Savory Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast or brunch on the weekends is a ritual here, especially on Sunday. Hubby and I just like to relax and eat our food slowly while we enjoy our coffee. This weekend was no exception! Oh my gosh was this savory breakfast casserole amazing for brunch yesterday. It had all of my favorite hearty breakfast ingredients in one bite. Best of all, I quickly put it together the night before so that when I woke up all I had to do was put it in the oven. First, I quickly browned up my breakfast sausage.

The beautiful browned up sausage. It really makes the savory breakfast casserole so meaty and substantial!
The sausage was the absolute star of this recipe. It really made the savory breakfast casserole so meaty and substantial! Once I finished browning it, I set it aside to cool while I assembled the rest of the ingredients.
The savory breakfast casserole ready to sit and meld overnight.
All I had to do was layer the ingredients from there! I laid out a bottom layer of bread, followed by the cooled sausage. Then my egg custard lovingly enrobed all of that to hold it together. The final touch was sprinkling lots of cheddar cheese on top. The savory breakfast casserole looked gorgeous and ready to sit overnight! Doing that allowed all of the flavors to meld.

In the morning, all I had to do was get the savory breakfast casserole into the oven. That worked out so well because I don’t function well in the morning until coffee. Not having to cook or measure helped! The cheese melted gloriously and the eggs set perfectly as it baked. I cooled it for a few minutes before I quartered it to serve. Oh my goodness, we were one happy couple enjoying this baby with our coffee. The dish was custardy, savory and so satisfying. Our Sunday ritual was never so delicious! Enjoy, xoxo.

Savory Breakfast Casserole
Savory Breakfast Casserole
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Savory Breakfast Casserole
Savory Breakfast Casserole
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 4
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 dash canola oil for browning
  • 1/2 pound ground breakfast sausage
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 dash worcestershire sauce
  • 3 slices whole grain bread
  • 3/4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
Instructions
  1. Heat the canola oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Brown the ground sausage in it until cooked through. While it cooks, flavor it with the salt and Worcestershire sauce. Once it is done, take the pan off of the heat and set it aside to cool a bit. Take an 8 x 8 pan and liberally grease it with cooking spray.
  2. Layer the 3 slices of bread in the baking pan to form a bottom layer. The third slice can be cut to fit in around the other two slices so that the whole bottom is covered. Layer the cooled sausage mixture evenly on the bread. Sprinkle the cheddar evenly on top of the sausage. Combine the eggs, milk and parsley in a bowl and whisk them together until smooth. Pour that mixture over the layers to enrobe them. Cover the casserole and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight.
  3. In the morning, preheat the oven to 375. Let the casserole bake for 45-50 minutes. The cheese should be bubbly and the eggs should be set. Allow to cool for a few minutes, then serve immediately! This can easily serve 4 people when cut into quarters.

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  1. I had 2 HUGE helpings of this deliciousness – it was a first course in a 3 course meal and Leigh was JUST GETTING STARTED. Perfectly spiced with the sausage (she used Turkey for me), cheddar cheese, the grain bread (which was a perfect choice) I would have been happy with this incredible casserole but OH NO, Ms. Suznovich had to go ahead and bring out the pumpkin pancakes…..

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