Egg and Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Recipes that are made ahead of time are some of the best to have in your back pocket.  Just pull them out when you’re having company or heck  just used them to treat yourself.  I hate to be rushed and anything that can be done the day before makes life easier.  I have been using this recipe for years.  It is our traditional Christmas morning special.  Many breakfast casseroles call for as many as a dozen eggs and this one only uses four eggs.  That’s really reducing the amount of cholesterol which is a good thing.

This egg and sausage casserole is  great for any brunch that you plan.  I used it at prom time when the Athlete was a senior and he and LQM invited 50 of their friends over at midnight.  Good food and lots of fun!  Try it out this holiday season and you could have your very own tradition.  But, remember that it can be used all year.  It’s great for dinner paired with a green salad.  You’re going to love it for simplifying your life as well as the great flavor.  I know that it will be  a hit for your family!

Here are some step-by-step directions:

Remove the crust from 6 slices of white bread.  I like using my electric knife for this.  If you don’t have one use a serrated knife with a sawing motion.  Frozen bread or partially frozen bread can be easier to work with.   Cube the bread.  Place 3 slices in the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 inch casserole dish.

3 slices of white bread with crust removed and cubed

Brown  and drain 1 pound of hot and spicy sausage.  You can use mild if your taste buds prefer.  I like it hot, though.  Spread sausage over the bread cups as well as about 3 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese.

Add the remaining 3 slices of cubed bread.

Beat together 4 eggs, 2 cups of milk, 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard and 1/2 teaspoon salt.  Pour egg mixture over bread, sausage and cheese layers.

Cover and refrigerator overnight or at least 8 hours.

Egg and Sausage Breakfast Casserole

  • 6 slices of white bread, crust removed and cubed
  • 3 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 lb. hot sausage, browned and drained
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Place 3 slices of the cubed bread into a greased 9 x 13 inch casserole dish.
  2. Spread browned and drained sausage over the cubed bread. 
  3.  Top cheese with the last 3 slices of cubed bread.
  4.  In a bowl mix eggs, milk and seasonings.
  5.  Pour mixture over the bread, cheese and sausage.
  6.  Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  7.  Let casserole come to room temperature. About 30 minutes.
  8.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 55 minutes or until golden brown.
  9.  Let it sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Makes 8 – 10 servings

Happy cooking,

The Teacher Cooks 

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97 Comments

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97 responses to “Egg and Sausage Breakfast Casserole

  1. Jessica Headen

    This was so good, I really enjoyed the spiciness.

  2. avery 1

    At first I didn’t understand why the casserole had to sit over night but then iIrealized the bread had to soak up the egg mixture so it would be prepared right.

  3. Kamron Munch

    I thought this was very interesting when you used the bread cubes. I had never seen that done before.

  4. Jessica Turner

    Could you add more eggs without messing up the casserole?

  5. Ladd Morgan

    I learned that spicy sausage gives it a nice little kick that doesn’t burn my mouth too bad but just bad enough to make me say “man, this sausage is spicy!”

  6. bethanie1st

    i didnt know you used mustard in egg casserole.

  7. taryn

    i didnt know that using dry mustrad in a dish like this would make it so good.

  8. Haley V.

    I thought this casserole was so delicious. I learned that frozen bread is easier to work with if you’re using a regular and not a saw.

  9. Kayla Daniels

    I thought the egg and sausage breakfast casserole was very good Ms.Lupo.

  10. Nicole

    I learned that after you put all the ingredients together, you have to put it in the fridge over night and get it out in the morning and let it get to room temperature before you cook it.

  11. Heather

    This casserole dish was amazing, I learned that if you spicy sausage instead of the original kind then it will have more flavor!

  12. Kateca F

    I never knew it was safe to cook so many things in the microwave.

  13. Kateca F

    I still dont understand why casserole has to sit overnight.

  14. Mandi 1st

    I learned that the bread had to sit overnight because it had to soak up the eggs!

  15. Brett

    You could use mild sausages if you’re not too big on the spicy ones

  16. jonathan 1st

    can u use different bread than white bread.

  17. KatyBurger

    I’ve never made a breakfast casserole, so I didn’t know to put bread in it. I never would have thought of that.

  18. Rachel Carvalho

    My mom makes this every year for christmas – I didnt know she had to cut off the crusts for the bread every year though :)

  19. Megan w

    I had no idea that bread would actually taste good with everything soaked in it. This casserole was really good and really easy to make.

