Sausage & Crouton Breakfast Casserole

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Sausage & Crouton Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Sausage & Crouton Breakfast Casserole - seriously the BEST! SO easy and tastes great! Can make in advance and bake the next morning. Sausage, croutons, cheddar cheese, eggs, milk, heavy cream, onion, and dry mustard. Great for potlucks, brunch, baby showers, early morning tailgates, overnight guests, breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
slice of sausage breakfast casserole on spatula

Easy Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Breakfast casseroles are a favorite in our house. We love them any time of the day - breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I am always coming up with new ways to make one of our favorite dishes. This Sausage Breakfast Casserole is different from most because it is made with croutons. Yep. The same croutons you throw on your salad are the base of this yummy casserole! I have to admit that I wasn't sure how this would turn out, but it was DELICIOUS! It was so good, that we are making it again this week. YUM!

pouring egg mixture into casserole dish

How to Make Sausage & Crouton Breakfast Casserole

This Sausage & Crouton Breakfast Casserole is super easy to make. It starts with cooking a pound of sausage. Once the sausage is cooked, drain the fat. Add the sausage, cheese, and croutons to a 9x13-inch dish. Whisk together eggs, milk, heavy cream, onion, dry mustard, salt, and pepper. Pour that over the sausage and crouton mixture. Cover the casserole and let it sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour up to overnight. I love overnight breakfast casseroles! When you are ready to eat the casserole, take it out of the refrigerate and bake for 45 to 60 minutes. 

Just a couple of notes about the ingredients - I used a roll of Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage. You can also use Tennessee Pride, Bob Evans, or even some Italian sausage. For the croutons, I used Texas Toast croutons. I also like the Olive Garden croutons that are in the store. You can use any brand and flavor of croutons that you like. This recipe only uses a 5-oz bag of croutons. Resist adding more croutons. They expand as the casserole sits in the refrigerator. If you use a larger bag of croutons, it might be too much.

Can Sausage & Crouton Breakfast Casserole Be Frozen

This Sausage & Crouton Breakfast Casserole can be frozen baked or unbaked. I usually freeze casseroles like this unbaked. To bake this casserole after freezing, thaw completely in the refrigerator and bake as directed below. If freezing the baked casserole, thaw completely in the refrigerator and reheat in the microwave or covered in the oven.

sausage breakfast casserole in baking dish

What to Serve with Sausage & Crouton Breakfast Casserole

This Sausage & Crouton Breakfast Casserole was a huge hit in our house. We absolutely loved it. We ate this for lunch and leftover for dinner the same day. YUM! This is great for potlucks, brunch, baby showers, early morning tailgates, overnight guests, breakfast, lunch, or dinner. We love to serve this casserole with some fruit salad and grits. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this Easy Sausage & Crouton Breakfast Casserole:









sausage breakfast casserole in baking dish
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pouring egg mixture into casserole dish
sausage breakfast casserole in baking dish
sausage breakfast casserole in baking dish
slice of sausage breakfast casserole on spatula
sausage breakfast casserole on a plate


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Yield: serves 8 to 10

Sausage & Crouton Breakfast Casserole

prep time: 10 minscook time: 45 mins total time: 55 mins
Sausage & Crouton Breakfast Casserole - seriously the BEST! SO easy and tastes great! Can make in advance and bake the next morning. Sausage, croutons, cheddar cheese, eggs, milk, heavy cream, onion, and dry mustard. Great for potlucks, brunch, baby showers, early morning tailgates, overnight guests, breakfast, lunch, or dinner. #sausage #breakfast #casserole #freezermeal #breakfastcasserole

ingredients:

  • 1 lb sausage
  • 1 (5-oz) bag croutons
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1-1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 Tbsp dried minced onion
  • salt and pepper, to taste

instructions:

  1. Lightly spray a 9x13x2-inch dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook sausage until no longer pink. Drain fat.
  3. Arrange croutons in a single layer in baking dish. Top with sausage and shredded cheese.
  4. Whisk together eggs, milk, heavy cream, dry mustard, onion, salt, and pepper. Pour over sausage mixture.
  5. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour to overnight.
  6. Preheat oven to 350ºF.  Bake casserole 45 to 60 minutes, until center is set.
  7. Garnish with dried parsley, if desired.

NOTES:

Can freeze casserole unbaked. To cook after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed above. To reheat casserole if freezing casserole after baking, thaw completely and reheat in the microwave or covered in the oven.


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French Toast Casserole
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Deep Dish 9x13-inch Baking Dish
Non-Stick Skillet


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2 comments

  1. Should I uncover this casserole after taking it out of the refridgerator and before I put it in the oven?

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