Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

by Suzanne on March 24, 2011

in Breakfast

 Sausage & cheese breakfast casserole | “Good Morning” with this delicious breakfast casserole.  It is so easy to make the night before and bake in the morning, perfect for company, a lazy weekend or a brunch.  If you’re like me and like to change things up in recipes and create your own then you might try using cooked onions and bell peppers as well as mushrooms.  The recipe calls for bread, I use store bought wheat bread, but white bread would be fine, homemade bread would be even better.  Remember homemade bread is much more dense generally speaking so the liquid may need to to be increased.

Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

12 oz. of reduced fat breakfast sausage cooked and crumbled
6 slices of bread cubed (I used thick french bread)
2 cups of cheese
5 large chopped mushrooms about 1 cup
8 eggs
2 cups milk
1/2 cup cream or half and half

Step 1: In a large skillet cook the sausage and mushrooms until the meat is no longer pink, drain any fat.
Step 2: In a large bowl whisk eggs, milk and cream together.
Step 3: Add the cubed bread, sausage, and cheese and mix together.
Step 4: Spray and 9 X 13 inch pan with cooking spray and pour ingredients into pan spread out evenly.  Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
Step 5: In the morning take out casserole and bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes until middle is set and does not jiggle.  Let casserole stand for 5-10 minutes and serve.


  • When the casserole is baked it rises nice and high then falls when it is cooled.
  • Can use all skim milk and no cream for a lighter dish, the texture changes a bit as well.
  • Garnish with salsa and sour cream.
  • This dish goes well with fruit or fruit salad.
  • Serves 12

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1 Destri March 24, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Oh, pinning this one!

2 Suzanne March 24, 2011 at 8:32 am

still have some here come on over girl 🙂

3 Reeni March 26, 2011 at 3:45 pm

I would love to wake up to this Suzanne! I bet it would make a delicious breakfast for dinner too!

4 Haley March 30, 2011 at 5:27 am

Would it work if I took out the mushrooms?

5 Suzanne March 30, 2011 at 5:51 am

It would work fine if your didn't use mushrooms. When I created this recipe it was a combo of two recipes one with mushrooms and no bread the other with bread and not mushrooms. Enjoy your creation.

6 Sophia March 30, 2011 at 6:55 am

I love making delicious, comforting breakfasts in the morning! I'd love to make this! You should consider submitting this to Recipe4Living's Breakfast Casserole Recipe Contest! You could win a whole bunch of things from Melitta Coffee!

7 Suzanne March 30, 2011 at 7:49 pm

thank you I will have to check that site out.

8 Carol August 18, 2014 at 2:06 am

I’m looking for “freezables” for quickies……could I freeze this recipe and take out as needed, so I have delicious food but not cooking 3x just 1?

9 Suzanne August 20, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Carol, I haven’t tried freezing this recipe before, but I’m sure it would made be if you used smaller portions like using a muffin tin to bake it and freeze those after they are cooked it would work out. Let me know what you try out, thanks.

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