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Hearty Breakfast Casserole

1 lb. bulk breakfast sausage
3 cups shredded potatoes, drained and pressed
cup butter, melted
12 oz. mild Cheddar cheese, shredded
cup onion, shredded
cup green pepper, chopped
1 lb. small curd cottage cheese
6 jumbo eggs

Preheat oven to 375. Place sausage in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside. Stir together shredded potatoes and butter. Line bottom and sides of a medium glass baking dish with potato mixture. Combine sausage, cheddar cheese, onion, pepper, cottage cheese and eggs; pour mixture into baking dish. Bake for 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the casserole comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving. 
8 Servings