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EASY BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

This Easy Breakfast Casserole recipe comes together in no time for a weekend breakfast! Combine eggs with sausage, frozen hashbrown potatoes, and cheese for the ultimate easy breakfast or brunch casserole!

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day!  Give me all the waffles, pancakes, and biscuits and I’m one happy lady!

breakfast casserole

A WEEKEND BREAKFAST CASSEROLE FAVORITE

Breakfast Casserole isn’t a stranger around All Things Mamma!  Our Overnight Breakfast Casserole has been a favorite for years.

But, If you’re anything like me, sometimes you don’t know the day before what you want to eat the next morning.  I mean, I am human…right?!  haha! So, this Easy Breakfast Casserole gives you all the goodness faster!  Really, the only difference is that you’re leaving off the crust from the overnight casserole AND you’re not chilling it the night before.

A delicious and hearty breakfast casserole that is the BEST ever and super simple to make!! have several breakfast casserole recipes here on All Things Mamma but this recipe is consistently #1.  And not just the #1 casserole – the #1 recipe on the entire site! WOW!!  Everyone loves this casserole because it’s

  1. Easy and cheap
  2. Hearty and full of delicious breakfast goodness!

This classic breakfast casserole always turns out. Promise.  Packed full of hash browns, eggs, sausage, and cheese it explodes with flavor!

Your family will love this easy breakfast casserole for Christmas morning, a weekend brunch or even a weekday treat! It is perfect for baking ahead of time or making it the morning of.

HOW TO MAKE AN EASY BREAKFAST CASSEROLE – QUICKLY!

You just need to keep a few simple ingredients on hand to whip this baby up anytime you need a dose of comfort!  It’s also the perfect breakfast to whip up on Sunday and enjoy during the week with just a little microwave action.

NOTE: Updated baking times.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR THIS RECIPE:


For the entire recipe ingredients, see the recipe card below.

  • Sausage – I like spicy breakfast sausage for this recipe, but mild is good if you have littles in your house.
  • Eggs – whisked together
  • Shredded Cheese – I like cheddar but you can use your favorite
  • Frozen Hashbrowns – you can use hashbrown potatoes or shredded.
  • Milk – whole milk is best.

SUBSTITUTIONS:

  • Breakfast Meat: Ham, bacon, or turkey sausage would be perfect!
  • Potatoes: tater tots or shredded hashbrowns would be fine to use.
  • Cheese: Colby Jack, Pepper Jack, Swiss cheese, or Monterey Jack are good substitutions for the casserole.
  • Milk: Mix it up! Add half and half or heavy cream in place of 1 cup of milk.
  • Veggies: mix in mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, broccoli or spinach.

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Prepare: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Brown the Sausage: Crumble sausage into a skillet on the stove and brown completely. Remove from heat.
  3. Whisk the Eggs: In a large bowl, mix eggs and milk together and whisk well.
  4. Add seasonings: Add salt and pepper to the egg mixture and stir.
  5. Mix ingredients all together: To a 9×13 dish sprayed with cooking spray, add frozen hashbrowns, sausage, and cheese.
  6. Add to the baking dish: Pour the egg/milk mixture into the dish.
  7. Bake: Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes – covered with foil.
  8. Rest: Remove the foil and bake for about 10-15 minutes more until the dish is bubbly and cheese is melted.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH A DELICIOUS BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

Make this a complete meal is easy by adding a few breakfast favorites to your menu.  This breakfast casserole is perfect alone but if you are looking for some side ideas, I’ve got you covered!  Here are some ideas of what can go along with this breakfast casserole recipe during the holiday season.

  • Fruit:
  • Bread: Biscuits
  • Potatoes: tater tot casserole
  • Meat: Bacon, sausage or ham
  • Pancakes: fluffy pancakes or blueberry pancakes
  • Waffles: homemade waffle recipe
  • Muffins: blueberry muffins, Bisquick blueberry muffins

BREAKFAST CASSEROLE TIPS FOR SUCCESS

Make ahead: You can easily make this casserole the night before and bake in the morning. Just cover in the fridge and take out while your oven is preheating. You may need to increase the baking time by 10-15 minutes.

Baking Tip: This casserole is done when the edges are set and lightly brown and the center only jiggles slightly.  Make sure there is no “watery” eggs in the center before removing from the oven.

