Country Sausage Casserole

"The Maple flavoring in this recipe adds a nice breakfast twist. Cook time includes 5 hours setting time (can be done overnight)."
photo by Tea Jenny photo by Tea Jenny
photo by Tea Jenny
Ready In:
6hrs 55mins


  • 8 slices bread, cubed
  • 2 cups American cheese, grated (Schreiber's white American is the creamiest)
  • 2 lbs maple sausage (bulk, not links)
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 12 cups milk
  • 34 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 12 cup milk


  • Place bread cubes in a greased 9x13-inch pan.
  • Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Scatter browned sausage evenly over top.
  • Blend eggs, 2 1/2 cups milk and mustard and pour over ingredients in the pan.
  • Refrigerate overnight (or for 5 hours).
  • Blend soup and 1/2 cup milk and pour evenly over the top.
  • Bake 1 1/2 hours at 350°F.

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  1. Kathy
    OMG this is to die for! We've had it with maple sausage, and then with half hot sausage and half regular sausage (reduced-fat). I think it's better without the maple sausage, but either way, this recipe is awesome.
  2. Tea Jenny
    Oh what a nice breakfast I have had, I made ready the night before and just popped it in the oven and hey presto it's ready for DH coming in from the night shift. I didn't have the sausage that you had so I used an other kind, and just chopped them up, and no American cheese, so I used cheese slices, which I believe are very similar. Thank you for posting. Made for ZWT#6 2010
  3. jnpj7468
    This recipe is really very different than anything I have tried before, but very good. I am not used to having the sweet and savory elements of breakfast mixed together in one dish, but I must say it was a nice change. I did have some maple sausage to use that I had never tried before. It really imparts quite a lot of sweetness to the casserole. The bottom bread layer becomes pancake-like during cooking. The additional layers add all sorts of great flavors. Thanks for the opportunity to try something new and good!


I grew up in PA Dutch country and now live in the suburbs of D.C. I am a homemaker and love to play with my kids who are now 9 and 6. My favorite room in the house is the kitchen. My children used to be explorative eaters... anything went. They are becoming more discriminating ... OK, picky ... so my newest challenge is finding interesting dishes that will meet their tastes. This usually means not admitting to specific ingredients or making them unnoticeable (such as onions). I'm loving the ability to practically pulverize my onions quickly with my food chopper. I love experimenting with different culinary traditions. When I find the time to play in the kitchen uninterrupted, dinner can be quite an adventure at our house. My ultimate month off would be to spend a month travelling around the world as a food critic. - send me back to St-Jean-De-Luz in SW France for Chipirones (a fabulous squid dish)along the bay! My favorite cookbooks are:Extending the Table by Joetta Handrich Schlabach, The Williamsburg Cookbook, The Burger Meisters by Marcel Desaulniers, The Common Grill Cookbook by Chef Craig Common, America's Best Bread Machine Baking Recipes by Donna Washburn & Heather Butt, and most recently, the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Book (I finally got a countertop ice cream freezer!)(Update on 03/17/09- hm! Not many changes!)
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