This dish is a perfect holiday dish. It is prepared the night before and can be baking while opening gifts or seeing where the Easter bunny hid eggs.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
additional:
9 hrs 10 mins
total:
10 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch casserole
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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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  • Spray a deep 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Lay bread pieces into bottom of the prepared baking dish.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Spread sausage over bread.

  • Whisk eggs, cream of celery soup, and milk together in a bowl until mixture is smooth. Spread 1 package of Cheddar cheese over sausage; pour egg mixture over the cheese. Spread remaining package of Cheddar cheese over the top of the casserole. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.

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

  • Bake casserole in the preheated oven until set, about 45 minutes; remove foil covering and continue baking until cheese topping is browned, about 15 more minutes. Let casserole stand 10 minutes before serving.

Cook's Notes:

I usually use an aluminum throw-away pan.

Spread bread pieces onto baking sheets and let stand for 1 hour to reduce moisture, if possible. The more stale the bread, the better.

Nutrition Facts

481 calories; protein 25.9g 52% DV; carbohydrates 26.2g 9% DV; fat 30g 46% DV; cholesterol 256.5mg 86% DV; sodium 1302.8mg 52% DV. Full Nutrition