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Italian Sausage Egg Bake

This hearty entree warms up any breakfast or brunch menu with its herb-seasoned flavor. —Darlene Markham, Rochester, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 8 slices white bread, cubed
  • 1 pound Italian sausage links, casings removed, sliced
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 9 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed


  • Place bread cubes in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; set aside. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Spoon sausage over bread; sprinkle with cheeses.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and seasonings; pour over casserole. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 50-55 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 316 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 214mg cholesterol, 546mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.

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  • JGa2595176
    Jan 11, 2020

    I loved the spices, even with the additional flavor from the sausage. i especially liked the fennel seed! Easy to put together and makes a great weekend breakfast dish!

  • Vanessa
    Aug 10, 2019

    Simply delicious!! Love this recipe.

  • Denise
    Nov 11, 2018

    My daughter suggested adding some vegetables, mushrooms, peppers, etc and when I make I again I would cut back on the basil and oregano, I think that overpowered the taste of the dish.

  • abileneblueboy
    Dec 20, 2017

    Made this for a morning bible study group. It was easy and amazing. I did add red bell pepper and spinach because I had some that I needed to use. Added nice color. Everyone wanted the recipe.

  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Apr 9, 2017

    Loved this! Used Crispy Crown Tator tots instead of the bread.

  • cindiak
    Mar 24, 2016

    Made this for a breakfast meeting and it was a huge hit. I added some chopped up colored peppers for some color and crunch.

  • coconutpatty
    Mar 12, 2016

    This is delicious! The Italian spices set it apart from other breakfast casseroles. I used crusty Italian bread and for the cheddar, VT white cheddar. Skim milk works fine. It is filling, but leftovers reheat well.

  • caree929
    Feb 5, 2016

    While I didn't use the herbs or the Italian sausage, I followed the rest of the recipe to a T. This was wonderful even with just regular breakfast sausage and no herbs! Very filling, too.

  • cpldutch
    Dec 20, 2015

    Yeah, use sausage in tube and use gluten free bread if you wish. Both are sausage and bread is bread.

  • springman
    Dec 20, 2015

    We just had this for a holiday brunch at friends house only they made it with bacon and it was so yummy. I think they cooked the bacon first and then chopped it up and mixed it in. It was excellent and warmed our tummies on a day when the high was only 17 degrees.