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 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

Very nice. I went with a whole wheat french bread and it was very tasty. Upon making again I would up the salt, pepper, dry mustard and Worcestershire. Thank you.

Krista Roes June 04, 2010

I served this at a work breakfast this morning. One lady said it was "the best breakfast casserole she had ever tasted" - and she is right - it was delicious. I took your advise and used rustic, crusty bread and I think that it really added a great deal of flavor and texture. Thanks for sharing this one MaryMc - I'm sharing the link with my coworkers. P.S. Back to review this again - I have made this again and will save this a my favorite recipe for breakfast! Please note that this can be enlarged or reduced based on 1 egg and 1/3 cup milk per cup of bread. Seasonings are personal - throw in what tastes good to you - I sprinkled in some garlic powder, thyme and added some diced green pepper. Yum!! MaryMc - you have a winner here :)

Acerast October 09, 2008

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