Are you looking for an easy brunch idea with tons of flavor that will feed a crowd? In an effort to reduce stress, I have come up with this breakfast casserole recipe that includes sausage, eggs, cheese, bread - you know -all the good stuff! This Loaded Overnight Egg and Cheese Casserole will allow you to enjoy more time with your family and less time cooking and cleaning. Be sure to also check out our Easy Breakfast Casserole.
This post has been sponsored by Bounty, but all opinions are my own.
Why this overnight breakfast casserole with hash browns is awesome
- This easy breakfast casserole can be made the night before and popped into the oven in the morning.
- The recipe is simple and tasty and it’s an excellent choice for breakfast and brunch.
- This hearty egg-based breakfast keeps you satisfied a long time. It’s a cheesy, tasty way to start a long day.
- cooked sausage links
- large eggs
- shredded cheddar cheese - you can use a mild or sharp cheddar cheese
- slices of white bread
- shredded hash browns
- salt and pepper
Keeping the kitchen clean while preparing breakfast
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 this overnight egg bake. I can just prepare it the night before, refrigerate, 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.
How to make an overnight egg casserole
The instructions to make this breakfast casserole with bread and hash browns are quite simple. Start off by cooking 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 bread 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, stirring and then transferring the mixture to an 8x8 casserole dish.
While transferring the ingredients, I accidentally spilled some of the egg mixture onto the counter. Luckily, I had Bounty on hand.
I spray on some cleaner and in just a few moments my counter looks sparkly clean. Bounty really comes in handy for the cleanup!
Once you have your baking dish full, you can cover it and place it in the refrigerator overnight. This overnight egg casserole recipe can sit refrigerated until the morning. In the morning simply pop the pan in the oven for 40 minutes.
One of the things I love about this breakfast casserole is that it has a little of everything. Bread, eggs, sausage, potatoes and cheese in every yummy mouthful! Easy cheesy and delicious! A lot of my readers love preparing this for Christmas morning. Whatever day you make it, it is delicious!
Overnight Egg Casserole
- 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.
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
You don't have to prepare this a make ahead recipe. You can make it just before you stick it in the oven. It is a very versatile recipe.
Once baked, you can store the leftovers of the casserole in the fridge in a covered container for up to 5 days.
So many options! Some of my favorites are veggies like bell peppers and onions, ham and bacon.
Save money by eating at home
Have you heard about Eat At Home Meal Plans? If the cost of eating out or the decision of what to make for dinner each night is stressing you out, then you must try these. When you sign up, you get access to four separate meal plans each month (Traditional, Wholesome Traditional, Slow Cooker, and No Flour/No Sugar). All you do is print the plans, color-coded grocery lists, and recipes you want for that month. Don’t worry, there are lots of options, so even picky eaters will find something they like.
Then when it is time for dinner, make that night’s recipe (choices include make-ahead, freezer meals, slow-cooker recipes, and other time-saving strategies).
That’s it! Dinner is on the table and you can enjoy a home cooked meal with the family – without the stress!