I've made this several times. It's great for a crowd, or just for my family. Once, I didn't have zucchini, so I used frozen green beans...this is now the family favorite.
Italian Brunch Casserole
DawnSch8 Posted: 02/13/10
josie3121 Posted: 05/11/11
I'm not sure why there aren't more reviews on this dish. Because of that, I was hesitant to try it, but I'm sure glad I did. It was wonderful and the zucchini is a great addition that I wouldn't have thought about adding to a breakfast dish. I added mushrooms to it as well, and they were great. Made it for Mother's Day brunch and it was a huge hit with everyone... even the kids! Finally, I've found a breakfast casserole that I like :)
mandyemel Posted: 08/01/11
This was a fantastic dish - easy and delicious. I'll be making this many more times. Next time, I'm going to add a fresh herbs if I have them on hand...probably basil & some oregano.
cateringbyheath Posted: 12/22/11
for a QUICK alternative---if you want it that day rather than making it the night before---skip the bread, milk, and eggs....and replace with 3/4 bisquick, 1 1/2 cup milk and 3 eggs (mixed together, i also added a sprinkling of italian seasoning0 i sprayed casserole dish, spread sausage/zucchini mixture on the bottom, then the roasted red bell peppers, then some parmesan and the cheddar, then poured the above mixture over all, and baked about 30-35 min at 400 (until golden brown, and knife inserted comes out clean)
mmaner Posted: 11/24/11
I have made this a few times and everyone always enjoys it! Absolutely delish! I follow the recipe for the most part.
seaside725 Posted: 07/12/12
I thought this was just ok. After reading the other reviews I am not sure if maybe I did something wrong. I followed the recipe with no alterations. It was a bit too heavy for my family. We prefer something a little lighter. If I were to make it again I would make it with turkey sausage and egg whites. And I would cut down on the bread.
mknepple Posted: 07/20/13
This is a staple at my house and this is excellent! I have a picky husband regarding vegetables so I omit the zucchini and add more roasted red peppers and green onions. I have tried a couple of variations that have been good: 1) used half Hawaiian bread (sweeter); 2) toasted the bread cubes in the oven prior to assembly—I do recommend this. Also, as the recipe states, always double it because Italian sweet sausage is sold in 16-oz. packages, then freeze the extra casserole(s) for future use. Great for dinner or special brunch.
Lori1256 Posted: 09/08/13
One of our favorite recipes ... with just one addition! Add either some chopped fresh basil, dried oregano or dried Italian seasoning blend (to taste). Other commenters are correct that the original recipe lacks some needed seasoning. Add the herbs as you saute the green onions. Regarding the earlier comment about using Bisquick, etc. for a quick or last-minute version, that's not necessary. The recipe is best mixed and refrigerated the night before but will also be just fine and very good if you mix just before baking.