Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Chicken Sausage, Apple and Cheddar Breakfast Bake #SundaySupper

Celebrate the arrival of Spring with this sweet and savory breakfast bake! Chicken Sausage, Apple and Cheddar Bake is the perfect dish to satisfy everyone's tastes. 

Chicken Sausage, Apple and Cheddar Breakfast Bake | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - easy recipe for breakfast or brunch with sausage, apples, and cheese.  Sweet and savory. Can be a make-ahead casserole. #SundaySupper

This week's Sunday Supper theme is WELCOME SPRING and I am the host! I'm so excited because Spring is one of my favorite seasons! I can't think of a better dish to celebrate Spring than this delicious breakfast bake. It's a great choice for a lazy Sunday morning or to honor Mom on her special day! 

How was this recipe born?  Leftovers. 

Yup.  I had some Chicken sausage leftover and a half a loaf of bread that was getting stale. When ever I have stale bread, I generally think of three things; bread crumbs, french toast, and breakfast bakes.  Breakfast bake won this time.  I know apples and sausage are not ingredients that scream "Spring," but for me, anything with eggs is fair game. Spring also makes me think about brunch.  Specifically brunch for Mother's Day or Easter...which are both Spring occasions. 

Chicken Sausage, Apple and Cheddar Breakfast Bake | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - easy recipe for breakfast or brunch with sausage, apples, and cheese.  Sweet and savory. Can be a make-ahead casserole. #SundaySupper

I adore dishes that have both a sweet and savory component to them and this breakfast bake fits that bill.  I used Granny Smith apples in here, to keep the sweetness subtle.  The chicken sausage works so well with the apples too!  

This dish can be made ahead if you like.  Just assemble everything in the baking dish, cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.  Take it out of the refrigerator for about a half and hour and let it sit at room temperature before baking. 

Chicken Sausage, Apple and Cheddar Breakfast Bake | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - easy recipe for breakfast or brunch with sausage, apples, and cheese.  Sweet and savory. Can be a make-ahead casserole. #SundaySupper

If you are a sweet and savory fan like me, give this breakfast bake a try!  I think you will love it!

Chicken Sausage, Apple and Cheddar Breakfast Bake | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - easy recipe for breakfast or brunch with sausage, apples, and cheese.  Sweet and savory. Can be a make-ahead casserole. #SundaySupper
What are your favorite Spring flavors? 

Chicken Sausage, Apple and Cheddar Breakfast Bake

Renee's Kitchen Adventures
Chicken Sausage, Apple, and Cheddar Breakfast Bake
A sweet and savory breakfast casserole that will make mornings worth waking up for!

Ingredients

  • 1 large Granny Smith Apple, peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • 1 TBS granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 6 oz. cubed stale Italian bread (about 6 cups)
  • 12 oz. fully-cooked chicken sausage, finely diced
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat 3 quart baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In small bowl, combine the chopped apples, sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and salt.
  4. Add bread cubes, reserved apple mixture, chicken sausage, and I cup of the cheddar cheese to the egg mixture and mix to coat everything well with egg.
  5. Pour into prepared baking dish and level top. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese and bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until browned and set. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 45 mins.
Total time: 55 mins.
Tags: Sunday Supper, Breakfast, Sausage, Apple, Casserole

PIN ME!
Chicken Sausage, Apple and Cheddar Breakfast Bake | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - easy recipe for breakfast or brunch with sausage, apples, and cheese.  Sweet and savory. Can be a make-ahead casserole. #SundaySupper



Check out everything the Sunday Supper Tastemakers are sharing today!


Breakfast:
Appetizers:
Beverages:
Main Dish:
Side Dish:
Dessert:
Plus Spring Vegetable Minestrone and more Spring Recipes from Sunday Supper Movement

Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board.


Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement


Like what you see?  Follow RKA on all these social networks!!

38 comments:

  1. Isn't it wonderful how you can create a brand new meal with leftovers. I do it all the time. Looks delicious!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes! I'm always happy to use up leftovers!

      Delete
  2. I am a huge fan of casseroles of any kind, Renee, but I hardly ever think to make them for breakfast. Your beautiful dish has me asking myself, WHY??

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sausage + apple + cheese? Sounds like a weird combo, but your recipe looks amazing! Something to try, for sure!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's not really. You can find chicken sausage with apple already inside and cheese goes perfectly with it. We enjoyed it. I hope you will too. :)

      Delete
  4. I have not met a breakfast casserole I didn't like and your recipe looks like no exception! Love the combo of chicken sausage and apple, delicious mild flavors for breakfast!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Leftovers are the BEST building blocks in the kitchen. I love this combination!

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is so not what I thought this was going to be but I love it! I'm so used to breakfast bakes being mostly egg based but I love that this one is more bread! YUM!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yup, more french toast like. Thanks Heather!

      Delete
  7. Savory and sweet combos are indeed brilliant any time of day. And yes, eggs definitely say spring =) Thank you so much for hosting today's lovely theme =)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you Renee for hosting the Spring event. What a huge job. This is my first event and I have appreciated your help.
    Your breakfast casserole looks amazing. I never think to make breakfast casseroles. Good idea to use the left overs. Love the chicken apple combo.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Lisa! I am happy to help anytime!

      Delete
  9. I love breakfast bakes!! And they're perfect when we have weekend company :-)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks for hosting us, Renee! I love breakfast casseroles---and you're right that they're a great use for stale bread. Your version looks delish! Will I see you at EWR later this week?

    ReplyDelete
  11. It is a savory chicken and apple pie~ I love this so much and can't wait to make it for breakfast!

    ReplyDelete
  12. apples and cheddar are a huge favourite here. sausage is just the cherry on top

    ReplyDelete
  13. We have the kids this weekend and this is the perfect thing to have for brunch!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, it's very kid friendly thanks to the sweet component of apples and cinnamon!

      Delete
  14. People in Wisconsin love the combo of apples and cheddar, and, I will admit, it has been growing on me. I think this dish is such a fun way to feature that combo!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My daughter lived in MKE for awhile and you are right, they do love the combo and I think it's yummy too!

      Delete
  15. Some of the best recipes are from leftovers I think! /looks great!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are 100% correct about the leftovers! haha

      Delete
  16. Dad loves apples and cheddar; the sharper the better for him! I know he'd love this.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Your dad is a smart man! It's a great combo! Thanks!

      Delete
  17. This would be such a nice breakfast!

    ReplyDelete

Please share your thoughts! I'd love to hear from you!

Related Posts with Thumbnails