SIMPLE MAKE AHEAD SAUSAGE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE RECIPE - Dimples and Tangles

SIMPLE MAKE AHEAD SAUSAGE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE RECIPE


This has been a favorite breakfast casserole recipe in our house for years.  It's perfect for weekends, Christmas morning, and it's my go-to for brunch, showers, and feeding teachers at VBS every year.  The ingredients are very basic- you probably have everything on hand- and even the pickiest eaters gobble it up.

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I most recently made this for a houseful of teenage boys during our youth discipleship weekend, it disappeared in a hurry!  Here's all you'll need-


Ingredients:

8 bread slices
1 pound pork sausage, cooked, crumbled and drained
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
6 eggs
1 tablespoon mustard
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

Break bread into small pieces and layer in the bottom of a greased 9x13 dish.  Sprinkle cheese over bread.  In separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, mustard, and salt, then add in milk and combine.  Pour over bread and cheese.  Top with cooked sausage.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.  When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees, then bake uncovered for about 40 minutes.


All assembled- cover and pop in fridge overnight.


Bake in the morning and enjoy!



A few things to consider with this recipe:

*Don't substitute for the sharp cheese, if you use regular cheddar you really can't taste it. 
*Be sure to layer ingredients in the order given.  I only say this because one time my daughter was making this and I was telling her off the top of my head what to do.  We got some of the steps out of order and it didn't cook up as well as usual.  Learn from my mistakes!  ;)
*It doesn't really matter what kind of bread you use, even just the cheapest sandwich bread will do.   Sometimes I mix white and wheat, sometimes I use up a hot dog bun, hamburger bun or a few leftover pieces of french bread in place of the sliced sandwich bread.
*Occasionally I'll substitute sliced deli ham for the sausage (cut up into small pieces).  Feel free to add veggies if you wish, I think diced red peppers would be a good addition. 
*This needs to be prepared the night before, so it's perfect for busy mornings.  Just pull it out of the fridge and pop it in the oven.











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5 comments

  1. Looks splendid! I will have to give it a try.. Happy Wednesday to you. Leticia

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  2. have made this for years...it's best with Kings Hawaiian bread torn into pieces, layer with 2 packages of maple sausage (browned and plotted with paper towel), chopped green onions, cheddar cheese & pepper jack
    cheese, and pour the mixture of eggs, milk, dry mustard. s&p, on top!

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  3. Sounds like a great variation, can’t go wrong with Hawaiian rolls!

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  4. I've been making this for years, but my recipe doesn't have mustard. My family loves this! The layers are important! But mine has a layer of bread, then cheese, then sausage, and then another of those 3 layers, then the eggs and milk (I use half and half) poured over the top. So yummy!!

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