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Sausage and Egg Casserole Recipe

Sausage and Egg Casserole Recipe

For the perfect combination of eggs, sausage, bread and cheese, this is the dish to try. My mom and I like it 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. YIELD:10 servings


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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional 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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Katie User ID: 9127587 264202
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2017

"I made two of these for a party and everyone loved them! Add 1/2 cup finely chopped onion. I wanted to make one spicier so I added fresh, chopped green chilis. For flavor use 4oz, for spice use 8oz. I didn't have ground mustard so I used 1 Tbs of Dijon."

s_pants User ID: 174050 258716
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2016

"Loved this version on the casserole. This is my go-to Christmas morning breakfast along with monkey bread."

RobinMarie62 User ID: 7478295 245789
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2016

"I have made this casserole for Christmas morning every year, for over 20 years. Yes, it is high in calories, and sodium, however, it is great as a holiday morning treat. One tip, you can use either unseasoned, or herb seasoned stuffing cubes in place of the bread. It is easier and so long as you keep in the fridge overnight,, the cubes soften in the egg mixture. My family prefers the herb seasoned cubes. Usually serve with pink grapefruit slices in homemade cranberry syrup on the side."

235gbt User ID: 8485749 245684
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2016

"no thanks... 633mg of sodium... in 1 serving piece of 248 calories - isn't what the doctor ordered!"

cookingstill User ID: 27335 240266
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2015

"I made this for Christmas Morning. Their is just the two of us, and I divided it into two smaller casseroles and shared with my Son and Daughter-In-Law. We all loved it and I will certainly make it again. Green peppers and onions would definitely add to the flavor. I used Jimmy Dean Sage sausage. It was awesome!!"

sd20 User ID: 5560294 240205
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2015

"Good but mine had a strong sausage taste could be because I used a Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage and the bread part was a little to mushy. Maybe use a thicker bread if I make it again."

dawnrosanne User ID: 1014810 239744
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2015

"Wow! This was awesome! I made it Christmas morning, and it didn't soak for 8 hours overnight but it turned out just fine. To add a little more "zip," I put in some diced green pepper and some Pepper Jack cheese. I also used mozarella cheese instead of cheddar. I'll definitely be making this again. The whole family enjoyed it."

libby1980 User ID: 3210431 233990
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2015

"So good and easy!"

sassygranny1 User ID: 8202155 233865
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2015

"Excellent! What a great "make ahead" dish for company. I added diced apple, & a dash of nutmeg & sage. It was a huge hit! This definitely goes into my Favorites List."

[email protected] User ID: 6985737 228272
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2015

"Very delicious and easy to make."

Tweetybird924 User ID: 8127989 227983
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2015

"Great recipe. I made this for a Sunday morning and added some green peppers, red peppers and onions. I like these recipes because they're basic and you can add what you want to suit your family's personal taste."

amwillin User ID: 8401761 227436
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2015

"This was fantastic! I tweaked it with hot sausage and green chili, since my husband is a bit of a fiend for spicy things. I didn't let it soak overnight, but I was using thin wheat bread, so it turned out fine."

Hoodie1963 User ID: 8187243 221755
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"Made this for my teenage son who likes to eat a hot breakfast every morning before school. Liked that there was plenty of meat in the recipe! He loved it and I plan on rotating this recipe through every so many weeks."

tcfleeson User ID: 8239179 219334
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2015

"This is a fantastic recipe that is sure to satify! Substituted ground turkey and Texas-style bread. Added 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper. Next time will consider adding a little cayenne pepper. Served with a few fresh orange wedges. Very easy to make. Would be a great idea for a brunch with friends."

pharm1640 User ID: 1008559 217527
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"Really good. We had this on Christmas morning. Super easy to put together the night before."

No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 216988
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2015

"I make this every year for Christmas morning breakfast because I can throw it together the night before and just put in the oven in the morning. Only thing I do different, is I use a bag of Tator Tots instead o the bread. Every time I try to do something different, I hear complaints. This one is a tradition."

kcoffman User ID: 37720 216851
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"Loved this recipe and easy to make. After reading the reviews, I left out the salt and didn't miss it a bit. I also served picante sauce with this and everyone loved it. This recipe is definitely a keeper."

Taylorstone User ID: 8157612 214848
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

"Great recipe, easy to prepare, inexpensive, and no fuss in the morning when people are hungry. I like to use Chorizo sausage with red and green bell peppers for a southwest flavor. I want to try it with potatoes too ( must pre-cook potatoes. ) Made three for Thanksgiving morning , all different ingredients, all came out great."

Barbandmom74 User ID: 1500606 214332
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2014

"Excellent and easy! I altered it by adding 1/2 of a 10 oz. box of frozen spinach, thawed and well drained and an extra 1/2 c. grated cheddar cheese sprinkled on the top of the casserole before baking. Nice size recipe for smaller gatherings as well."

recipehound54 User ID: 4246730 9892
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

"Very tasty dish. I appreciated how quick and easy it was to put together with limited kitchen mess. I removed some of the excess fat from the sausage by putting the cooked sausage between layers of paper towels and blotting up a little of the grease. I liked the fact that the bread wasn't mushy like I've had in some egg bakes. One key to a firm egg bake dish is letting the dish "rest" for 5-10 minutes after taking it out of the oven. I am happy to add this recipe to my on-line Taste of Home recipe file."

lb1007 User ID: 7261498 10694
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

"I'd love to make this but would like to know if this can be made then frozen for later?..."

dtice1 User ID: 7953166 19461
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2014

"Great easy recipe and I like quick and easy :-)"

Lainie1971 User ID: 7922828 10116
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2014

"Great recipe--I consider myself a connoisseur of breakfast recipes, always looking for ways to boost protein for my 2 boys to begin each day. This recipe proved to be not too mushy, as some recipes with egg and bread tend to be. Just to be sure, I did toast the bread before cubing, and I cooked 5-10 minutes longer than recipe read."

luigimon User ID: 1692040 9228
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2014

"Great!! easy!! Followed the recipe exact and we loved it!"

g'ma h User ID: 5778558 10352
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2014

"I have been making this recipe for years and is the one I keep going back to. I sauté a few fresh mushrooms and a little onion with the sausage and my recipe calls for a dozen eggs, and less milk. Can get a little salty, I use less."

