Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

Updated on April 18, 2016

A Casserole for Breakfast That Is Prepared the Night Before.

I found this recipe in an old recipe book I had. When I saw it, I wondered why I haven't thought of it myself. It was easy and had all the ingredients I love and use for breakfast.

In this day and age when most women are out there in the work force and still need to prepare a hearty breakfast for the family, this is the perfect remedy. The word "breakfast" when broken down is break - fast. The fast which has been since the night before needs to be broken so the body can be re-fueled in order to work properly for the rest of the day.

I know that now men also know how to cook and prepare breakfast if the wife has to start work earlier then he does, this is one that the husband/father will love. So it's good for everyone. I love to make cooking easy so everyone can do it. Even college students that live on their own and would love a good breakfast would have this simply because it's prepared the night before and simply put in the oven the next morning.

Also, it's a delicious little meal and the ingredients can be substituted for others that you might like more. Hope you give it a try, you will enjoy this, for sure.

Substitutes!

There are ways you can substitutes the ingredients. For instance:

  • Egg Beaters for real eggs
  • Ham or bacon for the sausage
  • Chicken or turkey sausage for the pork sausage
  • Any other cheese that melts good for the cheddar cheese
  • Any bread you like for the whole wheat bread

Photos of Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

Ready for breakfast.
Ready for breakfast. | Source
Break up and brown the sausage.
Break up and brown the sausage. | Source
First layer.
First layer. | Source
Ready to be refrigerated over night.
Ready to be refrigerated over night. | Source
All nice and hot and cheesy.
All nice and hot and cheesy. | Source

Please Vote!

5 stars from 1 rating of Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: Serves six to eight people.

Prepare the night before

  • 6 slices break, whole wheat
  • 1 lb. ground pork sausage, seasoned with salt and pepper, browned, drained and crumbled
  • 8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 10 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 cups half and half
  • to taste salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Grease a 13 x 9 x 2: baking dish with butter.
  2. Layer bread, sausage and cheese in the dish.
  3. Mix beaten eggs with mustard and half and half and season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour egg mixture over layers in the dish.
  4. Refrigerate uncovered casserole over night.
  5. Bake, uncovered, for 30 to 35 minutes. If desired, add fried bacon strips to the top of the casserole, 5 minutes before baking time is complete.

The Aroma

The aroma while this dish is baking is so delicious, it will awaken your families taste buds and have them waiting and willing to eat your breakfast.

Serve with coffee, milk for the kiddos and/or your family's favorite juice.

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        Barb D 

        2 years ago

        Oh, this sounds so good....this girl should have her own TV show ! She amazes me with her recipes....so varied and delicious ! We appreciate you so much, Rachel !!

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        Rachel Alba 

        2 years ago

        Hi Audrey, Nice to see you here. Thanks for the visit and nice comment. Yes, you can certainly leave out the meat and substitute anything else.

        Blessings to you.

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        Audrey Howitt 

        2 years ago from California

        Oh this looks yummy and easy! But I would leave out the meat for me--

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        Rachel Alba 

        2 years ago

        Hi Peggy, Thanks for visiting and for the really nice comment. Also the grating is very much appreciated.

        Blessings to you.

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        Rachel L Alba 

        2 years ago

        Thank you Peggy for the visit and really nice comment. There are a lot of recipes like this one. I liked it because you could prepare it the night before and just pop it in the oven the next morning. Thanks also for the great rating.

        Blessings to you,.

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        Peggy Woods 

        2 years ago from Houston, Texas

        I remember eating and also making a similar recipe years ago. I think it was called a strata. It is good. Thanks for the reminder of it. I gave it 5 stars. Will also share.

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        Rachel L Alba 

        2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

        Hi Alicia, thank you for visiting and for the great comment. It's appreciated.

        Blessings to you.

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        Linda Crampton 

        2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        This sounds so tasty, Rachel. Eating the casserole would be a delicious way to start the day. As always, thanks for sharing the recipe.

      • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

        Rachel L Alba 

        2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

        Hi Jackie, You are so sweet, I love hearing from you. Thank you for the wonderful comments and for visiting. Your son will keep coming home when you cook for him like that. lol How nice you have chicks on hand to produce eggs for you. Eggs have doubled in price here where I live. Let me know which recipe you made. Enjoy your son's visit.

        Blessings to you.

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        Jackie Lynnley 

        2 years ago from The Beautiful South

        Hey this is so great and I just made up a great one too! It is even good cold and I really am not that crazy about eggs but I put no meat in mine and yours has sausage which I so love. Planning to make mine for my son when he comes home in a couple weeks and I just may make yours too. I have eggs too many! Three chicks can sure make a lot of eggs! lol Well 90 a month!

        I may publish my recipe in a few days if I feel like making it again that soon or just wait til my son comes home which is just a couple weeks.

        I just made one of your recipes a week or so back. Need to go see which it was and report it to you!

        You are a wonderful cook I know! I am just a once in awhile cook!

        Sharing your recipe everywhere!

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