Overnight Breakfast Casserole

This casserole is handy and hearty enough to feed the football team, yet pretty and tasty to serve up for Easter brunch.  It’s one of our favorite breakfasts.  I’ll often make it at the beginning of the week to reheat on hurried mornings.

Overnight Breakfast Casserole

  • 1 lb. sausage, browned and drained OR 1 lb. ham, chopped (I often mix the two.)
  • 6 eggs
  • 6 slices bread, cubed
  • 2 c. milk
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Beat eggs and milk.  Add sausage, bread, mustard, salt, and cheese.  Mix well.

Pour in a greased 9×13 dish.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Bake 1 hour at 325°, covered with foil.  Remove foil.  Bake another 15-20 minutes uncovered.

Serve it up with your favorite fresh fruit and some muffins or cinnamon rolls. Yum!

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Comments

  1. I’ve made this multiple times and love it!

  2. Yummy! :D

  3. This is one of our favorites too! Too easy not to try it!

  4. My mom used to make a similar dish that I always loved. Yours looks better than hers though (I hope she doesn’t find this comment…. :D)

    ~Aubree Cherie

  5. I love it when I find a great looking recipe and I have all of the ingredients already! I’ll add this to my to do list for today.

  6. This looks wonderful. I’ve been looking for a breakfast casserole. Thanks!

  7. Love this! Make it all the time! We often use extra sharp cheddar for a little extra flavor! I also have split it in two different 8×8 dishes to freeze! :)

    • Mandy,
      How do you freeze it? About how long does it keep for in the freezer, and then do you thaw it before reheating it?

  8. I had a half a loaf of italian bread to use up, so I made this last night for this morning! It was very good. I think next time I may use a mix of cheeses, maybe some swiss? Yum, thanks!

  9. I make one very similar and we love it! Perfect for Holiday brunches. I think I will make one for Easter!

  10. I don’t like the texture of bread in breakfast casserole. Could I just take it out or would I need to use less milk?

  11. I made this for New Year’s day brunch and it was delicious! Instead of plain white bread, I used Vienna bread and it was great.

  12. L. Schmidt says:

    I had this a couple weeks ago when my great aunt fixed this for our family when visiting. I’ve been looking for this recipe since then. Thanks!

  13. Would this recipe have enough flavor, if I left the meat out?

  14. Have you ever tried adding tomatoes? Curious how that would taste…
    I’m making this for the 1st time tonight (to bake in the morning)!

    • So behind on comments. Sorry about that. Nope, never tried it with tomatoes. Did you? What did you think? (I’m wondering if that would be too much liquid… maybe?)

  15. I have the same question as Mandy; does anyone know how to freeze/serve? Thanks!

  16. Tried this this morning. Everyone loved it! I used cubed sourdough bread and a good teaspoon of my homemade lemon herb seasoning (lemon peel, basil, cayenne, etc.,) and it was fantastic. Just had to share.

    I also made THE Great Pumpkin Dessert today for Sunday dessert. Can’t wait to break into it.

    Love your recipes btw. Your list is Cream of the Crop of great classic recipes so to speak, IMO.

    I’m glad I found your site.

  17. yolanda sopranos says:

    I maden this for my twin boys birthday party. It was at 11 am and everyone loved it! I added cooked onions and bacon instead of sausage/ham. I also made 2 casseroles but wanted them to be different. I sprinkled chopped red and green peppers. This was very good. I am sprinkling extra cheese on top next, time.

  18. Hi
    I made this on Saturday for Sunday, my guest said “Wonderful, changed it a bit to suite our taste, but used this as my basic recipe. Thanks for sharing

  19. I made ahead overnight breakfast casseroles. they sat last night in the fridge..But i do not need until tommarrow should i leave them another day in fridgertaor or should i bake and reheat tomorrow morning? do not want them to be to soggy! it is for a baby shower (that i was thinking was today!!)

  20. can you let a breakfast casserole stay in the refridegerator for 2 days before baking?

  21. Lesley S says:

    Making this again for all out college friends who are staying the night. :)

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