Make Ahead Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

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Make Ahead Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole …one of my go-to easy breakfast recipes! This sausage and egg breakfast casserole is one of my families favorites to make for Sunday brunch and holidays.

I absolutely love this breakfast casserole. This is such a versatile dish that can be adapted to fit your needs. You may substitute ham or bacon for the sausage if you’d like. Also, you may substitute different vegetables. I love it, because you can prepare this breakfast casserole the day before, refrigerate it overnight and then pop it in the oven on a holiday morning. We love to have this on Easter and Christmas morning. So yummy and very filling!

Make Ahead Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole ...one of my go-to easy breakfast recipes! This sausage and egg breakfast casserole is one of my families favorites to make for Sunday brunch and holidays.

I love making this recipe with Italian sausage and Old El Paso green chiles. It really takes the flavor up a notch. Some of the breakfast casserole’s I’ve tried before are kind of bland and this is anything but that.

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Make Ahead Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole ...one of my go-to easy breakfast recipes! This sausage and egg breakfast casserole is one of my families favorites to make for Sunday brunch and holidays.

Ingredients to make this Breakfast Casserole (find the printable recipe below):

  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 pound breakfast, turkey or Italian sausage (could substitute with diced ham or bacon)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped bell peppers
  • 1 1/2 cup cubed or shredded frozen potatoes, thawed
  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can chopped green chiles
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped spinach (optional -add more if desired)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Make Ahead Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole ...one of my go-to easy breakfast recipes! This sausage and egg breakfast casserole is one of my families favorites to make for Sunday brunch and holidays.

Instructions to make this Breakfast Casserole:

Butter at 9×9 (or 8×10) baking dish and set aside.

Cook the meat in fry pan over medium heat. Once cooked through, remove to a bowl. Then add 1 Tablespoon of butter to the pan with the onions. Cook for 2 minutes. Then add the bell peppers and cook an additional 2 minutes. Next mix in the potatoes and green chiles and cooked until heated through, about 3 minutes. Stir in the sausage and green chiles and then pour into the baking dish. Place in the refrigerator to cool slightly, before adding the eggs.

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Whisk the eggs, milk, salt and pepper in bowl. Then pour over the sausage mixture in the baking dish. Sprinkle chopped spinach over the top. Next add the cheese. Cover with foil and then bake 45 minutes. Remove foil and cook an additional 10-15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes clean. Let stand a few minutes before serving.

Make Ahead Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole ...one of my go-to easy breakfast recipes! This sausage and egg breakfast casserole is one of my families favorites to make for Sunday brunch and holidays.

Make Ahead Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

Yield: Serves 6-8

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 pound breakfast, turkey or Italian sausage (could substitute with diced ham or bacon)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped bell peppers
  • 1 1/2 cup cubed or shredded frozen potatoes, thawed
  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can Old El Paso chopped green chiles
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped spinach (optional -add more if desired)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

Butter at 9x9 (or 8x10) baking dish and set aside.

Cook the meat in fry pan over medium heat. Once cooked through, remove to a bowl. Then add 1 Tablespoon of butter to the pan with the onions. Cook for 2 minutes. Then add the bell peppers and cook an additional 2 minutes. Next mix in the potatoes and green chiles and cooked until heated through, about 3 minutes. Stir in the sausage and green chiles and then pour into the baking dish. Place in the refrigerator to cool slightly, before adding the eggs.

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Whisk the eggs, milk, salt and pepper in bowl. Then pour over the sausage mixture in the baking dish. Sprinkle chopped spinach over the top. Next add the cheese. Cover with foil and then bake 45 minutes. Remove foil and cook an additional 10-15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes clean. Let stand a few minutes before serving.

Feel free to mix in or substitute your favorite veggies.

This makes a great overnight casserole. Prep everything the night before, but make sure to cool the meat mixture all the way before adding the eggs on top. Then pour the eggs over top, add the cheese and then cover with foil. Then bake in the morning.

Make ahead breakfast casserole -one of my go-to easy breakfast recipes! This sausage and egg breakfast casserole is one of my families favorites to make for Sunday brunch and holidays.

Make Ahead Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole ...one of my go-to easy breakfast recipes! This sausage and egg breakfast casserole is one of my families favorites to make for Sunday brunch and holidays.

 

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Stephanie posted on March 2, 2017 at 2:19 pm (#
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    This looks like something that would be great for me to make on a weekend keep for quick on-the-go breakfasts during the week! Looks yummy!

  2. Brasserie Louis posted on March 3, 2017 at 4:22 am (#
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    I believe this Sunday Brunch is gonna be fun for my family. Thanks for sharing..!!

  3. 2pots2cook posted on March 3, 2017 at 5:18 am (#
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    Hello Jamielyn. This is a perfect way to use leftovers :-) Thank you so much and have a pleasant weekend !

  4. Dolly Eugene posted on March 3, 2017 at 8:29 am (#
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    It looks like a great breakfast recipe. I am definitely going to give it a try maybe on coming Sunday.

  5. Michelle posted on March 3, 2017 at 6:25 pm (#
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    I love breakfast casseroles! I usually skip breakfast unless we have something like this or a quiche on hand…cereal just doesn’t do it for me, and I am kind of lazy about cooking in the morning. I’ll be making this soon!

  6. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious posted on March 3, 2017 at 10:36 pm (#
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    I can’t wait to try all the different meat suggestions! They all sound delish!

  7. Katerina @ diethood .com posted on March 4, 2017 at 11:16 am (#
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    This is perfect for Sunday brunch!! Looks SO delicious!!

  8. Krista posted on March 5, 2017 at 9:46 am (#
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    I am thinking breakfast for dinner now! Love it!

  9. Anna@ Crunchy Creamy Sweet posted on March 5, 2017 at 1:42 pm (#
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    Perfect brunch idea for Spring! I am loving the green chiles!

  10. Brandy | Nutmeg Nanny posted on March 5, 2017 at 9:22 pm (#
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    I love this casserole! So simple and tasty!

  11. Nancy posted on March 12, 2017 at 12:31 pm (#
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    I plan on making this today. My question is this, does it freeze well? Cut into serving size portions then pull one out of freezer, microwave and waaalaaah, breakfast is served!

    • I Heart Naptime posted on March 12, 2017 at 7:02 pm (#
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      I haven’t tried, but if other egg dishes heat up well in the microwave, this should too! I would individually wrap each serving! :)

  12. Hannah posted on April 13, 2017 at 9:56 pm (#
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    This looks perfect for Easter morning : ) Do you know if this can be made without milk or with a milk substitute? My mother in law can’t have milk. Please let me know! Thanks 😊

    • I Heart Naptime posted on April 14, 2017 at 8:44 am (#
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      I haven’t tried it with a milk substitute, but it’s a small amount overall. I’d try it with soy milk, if she could have that!