Rating: 4.64 stars
275 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 207
  • 4 star values: 46
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3

This egg casserole has a little zip to it due to the pepperjack cheese! A big hit at church brunches

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
additional:
8 hrs 20 mins
total:
9 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place sausage in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside.

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  • In a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish, arrange the croutons in a single layer. Layer with Cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, and pepperjack cheese. Top with the cooked sausage.

  • In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, half-and-half, milk, mustard, onion, salt, and pepper. Pour into the dish over the sausage. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.

  • The next morning, bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 to 60 minutes. Let sit for 20 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

416 calories; protein 21.5g; carbohydrates 13.3g; fat 30.6g; cholesterol 201.1mg; sodium 845.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (217)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2007
I tried this recipe because the dish is prepared the day before and baked the next morning. I did not have pepperjack cheese, so just increased the amount of other cheeses (wasn't worried about the amount of "zip"). Everyone really liked the dish - it was a big hit and quickly eaten - a lot of requests for the recipe. I gave it only 4 stars because there's a definite problem with the bake time and/or oven temp. After the time indicated, it was still raw in the center. As it continued to bake, it got a little too brown/crusty along the edges. When I make this again, I'll experiment and try it at 325 for a longer time OR maybe take it out of the fridge for 30 minutes before baking. Someone who requested the recipe from me made it and had the same problem. ****UPDATE**** Made this again, but took it out of the fridge and let it sit for 30 minutes before putting it in a 350 oven. Baked for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Came out perfect!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/18/2006
Baked this for my son's class breakfast. It was mostly eaten by the adults and everyone said they liked it and wanted the recipe. I did not like it. To me it seems there were just too many flavors going on at one time. The strong flavor of the croutons strong cheeses and meat was too much for me. If I make it again I will omit the swiss cheese and opt for fresh veggies browned in butter in lieu of the meat. Read More
(3)
275 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 207
  • 4 star values: 46
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2007
I tried this recipe because the dish is prepared the day before and baked the next morning. I did not have pepperjack cheese, so just increased the amount of other cheeses (wasn't worried about the amount of "zip"). Everyone really liked the dish - it was a big hit and quickly eaten - a lot of requests for the recipe. I gave it only 4 stars because there's a definite problem with the bake time and/or oven temp. After the time indicated, it was still raw in the center. As it continued to bake, it got a little too brown/crusty along the edges. When I make this again, I'll experiment and try it at 325 for a longer time OR maybe take it out of the fridge for 30 minutes before baking. Someone who requested the recipe from me made it and had the same problem. ****UPDATE**** Made this again, but took it out of the fridge and let it sit for 30 minutes before putting it in a 350 oven. Baked for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Came out perfect!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/01/2012
I used homemade turkey breakfast sausage, Texas Toast croutons and one can evaporated milk (I don't keep half-n-half on hand). I added a teaspoon garlic powder and a touch Frank's Hot Sauce to the egg mixture. This was very tasty though quite greasy. I'd make this again but I would cut the cheese back by half. I served this casserole with homemade biscuits and Parmesan potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2003
This is a very satifying recipe! I have used frozen shredded potatoes instead of the bread with terrific results. The pepper-jack cheese is what makes this recipe special. Thanks Jeanie Bean. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2003
We all thought this was very good!! I used more croutons than required plus they were unseasoned used bacon instead of sausage (only because I didn't have any available) and added some chopped green bell peppers (1/2 cup) and green onions (1/4 cup). Also since I only had dry mustard (not "hot") I added 2 drops of hot sauce in. Perfect amt of kick and taste. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2006
This recipe is ALWAYS a hit! It is better than all the other "overnight" egg & sausage casseroles. I think what makes it special is the use of the seasoned croutons instead of bread. I don't change a thing! Yummmmm..... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2006
I have made this casserole many times for work and for family. It is very very delicious and always a hit. I have made one adjustment. Instead of the croutons I cooked shredded hash brown potatoes until they are very crispy and use them as the base for my dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2006
Yum!! Just made this for an office breakfast and everyone went crazy for it. It's a tad spicy but the crowd likes spicy. I followed recipe exactly except I used crumbled bacon instead of sausage - it worked just fine. Baked uncovered for 55 minutes and it browned beautifully and came out super moist. This one is a keeper! Thanks. Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2006
If you wanted you could top with salsa sour cream and even green onions and green olives. It would lend itself to that as well. Very tasty! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2008
I've been making this recipe for about a year and it's always a hit. I have substituted Cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack for Swiss and Pepperjack and it has turned out wonderful. Also you can substitute ham for sausage--also very delicous. This is one of my recipes for my left-over Christmas ham--Thanks Susan! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/18/2006
Baked this for my son's class breakfast. It was mostly eaten by the adults and everyone said they liked it and wanted the recipe. I did not like it. To me it seems there were just too many flavors going on at one time. The strong flavor of the croutons strong cheeses and meat was too much for me. If I make it again I will omit the swiss cheese and opt for fresh veggies browned in butter in lieu of the meat. Read More
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