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Herbed Stuffing Sausage Casserole

Herbed Stuffing Sausage Casserole

A family gathering or holidays would not be the same without a delicious breakfast casserole, just like this Herbed Stuffing Sausage Casserole. They are a staple of my house, and I hope it will become a staple of yours as well. This is easy, tasty […]

Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole

Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Minerva Dairy. All opinions are entirely my own. Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole is an appetizing and amazing side dish or dessert that will make any holiday dinner that much more special. The holiday season is […]

French Toast Casserole

French Toast Casserole

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of HolidayBaking at Publix. All opinions are entirely my own.

French Toast Casserole

French Toast Casserole is most definitely a staple food to bake during the joyous holiday season at my house.

We use so many amazingly appetizing toppings, and truly love them all. This is such a versatile and satisfying breakfast or brunch dish, which I adore the most.

To be completely clear, we arealways looking forward to a Thanksgiving or Christmas family brunch all yearlong. It might sound a bit strange, but we talk about it often during ourSunday family meals.

As much as we agree and strenuously disagree about foolish things, food brings us together. The saying could not be truer, food does unite people in the most delicious way.

French Toast Casserole

We create beautiful, sweet memories during holidays, especially over a tasty and warm dinner.

We all know that the holidays can be the busiest and stressful time of the year, but it doesn’t have to be.

For example, the exclusive Publix Holiday Baking promotion makes it so very easy to bake all of my personal favorites during the holiday season.

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Don’t forget to check your local Publix between November 9 and November 22 for savings on a variety of products featured in the Holiday Baking promotion!

French Toast Casserole

Much like in my house, you can actually make baking around the festive holidays a fun family event.

Holiday Baking promotion! Much like in my house, you can actually make baking around the festive holidays a fun family event. Thanks to the Publix Holiday Baking event, I can get everything I need… ON SALE

I can always count on Publix,especially during the holidays. The quality of ingredients is constantly onpoint.

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That being said, I picked up Nestlé® Coffee-mate® Creamer to serve with the morning coffee. Also, typical groceries such as eggs, milk, bread, Pyure® Organic Stevia, and Blackberry Patch Syrup to make my delicious French Toast Casserole.

Anna, my lovely daughter, and I prepped this casserole the night before for the easiest brunch ever.

My husband made coffee while the casserole was baking. Daniel, my youngest, set up the table, which was enormously helpful, of course.

The deliciously warm aroma from the kitchen wrapped our heart and soul with joy. We could not wait to dig in and share this yummy meal.

We all heartily wished my oldest boy, Aleks, and his girlfriend was home from college to enjoy our weekend tradition. That is mainly why I am looking forward to Thanksgiving because my ducklings are all home and with me.

Some of the deals I scored at Publix during the event are:

  • $4.49 Blackberry Patch Syrup (8–12-oz your choice)
  • $2 off any 1 Pyure Organic Stevia (any size)
  • $1 off any 2 Nestlé Coffee-mate Creamer (16-oz) (refrigerated) or Nestlé natural bliss creamer (16-oz) (refrigerated) (mix or match)

If you make this tasty and unbelievably easy French Toast Casserole, please tag me on Instagram. @sandraseasycooking.

French Toast Casserole
French Toast Casserole
Yield: Serves 8

French Toast Casserole

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Additional Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

An easy and tasty way to enjoy stress-free holidays.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf French or other crusty bread 14-16 ounces, day or three-day-old bread
  • 8 large eggs
  • 240 ml (8oz) heavy whipped cream
  • 240 ml (8oz) whole milk
  • 65g (1/2 cup) Pyure Organic Stevia= 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash salt
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter

Cinnamon Apples

  • 2 lbs Apples (Honeycrisp), peel and core
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup Pyure Organic Stevia= 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Topping options

  • Blackberry Patch Syrup
  • Fresh Blackberries or any other fruit
  • Powdered sugar
  • Maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Slice bread into half lengthwise slices, if necessary, or slice French bread into slices, 1-inch each.
  2. Using a larger baking pan with deeper sides, butter well with on the bottom and the sides.
  3. Mix the eggs, heavy cream, sugar, pinch of salt, cinnamon.
  4. Dip each slice of the toast into the French toast mixture, then arrange slices in a generously buttered 9 by 13-inch flat baking dish in 2 rows, overlapping the slices. You may use two smaller pans as well.
  5. Pour the rest of the mixture over the bread slices, making sure all are covered pretty evenly with the creamy mixture. Cover with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours to Overnight.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  7. Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes at 350F. After 40 minutes, add cinnamon apple over the casserole and bake uncovered for additional 20 minutes.
  8. Drizzle French Toast Casserole with Blackberry Patch Syrup, garnish with some fresh fruit such as blackberries, and dust with a generous amount of powdered sugar, if desired.

