Saturday, January 21, 2012

Cottage Cheese Egg Casserole

A friend was recently asking for breakfast casserole recipes, and I was reminded of one of my favorites. It's super easy, and turns out oh-so-yummy. The crispy, buttery edges are the best part. :D I usually end up making it for supper instead of breakfast, serving it with a green salad, and sometimes bread. Very fast and filling!

1/2 c. (or more) cooked sausage or hamburger, or chopped ham, hot dog, or summer sausage
1/8 c. chopped onion
10 eggs, beaten
16 or 24 oz. cottage cheese (more is better!)
1 c. shredded cheese (any kind works, but cheddar is especially good)
1 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. parsley flakes
1 tsp. oregano
1/3 c. butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in saucepan and lightly saute' onions. Remove onions, and pour butter in a 9x13" pan. (Or, if you're lazy, like me, throw the butter in the casserole dish and let it melt while the oven is preheating. Use a teaspoon or more of minced, dried onions instead of fresh ones, mixing them in with the rest of the ingredients.)

Beat eggs well and then combine all ingredients except butter. Pour mixture on top of melted butter in casserole dish.

Bake 40-50 minutes, until edges are crispy. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Makes 6-8 servings.

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