This Cheese and Sausage Baked Eggs recipe makes a great make-ahead breakfast, lunch or brunch option. You can serve the cheesy baked egg squares throughout the week before school or work or you can freeze them for later. Eggs are mixed with cottage cheese, cheese, Italian seasoning, turkey sausage and chives and baked into the perfect cheesy baked egg dish.
CHEESE AND SAUSAGE BAKED EGGS
Many families are sending their kids back-to-school this time of year and looking for easy make-ahead morning breakfasts.
Today’s Cheese and Sausage Baked Eggs are a great option that you can meal-prep on the weekend and heat up during the week. It also works great for lunches or weekend brunch.
They are easy to freeze for later and use them on those days you need a quick breakfast in the future.
I often have a lot of egg recipes in the freezer like these Vegetarian Egg Muffins, Southwestern Taco Egg Muffins, Caprese Egg Muffins, Cheese and Egg Waffles or these Vegetarian Breakfast Egg Burritos.
The nice thing about eating eggs in the morning is that it is a great way to add protein to your kids day and is an easy breakfast.
Eggs leave kids feeling full longer, and one large egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein for only 70 calories, plus they provide essential vitamins and minerals.
Eggs are a good value, convenient and easy to prepare for busy mornings.
They also lack sugar and carbohydrates, making them a perfect addition to a balanced diet.
And as someone who lives in Ohio I love that Ohio is ranked No. 2 in the nation for egg farming, producing more than 10 billion eggs a year. Most likely the eggs in your local grocery store came from an Ohio egg farm!
There is also turkey sausage in this recipe and in 2022, Ohio’s turkey farmers produced more than 300 million pounds of turkey, making Ohio one of the largest turkey farming states in the country.
I really find it important to support local farmers and today’s oven-baked eggs does just that!
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THESE BAKED EGGS?
SHREDDED CHEESE: SHARP CHEDDAR AND MOZZARELLA CHEESE
HOW DO YOU MAKE CHEESE AND SAUSAGE BAKED EGGS?
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
WHISK EGGS: In a large bowl crack the eggs and whisk until combined.
ADD REMAINING INGREDIENTS AND MIX WELL: Add the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, cottage cheese, turkey sausage, chives, salt and pepper to the large mixing bowl.
Mix the ingredients together.
ADD TO A CASSEROLE DISH: Spray cooking spray in a 9 by 13 sized baking dish or casserole dish. Pour the egg mixture into the casserole dish.
BAKE UNTIL SET: Bake in the oven for 50 minutes or until the eggs are set. I start checking the eggs to see if they are set around the 45 minute mark but cooking time may vary depending on your oven.
SERVE WARM: Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Cut the cheesy eggs into squares. Garnish with your favorite toppings like fresh chives, parsley and cherry tomatoes.
Store the baked eggs in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer.
OTHER INGREDIENTS TO ADD TO THIS CHEESE AND SAUSAGE BAKED EGGS
CHEESE: Other cheese options add additional flavor like pepper jack, Parmesan cheese, feta cheese, or goat cheese.
SPICES: A variety of spices can be added like thyme, paprika, cayenne pepper, chili poweder, cumin, Greek seasoning or smoked paprika.
FRESH HERBS: Adding fresh herbs to this recipe is a great way to add flavor. I love chives but also enjoy parsley, oregano, thyme and dill.
PROTEIN: You can incorporate other proteins like crispy bacon or chopped ham or even leftover roasted chicken to add a protein boost and savory flavor.
VEGETABLES: Chop and sauté some fresh veggies like bell peppers, jalapeños, green onions, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, or zucchini before adding them to the eggs. This will add extra flavor and nutrients.
AVOCADO: Sliced avocado can be added as a topping after baking for a creamy and nutritious addition.
BEANS: Adding beans like black beans and white beans can give your dish a heartier texture and provide additional protein and fiber.
WAYS TO MODIFY THESE CHEESE AND SAUSAGE BAKED EGGS
HOT SAUCE: If you enjoy a bit of heat, add a dash of hot sauce or sriracha to the egg mixture before baking.
SOUR CREAM: Swirl in a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt for creaminess.
OTHER WAYS TO BAKE THESE EGGS: I love an egg muffin and today’s recipe can be made in a muffin pan. I used a casserole dish but you can easily pour the egg mixture into muffin tins! Another great option is to pour the egg mixture onto a sheet pan and bake it that way.
CRUSTY BREAD: Another fun idea is to add croutons or crusty bread to the egg mixture before baking to make it an even heartier casserole.
OTHER EGG RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE:
- Non-stick spray
- 12 eggs
- 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese
- 8 oz. mozzarella cheese
- 1 - 16 oz. container of cottage cheese
- 12 pre-cooked turkey sausage links, chopped
- 2 tsp. chives, chopped
- 2 green onions, green and white parts chopped
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/8 tsp.. black pepper
- Chives for garnish
- Fresh parsley for garnish
- Cherry tomatoes, chopped for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl crack the eggs and whisk until combined.
- Add the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, cottage cheese, turkey sausage, chives, green onions, salt and pepper and mix well.
- Spray non-stick spray in a 9 by 13 sized baking dish or casserole dish. Pour the egg mixture into the casserole dish.
- Bake in the oven for 50 minutes or until the eggs are set. I start checking the eggs to see if they are set around th 45 minute mark.
- Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Cut the cheesy eggs into squares. Garnish with fresh chives, parsley and cherry tomatoes.
You can store the cheesy eggs in the fridge for up to 5 days.
You can freeze the eggs in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Feel free to change up the spices- try paprika, chili poweder, oregano, cumin, Greek seasoning or smoked paprika.
You can add vegetables like onions, bell peppers, poblanos, tomatoes or broccoli to the egg mixture. You can saute the veggies before adding to the eggs to help them soften.