Our Egg and Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe is the Best Make-Ahead Breakfast!

Sausage & Egg Breakfast Casserole

yield: 12 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 1 HOUR 20 MINUTES

total time: 1 HOUR 40 MINUTES

Directions

1

Crumble the sausage into a skillet, and cook over medium heat until evenly browned. Drain grease if necessary.

2

Place pieces of toasted bread at the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Place cooked sausage over the bread, evenly spread.

3

Mix eggs, milk, salt, green chilies, and red bell pepper together in a medium-sized bowl. Pour mixture over the bread and sausage. Sprinkle the top with shredded cheese. Cover and place in the fridge overnight, or bake immediately.

4

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake the casserole for 50 min covered with foil. Remove the cover and cook another 25 minutes at 325 degrees, until browned and bubbly. Enjoy!

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Whether you call it sausage breakfast casserole or egg and cheese strata, here’s an easy and delicious brunch recipe. 

slice of breakfast casserole

Need a delicious breakfast recipe for a gathering or lazy Sunday?

In our home, this savory egg and sausage breakfast casserole is one of our favorites to serve on Easter or during the holidays, but simple enough for any brunch occasion. It’s such an easy make-ahead meal to prep the night before in a 9×13 casserole dish, and then put in the oven the next morning.

dishing up breakfast casserole

The result is a bubbly egg, cheese, and sausage breakfast casserole with melted cheese topping and delicious fluffy bread crust at the bottom. It all caramelizes together for a warm comforting texture. I add a can of green chiles to my casserole for a mild spicy flavor, although that is optional of course!

sausage and egg breakfast casserole

Tips for perfecting our egg and sausage breakfast casserole recipe:

  • I love that this basic recipe can be customized to different meats and veggie combos your family prefers. Breakfast ground sausage (or link sausage) is what we normally use. Ham or bacon would be yummy as well.
  • If you have a day-old loaf of French bread, this is a great way to use it up. Otherwise, it’s easy to slice and toast for a few minutes in the oven first. I use 6 slices which ends up being about half a grocery store loaf of French bread. In a pinch, I have used white sandwich bread instead!
  • This can be baked immediately or compiled up to a day ahead of time and then placed in the oven to bake first thing in the morning (I normally do the latter).
  • Leftovers are delicious warmed up the next day in the microwave and can be stored covered in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.

ingredients for breakfast casserole

slicing french bread

french bread in a casserole dish

cooking sausage in a skillet

adding sausage to breakfast casserole

easy sausage breakfast casserole

adding cheese to breakfast casserole

breakfast casserole in the oven


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Sausage & Egg Breakfast Casserole

yield: 12 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 1 HOUR 20 MINUTES

total time: 1 HOUR 40 MINUTES

Here's a cheesy sausage and egg dish with fluffy French bread crust that is perfect to share as breakfast or brunch.

Directions

1

Crumble the sausage into a skillet, and cook over medium heat until evenly browned. Drain grease if necessary.

2

Place pieces of toasted bread at the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Place cooked sausage over the bread, evenly spread.

3

Mix eggs, milk, salt, green chilies, and red bell pepper together in a medium-sized bowl. Pour mixture over the bread and sausage. Sprinkle the top with shredded cheese. Cover and place in the fridge overnight, or bake immediately.

4

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake the casserole for 50 min covered with foil. Remove the cover and cook another 25 minutes at 325 degrees, until browned and bubbly. Enjoy!

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bite of breakfast casserole

Sausage breakfast casserole is a perfect potluck dish!

You can prepare a pan with sausage and one with bacon as a different variation, and they travel well in a casserole dish. I usually serve it alongside fruit and sometimes a sweet option like cinnamon rolls for a yummy brunch. Enjoy!

See how my teammate Stacy makes a low carb version of this breakfast casserole:

“I make this idea without the bread and it’s still very good. In fact, it’s my go-to recipe for using up leftover ham after holiday dinners! It can be done with almost any meat, but my family loves it when I used chopped-up ham. It is such a forgiving recipe, and the result is always yummy! Bonus – it makes enough for a couple of breakfasts so that’s a definite win in my family.”


