

This week’s episode of The Great British Bake Off wasn’t entirely sweet. In fact, it was a little savory too. During the technical challenge, the five remaining contestants were tasked with making eight vegan sausage rolls as part of the episode’s “fre…

This week’s episode of The Great British Bake Off wasn’t entirely sweet. In fact, it was a little savory too. During the technical challenge, the five remaining contestants were tasked with making eight vegan sausage rolls as part of the episode's “free from” theme, which included dairy-free ice cream sandwiches and two-tier gluten-free cakes. “Flavor always matters, but in this recipe it’s absolutely key,” said co-judge Prue Leith, who introduced the challenge. Contestants were expected to make a crisp golden vegan rough puff pastry surrounding a mushroom and walnut filling, and accompanied by a sticky caramelized red onion chutney. But how do you make sausage rolls, anyway, vegan or otherwise?

How to Make Sausage Rolls

Food52’s recipe for traditional sausage rolls are made by spreading Dijon mustard over puff pastry and topping it with pork sausage meat, a drizzle of Worcestershire sauce, and a sprinkle of fresh thyme leaves. “To form the sausage rolls, fold the top half of the pastry over the sausage and press the edges together with a fork. Trim the edge to get a neat line then gently slice the pastry log into inch wide segments but do not fully separate. Lightly slash the top of each segment with a sharp knife and glaze with an egg wash,” writes recipe developer Lily Hughes. From here, bake the sausage rolls in a 400℉ oven for 30 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown and the sausage is fully cooked. This recipe called for store-bought pork sausage and frozen and thawed puff pastry. But what kind of GBBO challenge would it be if both of the key ingredients weren’t made from scratch?

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38 Best Sausage Recipes to Make Right Here, Right Now

Why don’t I cook with sausage more often? I know that you, fine internet stranger, most likely don’t know the answer to this. You’re not my sister, who is a vegan and would say sausage is gross, or my Italian fiancé who would say “yeah Kelly, why DON’T…

Why don’t I cook with sausage more often? I know that you, fine internet stranger, most likely don’t know the answer to this. You’re not my sister, who is a vegan and would say sausage is gross, or my Italian fiancé who would say “yeah Kelly, why DON’T you cook sausage more often?” I cook ample amounts of salmon, chicken (breasts and thighs), the occasional pork chop, very occasional duck breast, and steak on special occasions. So why isn’t sausage in my repertoire? Frankly, I don’t know and after rounding up Food52’s best sausage recipes, I’m a little ashamed.

There’s just so much you can do with sausage. Soups and stews! Stuffing! One-pot pastas! Cooked in a Dutch oven or baked in a casserole dish! Sausage is a great option for a sheet pan supper alongside, let’s say, roasted cabbages, red onions, and other equally hearty veggies that feel right for fall or winter. And there’s variety too! Sweet sausage, spicy sausage, chorizo, sausage made with chicken or pork, sausage made with chicken AND pork, fennel sausage, apple sausage, Italian sausage, Chinese sausage, German sausage (aka bratwurst or knockwurst)...I’ll stop myself before I completely rewrite Forrest Gump, but you get the point.

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