HOW TO MAKE CINNAMON APPLES:

  1. Peel apples, core, and dice. It doesn't have to be small chunks.
  2. Add sugar and cinnamon and cook on low medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until the apples are your desired tenderness. You do not want mushy apple sauce so just make them until they are tender but still hold their shape.
  3. Take off the heat and set aside until ready to be used.

Notes

You may use any bread that you wish to use. The best one is French toast or pre-sliced cinnamon bread
for example.

I used cinnamon gourmet toast for this recipe, however, any a day or three days old bread would
work perfectly. It just tastes so much better when the bread is a bit stale.

Chorizo Chili Tater Tots Casserole

Chorizo Chili Tater Tots Casserole

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cacique®. All opinions are entirely my own. Chorizo Chili Tater Tots Casserole is one amazing dish to serve any time of the year, especially during parties. Whether you are showing how to pull together […]

Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole, in my opinion, is one of the best side dishes for the holiday season, as well as all year round weeknight dinner dish. I do not make this often. Simply because my family cannot stop eating it until the baking dish […]

Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast Casserole

What better to start Holiday brunch than with breakfast casserole?!

I have made many times this amazing breakfast casserole with different types of bread and meats. It is always a bit different, but extremely comforting and delicious.

Therefore, when the cold weather knocks on our door, breakfast casseroles just warm your soul.  

It takes you around forty minutes from the beginning to the end. In addition, to make your life easier, you can even prepare it a day ahead.

I have been making this casserole for a couple of years, and usually, I would use Italian sausages or sliced breakfast links.

Breakfast Casserole Recipe

However, this year I thought to use organic turkey with Italian bread, and I must say that it was so delightful.

The best part is when you find leftovers. We all must agree that sometimes leftovers taste even better the next day.

Anyhow, I had a few scoops left for the next day. Mmhm! I just warmed it up and eat it.  I gotta say, it made a delightful brunch.

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If you are planning to bring it to the school Holiday party or brunch at your work, make one time before just to test and see if you like it. You might want to tweak it or add other or more ingredients.

As I said, I have been making this one for a couple of years, but I always make it a week before just to have everything right and ready before sharing.

Anyhow, I hope this breakfast casserole makes it to your table this holiday season.

Similar recipes you might like:

French Toast Casserole

Chorizo Chili Tater Tots Casserole

Baked Pasta with Chicken Casserole

Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole

Breakfast Brioche Bread Pudding

Easy Breakfast Strata

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Breakfast Casserole
Yield: Serves 8

Breakfast Casserole

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

A perfect breakfast for holiday season or potlucks. We made this breakfast man times especially when we have guests over for a weekend. 

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Onion chopped
  • 1/2 Green Pepper diced
  • 2 cups diced Southern Hash-Brown Potatoes
  • 1 lb. Ground Turkey + 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. Salt or to taste
  • 2 tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Fennel Seeds roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp. Italian Herb Mix
  • 1/4 tsp. Chili Flakes
  • 1/2 lb. Italian Bread cubed (French, toast, or baked biscuits could be used)
  • 8 large Eggs mixed
  • 2 cups Mild Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 1 tsp. Butter for greasing

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F (200C)
  2. Saute onion and green pepper for 2-3 minutes on medium-high temperature, then add diced potatoes. If the potato hash is frozen, slightly defrost. It doesn’t have to be completely defrosted, just enough to separate the cubes. Cook potatoes until they are golden, you may add more oil if you need it. When done, remove onto kitchen paper towel.
  3. In the same skillet, add oil and turkey. Cook turkey until completely done, 5-6 minutes on medium-high temperature, then add seasoning and spices. Stir well, and taste to see if the turkey needs more seasoning.
  4. After the turkey is complete, add back to the skillet Southern Hash-Brown Potatoes, and stir to combine potatoes and turkey together;
  5. In a large bowl, add cubed bread and the bread doesn’t have to be perfectly cubed, just roughly bite-size pieces. Now, mix together with the bread Southern Hash-Brown Potatoes and the Turkey mixture, and add 1 cup of Cheddar cheese; Toss it, mix it all.
  6. Mix eggs for a minute or two, until they are smooth in texture, add just a pinch of salt.
  7. Grease with the butter larger, 2 Qt baking dish, and pour 1/2 of the egg mixture.
  8. Add the bread, potatoes, turkey, and cheese mixture in the baking dish, and press so the bread could soak the eggs.
  9. Pour the remaining egg mixture, press a bit more then add 1 more cup or more if you wish of Cheddar cheese.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, and eat it hot!

