Brunch on the Bayou


This is an absolutely FANTASTIC brunch recipe. I typically serve it when family is visiting for the holidays as the majority is prepared the night before. Everyone loves it and ALWAYS wants the recipe!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 40 mins
8 servings


  • 4 ounces Italian sausage, casings removed

  • ½ (1 pound) loaf day old French bread, broken into small pieces

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 1 pound shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • 1 ½ cups whole milk

  • 10 eggs

  • cup white wine

  • 3 green onions, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese


  1. Place sausage in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring constantly until evenly browned. Drain grease, and set aside.

  2. Spread bread pieces in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Drizzle melted butter over the bread pieces, then sprinkle in the cooked sausage. Cover with shredded cheese. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, white wine, Dijon mustard, and green onions. Season with black and red pepper. Pour the egg mixture over everything in the baking dish. Cover, and refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.

  3. Remove the dish from the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to baking to allow it to come to room temperature. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  4. Cover the dish with aluminum foil, and bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Then uncover, and bake for an additional 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, and spread sour cream over the top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Return to the oven for an additional 10 minutes, or until cheese is starting to brown slightly.

    looking into the corner of a blue 9x13 casserole of brunch on the bayou. A portion has been removed and plated.
    Dotdash Meredith Food Studio

Cook's Note:

If I'm not serving kids, I like to double up on the red pepper flakes and add a few drops of hot pepper sauce as well.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

576 Calories
40g Fat
22g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 576
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 322mg 107%
Sodium 863mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 618mg 48%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 335mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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