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Overnight Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Overnight Sausage Breakfast Casserole is a  filling, hearty make ahead sausage and egg casserole. Perfect for large crowds and holiday breakfasts and brunches! This casserole is nutritionally balanced and low sugar!

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Overnight Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Look at the lovely layers of flavor in this casserole. Egg soaked french bread, layered with dried tomatoes and leafy greens. Cooked bacon, sausage, onion and pepper strips cover the first layer. Shredded Mozzarella and Smoked gouda cheeses  coat the top in a crispy, flavorful topping.

I’m especially pleased with the extra color and flavor added by the homemade dried tomatoes. They are my favorite homemade condiment this year! I use them in so many ways to add color, flavor and tomato sweetness into dishes. This casserole greatly benefitted from the addition.

Overnight Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Overnight Sausage Breakfast Casserole

This casserole is created from my overflowing fridge on the eve of an out-of-town vacation. We are going to celebrate our granddaughter, Nora’s birthday at Disneyland. We can’t wait!

I never time my shopping right before a vacation. Especially if I plan to have a house sitter. I bought a HUGE pack of bacon, because it looked so good! And a package of link sausage…and a large container of organic leafy greens!  Just a few days before our trip.

What was I thinking? Anyhow, all this food overflow called for a special recipe, using a Hodge Podge of delicious, if eclectic ingredients.

Where did that huge loaf of french bread come from? I was hungry on shopping day.

On departure day we would need an EARLY breakfast. Like 3 am! On airplane travel days we rarely get enough food and water. So I wanted to start us off with a full belly of nutritious food.

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full of delicious dried tomatoes, cheeses, sausages and eggs!

I threw about a 1/4 pound of bacon into the mix.  We love bacon, I cook with it all the time. But putting it in with 12 0z of sausage…might not be very healthy. So I did NOT put the bacon into this recipe.

Feel free if you want to. It’s a lot of extra fat, not the most healthy form of it either. But the flavor is excellent 🙂

Overnight Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Easy to make. Load it all in the greased pan and put it in the fridge. Next day bake it an hour or so. Enjoy!

This casserole was made several days before our trip and there was so much of it I had plenty to heat up for our 3:00 A.M. Pre Flight breakfast. Our housesitter son still had leftovers while we were gone! This casserole is best served in small sections. You should get 18 servings easily out of a 9 x 13 pan. 

UPDATE: We had a FANTASTIC time with our Sandefur family at Disneyland. Treasured Memories for a lifetime for Nora and all the rest of us too. I’v made this casserole several times since that trip and it is very yummy indeed 🙂

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Overnight Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe:

  • Cook over medium heat in a large frying pan, bacon, onion, pepper strips and garlic. (Cook sausage in the same pan if using bulk).
  • Cut the bread into cubes.
  • Shred the cheese.
  • Cut the sausage, (if using pre-cooked links) into 1/4 inch rounds.
  • Chop fresh greens and tomatoes as desired.
  • When the sausage is prepared:
  • grease a 9 x 13 x 2 inch baking pan and fill with the bread.
  • Whisk together the eggs, half n half and mustard.
  • Layer the meats and greens over the bread.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the top.
  • Cover with foil and store in fridge overnight
  • Next morning bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for about an hour uncovered until the casserole is browned and bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and let sit 10 minutes until it cools enough to eat. Serve!
Overnight Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Delicious, filling and easy to make. Here is Overnight Sausage Breakfast Casserole ready to bake. Refrigerate until morning and bake.

 

Overnight Sausage Breakfast Casserole
Yield: 18 servings

Overnight Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Overnight Sausage Breakfast Casserole is a  filling, hearty make ahead sausage and egg casserole. Perfect for large crowds and holiday breakfasts and brunches!

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. sausage
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 5 oz. smoked gouda cheese, shredded
  • 5 oz. mozzarella, shredded
  • 8 cups french bread-slightly stale, cut into one inch cubes
  • 2 Cups dried tomatoes
  • 2 Cups chopped fresh leafy greens
  • 12 eggs
  • 2 Cups half n half
  • 1/4 Cup dijon mustard

Instructions

Prep:

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat cook onion, bell pepper, and garlic, Also cook sausage if using bulk raw
  2. Prepare the bread by cutting it into 1inch cubes
  3. Shred the cheeses.
  4. If using sausage links cut them into 1/4 rounds
  5. Chop fresh greens and tomatoes as desired

Assembly:

  1. Grease a 9 x 13 x 2 inch baking pan and fill with the bread
  2. Whisk together the eggs, half n half and mustard
  3. Layer the meats and greens over the bread
  4. Pour the egg mixture over the top
  5. Cover with foil and store in fridge overnight

Baking:

  1. Next morning bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees F for about 1 hour, uncovered until the casserole is browned and bubbly.
  2. Remove from oven and let sit 10 minutes until it cools enough to eat

Nutrition Information

Yield

18

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 253Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 159mgSodium 544mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 14g

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Wajeeha

Sunday 3rd of April 2016

I love breakfast casseroles and this looks delicious!

homemadefoodjunkie

Monday 4th of April 2016

Hi Wajeeha, This is so good!

Dahn

Friday 1st of April 2016

I love an overnight casserole, this is a great dish for the weekend

homemadefoodjunkie

Friday 1st of April 2016

Hi Dahn, I agree! This casserole is perfect for a Lazy weekend when you don't want to cook much. Or a busy weekend when you don't have much time! enjoy!

Patricia @ Grab a Plate

Friday 1st of April 2016

This looks amazing, and what an easy recipe for something so tasty! I love the added dried tomatoes - I wouldn't have thought to add those! Thanks for such a winner!

homemadefoodjunkie

Friday 1st of April 2016

H Patricia, Those dried tomatoes are such a boost of sweet flavor in this recipe. They worked so well together with the sausage and smoked Gouda. I highly recommend Sun Dried tomatoes in this recipe!

The Food Hunter

Friday 1st of April 2016

Pinning this is perfect for when company is in town.

homemadefoodjunkie

Friday 1st of April 2016

Thank you for pinning Food Hunter! I Appreciate all the shares. This a a great labor saving recipe for when company is in town. Enjoy!

Amanda {Striped Sptaula}

Thursday 31st of March 2016

That's a winning-looking breakfast casserole! Sounds amazing. I love that you've used smoked gouda; it must be delicious in this with the sausage.

homemadefoodjunkie

Thursday 31st of March 2016

Hi Amanda, Smoked gouda is a perfect flavor blend for sausage and bacon. Not too strong. A nice, smooth supporting smokiness with cheesiness! So good!

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