Notes

You can add any bread that you like or have, I went with 2 days old Italian Bread. It is best if you use a bit stale, 2-3 days old bread. Last year I was making exactly the same but used homestyle biscuits, and it was very delicious. If you wish to use other cheese, Blend of Mexican cheeses works well, provolone, Pepper Jack, and Cheddar. You can totally be creative. In the case of meat, ground beef, ground pork, cooked and sliced breakfast links or Italian sausages without casing could be used as well. Refrigerate leftover casserole, and heat very well before serving. You can also make a day ahead and keep it in the fridge.

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Beef Pasta Casserole

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Beef and Vegetable Casserole

Beef and Vegetable Casserole

Beef and Vegetable Casserole

Beef and vegetable casserole completely stole my heart. You know when you try something and it just clicks with you in every possible way?! It was just fantastic from the taste to the aroma.

As my hubster smelled the food coming out of the kitchen, he got up right away. The table was already set and yeah, I had to take pictures, like 15 minutes of wait time was not that bad, but that got him all hungry and ready to eat.

Beef and Vegetable Casserole

Well, you know that is the actual life of a food blogger, waiting time is necessary because the lighting is always perfect at that moment when we have to serve the food and food was looking gorgeous.

Also, the outside light was fudging PERFECT. My kids were with my mother in law in the park so we ate “romantic” lunch by ourselves.

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Beef and Vegetable Casserole

Well, lets a scratch that romantic because I ate right out of the baking pan. Yes, I know, I have no manners. However, in my defense, we are past romantic crap after spending so many years together.

Therefore, we ate until both of us dropped almost on the floor, it was that good. You have no idea how simple this casserole is as well as flavor. I hope you guys really try it.

Beef and Vegetable Casserole
Yield: Serves 6

Beef and Vegetable Casserole

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

A perfect Fall recipe. Beef and Vegetable Casserole.

Ingredients

  • BASE:
  • 1/2 medium Cauliflower Head Florets
  • 1/2 medium Butternut Squash, shredded
  • 1 medium Onion, shredded
  • 3 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup Smoked Ham, cubed {I used Virginia Ham}
  • 4 ripe Tomatoes, peeled and crushed (if you don't have fresh use from the can)
  • Few Pinches of Oregano & Basil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • MEAT:
  • 1/2 Lb. Sautéed Ground Beef
  • 1/2 can/jar Meat based Tomato Sauce/OR Marinara
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper, or to taste
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 handful of Oatmeal
  • 1 cup Mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmigiana
  • 1 cup French Onions + more for garnish
  • few springs Parsley/or any other herb, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the frying pan and put in the ground beef to get brown and release all the fat. Once the beef looks done, without any blood, take it out with the spoon onto a paper towel to get rid of unwanted fat. Also, half the oil in the frying pan by dumping the other half. 
  2. Wash the cauliflower and cut only florets; cut the butternut squash in half and peel, then shred. Shed the onion and mince the garlic. Peel tomatoes or use canned then crush, cube ham and you may use any ham that you have, smoke is the best. Put everything on the side and start with sautéing cauliflower florets in the oil that you cooked beef. 
  3. Cook cauliflower on medium-high heat for 5 minutes, drop in shredded butternut squash, onion and garlic; Season and stir. 
  4. Add tomatoes, crush them more in the pan and add cubed ham, season with salt and pepper if needed and sprinkle dry herbs. Let it cook for 10 minutes on medium high. Stir and put in the bowl and set aside. 
  5. Return cooked ground beef in the frying pan and put in meat-based tomato sauce or marinara sauce. Stir well and season if you need. Taste before seasoning. 
  6. Preheat the oven on 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  7. In the bowl mix oatmeal, French onions, mozzarella, and Parmigiano cheese.
  8. In the baking pan, put first veggie mixture, spread equally on all sides. Then add meat and sauce. Sprinkle evenly oatmeal mixture and bake. 
  9. Bake or 20 minutes or until all the cheese is melted completely and bubbling.
  10. Chop fresh herb, I used parsley and garnish on top of the casserole and when ready to be served. 

Notes

Fall Recipe for beef and vegetable Casserole

  • You may use any meat; ground or minced chicken or turkey, cubed pork.
  • I used fresh ripe tomatoes, but you can use from the can. 
  • I used oatmeal instead of the panko bread crumbs, but you can use any bread crumbs that you have. 


Baked Pasta with Chicken Casserole

Baked Pasta with Chicken Casserole

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