Storage: Cover the entire casserole with foil or a lid to your baking dish and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Reheat: Reheat in the microwave.

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Overnight Breakfast Casserole
Sausage Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole
Ham & Cheese Breakfast Casserole
Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
Crockpot Breakfast Casserole
Simple Breakfast Casserole

EASY BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

This Easy Breakfast Casserole recipe comes together in no time for a weekend breakfast! Combine eggs with sausage, frozen hashbrown potatoes, and cheese for the ultimate easy breakfast or brunch casserole!

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day!  Give me all the waffles, pancakes, and biscuits and I’m one happy lady!

breakfast casserole

A WEEKEND BREAKFAST CASSEROLE FAVORITE

Breakfast Casserole isn’t a stranger around All Things Mamma!  Our Overnight Breakfast Casserole has been a favorite for years.

But, If you’re anything like me, sometimes you don’t know the day before what you want to eat the next morning.  I mean, I am human…right?!  haha! So, this Easy Breakfast Casserole gives you all the goodness faster!  Really, the only difference is that you’re leaving off the crust from the overnight casserole AND you’re not chilling it the night before.

A delicious and hearty breakfast casserole that is the BEST ever and super simple to make!! have several breakfast casserole recipes here on All Things Mamma but this recipe is consistently #1.  And not just the #1 casserole – the #1 recipe on the entire site! WOW!!  Everyone loves this casserole because it’s

  1. Easy and cheap
  2. Hearty and full of delicious breakfast goodness!

This classic breakfast casserole always turns out. Promise.  Packed full of hash browns, eggs, sausage, and cheese it explodes with flavor!

Your family will love this easy breakfast casserole for Christmas morning, a weekend brunch or even a weekday treat! It is perfect for baking ahead of time or making it the morning of.

HOW TO MAKE AN EASY BREAKFAST CASSEROLE – QUICKLY!

You just need to keep a few simple ingredients on hand to whip this baby up anytime you need a dose of comfort!  It’s also the perfect breakfast to whip up on Sunday and enjoy during the week with just a little microwave action.

NOTE: Updated baking times.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR THIS RECIPE:


For the entire recipe ingredients, see the recipe card below.

  • Sausage – I like spicy breakfast sausage for this recipe, but mild is good if you have littles in your house.
  • Eggs – whisked together
  • Shredded Cheese – I like cheddar but you can use your favorite
  • Frozen Hashbrowns – you can use hashbrown potatoes or shredded.
  • Milk – whole milk is best.

SUBSTITUTIONS:

  • Breakfast Meat: Ham, bacon, or turkey sausage would be perfect!
  • Potatoes: tater tots or shredded hashbrowns would be fine to use.
  • Cheese: Colby Jack, Pepper Jack, Swiss cheese, or Monterey Jack are good substitutions for the casserole.
  • Milk: Mix it up! Add half and half or heavy cream in place of 1 cup of milk.
  • Veggies: mix in mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, broccoli or spinach.

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Prepare: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Brown the Sausage: Crumble sausage into a skillet on the stove and brown completely. Remove from heat.
  3. Whisk the Eggs: In a large bowl, mix eggs and milk together and whisk well.
  4. Add seasonings: Add salt and pepper to the egg mixture and stir.
  5. Mix ingredients all together: To a 9×13 dish sprayed with cooking spray, add frozen hashbrowns, sausage, and cheese.
  6. Add to the baking dish: Pour the egg/milk mixture into the dish.
  7. Bake: Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes – covered with foil.
  8. Rest: Remove the foil and bake for about 10-15 minutes more until the dish is bubbly and cheese is melted.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH A DELICIOUS BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

Make this a complete meal is easy by adding a few breakfast favorites to your menu.  This breakfast casserole is perfect alone but if you are looking for some side ideas, I’ve got you covered!  Here are some ideas of what can go along with this breakfast casserole recipe during the holiday season.

  • Fruit:
  • Bread: Biscuits
  • Potatoes: tater tot casserole
  • Meat: Bacon, sausage or ham
  • Pancakes: fluffy pancakes or blueberry pancakes
  • Waffles: homemade waffle recipe
  • Muffins: blueberry muffins, Bisquick blueberry muffins

BREAKFAST CASSEROLE TIPS FOR SUCCESS

Make ahead: You can easily make this casserole the night before and bake in the morning. Just cover in the fridge and take out while your oven is preheating. You may need to increase the baking time by 10-15 minutes.

