Overnight Breakfast Casserole For One

This Overnight Breakfast Casserole is so easy to prep in the evening. Pop it in the oven the next morning. Bakes quickly. Made with breakfast sausage, Cheddar cheese, one egg, milk and bread. Wake up to a savory breakfast that’s a real treat any time of the year!

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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.

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How To Make A Breakfast Casserole

I’ve taken the same flavorful breakfast casserole recipe that I have made for years and created this wonderful single serving version.

The easy breakfast casserole recipe 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.

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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.

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:

Baked Oatmeal

Mocha Oatmeal Bowl

Cinnamon Baked Apples

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Here are a few of our most popular single serving breakfast recipes:

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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. For best results, use a dish of similar size. 

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Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Overnight Breakfast Casserole For One | One Dish Kitchen

Overnight Breakfast Casserole For One

Prep Time: 12 hours
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cooling time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 12 hours 30 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Breakfast
Keyword: breakfast
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 747kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 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.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 747kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 64g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 381mg | Sodium: 2078mg | Potassium: 911mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1187IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 582mg | Iron: 5mg
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20 thoughts on “Overnight Breakfast Casserole For One”

  1. 5 stars
    BTW. Remember that apples marry beautifully with sausage and cheese! Grate or finely chop some apple to tuck in amongst the bread cubes for a lovely surprise!

  2. Fabulous site..mouth watering. Too poor right now to get printer cartridge for the high maintenance printer my brother bought me, so writing down the recipes I want to go back to. Am single with fibromyalgia which has left me homebound, but love to eat. Your recipes for one (I’m single & old) are perfect for me! Can’t wait to try them! Thanks so much!
    Carolyn Jenkins

    1. Carolyn- if you click on a word in the recipe it should give you the option to “select all”. Then go to your email, click in the message section and select “paste”. From there you can delete any part you don’t need.

      Send the email to yourself. I have a whole email folder of recipes I’ve sent to myself!

  3. 5 stars
    I’ve made this many times and change it up with whats in the fridge, so easy to put together plus it fits in the toaster oven which keeps the house cooler. Thank you so much for all the work and love you put into making these recipes easier for us to enjoy!!!! It makes it nice to set the table and enjoy a special meal instead of something on the fly!!!! Keep up the good work, I love sharing these with friends……

    1. Ellen, I’ve never used potatoes in this recipe so I can’t say but if you do choose to try it with potatoes, please let me know. Thanks.

      1. 5 stars
        I do a similar dish with tater tots instead of bread – throw them in frozen, they’ll thaw a bit over night in the casserole in the fridge and bake up just fine next day.

  4. Thank you! Thank you!! I have wanted food/meals for one for the last 40 years. I have tried many of your foods, and haven’t found one I didn’t like. Thank you again.

  5. 5 stars
    These are some really great meals. I love the breakfast casserole, but I have not been successful with them. Thinking about practicing them now so that I have it perfect this Christmas so that I can enjoy my guests and not spend so much time in the kitchen. Pinning them and starting this weekend!

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