breakfast scalloped potatoes

breakfast scalloped potatoes with sausage

I love potatoes.  No matter how you dice, slice, cook, or season them, potatoes are the ultimate comfort food.  One of my favorite foods whenever I come home to visit is my mom’s scalloped potatoes.  They are  light, creamy, and make a tasty side to any meal.  So I thought, why not make these flavors of home for breakfast?  With a little bit of cheese, thyme, and breakfast sausage, this is the perfect side dish for any all-star breakfast!

breakfast scalloped potatoes

Breakfast Scalloped Potatoes

Ingredients:
  • 16 oz turkey breakfast sausage
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups reduced fat 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese plus 1/4 cup for topping
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 5 cups Russet potatoes, sliced 1/8″ thin rounds
  • 1/2 yellow onion, sliced 1/8″ thin rounds
Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°

In a large non-stick pan, cook the turkey breakfast sausage until browned.  Drain off excess fat and set aside.

Melt the butter in a large saucepan and add the flour, stir until blended.  Add the milk to the flour mixture and whisk to combine.  Slowly add the Monterey Jack cheese, 1/4 cup at a time, until melted.  Add the thyme to the cheese sauce and season with the salt and pepper to taste.

In a casserole dish, start with a layer of sliced potatoes and top with a few sliced onions.  Top with 1/3 of cheese sauce and then another layer of the potatoes and onions.  Top with 1/2 of the cooked sausage.  Repeat the layers and finish with top layer of cheese sauce and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup of Monterey Jack cheese.

Bake uncovered for 60 minutes or until potatoes are soft when you insert a knife into the middle of the casserole.

Let stand for 5 minutes before serving and enjoy!

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One thought on “breakfast scalloped potatoes

  1. Yum! I’m the same – potatoes are never a bad idea. This reminds me of dish my mom used to make when I was little: chorizo con papas, which is pork sausage with potatoes. Total comfort food.

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