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Simple Breakfast Casserole For Hosting

This simple sausage and egg breakfast casserole is so easy and the perfect meal to make when hosting a party.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, Breakfast Casserole, Brunch, Egg Casserole, Eggs, Sausage Casserole
Servings: 10 people

Ingredients

  • 10 large eggs
  • 1/2 loaf whole wheat bread cut into 1/2 inch cubes Optional: white bread
  • 2 cups 2% milk Any dairy milk works but fat free makes it a little runny and more bland.
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 lb bulk turkey sausage Optional: bulk pork sausage
  • 1/2 green pepper diced
  • 1/2 red pepper diced
  • 1/2 a white onion minced Optional: no onion as it isn't necessary if you don't like them.
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp all-spice or italian seasoning mix
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Some people will add salt but the flavor and salt from the meat, eggs, garlic and cheese etc is enough for me.

    Optional

    • 1 tsp red pepper flakes

    Instructions

    • Brown the turkey or pork over medium heat and drain.
    • Remember to dice your bread 1/2 - 1 inch cubes.
    • Dice green peppers, mince onions and garlic. Sautee them in large skillet for 2 minutes. Add in sausage with the vegetable mix.
      Easy Breakfast Casserole
    • Whisk eggs, milk & seasonings together in a separate bowl.

    Toss Together Method

    • Here is where some recipes differ. As a messy bachelor with little patience... I will take all of my ingredients and mix them together in a bowl and then pour into a medium sized greased baking dish... simple enough. I will normally do 2/3rds of the cheese in the mixture and then sprinkle the other 1/3 on the top at the end. 

    Layer Method

    • Other people will layer it like so: layer the bread on the bottom of the greased baking dish; layer the meat & vegetable mix on top of the bread; layer half the cheese on top of that; then pour the milk & egg mixture softly on top of that and then top with rest of the cheese.
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    Prep & Baking

    • Let sit in the fridge overnight for at least 8-10 hours or more.
    • Next day preheat the oven to 350 and bake the uncovered casserole for 45 minutes until it is golden on top and the egg mixture is set. Cut into the casserole to check and make sure it isn't runny (but don't let it get dry). 
    • Let it set for 10 minutes.