This breakfast casserole is made with plenty of sausage and cheese. Prep the casserole at night and bake and enjoy in the morning - so easy!
When my kids were younger, I would always make a big breakfast casserole to enjoy on Thanksgiving morning and on Christmas morning. I loved having my family wake up to the aroma of a delicious breakfast cooking in the oven. It was even more wonderful knowing that I hadn't spent hours in the kitchen preparing it for them.
Breakfast casseroles couldn't be easier to make and since you combine the ingredients the night before, it makes breakfast easy.
See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.
- pork sausage
- salt and black pepper
- french bread
- cheddar cheese
How To Make A Breakfast Casserole
I've taken the same flavorful breakfast casserole recipe that I have made for years, scaled down the ingredients and created this wonderful single serving version.
The casserole is made with all of the delicious ingredients found in my original recipe; plenty of cooked breakfast sausage, shredded cheddar cheese, an egg, milk, bread, salt and pepper - all in a perfect little breakfast recipe for one.
One of the many things I love about this recipe is the fact that you make it the night before you want to eat it.
Just combine the ingredients in a small baking dish, cover and refrigerate. In the morning, heat the oven and bake the casserole for about 25 to 30 minutes.
It's like a savory breakfast bread pudding! If you are looking for a sweeter breakfast casserole, you'll love my Breakfast Bread Pudding made with apples and pecans.
Use your favorite cheese. I love using Cheddar cheese but Monterey Jack cheese is a great alternative. I also find it best to use a crusty bread, such as French, Italian, sourdough or even day-old croissants.
Since this is such an easy breakfast casserole recipe, please don't wait for a holiday to make it. Make any morning a special one, I know you'll be glad you did.
Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients
If you have any ingredients left over from this breakfast casserole recipe, you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving recipes:
- Pork sausage: Pork Stir Fry, Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls, Swedish Meatballs
- Egg: Crustless Pizza Quiche, Ladyfingers, Peach Dutch Baby
- Milk: Mini Spice Cake, Banana Cream Pie, Shamrock Shake
- French bread: French Bread Pizza, Bread Pudding, Smoked Salmon with Eggs and Pesto
- Cheese: Macaroni and Cheese, Ham and Cheese Scones, Broccoli Cheese Soup
What To Serve With A Breakfast Casserole
Although this breakfast casserole is a substantial size, it could be enough to serve two people if a side dish is served with it.
You might like to consider any of these wonderful single serving recipes:
Popular Breakfast Recipes
For this breakfast casserole recipe, I use a 5-inch baking dish which holds about 1 1/2 to 2 cups and measures 5-inches x 5-inches and is 1 3/4-inches deep or a 6.6 x 5 x 1.95 dish. You can see these and other recommended dishes on our Bakeware page. For best results, use a dish of similar size.
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- 6 ounces ground pork sausage , cooked and drained of fat
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cups cubed French Bread
- 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (Monterey Jack cheese is a good alternative)
- In a medium-sized skillet, cook the sausage until no longer pink. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and set aside.
- In a small bowl, beat the egg. Whisk in the milk, salt and pepper.
- Butter a 5-inch baking dish, or dish of a similar size. Line the dish with the bread, cutting and rearranging if necessary.
- Sprinkle the bread with the cooked sausage and cheese. Pour the egg mixture over the entire dish. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Cook the casserole, covered with aluminum foil for 25 to 30 minutes or until egg mixture is set.
- Remove from the oven and enjoy while hot.
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