Sausage and Egg Casserole
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min.
I used my leftover homemade Christmas sausage, vegetable and bread dressing and added the salt, mustard, milk, eggs and cheese as directed to make a delicious after Christmas breakfast casserole.
Had this at our wedding brunch 30 years ago and make it for holidays or visitors. I do not mix it... layer it instead. Bread, then cooked sausage, then cheese, then the egg mixture. The only time I mixed it, it was too gooey. You can't ruin this dish though. Tried diff breads, diff cheese... but the sausage is the flavor base, so don't use a bland sausage. I no longer refrigerate at night... goes right in the oven. But, if we have company for brunch it does save time to prep night before... but remember to warm at room temp for 30 minutes or it won't cook thru. Easy and delish!!!
I used my favorite chicken and artichoke sausage and it was delicious! My family loved this dish.
Can you use biscuits instead of bread cubed pieces?
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My family loved this dish!!! I used Jimmy Dean sausage bits prepackaged and diced ham to save time, I cubed 5 slices of 3-cheese artisan bread, used 12 eggs, 1.5 cups milk, 2 cups Mexican cheese blend and added onion powder, garlic powder and salt & pepper. Scrumptious!! I was worried it’d be dry but it was perfectly moist.
I think this dish really depends on quality of sausage used. (The better the flavor of sausage, the better the end result.) For us, this dish comes out perefect everytime....it's a great, easy to follow recipe. Love that you can make the night before and save on prep time (which is aces for a morning event), but I have also made without letting it set overnight and still comes out wonderful.
Very tasty. I added dried minced onion
Now that we are currently sheltering in place, I've been managing the pantry fridge and freezer contents with greater attention. I found myself with three dozen eggs, six Jimmy Dean turkey sausages and a half pound of chorizo. I decided to make this casserole, but had no white bread. Way back in the freezer I found three slices of prepared garlic bread (the kind that is buttered and seasoned). So that's the bread I substituted in the recipe. After cooking the chorizo and using a paper towel to sop up the grease, I added the sliced turkey sausage to mix in with the chorizo. I added the sausage to the egg mixture, which I made with only one cup of milk based on the remarks of other reviewers, and the diced garlic bread. We're not cheese lovers, so I left out the cheese, which cuts a lot of calories out too. The chorizo and garlic bread made for a very flavorful and delicious dish.
I have made this also using sliced deli ham and adding mushrooms. Makes a delicious holiday brunch. I also serve with a side of home fries and fresh in season fruit.