  20. Kristin 1st

    I learned you only have to only use four eggs with this recipe.

  21. liz!

    I really liked this!
    i didnt understand why the bread had to soak in the eggs

  22. anissa g beason

    it’s a good time saver.

  23. Daniel Vinson

    i learned that the casserole has to sit over night so the eggs and soak in the bread

  24. Le'Keitha

    I didn’ t know that cutting the bread into cubes makes the casserole look and taste better

  25. jamal

    i learned that theres bread in the casterol

  26. jamal turner

    i learned that theres bread in the casserole

  27. miya dixon 1st

    this look like a fun dish to make i didnt know there was a such this of this recipe

  28. Adam

    I learned that the bread in the cassarole soaks up the mixture to give it more flavor with each bite. Yummy.

  29. Kelsey Reid

    i learned you can use different types of sausage

  30. The Don Burney

    i diddnt know you could combine all these great foods and still have something very tasty!

  31. alaina blackstock 2nd

    i learned that you had to let the casserole sit over night before cooking it.

  32. Denisse 2nd

    i learned that by letting it sit in the refrigerator the bread get time to soak up the liquid and the consisteansy changes completly

  33. OG_Sethyy

    i agree with The Don Burney’s assesment of the food, how ever! i see that he failed to include the excellent job and masterful hands that prepared this exquisite dish. truely an angel in the kitchen i enjoy this class very much and will take the lessons provided in this class and use them in everyday life.

  34. Shiya

    I didnt know you use mustard in egg and sausage casserole.

  35. Chase DuCharme

    I didn’t know that you had to let the casserole sit over night.

  36. Thomas Harris

    I learned that the bread helps the casserole get a different texture

  37. Jenna Hanson

    I learned that you need to remove the crust from the six slices of bread.

  38. Abigail Kremer

    I would have expected the casserole to be soggy with the bread and liquid, but it wasn’t.

  39. austin whiteley 2nd

    i learned you had to refrigerate for 8 hours before cooking.

  40. Savoi G

    Can you use crossiants instead of bread crumbs for the layers?

  41. Myah Edwards

    I learned that for best results its better to use frozen bread when you cut it up into pieces.

  42. Kaytlyn 2nd

    Can you use a less spicy sasauge? And did you cut the bread or did you find it like that?

  43. I love that your students are commenting1 That is the way it should be… We make the traditional Christmas Morning Wife Saver at Christmas, and at other times… and it is also DELICIOUS – and very similar. Bread (sans crust) on the bottom of a buttered casserole dish (about 8 pieces) then covered with cheese or cheese slices; next a layer of ham (black forest is my fav), and topped with bread. At this point a lot of eggs are beaten and mixed with whole milk, some spices and some finely chopped vegetables (google the title and you will find the recipe) and it is set in the fridge over night. In the morning – and here is the kicker – you cover it with Special K for a wonderful crunch topping, and then melt a cup of butter and drizzle that over the entire casserole. YUMMMMMERS!
    Now I will have to try yours! And with MY studnets! :)
    Valerie

  44. Lucinda

    I learned that freezing the bread will make it easier to “cube”.

  45. Mallori

    i learned you can use bread in the casserole

  46. My breakfast casserole is one of those with a lot of eggs. And half-cream, too. Yours sounds equally delicious and much more sensible.

  47. I’ve been making a similar casserole for 30 years, Wanda! Found the original recipe in Make it Now, Bake it Later. But mine uses bacon on top and not sausage in it. My kids would disown me if I served anything else on Christmas morning!

  48. KhaMaria Jones

    My mother makes this for us all the time. Its an easy recipe to do.

  49. Mariama Jallow

    This was very interesting! I didnt understand why they had to sit overnight but now i know its because the bread has to soak up the mixture to give it the great taste!

  50. william

    i learned that using the bread freezing technique.

  51. Andrew E.

    This recipe would be great for an after workout breakfast.

  52. BrittanyJordan

    I learned that you have to let it sit out overnight before cooking.

  53. Debbie Hining

    Thank you, Wanda, for sharing this ole favorite! I had misplaced my recipe and I’m so glad you shared it! I remember when the principals made this for everyone at “The Annual Breakfast” years ago. It was always very good!
    Clark may have to try his hand at this recipe.

  54. Sounds like a winning combo.

  55. My breakfast casserole is one of those with a lot of eggs. And half-cream, too. Yours sounds equally delicious and much more sensible.

  56. natasha

    This looks to good to be a breakfast food. I learned that you can make a cassorole out of basically and and everything.

  57. Kaitlyn C

    i learned that you cube bread , and put it on the bottom , it works kinda like a crust ??

  58. Summer

    I learned that you have to let the dish sit over night so that the bread cubes can soak up the eggs.

  59. Chelsea M

    I had no idea you could make a Egg and Sausage Casserole for breakfast, i’ve never had a casserole in the morning.I guess you learn something new everyday ! Thank you ms.Lupo for letting me know all this! (:

  60. Lindsey Harley, 2nd block

    I learned that you are supposed to let it sit over night, this way everything can come together to have a yummy taste

  61. lauren bowman

    i learned that using frozen bread or partially frozen bread can be easier to work with.

  62. julie o

    i didnt know you used mustard in egg casserole

  63. Patrick Hogan

    i didnt know that you could put so many ingrdients and still make it good!

  64. Marissa 1st period

    I never really knew that there were breakfast casseroles so it was interesting to learn about this recipe. I learned that because this recipe only calls for 4 eggs it decreases the cholesterol because most breakfast casserols call for about 12.

  65. victoria

    Even though I do not like eggs, I thought the egg white I made was amazing! It makes me want to start eating eggs!!

  66. rachael

    I was unaware that you could put bread in breakfast casserole to make it fluffier!

  67. Jessie

    The eggs were fun to make and it was good to learn about the different ways to make them.

  68. Taylor

    I learned that you have to let the casserole sit for 8 hours or overnight so the egg mixture can soak up into the bread.

  69. I learned that you need to take off the crust before you cube the bread and that it has to sit in the fridge for 8 hours overnight.

  70. Trish Jenkins

    i learned that it is rare to have a bad egg when preparing a meal that calls for eggs

  71. Shae Stanley

    During our egg lab, I learned how to do something new. I learned how to make an omelet. I’ve always just made scrambled eggs but I quickly learned that there are many other ways to cooks eggs that are just as good or better.

  72. Anita

    I learned that when you make scrambled eggs you have to let the eggs sit for a while until its cooked soyou won’t get a bunch of small pieces of eggs.

  73. Cierra Brooks

    During our egg lab, as I watched, I learned that you have to let the eggs settle at first and then, start to scramble.

  74. Alexis Cleckley

    The egg lab was really simple and showed that you have time to make a healthy breakfast.

  75. Jonathan P

    We made our eggs fast and cooked them well

  76. hannah wills

    i learned that you need to make sure that you use a nonstick able pan otherwise the eggs are going to stick to the pan no matter what.

  77. amber a.

    I learned that if you put milk or water in your eggs it makes them fluffy

  78. Rachel

    Our eggs and cheese toast were a very fast and quick option in the morning as opposed to not eating breakfast at all

  79. shane woods

    i think that who ever made the egg comments in my group did a great job (me) and i didnt know that adding milk made it fluffy

  80. nayra

    i learned that the less time you talk to each other the faster you finish cooking.

  81. Cody W

    I learned adding milk makes it fluffly

  82. brea west

    I learned that if you stir your eggs to much they will overcoagulate

  83. CURTIS

    the eggs and everything was easy to make lets do something harder

  84. Maddie Langley

    We scrambled eggs because we leanred that they are quick and easy to make.

  85. Jake

    Didn’t know you should add mustard, but okay. If you say so.

  86. Hannah McManus 3rd

    Our group did very well and our eggs were slightly moist and fluffy!

  87. Miracle McDaniel (3rd)

    Top cheese with the last 3 slices of cubed bread.

  88. chance

    i learned that its possilbe to cook a full breackfest in under 15 mins

  89. breanna swanson

    I learned that adding sausage to the dish will give it a little kick as well as a nice flavor. My group made omeletes and they turned out delicious!!!

  90. Tiffani Willis

    I learned that spicy sausage gives it the best kick to your casserole.

  91. hannah schuster

    Breakfast doesn’t take that long to make.

  92. Elizabeth Stevens

    Our group did really good and finished on time and gained extra points. Our omlets were cooked very good.

  93. jasmine

    i never knew it was so quick to make yourself a good breakfast.

  94. Tori Attison

    I learned that you can add milk to the eggs to make them fluffy! Our group did very well and worked fast and efficient on our scrambled eggs.

  95. courtney b

    Our eggs were great & cheesy!

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