I made this dish a few weeks back for dinner, but never got around to posting the recipe and pictures. It really fits better this month, though, because this is our traditional Christmas morning breakfast around here. I love it because I mix it up on Christmas Eve, let it set in the refrigerator overnight, and then just pop it in the oven on Christmas morning along with a couple of Sara Lee coffee cakes (a tradition from my childhood), and a nice hot filling breakfast is had by all without any time away from the fun!
This also makes a great potluck dish for brunches, showers, and ladies functions at church. As well, we eat it throughout the year for a delicious “breakfast dinner” – although I try not to overdo this, so that it will still be special for everyone on Christmas morning.
I think that I originally got this recipe from my Mom who got it from someone at church when I was in Jr. High School, but it is a common recipe that can be found in different variations all over.
Here is the recipe –
Country Sausage Breakfast Casserole
1 lb. breakfast sausage, cooked and drained
8 beaten eggs
6 slices cubed bread (crust too)
2 Cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 Cups milk
1 tsp. dry mustard
Pepper to taste
Mix bread cubes and cooked sausage and place in greased 9 x 13 casserole.
Mix remaining ingredients and pour over bread and sausage.
Cover and refrigerate overnight. (When I make this for dinner, I mix it up in the morning and refrigerate all day until dinnertime.)
Bake in 350 degree oven for 35-45 minutes.
May also be frozen before cooking, although I have not ever tried this.
Here are a few pictures I took the last time I made it –
Now I’ve made myself hungry writing all of this and looking at the pictures. I’d better go and fix some lunch!