These breakfast burrito pouches are a delicious make-ahead breakfast, too!


About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 33

  1. Kathy

    I just sat down from finishing getting our breakfast casseroles in the fridge for the morning.

  2. J

    These pictures are so amazing! Makes me want to eat everything that is posted!

  3. Amanda

    Yum! Sounds good! I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas Collin! Thank you for all your hard work.

  4. melgie

    It looks really good…yum! Merry christmas to you and your family Collin:)

  5. Eve

    This does look really good. Thank you.

  6. Monica

    I need to try this! Delish!

  7. julie

    I just made something similar to this today but instead of bread I used cooked hashbrowns. Can’t wait to eat it tomorrow!

  8. Sarah

    Ahh…I’ve had this for Christmas breakfast every Christmas I can remember! My mom uses stale bread – sounds gross but it’s delicious!

  9. C

    Thanks for the recipe. Just got done making this… It’s in the fridge all ready for tomorrow! Merry Christmas to all! 🙂

  10. tracy

    You can use toast if you don’t have French bread. I toast the heels of a loaf of bread since no one eats those pieces anyway. We like add cilantro and some chili flakes for a little heat.

  11. Tiara

    We make this (minus the chili’s and we use any bread cut in cubes and dried or toasted) every Christmas 🙂 sometimes with fruit salad or cinnamon rolls, too. My husband’s Grandmother started the Christmas tradition and we carried it along.

  12. megan

    I made something almost identical this morning, only instead of using the french bread my recipe called for country style hash browns. Turned out delicious and was super filling!! 🙂

    • Melissa J

      Hi! I love the idea of using hash browns instead of bread. Can you add frozen hash browns? Do you remember the amount you used? TIA!

      • jax

        I make mine with hashbrowns but the simply potato bagged ones. I usually toss them with melted butter, salt and pepper before putting in the casserole. If you use frozen I’d defrost and remove some of the water from them.

        • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

          Yum! Great idea 💡

        • Melissa J

          Perfect, thank you!!

  13. Krissy

    Read this last minute decided to take a chance: used everything except chilies and added an egg and extra bread (french) with maple sausage- was simply amazing! Never had it before, was inexpensive and very filling! Thank you!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Excellent!

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    • Brittany

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  15. Jamie

    We do leftover sausage stuffing and scrambled eggs sautéed in a pan for breakfast – I should try it baked this way. Would be way better!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yum! Great idea 💡

  16. Sfter

    I make this every year. My nephew calls it Egg cake. Lol. I have to make triple batch bc everyone LOVES it. It’s super easy and so good!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Awesome! So yum

  17. Amy

    Only 5 eggs? Doesn’t seem like near enough for a big pan…isn’t it more bread than egg? Does anyone add more eggs?

    • Toni

      My recipe calls for 6 eggsand a few more pieces of bread. The 2 cups of milk that you add makes for plenty of liquid for the bread to absorb. We used any kind of breakfast meat (ham cubes, bacon, sausage), onions, and green peppers. Yum!

  18. Kandyce

    I still have alot of these ingredients leftover from thanksgiving day prep. Definitely will try this recipe 😊🌶🥕🍅🧀

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Perfect! Thanks for sharing 👍

  19. Ihearthip

    I do a similar casserole for Christmas and I like to top it with green onions and cherry tomatoes at the end.

  20. Franfran

    Lina, As I’m making this for the 7th year. Lol Thanks to you it’s our Christmas tradition breakfast when visiting our son every year out of state. I hope you see this. May you and your family have a blessed holiday season!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aw yay!! I just made mine too, so it’ll be ready for tomorrow ❤️ thank you – Merry Christmas!! 🎄

  21. W.

    I use day old croissants! Yummy.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      YES! I love that idea.

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