Sausage and Spinach Breakfast Casserole is a huge favorite at my house! It is the perfect recipe when you are craving breakfast for dinner. It is light and fluffy, a tiny bit spicy, and very savory—everyone always wants seconds!
This breakfast casserole can be served hot or cold, so it is a really good recipe to have on hand for packed lunches, potlucks, and family holidays. Everyone loves this recipe, so I frequently make it for any event where I have to bring a dish, regardless of whether it is a breakfast or dinner party. Sausage and Spinach Breakfast Casserole has the texture of a quiche, so for a party, just cut it into little squares and put a toothpick in them for an easy appetizer.
I highly recommend that you use Jimmy Dean Hot Sausage, and do not substitute it for mild. The added spices in the hot sausage balance perfectly with the creamy cheese—it really is the “secret” ingredient that makes the whole dish such a crowd pleaser!
Let’s get cooking!
Total Cost*: $7.38
- One tube (1 lb) of Jimmy Dean Hot Premium Pork Sausage
- 3/4 cup of Bisquick baking mix
- 10 oz box of frozen chopped spinach
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 3 eggs, beaten with a fork
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Brown the sausage in a frying pan for about 11 minutes, or until there is no pink and the sausage is dark brown in color. Do not drain the sausage. Thaw the frozen spinach —I microwave it for 6 minutes, but you can also leave it out on the counter overnight to thaw. After thawing, place the wet spinach in a clean kitchen towel or paper towel and squeeze out the excess water.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the Bisquick, milk, and beaten eggs. The mixture will be lumpy. Then add the chopped onion, sharp cheddar, spinach, and sausage (including the grease). Mix with a wooden spoon (or other very sturdy utensil) until the spinach is evenly distributed throughout—it tends to clump together when you squeeze out the water, so keep stirring to break up the spinach.
Add the mixture to a greased casserole dish and spread it out evenly across the dish. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the middle is set and the edges are brown.
Serve and Enjoy!
*Total Cost* includes spinach ($1.29 at Food Lion), Jimmy Dean sausage ($3.50 at Food Lion), Bisquick ($3.24 for a 40 oz box or $.23 for 3/4 cup), 2 cups of cheddar cheese ($2.79 for 3 cups at Aldi/ $1.95 for 2 cups), one onion ($.79 for a 3 lb bag at Aldi/ about $.07 an onion), and 3 eggs ($1.35 for a dozen at Aldi/ 3 eggs for $.34). I am assuming you already have milk. Prices may vary.