Maple Sausage & Waffle Casserole

Maple Sausage & Waffle Casserole

6-8 frozen waffles (depends on size of waffle)
12 ounces maple breakfast sausage, crumbled
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
6 large eggs
1 1/4 cups of low fat milk
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees.

Arrange waffles in single layer on baking sheet. Bake until crisp, about 10
minutes per side. Brown sausage in non-stick skillet over medium heat. Break
apart with spoon, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain on paper towel lined plate.

Butter 8-inch square, baking dish. Add half of waffles in single layer. Add
half of sausage and 1/2 cup of cheese. Repeat layering of waffles, sausage,
and 1/2 cup cheese. Whisk eggs, milk, maple syrup, salt, and pepper in
medium bowl until combined. Pour egg mixture evenly over casserole.

Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight. Heat oven to 325 degrees.

Let casserole stand at room temperature for 20 minutes. Uncover casserole
and sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese over top. Bake until edges and center
are puffed, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before serving.

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