Baking Tip: This casserole is done when the edges are set and lightly brown and the center only jiggles slightly.  Make sure there is no “watery” eggs in the center before removing from the oven.

Storage: Cover the entire casserole with foil or a lid to your baking dish and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Reheat: Reheat in the microwave.

Freeze: This casserole can be frozen. First bake your breakfast casserole and once it has completely cooled, place in an airtight container or ziplock bag. When ready to warm up, place in oven and bake at 350 degrees until warmed through about 20 to 25 minutes.

 

 

breakfast casserole in a dish

Look at all that cheesy goodness!  Doesn’t it make you want to have a piece right now?!  Well, what are you waiting for?

Now is a GREAT time to make up this Easy Breakfast Casserole to enjoy with a side of fruit!

Try these breakfast recipes next!

  • Breakfast Quesadillas
  • French Toast Casserole
  • Bacon and Gruyere Sous Vide Egg Bites

 

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Easy Breakfast Casserole

This Easy Breakfast Casserole comes together in no time for a weekend breakfast! Combine eggs with sausage, frozen hashbrown potatoes, and cheese for the ultimate easy breakfast or brunch casserole! 

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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, breakfast casserole, brunch
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12people
Author: Kasey Schwartz

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Sausage
  • 6 Eggs
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese shredded – I like cheddar but you can use your favorite
  • 1/2 package Frozen Hashbrowns 15oz
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions

    • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Crumble sausage into a skillet on the stove and brown completely. Remove from heat.
  • In a large bowl, mix eggs and milk together and whisk well.
  • Add salt and pepper to this mixture and stir.
  • To a 9×13 dish, add frozen hashbrowns, sausage, and cheese – stir together in the dish
  • Pour the egg/milk mixture into the dish.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes – covered with foil. Remove the foil and bake for about 10-15 minutes more until the dish is bubbly and cheese is melted.

Notes

NOTE: updated recipe cook times on 11/22/2020

Cook until the outside edges are firm and the center isn’t jiggly anymore.

Nutrition

Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 600mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 402IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 1mg

Breakfast Casserole

This easy Breakfast Casserole recipe is made with eggs, sausage, and cheese and only takes a few minutes to throw together. You can make it ahead of time, so it’s the perfect breakfast casserole for Christmas morning or any day!

Breakfast casserole baked in a 9x13'' white pan and cut into twelve servings.

Breakfast Casserole

So, I always thought I had the best breakfast casserole recipe (this overnight breakfast casserole that we make a few times a year).  I recently learned I was mistaken, because this breakfast casserole right here really is the BEST!

And, although I still really love the other recipe, this one is more of a traditional breakfast casserole, with tons of eggs, and it’s fantastic!  Plus, you can still make it the night before so it’s perfect for holidays and special events where you don’t have a lot of time to prepare in the morning.

I adapted this recipe from my sister Jessica over at Pretty Providence. I added a couple extra eggs, some milk, left out the mushrooms and cut the amount of bell peppers in half. The great thing about this recipe is how adaptable it is! It’s delicious with other types of cheese like pepperjack or Swiss, or you could try adding more veggies, like spinach or zuc

The main ingredients for this egg casserole are really simple and include: eggs, sausage, bell peppers, onion, and cheese. We add sour cream and milk to the egg mixture to make it creamy, light and fluffy.

An overhead photo of the ingredients for breakfast casserole including eggs, red and green bell pepper, green onion, sausage and shredded cheddar cheese.

To make the casserole combine the eggs, sour cream, milk, cheese, and salt and pepper in a large bowl.

Next, cook the sausage, breaking it into small bits as it’s browning.  Set it aside and then saute the bell peppers and onions in the same pan. Add everything to the egg mixture and stir to combine.  Pour it into a 9×13” pan and bake for 35-50 minutes or until the edges are set and the center is a little jiggly in the center. It will continue to cook and set up as it cools.

Overhead process photos of an egg breakfast casserole in a white dish unbaked and then baked.

After baking, leftover egg casserole can be stored in the fridge and enjoyed within 3-4 days. Leftovers are delicious reheated in the microwave.

Yes, you can make this breakfast casserole a day ahead, or freeze it to bake another day!

To make one day ahead of time, prepare everything as directed, up until baking. Cover the casserole and store it (unbaked) in the refrigerator overnight or up to one day. Bake in the morning, according to recipe instructions.

