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Sausage and Egg Casserole

For the perfect combination of eggs, sausage, bread and cheese, this is the dish to try. My mom and I like this sausage breakfast casserole because it bakes up tender and golden, slices beautifully and goes over well whenever we serve it. —Gayle Grigg, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 6 slices white bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • In a skillet, brown and crumble sausage; drain and set aside. In a large bowl, beat eggs; add milk, salt and mustard. Stir in bread cubes, cheese and sausage.
  • Pour into a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Sausage Breakfast Casserole Tips

Do you have to brown sausage before putting it into the casserole?

It’s not imperative but highly recommended because browning removes excess fat, providing more flavor to the finished product. If you don’t cook the sausage ahead of time, be sure to check that the meat is fully cooked after the 40-minute baking time and bake longer if needed. If you have leftover pork sausage, use it up in these pork sausage recipes.

Can the egg casserole be frozen?

Yes, you can freeze this egg and sausage casserole. Tightly wrap and freeze the unbaked casserole for up to 3 months (learn how to freeze a casserole the right way!). To bake, completely thaw in the refrigerator for 24 to 36 hours. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Have leftovers? Freeze individual servings of the cooked casserole for an easy morning breakfast by thawing and reheating in the microwave. Follow these other freezer tips to ensure your egg and sausage casserole comes out fresh.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 248 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 163mg cholesterol, 633mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 12g protein.

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  • Tonya
    Jul 17, 2020

    My family loved this dish!!! I used Jimmy Dean sausage bits prepackaged and diced ham to save time, I cubed 5 slices of 3-cheese artisan bread, used 12 eggs, 1.5 cups milk, 2 cups Mexican cheese blend and added onion powder, garlic powder and salt & pepper. Scrumptious!! I was worried it’d be dry but it was perfectly moist.

  • JGa2595176
    Jun 9, 2020

    I think this dish really depends on quality of sausage used. (The better the flavor of sausage, the better the end result.) For us, this dish comes out perefect everytime....it's a great, easy to follow recipe. Love that you can make the night before and save on prep time (which is aces for a morning event), but I have also made without letting it set overnight and still comes out wonderful.

  • Tina
    May 2, 2020

    Very tasty. I added dried minced onion

  • Patricia
    Apr 25, 2020

    Now that we are currently sheltering in place, I've been managing the pantry fridge and freezer contents with greater attention. I found myself with three dozen eggs, six Jimmy Dean turkey sausages and a half pound of chorizo. I decided to make this casserole, but had no white bread. Way back in the freezer I found three slices of prepared garlic bread (the kind that is buttered and seasoned). So that's the bread I substituted in the recipe. After cooking the chorizo and using a paper towel to sop up the grease, I added the sliced turkey sausage to mix in with the chorizo. I added the sausage to the egg mixture, which I made with only one cup of milk based on the remarks of other reviewers, and the diced garlic bread. We're not cheese lovers, so I left out the cheese, which cuts a lot of calories out too. The chorizo and garlic bread made for a very flavorful and delicious dish.

  • Anonymous
    Apr 17, 2020

    I have made this also using sliced deli ham and adding mushrooms. Makes a delicious holiday brunch. I also serve with a side of home fries and fresh in season fruit.

  • camelgal105
    Apr 14, 2020

    This is delicious and easy to make. We used Lactose-Free 2% Milk, Jimmy Dean sage sausage, and chopped onion (cooked with the sausage...maybe half a cup or more). Perhaps some chopped/diced parsley on top when you serve it. I was surprised how tasty this was.

  • Jennifer
    Apr 9, 2020

    It’s so good! You can use any sausage or bacon. We used ham the other day from a leftover spiral cut ham! A good idea for lever ham from Easter ??! We’ve used leftover bagels as the bread and I’ve even added Potatoes O'Brien. I only use a little over a cup of milk though. *I’m wondering if you can freeze half of it after you bake it. It made a lot. I know I could half the recipe but needed to get rid of the milk and bread before it went bad.

  • jderck
    Apr 8, 2020

    I make "breakfast bake" very often for my children when they are home and for guests. I brown the sausage with diced onions, red and green peppers. I use 10 slices of bread with crusts removed, 10 eggs, only 1 1/2 cups of milk and 2 cups sharp shredded cheddar. I have always layered it the night before (bread, meat, cheese, egg mixture) so I can just pop in the oven in the morning. So yummy!

  • Franci
    Apr 6, 2020

    I’ve tried alot of breakfast Casseroles in the last few weeks. This is the best of them all. It was scrumptious. I used hot sausage and diced onions in it. It’s easy and fast. You can actually bake this recipe right away. It’s flexible also. Adding different meat, canned chili peppers, cream instead of milk makes it yummy. ( by the way the mustard is an essential element for taste and it does not cause it to taste like mustard at all) enjoy!

  • Christy
    Feb 13, 2020

    This was easy to assemble and turned out Great! I gave it a 4.5 since I decided to add seasoning salt, parsley, and diced onion for some extra flavor my family enjoys.