Warning! This dish was very popular. You might need to double it and cook it in a 9 X 13 inch pan, to avoid fights. After their typical exhaustive research, Cook's determined that Eggo Homestyle waffles worked best. So, I used them. Don't use thick Belgium style waffles, which will make the casserole taste dry.
6-8 frozen Eggo homestyle Waffles
1 1/4 cup milk
1/4 tsp. salt
12 ounces Maple Sausage (pork or turkey)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese.
Preheat oven to 375-degees and toast waffles on a baking sheet on both sides for about 10 minutes. Brown sausage until no longer pink and drain on paper towels. Coat an 8 X 8 inch square baking dish with non-stick spray or butter.
Arrange 4 waffles in the bottom and sprinkle with half the sausage and half the cheese. Repeat layer, with remaining waffles, sausage and cheese. Wisk eggs and milk in a bowl with the syrup, salt, and pepper.
Pour egg mixture over the waffles layers. Cover with plastic wrap and set a weight on top. (I used another square pan set on top of the plastic wrap, with canned food set in the empty pan.) Refrigerate over night or for at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 325-degrees, uncover casserole and bake 45 to 50 minutes until edges are puffy. Cool 5 minutes and serve. Serves 4-6.
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