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Christmas Breakfast Sausage Casserole

Celebrate the magic of Christmas morning with our Breakfast Sausage Casserole—a warm and hearty dish that brings joy to the table. This festive casserole is a merry blend of savory sausage, fluffy eggs, cheese, and comforting spices, creating a breakfast sensation that will have everyone gathering around with smiles. Make your holiday mornings extra special with this delicious and comforting Christmas breakfast tradition.

Exciting Story: The inspiration behind our Christmas Breakfast Sausage Casserole comes from the joyous moments shared with loved ones during the holiday season. The first time we prepared this dish, the aroma of sausage and spices filled the kitchen, creating an atmosphere of warmth and anticipation. Now, it’s a cherished tradition, a delicious way to kick off Christmas morning with a meal that warms both hearts and bellies.

Why This Casserole is a Christmas Morning Staple:

Selling Points:

  • Holiday Spice Harmony: Infused with seasonal spices, this casserole captures the essence of Christmas morning, filling the air with warmth and joy.
  • Make-Ahead Magic: Prepare the casserole the night before and simply pop it in the oven on Christmas morning for a stress-free and delicious start to the day.
  • Versatile Ingredients: Sausage, eggs, cheese, and bread come together in perfect harmony, creating a satisfying breakfast that appeals to all tastes.
  • Feeds a Crowd: Whether you’re hosting family or having a cozy morning with loved ones, this casserole is perfect for feeding a festive crowd.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb (about 450g) breakfast sausage, crumbled and cooked
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups (480ml) whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 6 cups (about 300g) day-old bread, cubed
  • 2 cups (about 200g) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup (about 50g) grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a skillet over medium heat, cook and crumble the breakfast sausage until browned. Drain excess fat and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, Dijon mustard, onion powder, garlic powder, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper.
  3. In a greased 9×13-inch baking dish, layer half of the cubed bread.
  4. Sprinkle half of the cooked sausage over the bread layer, followed by half of the shredded cheddar and Parmesan cheeses.
  5. Repeat the layers with the remaining bread, sausage, and cheeses.
  6. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the layered ingredients, ensuring that all bread is soaked.
  7. Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours to allow the flavors to meld.
  8. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  9. Remove the casserole from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature while the oven preheats.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the center is set.
  11. Allow the casserole to rest for a few minutes before serving.
  12. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired and serve warm.

Notes: Feel free to customize the casserole by adding ingredients like diced bell peppers, mushrooms, or spinach for extra color and flavor. You can also experiment with different cheese varieties to suit your taste.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Q:

Can I freeze this casserole?

A: Yes, you can assemble the casserole and freeze it before baking. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before baking as directed.

Q: Can I use a different type of sausage?

A: Absolutely! You can use your favorite breakfast sausage or experiment with different flavors like maple or sage for a festive twist.

Christmas Breakfast Sausage Casserole

Christmas Breakfast Sausage Casserole

Recipe by Alexandra
5.0 from 2 votes
Course: All Word Recipes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

300

kcal
Total time

0

minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb 1 (about 450g) breakfast sausage, crumbled and cooked

  • 8 large 8 eggs

  • 2 cups 2 (480ml) whole milk

  • 1 teaspoon 1 Dijon mustard

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 onion powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 dried thyme

  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

  • 6 cups 6 (about 300g) day-old bread, cubed

  • 2 cups 2 (about 200g) shredded sharp cheddar cheese

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (about 50g) grated Parmesan cheese

  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish (optional)

Directions

  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook and crumble the breakfast sausage until browned. Drain excess fat and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, Dijon mustard, onion powder, garlic powder, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper.
  • In a greased 9×13-inch baking dish, layer half of the cubed bread.
  • Sprinkle half of the cooked sausage over the bread layer, followed by half of the shredded cheddar and Parmesan cheeses.
  • Repeat the layers with the remaining bread, sausage, and cheeses.
  • Pour the egg mixture evenly over the layered ingredients, ensuring that all bread is soaked.
  • Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours to allow the flavors to meld.
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Remove the casserole from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature while the oven preheats.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the center is set.
  • Allow the casserole to rest for a few minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired and serve warm.

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