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.
I love this easy dish. I’ve had it for many years. My mom always made one with sausage and one with bacon, the whole family was always happy. We used croutons instead of bread, nice texture addition and a hint of yellow mustard. But do I have to use Bounty, or will Costco paper towels work? I don’t want to make a special purchase.
can i use bacon instead of sausage and how much and should i cook it first
Scarlet | Family Focus Blog
This overnight egg casserole looks like a perfect brunch recipe. It will be fun to try. Thanks!
I love breakfast food! I'm a fan of Casserole. I can eat them anytime. Thanks
I just made these for my family and they were a HIT! We devoured every last one of them .YUM. Thank you!
Wow! That looks so good and filling! Perfect for a busy day ahead! I'm sure the family is going to love this!
Julie Syl Kalungi
Woohooo Comfort food is awesome and this casserole falls squarely in that category for me. It looks fab for breakfast too 🙂
i will surely try this one on Christmas eve! thanks for sharing
That looks tasty! I love things I can easily make when I wake up. I love Bounty, helps me do a lot of cleaning and clean up around the house. 🙂
This sounds amazing! I love breakfast food! I can eat them anytime.
Divya @ Eat Teach Blog
I'm such a huge fan of casseroles. I can just dump, bake, and go to town! And, best part is that there's usually leftovers!
Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place
This will be a great thing to cook the on Christmas Eve for Christmas morning breakfast. I love that its such a versatile recipe, my family will love this!