Total Time
9hrs 55mins
Prep 9 hrs
Cook 55 mins

This recipe is from Southern Living Magazine but tweaked a bit by me. It's great for an early-morning breakfast or brunch for a crowd, because you can do most of the work ahead of time and just throw it in the oven the morning you want to serve it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook sausage in a skillet over medium heat, stirring until it crumbles and is no longer pink; drain well.
  2. Place bread cubes in a lightly greased 9" X 13" baking pan.
  3. Sprinkle bread evenly with cheese, and top with sausage (or ham).
  4. Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, pepper, dry mustard and Worcestershire sauce and pour evenly over sausage mixture.
  5. Cover and chill casserole for 8 hours (may be frozen at this point, and thawed before cooking).
  6. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes, or until set.
  8. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.


Most Helpful

I was really pleased with this. I made it on New Year's morning for my husband and I. We used day-old french bread and halved the recipe, baking in a round dish about 8 inches across. I used parmesan and mozzarella cheese and breakfast sausage. It set really well in about 30 minutes and the cheese was nice and bubbly. The bread made a surprisingly nice base and the seasonings in the egg were just right, tasty but not overwhelming. Wouldn't change a thing, although garlic and onions would be a nice touch. Halving this was perfect for the two of us (we didn't have anything else with it) so unless you're doing a few other things for breakfast you might find a whole dish is not enough for 8 people.

Sackville December 31, 2005

This was a really easy recipe ,and the taste of it was excellent. I like it because now my husband can heat up a slice of it in the morning without me having to get up and fix him something. The only thing I didn't do was allow the recipe to chill for eigth hours. I imediately put it in the oven and the recipe still turned out great.

MsBaton August 17, 2004

I made this recipe in advance and froze it like you sugested.It turned out great. The recipe held up to the freezing and thawing with out affecting the quality . A make ahead recipe like this is an easy way to cut down on your time in the kitchen when you're having friends for the weekend. We all loved it. I added finely chopped garlic and onion to the sausage while it was cooking.they added a nice touch. Thanks for postong this one!!! J.C.

Jayne66 February 21, 2004

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