Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
 
 
This easy overnight egg casserole is loaded with breakfast sausage and topped with tons of cheddar cheese. Chill overnight then bake in the morning for a delicious, hearty breakfast!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 8-10
Ingredients
  • 1 pound pork breakfast sausage
  • 2 cups croutons
  • 10 large eggs
  • 1½ cups 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground dry mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
  • nonstick cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Cook the sausage in a large skillet until no longer pink, then drain any fat. Transfer sausage to a plate to cool. Spray a 13" x 9" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and spread the croutons in the bottom of the dish in an even layer. Cover the croutons with a layer of the cooled sausage. In a large bowl, add the eggs, milk, dry mustard, salt, and pepper and whisk until well combined. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the sausage and sprinkle the cheddar cheese over top. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator at least 8 hours or overnight.
  2. When ready to bake, take the casserole out of the refrigerator and preheat the oven to 350ºF. Bake uncovered for 50-60 minutes until the cheese is melted and the top is starting to turn golden brown. Cool about 5 minutes before cutting into pieces and serving.
Notes
- You can use mild or spicy breakfast sausage, although I prefer the mild.
- Any type of croutons will work, but I usually go for the seasoned croutons for an extra kick of flavor.
Recipe by Love Grows Wild at https://lovegrowswild.com/2014/12/sausage-cheese-breakfast-casserole/