Early Riser, Recipes

Cheesy Sausage Bites with Homemade Gravy

These cheesy sausage biscuit bites are easy to make for a quick breakfast or early morning tailgate or potluck. Only a few ingredients and you have a delicious snack or side dish. 

This is a classic Bisquick® recipe with just a few additions, feel free to make it your own by adding different types of cheese or seasonings.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound cooked breakfast sausage, crumbled
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 cups Bisquick
  • 1 1/2 cups milk

Homemade Gravy

  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 ½ cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 450℉

Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium skillet, cook sausage over medium heat. 

Transfer cooked sausage to a mixing bowl. 

Mix all the ingredients together until well blended.

Drop tablespoonfuls onto the parchment paper and cook for 8-12 minutes until they start to brown.

While sausage bites are cooking, make the gravy. 

In the same skillet, melt butter. 

Stir in flour until well combined. Gradually add milk, stirring continuously, until the gravy thickens and comes to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; sprinkle ibn red pepper flakes, simmer and stir for 2 more minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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Zucchini Quiche Minis

While these crustless low carb quiches are small, they offer big flavor, and they are a cinch to make.

I just started doing Weight Watchers so I’ve been trying to create low carb and low point meals. I was pleasantly surprised how delicious these turned out and they’re only one point each!

Ingredients 

  • 2 small zucchini, finely chopped
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 6 large eggs or substitute with egg beaters
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Salt and pepper 

Instructions 

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Coat two 24-hole nonstick mini muffin pans with cooking spray.

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; spoon about 1 heaping tablespoon egg mixture into each prepared hole, making sure to stir mixture in bowl after filling each one.

Bake until bottoms are golden brown and quiche is cooked through, about 15 minutes. Remove pan from the oven and let quiche cool for a few minutes in pan; remove quiche to a wire rack to cool more (and repeat with remaining ingredients if necessary). 

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Microwave Fluffy Eggs

Have you heard of cake in a mug? Well, this is just as easy, if not easier! 

These eggs are perfect for hectic mornings on the run! Ready in under two minutes, these eggs come out with that same classic flavor of stovetop scrambled eggs. You can eat them straight out of the mug or plop them on a breakfast sandwich! 

The other great thing about these is there’s less clean up. You mix and cook the eggs in the same mug. No pan to clean just a single coffee mug.

Feel free to add different seasonings or cheeses, this recipe is totally versatile! 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk (or cream)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

In a small microwave-safe bowl, microwave the butter until melted, about 30 seconds. 

Brush it all over the bowl.

Break the eggs into the bowl. Add the milk, salt, and pepper. Whisk to combine.

Microwave the eggs, uncovered, for 45 seconds.

Gently stir the eggs with a fork, then stir in the cheese. Microwave until fluffy and set but not completely dry, about 45-60 more seconds.
Serve immediately.

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Keto Friendly Breakfast Casserole

Keto Friendly Bacon, Egg, and Spinach Breakfast Frittata Casserole is the perfect quick and easy make-ahead, meal-prep breakfast that is sure to please any crowd!

I love making frittatas; combining a bunch of ingredients that pair well together, whisking in eggs and then throwing in the oven to bake. This recipe is basically a LARGE frittata that is perfect to serve at any family gathering or brunch! It is also great to make on the weekend for meal prep! Then portion out your breakfast for the week and you just like that, breakfast is all taken care of!

This recipe is highly customizable, so you can change out the type of cheese, peppers and even the bacon.  You can make whatever combination you like, maybe sausage or ham instead of bacon. Simply use what you have on hand to make it easy!

Just follow these easy steps!

  1. Sauté the veggies and spinach.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  3. Create the first layer by adding the sautéed spinach and veggies to the bottom of a baking dish.
  4. Whisk the eggs and egg whites in a small bowl
  5. Pour over the veggies. 
  6. Sprinkle cooked, crumbled bacon and shredded cheese over the top. 
  7. Bake for 25 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups egg whites – You can use 8-10 eggs if you don’t want to use egg whites.
  • 2-3 cups fresh spinach, roughly chopped
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 chopped red pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.

Place a skillet on medium-high heat. Add the chopped veggies (excluding the spinach) to the pan. Sautee for a few minutes until the veggies are soft.

Add spinach to the pan, and saute until slightly wilted. 

Add the veggies and spinach to the bottom of the baking dish. Spread the veggies throughout the dish.

Whisk the egg whites and eggs in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. 

Pour the egg mixture over the veggies.

Create an additional layer by adding the crumbled bacon and shredded cheese.

Bake for 20-30 minutes.

Remove from the oven. Allow to cool before serving