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Cheesy Kielbasa, Potato, and Egg Bake

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Brunch is one of our favorite ways to spend a lazy weekend morning. We don’t often get to enjoy brunch, but when we do, we’re sure to make it good when we do. That’s why this particular dish is one of our favorites; it’s rich, hearty, and pretty much an all-in-one meal so we don’t have to go to too much trouble to whip it up!

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If we’re lucky enough to have leftover potatoes, which isn’t often, then we like to try to repurpose them. Our go-to mashed potato recipe is what we’ve used here. Otherwise, when we know brunch awaits us the next day, we might premake the potatoes the night before so that they’re ready to go the next morning. When time is really of the essence, we might pick up a premade mashed potato, but nothing compares to our own recipe.

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Other than that, the remainder of this meal is super easy. We quickly sauté chunks of kielbasa for both added color and flavor. Then we create comfy little beds for our eggs to rest in and top everything with a generous layer of cheese. We like to crack each egg one-by-one into a bowl, then pour it into the well.

The dish spends a few minutes in the oven while we set the table and in practically no time, brunch is served. This meal is so good, sometimes we even make it for dinner, because breakfast for dinner is always fun! Our cheesy kielbasa and potato bake with eggs and cheese is about as comforting as comfort food can get. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Cheesy Kielbasa, Potato, and Egg Bake

40 minutes to prepare serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1 (13 oz) package smoked kielbasa, diced
  • 6 large eggs
  • Prepared mashed potatoes (see recipe)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
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Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 2 quart casserole dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium pan, sauté kielbasa in oil until just lightly browned. Set aside.
  3. Spread prepared mashed potatoes evenly into baking dish. With a spoon, make 6 evenly spaced wells for the eggs.
  4. Crack an egg into each well, then sprinkle each with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  5. Scatter kielbasa pieces around top of casserole. Generously top with shredded cheddar cheese.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until eggs are just set and cheese has melted. Cook longer, if desired, for preferred egg consistency.
  7. Serve warm. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Julie's Eats and Treats

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