To freeze breakfast casserole prepare the recipe and add to your pan. Cover well with plastic wrap and then tinfoil and freeze for 2-3 months. Allow it to thaw overnight in the refrigerator, and then let it come to room temperature before baking according to recipe instructions.

Easy Breakfast Casserole

This easy breakfast casserole is adaptable to whatever ingredients you have on hand—cheese, veggies, meats—and can be assembled the night before and baked in the morning. Or eaten for dinner—your choice!

Side shot of finished breakfast casserole in a glass baking pan

What Is a Breakfast Casserole?

Have you ever made a breakfast casserole?

The basic ingredients are eggs, cheese, milk, and bread. It’s the easiest thing in the world to put together. We have a sausage breakfast casserole on the site that is one of my favorites.

The great thing about a breakfast casserole is that you can add almost anything you want to the base. Italian sausage is my all-time favorite, but bacon or ham will do, too. Or make it veggie with zucchini, broccoli, basil, and onions.

The first time I served this to the kids they insisted that it had to go on the website. The name they picked was “Open Fridge Breakfast Bake” because basically that’s what I did—opened the fridge, put everything I could find into a casserole dish, and baked it.

Overhead shot of the finished breakfast casserole in a 9x13 baking dish
Elise Bauer

How to Make a Breakfast Casserole

To make a breakfast casserole you beat some eggs, add milk and cheese, add cubed bread, add “mix-ins” like mushrooms, veggies, sausage, and herbs, put it in a casserole dish and bake.

Easy, right? The ingredients basically all come together in one big casserole pan, but there are a few steps I would recommend first:

  • If you are using a lot of mushrooms, sauté them a bit beforehand to release some of their moisture.
  • You can add cooked, sturdy veggies such as broccoli into the casserole, or put them in raw. If using raw veggies, cut them into smaller pieces and know that they’ll be crunchier if you put them in raw instead of cooked.
  • If you are adding sausage or bacon, cook it first before adding it to the casserole.

The proportions of ingredients are adjustable. If you add more eggs, it will result in a casserole that is more firm and less likely to deflate.

Day-old or stale bread works best for a breakfast casserole, but if you don’t have any, just leave slices of fresh bread out on the counter to dry for a few hours, or put the slices in a low oven (200°F, 10 min) or toaster for a minute (just enough to dry them a little).

What to Serve With a Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast casserole is truly a meal in itself! It has starch (bread), milk, cheese, meat, and vegetables. It can be made for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Serve it with some sliced fresh fruit on the side for breakfast, or if making for dinner, a green salad. If you omit the veggies in the casserole, consider serving some sautéed vegetables on the side. Or if leaving out the meat, some crispy bacon or cooked sausages.

Make Ahead Instructions

Breakfast casseroles are almost designed to be made ahead. You can assemble the whole thing the night before, put it in the fridge (covered), and bake it the next morning. It’s minimal work when you wake up and a low stress breakfast if you have a group of people to feed.

Slice of easy breakfast casserole on a plate
Elise Bauer

How to Keep and Reheat a Breakfast Casserole

This breakfast casserole will keep for a few days in the fridge, covered. You can microwave it until it’s hot, one serving at a time, or you can reheat the whole casserole in a 350°F oven for 15 to 20 minutes until it’s heated through.

Do you have a favorite breakfast casserole combo? If so, please let us know about it in the comments.

More Easy, Lazy Breakfast Casseroles

  • Tater Tot Casserole
  • Biscuits and Gravy Casserole
  • Baked Blueberry French Toast Casserole
  • Zucchini Breakfast Casserole
  • Bagel Breakfast Casserole

Easy Breakfast Casserole

PREP TIME15 mins
COOK TIME50 mins
TOTAL TIME65 mins
SERVINGS8 servings

The ingredient proportions are estimates. The more eggs, the firmer and less likely to deflate the casserole will be.

Mushrooms tend to hold a lot of moisture, so if you use a lot of them, you may want to sauté them first to release some of their water.

Don’t have day-old bread? Put slices of fresh bread into a 200°F oven for 10 minutes.

Ingredients

  • For the breakfast casserole base:
  • 6 to 10 large eggs
  • 2 to 3 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices day-old bread, cut into 3/4-inch to 1-inch-wide cubes
  • 2 cups milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper

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