Breakfast Casserole Recipe
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Breakfast Casserole Recipe

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Mary Stoddard of Fountain Inn, South Carolina sent in the recipe for this hearty cheese and sausage casserole that's perfect or a yummy breakfast or bunch. Since it's prepared ahead, it's convenient for serving on special occasions when you're hosting overnight guests.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 12 ounces reduced-fat bulk pork sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 slices firm white bread, cubed
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 211 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 690mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 1g fiber), 15g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 fat.


  1. In a nonstick skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink; drain and cool.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, egg whites, milk, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir in the bread cubes, cheese and sausage mixture. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Breakfast Casserole in Light & Tasty October/November 2003, p49

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debpenns 248784
Reviewed May. 29, 2016

"this is my go too recipe if there is company coming! i make it the night before, and cook the next morning with homemade biscuits and perserves! my guest love it!"

ladonnaholmes 74870
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2013

"My family loves this casserole knowing it is very low fat. We use turkey sausage and brown it with red peppers and scallions. I also use different kinds of bread and layer it on the bottom. Fresh wheat bread was great. I try to fix once a week with slight variations. It is fantastic."

germanycook 129098
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2013

"This is just like another recipe on Taste of Home, Cheesy Sausage Strata - and that one is much better with whole eggs!"

lowcountrygal7 74868
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2012

"This is a great recipe. I usually change it up a bit to be slightly healthier with wheat bread and use ground chicken or turkey. I also add a can of fat free cream of mushroom and mushrooms. It's delicious! And tastes great re-heated!"

Mom_of_three_angels 56937
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2011

"Very tasty recipe! I omitted the mustard, and added fresh spinach to the recipe. The kids loved it, and it worked as a quick meal before school."

honeyhair 56044
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2010

"I made two casseroles for Christmas morning breakfast. I made one sausage and one bacon. They were delicious and so easy to make (I did prepare the night before)."

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