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Cheap and Easy Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole Recipe

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I enjoy cooking and baking, and I share some of my family's favorite holiday recipes.

The sausage and egg breakfast casserole.

The sausage and egg breakfast casserole.

Brunch or Breakfast Bake

The men in our neighborhood used to come to our house to play poker once a month, and after poker they always wanted something to eat. I used to make this for them. I've also made it when having overnight company because it's easy to serve and better than cooking the eggs separately. This is a recipe you make the night before and place in the refrigerator.

When our granddaughter was married, we had family in the house, in their camper in the yard, and some that stayed in a motel nearby. For breakfast, we had the breakfast bake and my Sticky Gooey Sweet Rolls From Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls. It's a very good breakfast casserole and so yummy.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

30 min

1 hour 30 min

2 hours

8 servings

The ingredients for the casserole.

The ingredients for the casserole.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk lean pork sausage or turkey sausage, crumbled into small pieces (I used Jimmy Dean)
  • 3 cups onion/garlic-flavored croutons
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups milk, divided into 2 1/4 cup and 1/2 cup
  • 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (10 1/2–ounce) can cream of mushroom soup (you can use any soup you would like)
  • 2 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon paprika (optional)

Instructions

  1. Brown sausage in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. Drain. Spread croutons in ungreased 9x13-inch oblong baking dish.
  2. Sprinkle evenly with drained sausage and 1 1/2 cups of cheese, then set aside.
  3. In a blender container or medium mixing bowl, blend or whip with a wire whisk the 4 eggs, 2 1/4 cup of milk, mustard, and salt until well-combined. Pour over sausage mixture; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Remove pan from refrigerator; discard plastic wrap.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together with soup and remaining 1/2 cup milk until smooth; pour over casserole.
  6. Sprinkle lightly with frozen hash browns. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake, covered with aluminum foil, at 350°F for 1 hour. Uncover; bake 30 minutes more, or until center is set.
  7. Remove from oven and sprinkle with paprika, if desired. Let stand at least 5 minutes before cutting into serving pieces.

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Comments

C E Clark from North Texas on August 02, 2017:

You have some of the best recipes! I pinned this one to my 'Breakfast' board on Pinterest. I like something that can be put together, or mostly so, the night before so that one can spend more time with their guests.

I hope you are well, Sharon. I think you are so lucky to live up where it's cool. Take care . . .

Marti Galione on July 23, 2017:

Great easy recipes. Thanks!

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on January 05, 2016:

These photos make me so hungry. I'll definitely try this out. Your directions and beautiful illustrations make this one easy to follow. Pinning this to my favorite recipes board.

Martie Coetser from South Africa on September 19, 2015:

Yummy! I'm going to bake this one for sure. Thanks for sharing, moonlake :)

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on March 18, 2015:

Another delicious recipe from you, Moonlake. I would have to give it a try sometime this year. Yummy! Voted up!

mactavers on September 27, 2014:

Your recipes make my mouth water. My husband is a sausage nut, so I will try this soon. Thanks for posting.

moonlake (author) from America on June 21, 2014:

Alphadogg16, Thank you for the visit. It is a good recipe my family loves it.

moonlake (author) from America on June 19, 2014:

goodnews11, Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by.

moonlake (author) from America on June 19, 2014:

Nell Rose, Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a nice comment. Thanks for the share.

Kevin W from Texas on June 08, 2014:

This recipe looks delicious moon lake. I love eggs & am game at trying anything with eggs in them. Definitely going to give this a try. Thumbs up on your hub.

OSBERT JOEL C from CHENNAI on June 08, 2014:

Yummy recipe.. Best for breakfast!!

Nell Rose from England on June 08, 2014:

Hiya, this sounds totally yum! I love something totally different so nice one! voted up and shared! nell

moonlake (author) from America on April 05, 2014:

Movie Master. Lesley appreciate you stopping by. It is yummy.

Movie Master from United Kingdom on March 24, 2014:

Hi moonlake, great pictures, nice instructions and yummy recipe!

Thank you, voted up.

Best wishes Lesley

moonlake (author) from America on December 09, 2013:

Suzanne Day, Thank you and thanks so much for coming by I appreciate the vote.

