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Sausage and Egg Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min.

Makes

10 servings

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

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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.

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 serving: 271 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 151mg cholesterol, 736mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein.