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Easy Breakfast Casserole

Now that Summer is over and the kids are back in school our mornings are pretty much rush, rush, rush.  We live for weekend breakfasts.  It's a time when we can sleep in and wake up around brunch.  No rushing.  
Weekends are a great time to prepare our favorite breakfast casserole.  I like to prepare the casserole fixins' the day before and then wake up, pour the mix into a casserole dish and bake.
The casserole is full of everyone's favorite breakfast stuff:  sausage, eggs, cheese and bread.  The best part is you can make the recipe your own by using your favorite sausage, cheese and bread.  We tried turkey sausage, pork sausage, Monterrey jack cheese, cheddar cheese, honey oat bread and a delicious cranberry orange bread which was absolutely delicious.
Funny how that works isn't it?  You find a recipe.  You make it exactly according to directions and then after making it a few times you make it your own.
This recipe didn't call for tomatoes, but one day I added tomatoes and guess what the kids loved it.  This breakfast casserole is one my kids like to help make.  Although I slice the bread, sometimes I just let the kids rip the bread into bite size pieces.  Who cares if the pieces are uniform.  Does it really matter?
I think that's another reason why I enjoy baking this breakfast casserole.  You can just dump everything into the casserole dish and bake immediately.  Or you can slice and dice and stir and pour and let it marinate overnight and bake the following day.  This easy to make casserole is one your family will enjoy for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.  It's delicious anytime.  

1 pound sausage 
12 slices bread (diced and cubed or just torn into bite sized pieces)
1 onion finely chopped
12 oz. fave cheese
6  eggs
1/4 cup milk

Brown sausage and drain. Pour bread into large casserole dish (9 x 13 or so).  Pour onion, cheese, eggs and milk into bowl and stir.  Cover and refrigerate (overnight if possible).

When ready to cook, preheat over to 375 degrees and bake for 45 mins.  Serve.
What are some of your favorite breakfast or brunch foods?


Alli Smith said…
Breakfast Casseroles are a favorite of mine during the fall and winter. I rarely make them any other time. When I have guests for the weekend, I usually serve a breakfast casserole with brunch. I'm looking forward to trying your recipe! Yum!
I love making breakfast casserole when feeding a large crowd.
AiringMyLaundry said…
This looks so fabulous. I don't think I've ever tried to make a breakfast casserole. I should! I know everyone would love it.
Jeannette said…
I have not done a breakfast casserole in years! For me it always feels like it's too much work, but this one definitely looks easy so I will have to make it over the weekend.
Joanna Brittain said…
Love a great breakfast casserole. We tend to make them more during the holidays, but I'm not sure of the reason why. Haha. This one is loaded with savory goodness.
Ohh I would never have thought of making a casserole, what a really interesting idea, I would love to give it try myself.
chubskulit said…
Now that would be a great breakfast, it has everything you need to jump[start the day. I love this casserole idea.
Cheryl Lang said…
This looks so yummy, but my dislike for eggs is strong. I would still make this for my son though. He would love it!
Liz Mays said…
This is just the kind of breakfast casserole we'd like. Yum! I need to start doing more recipes like this.
Christy Maurer said…
Breakfast casseroles are so good! I love it when you make it ahead for the next morning. I really love ones with French Toast :)
Lisa said…
This looks so tasty. I have a French Toast casserole that we all love. It is the perfect weekend breakfast.
Nancy Lustri said…
I was given a loaf of very thick sliced bread and couldn't think of anything to make except for French toast. I am going to try this using the bread. Looks soooo good!
S. Graham said…
These are great for quick breakfasts. I love how easy is is to make.
Pam said…
I love a good breakfast casserole. This will be great for our next family brunch.
Mike Duncan said…
This recipe did not work at all.It needs less bread and much more liquid. I doubled the milk and only used 8 slices of bread and it came out dry, with the bread not soaking up any liquid. I would suggest at least 1 1/2 cups of milk and 6 or 7 slices of bread. I wasted a pound of my good homemade sausage.
Anosa said…
My oven just recently broke, the glass were torn. I will be saving this recipe so I can make it when my Landlord already replace the oven.
Amanda Simkin said…
I absolutely LOVE breakfast casseroles because they are so filling and heartwarming. Can't wait to try this recipe on the next cool and crisp morning!
Nikka Shae said…
I never thought about a casserole for breakfast, and my kiddos should love this!
Rose Ann Sales said…
Oh! this looks really yummy recipe..Will definitely try this quick and easy breakfast for my family..

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