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I subscribe to Cooks Illustrated is a little gem in my kitchen "tool box". It has several "spin off" magazines which I get samples of on occassion, but have never subscribed. I was flipping through one freebie one day and read a recipe for a breakfast casserole made with waffles instead of the usual bread or tortillas. I committed it to memory also because it asked for maple sausage which I had never tried. The next time I needed to make a casserole, I couldn't for the life of me (1) find the magazine or (2) find the recipe online! PHOOEY! I am not afraid to experiment with food, so I was going to make it anyway! I distinctly remember the author mentioning if you aren't going to use homemade waffles that the ONLY suggestion, for a substitute, he would make is Eggo HOMESTYLE Waffles. So, off to the store I went to get waffles, maple sausage (I use Jones All Natural...because they were on sale at the time and I have never had anything to compare them against), and eggs. I have "created" a breakfast masterpiece based on what I thought SHOULD go into the recipe since I didn't actually have it in front of me. I have made it several times, for several people and it is always a hit!


  • large baking dish
  • 10-12 Eggo Homestyle, or homemade waffles cut into cubes
  • 20 maple sausage links, diced and cooked
  • 3T maple syrup (more if you like it sweeter)
  • 12-15 eggs
  • 1/4 c. whipping cream, or milk
  • 1/4 stick of butter, melted
  • dash of cinnamon
  • cinnamon sugar to top


  • Line baking dish with waffles and sausage, mixed together
  • Beat all other ingredients together (except cinnamon sugar)
  • Pour over waffles
  • Sprinkle top with a good layer of cinnamon sugar (makes a nice crispy crust)
  • Bake @ 350degrees for approx 45min, or until set.
  • I have served it with whipped cream or, powdered sugar or, maple syrup on top!

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