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 (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 15g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 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 User ID: 5553562 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 User ID: 7352822 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 User ID: 6411056 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 User ID: 6643266 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 User ID: 5756640 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 User ID: 3397603 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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