Overnight Sausage Breakfast Casserole

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Sausage Breakfast Casserole is loaded with sausage, peppers, cheese and Italian seasoning is one my favorite make ahead  breakfasts!

The best part is this recipe is made ahead of time (overnight even) so it’s the perfect dish for a holiday morning or when you have guests!

Sausage breakfast casserole ready to serve with a spatula on the side.

How to Make Overnight Sausage Breakfast Casserole

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I love a good savory breakfast and this sausage breakfast casserole is definitely at the top of my list! My Mom has made bacon breakfast casserole on Christmas morning for as long as I can remember.  It’s truly one of my absolute favorite things I eat at Christmas time.

Over the years, I’ve enjoyed countless overnight casseroles (both in the oven and even an easy Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole). I do have to admit, I think this sausage breakfast casserole might be my favorite yet, I just wish you could taste it through the screen.  It’s so deliciously easy and savory.

Loaded with sausage and cheese, this overnight casserole recipe is perfect for holidays, weekends and even for overnight guests.

A slice of sausage breakfast casserole on a plate. This is the perfect way to start the day!

How to Make a Breakfast Casserole

This Sausage Breakfast Casserole is very simple to make!  Bread cubes, chopped peppers and cooked sausage are placed in a casserole dish. The whole thing is topped with a simple egg mixture and of course cheese.  Once prepared, this recipe goes into the refrigerator for at least 4 hours (overnight is best) to set.  This allows the bread cubes to soak up the egg mixture.  In the morning just bake and serve!

I used Johnsonville Naturals Italian sausage in this recipe along with fresh red and green peppers.  I love that I can make whip up a quick and easy casserole recipe the night before for a worry free weekend breakfast (or prep in the morning to bake for dinner when I get home after a long day).  I also love knowing that I am feeding my family sausage that is 100% all natural with no artificial preservatives and without sacrificing great flavor!  All of the ingredients listed on the package are ingredients I know and have in my own kitchen.

Close up photo of a package of sausage to make sausage breakfast casserole

This Sausage Breakfast Casserole is a full meal on it’s own but we do sometimes serve it with a Fruit Salad for breakfast (or a simple Cucumber Dill Tossed Salad for brunch or dinner).

While I much prefer the consistency of this dish using bread cubes, you can certainly make this casserole without bread and replace it with hashbrowns.

Sausage Breakfast Casserole in a pan

If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, this dish reheats really well and freezes perfectly.

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Print Recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Sausage Breakfast Casserole
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
 
Author: Holly
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: overnight breakfast casserole

Overnight Sausage Breakfast Casserole with sausage, peppers, cheese and Italian seasoning is one my favorite make ahead breakfasts!

Ingredients
  • 14 slices bread crust removed, cubed and dried (see note)
  • 1 package Johnsonville Naturals Italian Sausage
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • ½ red bell pepper finely diced
  • ½ green bell pepper finely diced
  • 2 cups shredded Italian blend cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Remove casing from sausage and cook over medium high heat until no pink remains. Drain any fat.
  2. Layer ½ of the cubes in a greased 9×13 pan. Top with ½ of each the sausage, green onions, peppers, and cheese. Repeat layers ending with cheese.
  3. Combine eggs, milk, & seasonings Pour egg mixture over bread ensuring all of the bread has been covered. Refrigerate overnight (or at least 3 hours).
  4. Remove from fridge and place in the oven while preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Bake covered with foil 65-75 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. (If you are baking 2 pans increase cooking time will need to increase).
Recipe Notes

Allow bread to dry overnight or dry slightly in the oven oven at 300 degrees for about 10 minutes to dry slightly. (Do not brown or toast it).

Nutrition Information
Calories: 424, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 172mg, Sodium: 829mg, Potassium: 401mg, Carbohydrates: 31g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 8g, Protein: 30g, Vitamin A: 21.5%, Vitamin C: 20.1%, Calcium: 68.2%, Iron: 16.6%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

This Overnight Breakfast Casserole with sausage, peppers, italian seasoning and cheese is the perfect make ahead breakfast idea! Easy to make & delicious!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Johnsonville. The opinions and text are all mine.

Holly

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

8 comments on “Overnight Sausage Breakfast Casserole”

  1. What type of bread do you use?

  2. why not toast the bread?

  3. HOw can I find a past receipe/breakfast casserole

  4. Hi, there! This sounds yummy! Is the sausage supposed to be crumbled or cut up?

    Thank you!
    Christine

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