Country Breakfast Casserole

It's your choice. This tasty, golden brown casserole can be
ready in less than one hour or you can make it the night before,
chill and bake it in the morning. Choose lower fat cheese, milk
and sausage for a lighter, yet still tasty version.

Prep: 15 min Cook: 40 min

1 roll (12 ounces) sausage, regular or reduced fat
6 slices bread, crust removed
6 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1 package McCormick® Original Country Gravy Mix
(OR McCormick® Sausage Country Gravy Mix )
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons melted butter, optional
McCormick® Paprika

1. In a large skillet, cook crumbled sausage over medium heat
until brown, stirring occasionally. Remove sausage and drain
on paper towel. Spread sausage over bottom of a lightly greased
11 x 8-inch baking dish. Cut bread into 1-inch cubes. Set aside.

2. Whisk together eggs, water, milk and Gravy Mix. Sprinkle
cheese over sausage. Pour mixture over cheese. Arrange bread
cubes evenly over mixture. If desired, drizzle butter over bread.
Sprinkle with paprika.

3. Bake at 325°F, uncovered, 40 minutes or until knife inserted
in the center comes out clean. Or, cover and refrigerate overnight.
Bake 50 minutes, uncovered. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes
before serving.

Makes 8 servings

Nutritional Info per serving: Calories: 375, Fat: 27 g,
Cholesterol: 221 mg, Sodium: 930 mg, Carbohydrates: 15 g,
Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 19 g

This recipe courtesy of Back of the Box Recipes. Home Page

This recipe created by McCormick, Inc.