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Easy Weeknight Egg Bake Recipe

Need an easy weeknight meal? Next time you're in the dinner rut, try making my classic egg bake recipe, a simply delicious and ultra-filling comfort food. From Bellewood Cottage

Need an easy weeknight meal? Next time you're in the dinner rut, try making my classic egg bake recipe, a simply delicious and ultra-filling comfort food. From Bellewood Cottage

When life gets busy, sometimes the last thing we want to think about is dinner. It can be overwhelming to come home from a long day and wonder what in the world to cook. One of the ways I combat this weeknight challenge is to think ahead. I plan meals and try to incorporate large recipes that will suffice for leftovers on days where life gets crazy and I have limited time to cook. This egg bake is one of my go-to recipes.

Need an easy weeknight meal? Next time you're in the dinner rut, try making my classic egg bake recipe, a simply delicious and ultra-filling comfort food. From Bellewood Cottage

The combination of perfectly gooey cheese, savory breakfast sausage, and hearty hashbrowns makes this egg bake a winning comfort food. It’s a snap to put together and the large size means that it can be recruited as a quick leftover supper the next evening. Perfect for nights when you don’t have time to spend in the kitchen. And since it’s just as delicious re-heated, it’s just the thing to pack for a hot lunch at work (my favorite!).

Just start off with a layer of hashbrowns…

Need an easy weeknight meal? Next time you're in the dinner rut, try making my classic egg bake recipe, a simply delicious and ultra-filling comfort food. From Bellewood Cottage

Add in your veggies…

Need an easy weeknight meal? Next time you're in the dinner rut, try making my classic egg bake recipe, a simply delicious and ultra-filling comfort food. From Bellewood Cottage

Sprinkle the top with cheese and sausage…

Need an easy weeknight meal? Next time you're in the dinner rut, try making my classic egg bake recipe, a simply delicious and ultra-filling comfort food. From Bellewood Cottage

Need an easy weeknight meal? Next time you're in the dinner rut, try making my classic egg bake recipe, a simply delicious and ultra-filling comfort food. From Bellewood Cottage

Pour the eggs on top of everything and then place the egg bake in the oven…

Need an easy weeknight meal? Next time you're in the dinner rut, try making my classic egg bake recipe, a simply delicious and ultra-filling comfort food. From Bellewood Cottage

Give it around 40 minutes and you are about to say hello to this beauty:

Need an easy weeknight meal? Next time you're in the dinner rut, try making my classic egg bake recipe, a simply delicious and ultra-filling comfort food. From Bellewood Cottage

Another great thing about this egg bake? You can easily substitute ingredients to use up veggies or meat you have on hand, which means no post-work emergency grocery store runs. Some ideas? Maybe try using mushrooms and asparagus in place of the peppers and spinach. Switch up the meat by using chopped ham or leftover bacon. No hashbrowns? Sub in tater tots or chopped leftover baked potatoes. Lots of options here, and again, it’s so easy!

Need an easy weeknight meal? Next time you're in the dinner rut, try making my classic egg bake recipe, a simply delicious and ultra-filling comfort food. From Bellewood Cottage

Quick and Easy Weeknight Egg Bake

Recipe from Ellen @ Bellewood Cottage

Ingredients

10 links brown-and-serve breakfast sausage
6-7 hashbrown patties (to fit your pan)
2 bell peppers (I generally use a yellow and an orange)
10 oz frozen spinach, thawed and drained
4 oz shredded mild cheddar cheese (about 1 heaping cup)
3/4 cup whole milk
12 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Makes

A 9×13″ baking dish. I find this is about six to eight servings.

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Brown the sausage over medium low heat in a non-stick pan. When the sausages are finished cooking, let them cool a few minutes and then chop them into 1/2″ pieces. Meanwhile, grease a 9×13″ baking dish (I use a glass Pyrex). In the dish, lay out 6-7 hashbrown patties (I usually use 6.5 because that fits my pan perfectly). Sprinkle the hashbrowns with the chopped peppers and spinach. Evenly sprinkle the shredded cheese onto the veggies. Finish by adding the chopped sausage on top. Tip: if you don’t want the sausage to get too crispy, just layer them underneath the cheese instead.

Next, prep your egg mixture. Combine 12 eggs with the milk, salt, and pepper. Whisk until the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated. Pour the egg mixture on top of the other ingredients in the baking dish. Bake for 40 minutes or until the eggs are set. I like to test for done-ness the same way that I would a quiche. Simply insert a butter knife vertically into the center of the pan (check a few spots) and if it comes out clean, it’s done!

Enjoy! I’d love to hear if you try this recipe, let me know if you do in the comments below!

Need an easy weeknight meal? Next time you're in the dinner rut, try making my classic egg bake recipe, a simply delicious and ultra-filling comfort food. From Bellewood Cottage

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  1. Oh my! This sounds yummy – and easy to do! Thank you for sharing. I found your blog while looking for solutions to bleed through when using chalk paint. So glad I did! Jan

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Jan! Oh yes, bleed-through can be so challenging! I had good success using Zinsser B-I-N primer for bleed-through I encountered with knotty pine. There’s nothing as sad as watching stains creep through a freshly painted piece 🙁 Thankfully there are some good primers out there that can do the job!

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