Have you ever stared at something then suddenly realized you could do something else with it? I did that exact thing with my leftover baked potatoes. I have baked potatoes, and just used them for normal leftovers. David would used as a normal side dish, or top them for BBQ pork or brisket. But Carmen was home, and I wanted to make something different.
I have made a Breakfast Casserole with a hash-brown crust before but it was made with those frozen hash-brown patties. I decided to shred the leftover baked potatoes, and make a breakfast casserole. Simple – right? It was!Clean, and peal the potatoes.I used a boxed shredder, and used the large grater side.Spray the bottom of a casserole dish (9×13) with non-stick cooking spray, and then layered the potatoes on top.The rest was either frozen or canned, but assembled and re-purposed into the casserole. The first being the roasted bell peppers, chopped to add color and a bit of a bite.Jimmy Dean frozen turkey sausage. I had half of bag left in the freezer. So simple, pre-cooked. Done.(8) Eight eggs, beaten with a cup of sour cream (no milk- do what you can with what you have – right?).Mixed in ground mustard (a must for my breakfast dishes – adds a bite without a lot heat), parsley, salt and pepper. Blend together.I added about 2 cups chopped frozen broccoli to casserole. With the red bell pepper it adds a nice color.Pour the egg and sour cream mixture over the top of the hash-brown layers.Top everything with shredded cheddar cheese (again, what I had in the freezer). Oven at 350 degrees, and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Since everything was already cooked but the eggs, it really is a simple bake.My corner piece…It was bright, creamy, and super yummy! Carmen loved it – she didn’t have to make anything for breakfast- score. And, it made for great leftovers for the week as well since it was mainly David and I at home.Breakfast Casseroles are a great way to use up to lots of little things left in the freezer or refrigerator. Carmen really liked it. I loved this. David really enjoyed it as he loves potatoes, and anything that I cook with them in it. What do you cook that you use up your leftovers or extras?