Suzanne Day from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on December 07, 2013:

Sounds really easy and good for serving up breakfast to a lot of people. Cheers and voted awesome!

moonlake (author) from America on November 26, 2013:

TravelinJack, Thanks for stopping by I appreciate it.

moonlake (author) from America on November 26, 2013:

Au fait, Thank you and thanks for the vote, pin and share.

Jack Baumann from St. Louis, Missouri on November 25, 2013:

Num num num!

C E Clark from North Texas on November 25, 2013:

With the holidays upon us and Thanksgiving just a couple of days away, this yummy dish should be perfect, especially if one has guests. Voted up again, pinned to 'Awesome Hubpages,' and will share.

moonlake (author) from America on November 22, 2013:

Dee aka Nonna, Thank you so much for stopping by.

moonlake (author) from America on November 22, 2013:

MarleneB, Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you will like it.

Dee aka Nonna on November 22, 2013:

I love these types of receipes. I will be trying this one during the holidays as family and friends come to visit.

Marlene Bertrand from USA on November 21, 2013:

This is a very hearty breakfast idea. I can hardly wait to make and serve it. I know it will be a hit in my family. By the way, when it comes to sausage, I'm a Jimmy Dean fan, too.

moonlake (author) from America on September 26, 2013:

Thank you and thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it.

CraftytotheCore on September 25, 2013:

Mmmmmm, this does look delicious! This is such an incredibly fun recipe. Thank you for sharing.

moonlake (author) from America on September 21, 2013:

FlourishAnyway, Thanks for stopping by. Hope you like it. Thanks for sharing.

FlourishAnyway from USA on September 20, 2013:

This looks hearty and delicious. I must try it! We have out-of-town company coming next week for a few days, so I'll give it a go when they are in town. Thanks for sharing!

moonlake (author) from America on September 05, 2013:

DDE, Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by. Comments are always appreciated.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on September 04, 2013:

Awesome, looks a delicious meal, pork is one of the tastiest meat and you explained so well.

moonlake (author) from America on August 14, 2013:

Au fait, Thank you I guess just about anything you want can be added to it or removed from it. Thanks so much for the pin. By the way who is Morning Star?

C E Clark from North Texas on August 12, 2013:

This is pretty good even without the sausage for people who don't like to eat meat. Of course Morning Star has substitute vegetable protein sausage if someone wants to use that instead. Just letting you know your recipe is delicious and I've pinned it to my 'Salads, Soups, & Casseroles' board.

moonlake (author) from America on August 10, 2013:

sgbrown, Thank you I appreciate the vote and the pin. It is a good mean for company.

moonlake (author) from America on August 10, 2013:

Nitin Pillai, Thank you and thanks for stopping by. I appreciate all your visits to my hubs.

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on August 10, 2013:

This sounds wonderful! This is a great idea for when we have late night or overnight company. Voting this up, useful and pinning! :)

Nitin Pillai from Mumbai, Maharastra, India on August 10, 2013:

Delicious, and high in proteins and calories, a perfect meal in my eyes.

moonlake (author) from America on August 07, 2013:

Becky Puetz, Your welcome thanks for stopping by.

B from Oklahoma on August 06, 2013:

This looks and sounds delicious. Great idea too. Thanks for sharing.

moonlake (author) from America on August 05, 2013:

Beth37m Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Beth37 on August 04, 2013:

I was just looking for a recipe like this the other day... wish I'd have found yours. Ill try to remember it next time. :)

moonlake (author) from America on August 03, 2013:

tillsontitan, Thank you for stopping by it is very good for company. Thanks for the vote.

Mary Craig from New York on August 03, 2013:

I am not happy when I miss a good hub but I am more than happy when I finally discover it! I think I'm going to move to your house ;)

My kids come to visit with their families most weekends and its always a chore thinking about breakfast, you know, trying to make something different. Well, thanks to you I now have something different AND delicious. Thanks Moonlake. Love the photos too!

Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

moonlake (author) from America on July 21, 2013:

LCDWriter, Sometimes we like breakfast for dinner. Thanks so much for stopping by.

