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Sausage and Egg
Breakfast Casserole

Posted by Denise on January 4, 2012

sausage and egg casserole finala

Warm and filled with tasty sausage, eggs, and cheese, this casserole will make your tummy happy.

Everyone should have a make-ahead breakfast dish in your recipe file for those mornings when you need to feed people early, but still want to spend time with those same people! We make our Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole for special times when we have company or we know we are going to be busy in the morning.This casserole can be made ahead and refrigerated overnight, then baked the next morning. Hot, fresh and delicious, it is ready in 30-40 minutes. And if you didn’t make this the night before, you can still make it in the morning. Just make it up at least a half hour before baking it so that the egg mixture has time to soak into the bread squares.

You can use your favorite bulk sausage for the casserole. You can even change the flavor of the final casserole by using a different sausage. Sometimes we like using a sage sausage and other times, like on New Year’s morning, we use a hot sausage mixed into the casserole. Pick your favorite and make this tasty sausage and egg breakfast casserole!




Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

Makes 4-6 servings



sausage and egg breakfast casserole ingredients 

Easy ingredients, quick to make!





slices of white bread

½ - 1

lb. bulk pork sausage


cup cheddar or Colby jack cheese, shredded




cup milk


teaspoon ground mustard


teaspoon salt


teaspoon freshly ground pepper




1.    Brown the sausage and drain off the fat and liquid.


                   browning sausage



2.    While the sausage is browning, cut the crusts off of the bread slices and cut the bread into 1” cubes. Place bread cubes into a greased 8” or 9” square baking dish.


cutting crusts off bread

                            bread cubes in casserole dish


3.    Sprinkle drained, browned sausage over the top of the bread in dish. Sprinkle cheese over the sausage.


                      adding sausage to bread cubes

adding cheese to sausage



4.    In a separate bowl, whisk eggs. Add milk, salt, pepper, and ground mustard to the eggs and whisk everything thoroughly.  


whisking eggs

                                   adding spices to eggs


5.    Pour egg mixture over everything in the baking dish. Let sit for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight, covered in the refrigerator, to allow liquid to penetrate the bread chunks.


                            eggs whipped

           pouring eggs into casserole



6.    Preheat the oven to 350 F.  Place the baking dish into the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes until the casserole is baked completely through, eggs are set, and it is lightly browned on top. Cut into squares and serve.


 finished in pan

partially gone



sausage and egg casserole final


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