Eggs Florentine Casserole With Sausage, Great For Leftovers

Eggs Florentine Casserole With Sausage

A Saturday night food adventure a couple of months ago found me in the kitchen to make an Eggs Florentine Casserole with Sausage. Nothing exotic or sassy this time around. Just your basic meat and potatoes cooking experience. Ok, it’s actually a sausage, hash browns, spinach, eggs and cheese experience.

Yes, you can see that Parsley paid a visit AGAIN and immediately jumped on Spinach right from the get go. You might remember the leafy little manx from The Morning My Hot English Lover And I Had Our Party Crashed.

And yes, I was making breakfast for dinner. Also for numerous leftover meals.

For those of you asking  about Phoenix, my Golden Retriever,  it is greatly appreciated and it truly warms his and my heart. He is still feeling under the weather. So, this was a night of much better spirits for him a few months back.

The food watch begins…Phoenix Hopeful Again

I started with a 30 ounce bag of frozen hash browns. If you wanted to shred up your own from scratch have at it. A mandoline would work wonderfully for raw potatoes but be careful with those as you can easily lose the tip of a finger. Get ’em all nice and browned up in a medium hot skillet with butter, salt and pepper. Always taste as you go along remember!Hashbrowns cooked

I had twelve prepackaged sausages that got tossed into the skillet. Yes I know there aren’t 12 here…did you want me to take the same picture twice with the other four in the pan? Patties in skillet
Get them all a nice sizzly yummy cooked brown on both sides and while I did not add salt I did add pepper… Patties Cooking

Then set them on a paper towel lined plate to drain… Patties Draining

Phoenix was quite bent out of shape because he knows he never gets people food. His quest continues always…Phoenix1

Now, you want to chop  up a pound of mushrooms and six green onions. Mushrooms are far and above my #1 polarizing food ingredient in my posts from the readers standpoint.  For those of you who don’t like mushrooms whether raw or sautéed, do you know how much nutrition is in them? A lot! This fungi has it’s game going on in a great way! Ok, mushroom haters are usually committed to missing out and if you are one of them just omit them out of this recipe. Easy as that… Mushrooms and Green Onions Chopped

Get them all sauteed up in a skillet making sure to salt and pepper as you go along…Mushrooms and Onions Sauteed
Crack a dozen eggs into a bowl then beat them senseless…(see there is dozen eggs here Picture Police). And before folks freak out about the number of eggs keep in mind that this recipe made twelve separate servings…Eggs in Bowl
Pour in two cups of heavy cream…yes, it’s obscene. But so was the taste of the final dish…Eggs and Cream in Bowl

Add five ounces of fresh baby spinach and two big handfuls of cheese. I threw in another because I’m a cheese addict. That’s a Mexican blend of Monterey Jack, Mild Cheddar, Asadero and Queso Quesadilla cheeses but use anything you like. Give this all a good stir to combine then salt and pepper… Spinach and Cheese into Eggs in Bowl

Phoenix’s last attempt to do the Jedi Mind Trick for food to fall onto the floor…Phoenix Hopeful

Take a 9 x 13 inch baking dish and spread the cooked hash browns out on the bottom. Then place the twelve sausages on top of that. See how perfectly they fit?Sausage in baking dish

The next layer is the sautéed mushrooms and green onions… Mushrooms and Green Onions poured into baking dish
Then the egg, spinach and cheese mixture gets poured on top of that and into a 350 degree oven, uncovered, for approximately 40 minutes…Eggs, Spinach and Cheese in baking dish
I pulled that sucker out and said, “Well, hot dang! Lookee what I made, Phoenix…Eggs Florentine Casserole with Sausage!”
Baked dish out of oven

The World’s Most Deprived Golden Retriever pouting…Phoenix Disgruntled

A blueberry filled pastry, some  cantaloupe and life was good…(yes, Parsley finally got some attention)Final Entree

As I mentioned above this made twelve separate servings and I froze the rest of them individually. They each warmed up wonderfully and I was able to tease my co-workers with the intoxicating aroma. There was such an amazing flavor and texture to each bite of the casserole. The melty yummy cheese mixture, some spinach, sausage, mushrooms, green onions, hash browns and the creamy cooked eggs all married together perfectly for a taste explosion in my mouth.

Phoenix and I wanted to give a shout out this time to our friend, Michele, in Malaysia. She’s an expat from the State of Texas having moved overseas with her family a couple of years ago. They have traveled on some of the most awesome trips and just recently she wrote a post about going on a Toboggan Ride at The Great Wall of China! Please click on over to her wonderful blog at Malaysian Meanders and you’ll be hooked like we have been for a long time. Thank you always for your wonderful support to us, Michele!

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