Most Excellent Breakfast Casserole

Most Excellent Breakfast Casserole


"We make this recipe every year for our Christmas open house."

Ingredients 14 h 50 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 751 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 751 kcal
  • 38%
  • Fat:
  • 59.2 g
  • 91%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.7g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 28 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 267 mg
  • 89%
  • Sodium:
  • 1446 mg
  • 58%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place sausage and bacon in two large, deep skillets. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  2. Butter one side of six slices of the bread. Placed slices butter side up in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together cooked sausage and bacon with onion and cheese. Place half of his mixture on top of buttered bread. Then add another six slices of bread (no butter). Add remaining meat/cheese mixture. Beat together milk and eggs; pour over top of casserole. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
  4. The next morning: preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  5. Bake, covered, in preheated oven for 45 to 60 minutes.
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  1. 50 Ratings


This recipe was terrible. 3 Onions? I used 2 and that was plenty. But, the worst part was that the casserole was extremely soggy. After cooking it for 2 hours (until the top and bottom were nearly black) the casserole was still very soggy in the middle. (My oven temp. is accurate too.) I think the recipe has potential. Maybe use half of the milk. I tried turning the oven down and letting it cook for 2 hours, so I do think it is a problem with the 4 cups of milk. Still, I'm not daring enough to try it again. What a waste.


I made this for Easter brunch for 20 big Navy guys, they absolutly loved it. I made two huge pans and they both came out perfect. I was very happy that the middle did not come out soggy. One of the pans I ended up baking a bit longer and it was still excellent. I did make some modifications that went well. I put almost a pound of mild cheddar cheese in each casserole. Six slices was not nearly enough for my Wisconsin raised husband. I didn't exactly trim the bread well and it didn't make a difference. All I used was one small onion for one of the casseroles. 3 seemed way to overpowering. The other casserole I left without onion. What I would suggest for others is spray the bottom of the pan with cooking spray just "incase". Also, you can use less egg/milk and still end up with a good casserole.


This was excellent! I served this on Christmas morning and everyone loved it. I used bacon and honey ham instead of bacon and sausage. I also used 8 oz. of extra sharp cheddar instead of american cheese. This one's a keeper!