SOURCE: Jimmy Dean Hearty Sausage Crumbles

February 28, 2011 05:00 ET

Hearty, Hassle-Free Breakfasts

MISSION, KS--(Marketwire - February 28, 2011) - (Family Features) Get out of your morning rut and put some spring in your step by livening up your breakfast. A warm, hearty breakfast can give you a satisfying start to the day and it doesn't have to be hard to make. 

Even on hectic mornings, families can enjoy a delicious, home-cooked meal without the mess and hassle by using Fully Cooked Hearty Sausage Crumbles from Jimmy Dean. Packaged in a re-sealable zipper pouch and kept in the fridge, this convenient pantry essential is ready in minutes and helps you put together a delicious and satisfying breakfast that's packed with protein for yourself or the whole family in no time.

These breakfast ideas are delicious options for the entire family:

  • Sausage and Egg Omelet: Cook eggs with Monterey jack cheese, Hearty Original Sausage Crumbles and salsa. Serve with fresh melon slices and low fat milk.
  • Breakfast Pizza: Top a whole-wheat English muffin with Hearty Turkey Sausage Crumbles, scrambled eggs, desired vegetables and low fat mozzarella cheese. Bake at 425°F until cheese is melted. Make it a complete breakfast by adding a glass of your favorite fruit juice.
  • Breakfast Bruschetta: For a savory breakfast, top toasted Italian bread slices with tomato slices and Hearty Original Sausage Crumbles. Sprinkle with dried basil and shredded Parmesan cheese. Bake until cheese is melted. Enjoy alongside a mixed fruit salad.
  • Sausage and Egg Breakfast Burritos: Wrap eggs, peppers and Hearty Original Sausage Crumbles in a flour tortilla for a delicious breakfast you can enjoy at home or on the go.

Visit http://www.JimmyDean.com for more information, recipes, coupons and hearty breakfast ideas.

See below for an easy breakfast frittata recipe that the whole family can enjoy; add whole grain bagels with low-fat cream cheese and fresh fruit, and you have a satisfying way to start everyone's day.

Sausage Frittata
Makes: 8 servings (1 wedge each)

1 pkg. Jimmy Dean Original Hearty Pork Sausage Crumbles
2 cups cubed, cooked red potatoes (about 2 medium)
8 eggs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup chopped seeded tomato
2 green onions, thinly sliced

Cook sausage in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes or until hot. Stir in potatoes.

Beat eggs, cheese, salt and pepper in large bowl with wire whisk. Pour over sausage mixture.

Cook over medium-high heat 2 minutes, occasionally lifting edge with spatula and tilting skillet to allow uncooked egg to flow underneath. (Do not stir.)

Reduce heat to medium-low; cover. Cook 14 to 17 minutes or until eggs are set.

Top with tomato and onions. Cut into 8 wedges to serve.

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