L C David from Florida on July 12, 2013:

This looks absolutely heavenly. Can't wait to try it. Sometimes you just crave a breakfast dish!

moonlake (author) from America on July 10, 2013:

janshares, Your welcome and thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate the vote.

moonlake (author) from America on July 10, 2013:

Brett.Tesol, It is good. We have it for dinner once in a while. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the share, pin tweet and vote.

Janis Leslie Evans from Washington, DC on July 10, 2013:

moonlake, this just makes my mouth water. Yuuuuummmy!!! I will have to try this on a Sunday after church. It's so simple, too. Thanks for this recipe, voted up, useful, and awesome.

Brett C from Asia on July 09, 2013:

This looks amazing!! Makes me wish I had a kitchen. So simple and yet you know that it will taste great.

Shared, pinned, tweeted, up, awesome and useful.

moonlake (author) from America on June 27, 2013:

erinshelby, Thank you.

moonlake (author) from America on June 27, 2013:

CyberShelley, Thank you and thanks for stopping by.

erinshelby from United States on June 26, 2013:

This looks like a delicious recipe!

Shelley Watson on June 26, 2013:

I have a recipe for a farmhouse omelet I make when there are lots of people about. I am going to add your recipe moonlake as its marvelllous. Thank you.

moonlake (author) from America on May 16, 2013:

Thelma Alberts, Your welcome thanks or stopping by and for the vote and share.

Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on May 16, 2013:

Yummy! I could have this for brunch. It sounds delicious and the step by step instruction is easy to follow. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and shared;-)

moonlake (author) from America on May 15, 2013:

DDE, Thanks so glad you stopped by.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on May 15, 2013:

A great combination and looks so delicious, a recipe filled with simple ingredients and step by step procedure is easy to follow.

moonlake (author) from America on May 09, 2013:

mailxpress, Thank you for stopping by. The croutons work great but what I don't use up I eat. Will stop by one of your hubs tomorrow.

Michelle Cesare from New York on May 09, 2013:

That looks delicious. I never thought about using croutons in a baked dish. Interesting and sounds good.

moonlake (author) from America on May 09, 2013:

rebeccamealey, Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on May 09, 2013:

This sounds really good! I usually do breakfast casseroles around the Holidays. I will hang on to this one. Thanks!

moonlake (author) from America on May 09, 2013:

Eddy, Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate it. It is good.

Eiddwen from Wales on May 08, 2013:

A great sounding recipe which I shall have to try out.

Thanks for sharing.

Eddy.

moonlake (author) from America on May 05, 2013:

truthfornow, It works very well for that. Thanks so much for stopping by.

moonlake (author) from America on May 05, 2013:

vespawoolf , I think the croutons could always be substituted by bread any kind of meat could be used. Thanks so much for stopping by.

moonlake (author) from America on May 04, 2013:

KoffeeKlatch Gals, Thank you for stopping by and for the votes.

Marie Hurt from New Orleans, LA on May 04, 2013:

Seems like a great dish for company because you don't have to worry about making individualized breakfasts.

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on May 04, 2013:

This sounds fabulous! Would you believe the only ingredients we have here in Peru are the eggs, milk and paprika? I could try substitutions but it wouldn't be as good. I've marked this recipe to try when we're visiting the States toward the end of the year. Thanks!

Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on May 04, 2013:

I like anything that makes my mornings easier. It looks delicious and filling. I like your pictures. Well done. Up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

moonlake (author) from America on May 04, 2013:

Kathryn Stratford, Your welcome thanks so much for coming by. I'm like you I'm a visual person.

Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on May 04, 2013:

Wow, this looks delicious! I want to try it sometime. I like the photos that you have. I'm a visual person, and I like seeing photos of the process, as well as the end result. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us!

moonlake (author) from America on May 04, 2013:

Au fait, Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by I appreciate it.

C E Clark from North Texas on May 03, 2013:

This looks so yummy and sounds so easy and quick! I love one dish meals because they save time and yet very satisfying. Great dish for guests, buffets, and even pot lucks! Voted up, useful, and will share!

moonlake (author) from America on May 02, 2013:

phoenix2327, Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment I appreciate it.

moonlake (author) from America on May 02, 2013:

AliciaC , Your welcome thanks for stopping by I appreciate it.

Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon from United Kingdom on May 02, 2013:

Looks nice and filling and sound like it would be yummy. Definitely bookmarking.

moonlake (author) from America on May 01, 2013:

rajan jolly, Thanks for stopping by and for the vote and pin.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 01, 2013:

This sounds like a very tasty and hearty dish, moonlake. All your recipes look delicious! Thanks for sharing them.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 30, 2013:

Awesome recipe and looks very delicious.

Voted up, useful and awesome. Pinned as well.

moonlake (author) from America on April 30, 2013:

Peggy W, Thanks for stopping back by and for the votes and share.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 30, 2013:

Glad to be of help. Gave this a 5 star rating, up and useful votes and will share. Sounds delicious!

moonlake (author) from America on April 30, 2013:

Peggy W, Thanks Peggy sorry about that. I think I have it right now. This is were I have problems with my eyes, trying to look at a recipe that's words are close together then look up at the computer and type them in from looking up and down each time it takes awhile for my eyes to focus and they don't focus so well. With your help and ThelmaC I'll get this recipe on here yet.

Thanks so much for stopping by and helping.

moonlake (author) from America on April 30, 2013:

kashmir56, Thank you for stopping by and the vote and share.

moonlake (author) from America on April 30, 2013:

aviannovice, It is and thank you for stopping by.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 30, 2013:

I could tell from the photos that the croutons go on the bottom of the dish. How about the hash browns? Are they also on the bottom with the sausage and egg and cheese mixture over the top? I used to make something similar that would set up overnight in the refrigerator but it called for bread, eggs, cheese and sausage if desired + seasonings. In the morning one simply popped it into the oven and baked it. I had not thought about it in years until reading this hub.

Thomas Silvia from Massachusetts on April 30, 2013:

Hi my friend great yummy recipe and with awesome photos . Well done !

Vote up and more !!! Sharing !

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on April 30, 2013:

This is definitely a wonderful crowd pleaser that will fill people up. Good work, and thanks for letting us try it.

moonlake (author) from America on April 29, 2013:

ThelmaC, You are right I left out the eggs in the list, sorry about that. Thank you for letting me know and thanks for stopping by.

moonlake (author) from America on April 29, 2013:

prasetio30, Yes you can change the sausage. Thanks for the vote and for stopping by.

moonlake (author) from America on April 29, 2013:

Insightful Tiger, Thank so much for stopping by I appreciate it.

moonlake (author) from America on April 29, 2013:

Deborah-Diane, Thank you for stopping by. You will like it I think.

Thelma Raker Coffone from Blue Ridge Mountains, USA on April 29, 2013:

Moonlake I don't see the eggs listed in the list of ingredients. Did I just miss them?

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on April 29, 2013:

It sound delicious. Can I change the pork sausage with meat sausage? Yummy and I can't wait to make it soon. Thanks for sharing with us. Voted up!

Prasetio

Insightful Tiger on April 29, 2013:

Yummy! That looks delicious! I really want to try that! Thanks for sharing and the pictures are great too!

Deborah-Diane from Orange County, California on April 29, 2013:

MMMM! This sounds yummy. I will have to give it a try the next time we have the kids and grandkids spend the weekend!

moonlake (author) from America on April 29, 2013:

Monis Mas, Thank you and thanks for the thumbs up, much appreciated.

moonlake (author) from America on April 29, 2013:

suzettenaples, Thank you I have another recipe I made at one time somewhere around here. I will have to find it. My husband doesn't mind having these recipes for dinner when I'm making them for HubPages.

moonlake (author) from America on April 29, 2013:

LaThing, Thank you for stopping by.

moonlake (author) from America on April 29, 2013:

StephanieBCrosby, Oh yes we all like something that will fit in one pan. Thank you so much for stopping by I appreciate it.

moonlake (author) from America on April 29, 2013:

Just Ask Susan, Thank you I appreciate you coming by and the vote, share and pin.

Agaltom on April 29, 2013:

You did a great job ilustrating the recipe! Thumbs Up!