Each year around the holidays, we play host to my husband’s family who come from far and wide to stay with us and celebrate. It is a time we look forward to all year, but something I am never excited about is the stress that comes with the holiday season. In an effort to reduce that stress, I have come up with some easy ideas, like this Overnight Egg Casserole, that let me enjoy more time with my family and spend less time cooking and cleaning.
This post has been sponsored by Bounty, but all opinions are my own.
To get through the holidays stress free, I make sure to do as much as I can beforehand. That means I make and freeze cookie dough that I can just thaw and bake when the need arises, stock up on Bounty so I can enjoy every minute and not think about the mess, and prepare some easy holiday meals ahead of time that can just be thrown into the oven when needed.
One of my favorite holiday meals to prepare is Overnight Egg Casserole. I can just combine all the ingredients the night before, refrigerate them and bake it up in morning. I love when my extended family can wake up to hot cups of coffee and a warm breakfast.
We use Bounty everyday, but I always make sure to have some extra on hand when I know I will be having holiday company. Since we will be having seven people stay with us over the holidays, I don’t want to run out of paper towels. Lets face it, even guests with the best intentions make messes. Plus, if you are anything like me, preparing holiday food always causes a mess.
Overnight Egg Casserole
Cook some sausage links in the microwave according to package directions. When cooking something like sausage links, make sure to line your plate with super absorbent Bounty.
This recipe will also use sliced bread which you will cut into cubes.
As you can see, I used a lot of eggs in this recipe and I made sure to put the shells on some Bounty before I moved them to the compost bin.
I combined all the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl and then transferred the mixture to an 8×8 casserole dish.
While transferring the ingredients, I accidentally spilled some of the egg mixture onto the counter. Luckily, I had Bounty on hand.
I sprayed on some cleaner and in just a few moments my counter looked sparkly clean. Bounty really comes in handy for the cleanup!
Once you have your casserole dish full, you can cover it and place it in the refrigerator overnight. This overnight egg casserole can sit refrigerated until the morning. When you wake up simply pop it in the oven for 40 minutes.
You don’t have to make this night before though. You can make it just before you stick it in the oven. It is a very versatile recipe.
One of the things I love about this overnight egg casserole is that it has a little of everything. Bread, eggs, sausage, potatoes and cheese in every yummy mouthful!
- 10 sausage links
- 7 eggs, whisked
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 slices white bread, cubed
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 2 cups shredded hash brown potatoes
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8x8 pan.
- Cook 10 sausage links in the microwave according to package directions.
- When cooked, chop up sausage into bite sized pieces.
- In a large bowl, whisk eggs then add cheese, cooked sausage links, cubed white bread, and milk and set aside.
- Spread 2 cups of shredded hash brown potatoes onto the bottom of the greased pan.
- Pour egg mixture over top. Add salt and pepper.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or cover and refrigerate overnight and bake in the morning.
If you enjoyed this Overnight Egg Casserole check out these other holiday recipes:
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