Egg and Sausage Breakfast Bake With Cheese

Breakfast Casserole With Sausage
Breakfast Casserole With Sausage. burwellphotography/E+/Getty Images
  • 75 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings

This version of the ever-popular breakfast casserole is made with sausage, cheese, eggs, and a variety of seasonings.

This casserole is spiced with a little nutmeg and cayenne. The casserole is made the night before, making it a very convenient one-dish meal for a busy morning. Use spicy or mild sausage in the recipe.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 scant teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • dash ground cayenne pepper
  • 3 slices French or Italian bread or other firm white bread, cubed
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, about 4 ounces

How to Make It

In a large skillet, crumble sausage; brown over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain well, patting with paper towels to absorb excess grease.

In a large bowl beat eggs, milk, and seasonings until smooth and well blended. Stir in the drained sausage and remaining ingredients (bread cubes and shredded cheese). Pour the mixture into a lightly buttered 8-inch square baking dish; cover and refrigerate overnight.

Remove from the refrigerator 30 to 45 minutes before baking time.

Bake in a preheated 325 F oven for about 55 to 65 minutes, or until eggs are set and lightly browned. A knife inserted near center should come out clean. If you have an instant-read food thermometer, insert it into the center of the casserole. The minimum safe temperature for eggs is 160 F.

Cool for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

Serve the casserole with fresh diced or sliced tomatoes or fruit.

Serves 4 to 6.

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