This is one of my favorite recipes. Great for brunch or special occasions. My mother would prep this on Christmas Eve Day and let it set overnight, then bake it Christmas morning for a simple but decadent dish. This is great for keto or LCHF diets, or you can use turkey breakfast sausage to reduce the fat.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Spread a thin layer of Colby-Jack cheese in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Crack eggs on top of the cheese layer and break the yolks but do not stir. Layer crumbled sausage over eggs and top with remaining cheese. Drizzle cream on top.

  • Cover baking dish and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.

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

  • Bake in the preheated oven until set, about 1 hour. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

938 calories; 79.5 g total fat; 495 mg cholesterol; 2008 mg sodium. 5.9 g carbohydrates; 51.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (43)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2017
This was so good! I halved the recipe and used a 8x8 glass dish and this took about 40 minutes too cook. Super simple to throw together. I made it the morning of, not the night before, but it'd be such a time saver to prep and have it ready for the morning! Full of flavor for few ingredients. I used a little bet less cheese than called for and drained some of the excess grease that had pooled on the top. For the non-keto eaters, I served it with fruit and toast, but for myself, the generous serving was more than enough! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/05/2019
I made this recipe for two people and adjusted the ingredients accordingly. It was tasty although the cream curdled during the baking process I-am not sure what happened!! Any suggestions or answers as to why the cream curdled Read More
49 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2017
This was so good! I halved the recipe and used a 8x8 glass dish and this took about 40 minutes too cook. Super simple to throw together. I made it the morning of, not the night before, but it'd be such a time saver to prep and have it ready for the morning! Full of flavor for few ingredients. I used a little bet less cheese than called for and drained some of the excess grease that had pooled on the top. For the non-keto eaters, I served it with fruit and toast, but for myself, the generous serving was more than enough! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2017
This was so good! I halved the recipe and used a 8x8 glass dish and this took about 40 minutes too cook. Super simple to throw together. I made it the morning of, not the night before, but it'd be such a time saver to prep and have it ready for the morning! Full of flavor for few ingredients. I used a little bet less cheese than called for and drained some of the excess grease that had pooled on the top. For the non-keto eaters, I served it with fruit and toast, but for myself, the generous serving was more than enough! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2018
I made this for our weekend guests. I used mild Italian sausage instead of breakfast sausage. It turned out awesome. So flavorful. You do not need any spices when using Italian sausage. It’s a keeper here. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2017
I love this recipe. Absolutely delicious with so few ingredients. I will be making this often! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2018
I halfed the recipe using 8x8 pan for 40 min as another reviewer stated, as my house is just me. I was really skeptical about the pound of cheese... but made as stated. This was very easy peasy, and yummy! Nine servings so perfect for having around for those I am starving moments. Will be making again, want to try with sage sausage or Herbes de Provence sprinkled on the sausage. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2018
This will be my go to for potluck breakfasts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2019
This is delicious! Thank for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2018
Fantastic! I also only made half a pan and cooked it for 40 mins. I did lightly salt the eggs and used half hot/half not sausage. So easy and yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2019
Excellent Christmas morning breakfast! Everyone loved this. I added the seasonings for the Breakfast Sausage recipe from this site to my sausage because I knew the sausage I bought didn't have a lot of flavor. I didn't use all the cheese and it was plenty cheesy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2019
I tried this with a twist that my family loved. I doubled the recipe and in place of one of the pounds of sausage used bacon. Absolute winner! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/05/2019
I made this recipe for two people and adjusted the ingredients accordingly. It was tasty although the cream curdled during the baking process I-am not sure what happened!! Any suggestions or answers as to why the cream curdled Read More