I tried to get a shot of this before it was served but neigther of us could wait!! It is so good! One of the best breakfast casseroles around and super easy to make and if you have a bunch to feed you can't go wrong with this...
Here's the recipe:
One large baking dish (9x13x2, glass is best) lightly greased or sprayed with PAM
1 lb. sausage (what ever flavor you fancy, I like spicy hot) brown it in a skillet, or you can cut up strips of bacon and crisp fried or use ham.
While that is cooking, get a large bowl and add 3 cups shredded
potatoes, you can make your own or just buy frozen.
Melt 1/4th cup butter, (30 seconds in microwave) pour this over potatoes in bowl and stir to coat. If you have bell peppers, and color, chopped up about a 1/2 to a full cup and add to this mixture. Pour this mix into the prepared baking dish. Set it aside.
Turn oven on to preheat to 375
In the bowl you just had the potato mix in add 12 oz. shredded cheese,
I like medium cheddar, but you can use mild or sharp or even Jack or
Swiss cheese if you prefer.
1 16 oz. tub small curd cottage cheese
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4th tsp. pepper
10 large eggs
Add the meat you browned to this and stir until well mixed.
Pour this over the potato mixture and spread it evenly on top.
Put this in the hot oven and bake 1 hour. Let it sit 5 or 10 minutes then serve.