I saw this recipe for Amish Breakfast Casserole on foodgawker.com (is anyone else obsessed with looking at pictures of food??). It seemed so simple and tasty. I was a little nervous about the cottage cheese, but I decided to go for it anyways. It did come with it’s own set of problems, though.
Stored all the ingredients in the fridge until the next day when I could get some more cheese. The only problem? What kind should I get?? I decided to half the remaining amount between 2% mozzarella and 2% cheddar – at this point, I realized that I should have probably made only half a recipe 😐 I was originally going to make it 8 servings total, but it was over 400 calories each piece and that’s with low fat stuff thrown in! 😮 I don’t think I even want to know with all full fat. I decided to make it into 16 servings – yep, over two weeks of breakfast. That way, I could serve it with fruit and milk and still have a breakfast just over 300 calories. I always seem to forget that amish recipes are all full fat and hefty on calories because they do that thing called manual labor all day. Yea, not so much here – lol.
Fast forward to the day of cooking. I mixed it all together and put it in two cake pans and topped it with sausage, bacon and the non-low fat cheese. I had a picture if it mixed together, but it just didn’t look good at all. I mean, the picture was fine, but the content wasn’t.
I had a quarter of one of the pies and it was soo good. I don’t think it will be a problem eating all this, but I still put one pan in the freezer (pieces wrapped in foil in a freezer bag). I don’t know what it was – maybe the garlic, but I really enjoyed this. I cooked it for about 40 minutes and wanted more. It kept me full for about 4 hours. This is definitely something I will make again. Decadant, rich and a small tanginess from the cottage cheese. I only added a few drops of hot sauce since it is REALLY hot, but I still got some hint of spicy while eating. I completely recommend this – maybe only half for just one or two people, though 😀