Traditionally, this is the breakfast casserole that I make for early morning holiday meals throughout the year. What I really like about this dish is that it’s prepared the night before the occasion. I assemble things just before heading to bed, pop the dish in the fridge and pull it out early in the morning with little fuss or cleanup involved. Early the next day, I usually head into the kitchen well before anyone else is up, make myself a piping hot cup of coffee and enjoy the quiet first light of the new day.
This Easter was no different when prepping for the holiday brunch. A special treat, I was pleased to have our K home for the weekend. We will drive her back to campus later today but it’s always a blessing to have the family together on these special mornings.
Happy Easter everyone! I hope you are enjoying the warmth of the sunshine wherever you may be this lovely blessed day.
Overnight Breakfast Casserole
1 pound ground pork sausage
1 teaspoon mustard powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
8 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
8-10 slices white bread, cubed
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray with cooking spray, a 13×9″ baking pan. Crumble sausage into a medium skillet. Cook until evenly browned; drain.
In a medium bowl, mix together mustard, onion and garlic powder, salt, eggs and milk; set aside. Layer ingredients into prepared 13×9″ baking pan as follows:
Evenly distribute bread in the bottom of pan. Next, layer in the sausage and then the broccoli. Pour egg mixture over entire dish, making sure to saturate all of the bread. Top with shredded cheese. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 8 hours, or overnight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover with foil and bake 45 to 60 minutes. Uncover, and reduce temperature to 325 degrees. Bake for an additional 15- 30 minutes, or until set.
14 thoughts on “Overnight Breakfast Casserole”
Great idea, to prepare it the night before. I’m putting it on my “to try” list. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
It’s not absolutely required to prep the casserole the night before but it seems to make the eggs puff up nice and high…delicious!
What a beautiful casserole. I bet you can use any meat, cheese and veg you have on-hand. Anything prepared the night before is a win-win. Have a wonderful holiday, Linda.
Yep… Correct, as always, Shanna! I’ve even made itwith ham and hash browns, steak and peppers, bacon and eggs…it’s all good! Have a great day, Shanna
What an interesting addition with the broccoli.
Just trying to pop as many food groups into the casserole as possible…haha! Kids seem not to min d the broccoli when it’s hidden in the mix. 🙂
Nom nom nom. That looks so good!
It’s great as a leftover too, Jess. Pop it in the microwave for a quick weekly breakfast too. Thanks for stopping by… Enjoy your day!
I also love your “temptations” bakeware! My mom has given me a few pieces and I love them!
Oh, I love them too, Jess. I bought my set several years ago and it’s the only set I use. It’s great ovenware/dinnerware.
I don’t have any of the casserole dishes yet. I have a pasta set and a soup bowl/plate set. in old world green i think. i love them
Me too! I wouldn’t bake without them! I’m hoping to hand them down to my children…really durable bakeware/dinnerware.
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter, Linda. xoxoxoxoxoxoxox