There is nothing like waking up on Christmas morning to a hearty, warm, delicious breakfast. But who wants to get up at 5am to make that happen? Enter this sausage, egg and cheese breakfast casserole. Assemble at night in about 10 minutes then bake it off in the in the morning and you will look like you spent the last hour working hard in your kitchen!
As kids we always had cinnamon rolls on holiday mornings but as we got older and our holiday mornings got later, we were wanting something heartier to enjoy! So my mom started making the best egg casseroles in addition to cinnamon rolls, because…tradition!
Loaded with eggs, cheese and sausage this is such a filling breakfast and feeds a large crowd! Plus, anything make-ahead during the busiest time of year is always a winner in my book. And if you weren’t already sold, it’s super easy to customize! I have made this with italian sausage, spicy sausage, turkey sausage, bacon you could even add veggies if you want (but seriously, it’s the holidays people!) You really can’t go wrong!
Years later, my mom still makes a variation of this breakfast bake every Christmas morning and when we have overnight guests! And this year, even though I won’t be at my mom’s house, we are still making this breakfast bake (and cinnamon rolls of course!)
What are you family holiday breakfast traditions? Hop on over to Instagram and let me know! I’m sharing some of my favorite holiday breakfasts all week!
Sausage Egg and Cheese Overnight Breakfast Bake
- 8-10 slices sandwich bread, crusts cut off
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 8 large eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 3 ounces cheddar cheese, freshly shredded
- 1/2 pound breakfast sausage, cooked and crumbled
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
Butter both sides of the sandwich bread and place in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Make sure bread is one flat layer and completely covers the bottom of the pan. You may need to cut or tear a few pieces to fit.
Add sausage crumbles and shredded cheese evenly over the top of the bread.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Alternatively, you can also use a blender for this step. Once completely scrambled, pour over the top of the sausage and cheese. Cover with plastic wrap and store overnight in the refrigerator (at least 6 hours.)
When ready to bake, remove baking pan from the refrigerator and preheat the oven to 375* Let the pan sit out at room temperature at least 15-20 minutes prior to baking. Then bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and the egg mixture is set. Allow to cool for about 5-10 minutes before serving.