I am a very organized person. I am a list maker and follower. I must have a clean house or I go crazy. I hate to be late. I also live with two teenagers. This means that 3 out of 4 of these self-descriptions go out the window with them in the house! My daughter is not a morning person. The struggle is real getting her out of the house and to school on time every day. To say our mornings are chaotic is an understatement
So, what is a busy mom to do? I use my organizing talents and put them to work during the school week. I pack lunches the night before. My coffee maker is set to brew before my feet hit the floor in the morning. The kids pack backpacks, get their clothes chosen and take showers before bed. While the kids get dressed, I make their favorite 10 Minute Sausage Breakfast Stack. It is easy, packed with protein and delicious.
I don’t skimp on breakfast or skip it. Many people do. It is the most important meal of the day. It boosts your energy, ups your concentration level and revs up your metabolism. The kids need a full tummy to do well in school. I need one to power through my workday. When you have a protein-packed breakfast, you are more efficient and effective in your day. That is why this 10 Minute Sausage Breakfast Stack is awesome. I make mine with Smithfield® Fresh Breakfast Sausage Patties.
Now, the legendary flavor of Smithfield is also available in easy-to-prepare fresh pork roll sausage, links, and patties. Made with the same commitment to quality as its famous bacon, fresh breakfast sausage is a convenient and delicious addition to any breakfast and available in a variety of flavors including Maple, Bacon and Hometown Original. I love the simple and convenient, yet hearty and wholesome products from Smithfield!
You get a protein driven meal with Smithfield bacon, sausage and ham. Even when you are short on time, you get a well-balanced start to your day! Smithfield offers delicious protein ingredients and quick-and-easy recipe ideas. They are your one-stop-shop for breakfast! They have several flavors and cuts of bacon, fresh breakfast sausage, and ham. They make it a no brainer to create protein-driven and flavorful breakfast meals, even when you’re on the go.
10 Minute Sausage Breakfast Stack Recipe
4 English muffins
4 Smithfield Fresh Breakfast Sausage Patties
2 cups Shredded hashbrown potatoes
4 slices American or Cheddar cheese
4 mason jar rings or egg ring molds
2 tsp. butter
salt and pepper to taste
Cook the Smithfield sausage according to package directions, until thoroughly cooked. Place on paper towel.
Heat a skillet on medium-low heat. Place your mason jar rings or egg ring molds in the center of the pan. Spray the insides with cooking spray. Melt butter in middle of each ring. Crack open egg into each ring. Stir gently with fork, but don’t mix completely. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until firm.
Repeat the egg cooking process with the hashbrowns. If you find it difficult to cook the potatoes in the ring, cook them any way you normally would.
While cooking your hash browns, toast your sliced English muffins.
Layer as follows: bottom of muffin, slice of cheese, sausage, egg, and top of muffin. Serve with fruit and enjoy!
Because I am a multitasking gal, this recipe speaks to me! I can have several things going at once. This helps get your 10 Minute Sausage Breakfast Stack done quickly and efficiently. While I am cooking the sausage, I have the hash brown potatoes going. When these are almost done, I make the eggs. Then I set up an assembly line.
This way, the kids can put together their 10 Minute Sausage Breakfast Stack. If we have time, the kids can eat at home. If we are running late, we can wrap the stacks in a napkin and put their milk in a small water bottle. These stacks are portable, so they can eat these on the way to school. We actually had these for breakfast today and saved the extras for dinner! You can also freeze them and heat them in the microwave! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
No Kid Hungry is an organization committed to providing innovative solutions to combat childhood hunger. They found that students who eat school breakfast have been shown to achieve 17.5% higher scores on standardized math tests and attend 1.5 more days of school per year (Source: No Kid Hungry). I am happy to say Smithfield is partnering with No Kid Hungry to donate one million meals* to children in communities across America.
Through October 31st, you can help Smithfield and No Kid Hungry reach their goal. For every purchase of Smithfield breakfast product, Smithfield will donate enough for one meal to No Kid Hungry. To double your donation, post a picture of your Smithfield breakfast** to your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social channels and tag it #BreakfastPower. When you do, Smithfield will donate a second breakfast to No Kid Hungry.
- 1 English muffin
- 1 egg
- 1 round Smithfield breakfast sausage
- Shredded has brown potatoes
- 1 slice of American or Cheddar cheese
- 1 mason jar ring or egg ring mold
- 1/2 tbsp butter
- Cooking spray
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cook your Smithfield sausage until thoroughly cooked. Place on paper towel.
- Heat a skillet on medium-low heat. Place your mason jar ring or egg ring mold in the center of the pan. Spray the inside with cooking spray. Melt butter in middle of the ring. Crack open egg into ring. Stir gently with fork, but don't mix completely. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until firm.
- Repeat the egg cooking process with the has browns. If you find it difficult to cook the potatoes in the ring, cook them any way you normally would.
- While cooking your hash browns, toast your sliced English muffin.
- Layer as follows: Bottom of muffin, slice of cheese, sausage, egg, and top of muffin. Serve with fruit and enjoy!
What recipe do you make with Smithfield sausage? Please share in the comments below!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield.
*Visit nokidhungry.org/onedollarto learn more about how every $1 donated connects a child to 10 meals.