Rating: 4.61 stars
341 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 248
  • 4 star values: 65
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4

Breakfast is a breeze with this all in one breakfast casserole that has sausage, eggs, cheese, bread. If you like, add tomatoes and mushrooms too!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 F. In large skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat, stirring frequently until thoroughly cooked and no longer pink. In large mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, mustard and salt; stir well.

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  • Distribute half the bread evenly in a buttered 9 x 13 x 2 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with half the pepper, half the cheese, half the sausage and half of each optional ingredient. Repeat layering using remaining bread, pepper, cheese, sausage and optional ingredients. Pour egg mixture evenly over casserole.

  • Bake uncovered for 55-60 minutes, or until eggs are set. Tent with foil if top begins to brown too quickly.

Note

may be assembled ahead and refrigerated up to 12 hours before baking.

Time Saving Tip: One package of 9.6 oz fully cooked Jimmy Dean® Hearty Sausage Crumbles may be substituted for one 16 oz roll of fresh breakfast sausage in most dishes.

Nutrition Facts

737 calories; protein 36.9g; carbohydrates 26.6g; fat 53.2g; cholesterol 413.4mg; sodium 1344.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (376)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2006
Great recipe! I cut it in half, used 4 cups hash browns instead of bread, added green pepper and jalapenos. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/25/2005
this was not a hit at my house. It's Chritmas morning and I think I should have made eggs and sausage seperately. Too much bread had to cook an extra half an hour and it's still soggy inside...the kids sort of like it my husband and I choked it down since we waited so long to eat. Next time...if I ever make it again I will use hash browns or tater tots instead of the bread I would also add more cheese and less milk (although I did already cut it down by half a cup). recipe isn't "terrible" but definately needs a little help. Read More
(37)
341 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 248
  • 4 star values: 65
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2006
Great recipe! I cut it in half, used 4 cups hash browns instead of bread, added green pepper and jalapenos. Read More
(329)
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2005
This recipe turned out so good! I made it ahead of time, froze it, then let it thaw in the fridge before baking it. I used a whole dozen eggs, 2 cups milk, and 1 cup half and half. I served it for a brunch and my guests loved it! They ate all of it up, there were no leftovers at all. It was a huge hit. This is such a great recipe to make ahead of time if you are having guests and need a good dish to fill all of them up! Read More
(210)
Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2008
I always make this the night before and it is always wonderful. I think the people that are having trouble with the amount of liquid / cook time my not be measuring the bread crumbs. 6 cups is not 6 slices, it is 10 or more depending on your bread. You should not have to adjust the eggs or milk or the cook time. Don't be afraid of this one it is the best egg bake I have ever tried. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2006
Made this for Christmas. Prepared it the night before and cooked it in the morning. It was delicious. One I will make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2007
12/26/07 update: we make this every year for Christmas morning. This year tried to freeze it on 12/23 due work schedule. It did not come out quite as well after freezing. It also added quite a bit of time to cooking, even after thawed, due to added fluid. Still awesome! First review in 2005: This was wonderful. I assembled a full 24 hours ahead of time and then baked and served on Christmas morning. I used a smaller pan, the oval Corning dish, as suggested by another reviewer. It was wonderful that way. I also put in oneless egg, per everyone's recommendations. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/25/2005
this was not a hit at my house. It's Chritmas morning and I think I should have made eggs and sausage seperately. Too much bread had to cook an extra half an hour and it's still soggy inside...the kids sort of like it my husband and I choked it down since we waited so long to eat. Next time...if I ever make it again I will use hash browns or tater tots instead of the bread I would also add more cheese and less milk (although I did already cut it down by half a cup). recipe isn't "terrible" but definately needs a little help. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2010
We made it exactly as it was written and it was amazing! The whole casserole was gone in one sitting! Everyone was asking for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2011
Delicious! Easy to make and a hit with the whole family! I used spicy sausage the 2nd time I made it and it was so good!:) Thanks Jimmy Dean! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2005
I made this for a brunch baby shower and it was a hit. It s much better than the traditional Christmas breakfast casserole I ve made before. A couple of changes: I used maple-flavored sausage cubed and toasted an entire French loaf of bread upped the eggs to 15 and milk to 4 1/2 cups and omitted the tomatoes and replaced with red bell peppers. (I had quite a few to serve.) My casserole took a bit longer than the 60 minutes just watch yours carefully but it was hearty and scrumptious! Read More
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