Family Recipes: Velveeta Cheese Breakfast Casserole
When I make a family recipe that is suppose to be packed full of ooey gooey cheese there is only one product out there that will fit the bill and it is Velveeta Cheese.
A block of cheddar or a bag of shredded cheese, regardless of the brand will not melt the way Velveeta does. Velveeta Cheese is like liquid gold. It is the only cheese that will melt smooth and sometimes run down your chin if you’re not careful. I was lucky this time with my breakfast casserole recipe. I was careful to keep the Velveeta Cheese from running down my chin but I plead the 5th as far as my shirt is concerned.
I can remember the excitement when I was a child and my mother brought home a big block of Velveeta Cheese from the grocery store. If she had bought it for a recipe she planned to make she would have to hide it because us kids would get into it and cut a big hunk off of it and eat it. Even as an adult I do the same thing. As soon as I got home from shopping at Walmart the other day I opened the package of Velveeta and sliced off a thick slice and ate it as I was putting away the rest of my purchases. Can you blame me?
Please tell me I am not the only one that does this!
This cheesy breakfast casserole recipe make a 9 x13 baking dish and will feed a large family. It would also be great for a holiday breakfast or brunch. If you have a smaller family then you can divide the recipe in half and make a 8×8 baking pan. you’ll have to trim the hash brown patties to fit the bottom of the smaller pan. 12 hash brown patties fit the bottom of the 9×13 inch baking dish perfectly.
This Velveeta Cheesy Breakfast Casserole recipe can be found at the bottom of this post in the Ziplist format.
For this Velveeta Cheesy Breakfast Casserole recipe you will need
- 12 eggs
- 1 lb Velveeta Cheese, cut into 1 inch chunks
- 1 package Hash Brown Patties
- 1 lb roll of breakfast sausage
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup Salsa
- salt & pepper to taste
While the hash browns are baking cook the sausage in a frying pan. When the sausage is cooked through drain it on a paper towel.
When the hash browns are finished cooking line the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish with them in a single layer.
Beat the eggs in a large mixing bowl. Add the salsa, sour cream and salt and pepper. Mix well so all lumps of sour cream are mixed into the eggs and the mixture is smooth without any sour cream lumps.
Crumble the sausage and cube the Velveeta Cheese.
Add the Velveeta Cheese cubes and the crumbled sausage to the mixing bowl with the egg mixture.
Mix to combine and pour into the greased baking dish over the hash brown patties.
Bake on 350 for 40-50 minutes or until the center is set.
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