My parents just celebrated there 70th wedding anniversary. My siblings & I wanted to mark this milestone with a family party, including out of town family members. Also, to make it easy on my parents we decided to host it in their home, but we would do all of the work.
Since I love to cook, not only did I make some dishes for the actual party, but I also volunteered do a make-ahead breakfast casserole for the out of town family members staying at my parents. I wanted something that I could put together the evening before and take over for them to cook the following morning.
This did create some challenges, because when you’re making something for 8-10 people, there’s probably going to be dietary considerations. In this case, I had to deal with a gluten intolerance, a bell pepper allergy, & a preference for no meat. That led to a search on Pinterest. This casserole is modified from several different casserole recipes that I found.
Probably the best part of this recipe is that you can customize it to your own tastes & what’s in season. Love bell peppers, use them. Hate mushrooms, don’t use them. Need to have your bacon or sausage “fix” add a pound of cooked bacon or sausage. Worried that the hot sauce will create too much heat, skip it, although, my mother can’t eat spicy foods and deemed the heat “just right”.
I made this casserole in a disposable tin container because I was taking it to my parents the night before. For a greener choice, make it in a 13x9 casserole dish.