Jopro User ID: 2789416 10692
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2014

"I've had this recipe for years and I used it every holiday and when I have a family brunch. So easy to make. I mix it the night before, cover it and refrigerate in baking dish over night. Pull it out in the morning and bake for 1 hour. It's ready to go when you are! And get complements galore, they think you spent hours making it. I can't say enough about it!!! I rate it 5 stars ++"

Bakeandrun User ID: 6385873 9725
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2013

"I doubled+ everything except the sausage. It was wonderful!"

brandie.lewis User ID: 7554387 10809
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2013

"Just made this and it was good. We added tater tots instead of bread. Next time I will leave out the teaspoon of salt as it was too salty, since the cheese and the sausage already have salt added. Other than that really good."

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 10807
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2013

"My mother began making this classic recipe in the early 1980's when it was published in Southern Living. Christmas Eve she would assemble the dish, in the morning she would put in the oven when she work up. It baked as we opened gifts. Now, I make it for my children. The only change that I made is I add one small can of chopped green chilies and use HOT pork sausage. My husband and teenage boys love this kicked up version!!!"

CookingUSA User ID: 7138853 19405
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2013

"I am amazed how simple this recipe is to make, especially since it is so delicious; the hardest part is grading the cheese! I added more than the called-for amount of cheese, which made it extra moist and cheesy. I love the way the small amount of mustard brings out the flavors, even though mustard is not always my favorite ingredient. Taking a chance, I made this for the first time for a neighbor breakfast get-together on the Fourth of July. Since I got there a little late, I was worried that the casserole would not be eaten. To my surprise, when I went to leave, the dish was scraped clean! I will continue to make this dish often, as I already have."

JBoomsma User ID: 5553624 6940
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2013

"This is a great easy and tasty recipe. I like that it doesn't use a ridiculous amount of eggs and milk to where you have to make a special trip to the store. I changed it up by using dried whole wheat bread cubes as well as my own seasoned breakfast sausage. I also left out the salt because the sausage and cheese have quite a bit of salt in them. I also change it up if I don't have pork sausage and will do bacon. It's also easy to add in some sautéed onions and peppers if you really want to give it flair. This is my favorite non-potato breakfast casserole."

brittnipapke User ID: 7081888 17246
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013

"LOVE THIS! have made it maybe 4 times, and I will again and again. Also, I have had leftovers, not been in the mood for it and then froze it and let it thaw over night and its just as good!"

mikita User ID: 7087004 17641
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"I love this recepi.It is fast and so simple to make.You can do it also the night before."

richtheman User ID: 7074403 10110
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2013

"This has been a traditional Christmas Morning recipe in our household for years. Very good and very tasty!"

yesteryearsgoodies User ID: 7061172 9227
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2012

"We used maple flavored sausage, swiss cheese instead of cheddar, & cubed oat-nut bread. Delicious!"

gmstehly User ID: 1326488 9113
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

"Everybody loves this recipe whenever I make it. The kids love it as well as the adults. easy as you do it the night before. It is our standard holiday morning dish! Yum!"

im4kingdom User ID: 2214933 19404
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2012

"This was great! My parents need something softer and this was perfect as well as very tasty. Maybe next time I will try it with some sauteed onions..."

SpunkeyKY User ID: 2629459 10056
Reviewed May. 16, 2012

"Just perfect! Made this for a church brunch. Set it up the night before, very quickly. Then popped it in the oven at the hall before church started. It was hot and ready when we were done. I brought home empty casserole dishes..."

Schwarz12 User ID: 6554924 19395
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2012

"Does it have to be refrigerated overnight or is it just as good made right away?"

kbundick User ID: 5312692 17500
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

"We love this recipe just as is or adding extra things like bacon and mushrooms. The extra things get added so my 3 1/2 year old son will eat it. We love this very much."

yankeesfan42 User ID: 6132958 10690
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2011

"Really delicious! I added bell peppers and it came out great."

scrapo User ID: 2908723 200611
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2011

"Turns out perfect every time. Simple to make! Used turkey sausage instead of pork and still turned out great."

becky6319 User ID: 4496267 5641
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2010

"I made this recipe for Christmas brunch. It was great to make it the night before. It tasted so good."

emerick9102 User ID: 4957816 9379
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2010

"This goes over great for family brunch. I always have to make two pans because everyone loves it."

rollerbladingmomma User ID: 2072717 10686
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2009

"Re: Sausage and Egg casserole

Just another thought--stack the slices of bread and cut them into squares at the same time. Fast and easy!"

dmwenthold User ID: 2898293 17241
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2009

"I just tear up the bread into small pieces to save time. works just the same"

heatherdthomas User ID: 2627714 17181
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2009

"Great! Tiring cutting the bread into squares though."

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