Breakfast Casserole

Last Christmas we decided to entertain upwards of 30 people.  Fortunately, most of them would arrive after lunch, spend the afternoon and partake in a huge feast.  Fortunately, I was able to conscript some help in preparing the feast. Even the best chefs have help.

For breakfast we only had 10 souls.  Still, this is a bit of a task to prepare for.  I didn’t feel like spending the whole day in the kitchen so I searched for ideas to make at least Christmas breakfast easy.

This breakfast casserole was a breeze.  I threw it together the night before and just tossed it in the oven in the morning.  Mo muss, no fuss.

Breakfast Sausage Casserole
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 50 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: North American, Redneck
Servings: 8 people
  • 1 lb ground pork sausage
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 slices white bread toasted and cut into cubes
  • 8 oz mild Cheddar cheese shredded
  1. Crumble sausage into a medium skillet. Cook over medium heat until evenly brown; drain.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix together mustard powder, salt, eggs and milk. Add the sausage, bread cubes, and cheese, and stir to coat evenly. Pour into a greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator for 8 hours, or overnight.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  4. Cover, and bake 45 to 60 minutes. Uncover, and reduce temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Bake for an additional 30 minutes, or until set.