Made this for the second time for Easter brunch (did for Book Club ladies once before). A great alternative to quiche or stratas...and the guys that love mash potatoes love this. I do a few more sausages and a bit more of the onions and thyme just to keep the flavor level up. Easy - - and different and delicious.
With a nod to the English breakfast classics bangers and mash and toad-in-the-hole, we've used leftover mashed potatoes to create a quick and delicious one-dish breakfast.
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- Calories: 373
- Calories from fat: 68%
- Protein: 17g
- Fat: 28g
- Saturated fat: 11g
- Carbohydrate: 13g
- Fiber: 1.4g
- Sodium: 747mg
- Cholesterol: 299mg
- About 2 tbsp. vegetable oil, divided
- About 3 cups mashed potatoes
- 12 ounces breakfast sausage links
- 5 ounces baby spinach leaves
- 12 large eggs
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1. Heat oven to 375° with a rack in the upper third of the oven. Oil a 9- by 13-in. baking dish with 1 tbsp. oil. Drop 1/2-cup scoops of mashed potatoes into dish, spaced about 2 in. apart.
- 2. Heat remaining 1 tbsp. oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Cook sausage, turning often, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Scatter cooked sausage in pan, laying over and between potato mounds. Add spinach to frying pan and wilt, stirring occasionally, about 1 minute. Sprinkle spinach over sausage.
- 3. Whisk eggs together in a large bowl until broken up. Whisk in flour, baking powder, salt, thyme, and onions. Pour mixture over sausage and potatoes. Sprinkle cheese on top.
- 4. Bake until potatoes are bubbling, 20 to 25 minutes.
- Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
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