What you need

  • 10 oz. sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 pound sausage, cooked, well drained and cooled
  • 10 eggs, beaten with ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup sour cream

How to prepare

Grease 2 quart casserole dish well. Cover the bottom of the dish with half of the cheese. Mix all of the seasonings with the sour cream and spread half of this mixture on top of cheese. Add sausage, spreading evenly on top of the cheese.

Pour eggs over the sausage and spoon rest of the sour cream mixture over the eggs. Sprinkle rest of the cheese on top. Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight for flavors to blend.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Bake at 325 degrees for at least 25 minutes then check center of dish to see if mixture “jiggles” – if so, bake for 10 more minutes, being careful not to overcook.

This recipe was provided by Jody Pressley and first published in the January 2013 Our State recipe newsletter.

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