Jimmy Dean Meat Lovers Casserole Bites Review

Jimmy Dean Meat Lovers Casserole Bites

Jimmy Dean has a long history of making frozen breakfast foods, and Freezer Meal Frenzy has a not-quite-as-long history of trying to taste every last one of them. We recently got to try the Sausage, Egg & Cheese Casserole Bites, and we thought we’d delve deeper into the world of breakfast casserole bites today.

So here we are, trying the Jimmy Dean Meat Lovers Casserole Bites. These are made with carnivores in mind; vegetarians need not apply.

These breakfast bites are pretty easy to cook. Simply preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit, place the casserole bites on a baking sheet, and bake them for about ten minutes. You can also heat them in the microwave if you’d like, but we found the oven to be a good method the last time we tried some of Jimmy Dean’s breakfast bites. We thought we’d keep up with the oven tradition here.

Jimmy Dean Meat Lovers Casserole Bites

Even in the oven (and even though we gave these a few extra minutes of cook time), these end up a bit soggy and watery in the middle. This was the case with the previous batch we tried as well, and we can only imagine that this problem would be a lot worse if you used the microwave instead of the oven.

But that’s honestly our biggest complaint about these. The outside of each egg bite has a nice texture, and the flavor is pretty good. The primary flavor here actually comes from the pork sausage, but that’s mostly because it’s the most flavorful ingredient in the batch. Jimmy Dean makes an excellent breakfast sausage, and that skill is on display here.

You might be surprised to also find some potato chunks in these. Potato doesn’t make up a huge portion of these breakfast bites, but you’ll occasionally stumble upon one as you’re eating these. There’s also some bacon and cheese, but those actually end up fading into the background a bit. That sausage is just too flavorful to give the other ingredients too much presence in the mix.

According to the package, five bites is considered a serving (there should be about 15 bites per bag — ours had 14). If you stick with this amount, you’ll be downing 200 calories and 560 mg of sodium. We think it’s more realistic to plan on eating about half the bag, though, and then filling up with some sides, such as toast and a cup of coffee. So that low calories number can be a little deceiving.

The Jimmy Dean Meat Lovers Casserole Bites are pretty alright. They won’t blow your mind, but since they make good use of Jimmy Dean’s excellent sausage, there’s some decent flavor here. We actually enjoyed these more than the Sausage, Egg & Cheese version (even though those ones have sausage in them too), so if you see them on a shelf next to each other, we’d suggest you go for the Meat Lovers.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for these frozen breakfast bites, check out our package scans below.

Jimmy Dean Meat Lovers Casserole Bites
Jimmy Dean Meat Lovers Casserole Bites