Kittencal's Holiday Brunch Sausage Casserole

READY IN: 1hr 55mins


  • 1
    lb bulk italian sausage meat (mild or spicy)
  • 1
    medium onion, chopped
  • 6
    large eggs, beaten
  • 2
    cups half-and-half cream (or use milk)
  • 1
    teaspoon mustard powder (can use 1 teaspoon prepared Dijon mustard)
  • 6
    slices day-old bread (toasted in the toaster then cut into cubes)
  • 8
    ounces shredded cheddar cheese (more to sprinkle on top after baking if desired)
  • salt (optional and to taste)


  • Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  • Cook the sausage meat with onion in a skillet until browned; drain fat.
  • In a bowl whisk together the eggs with cream or milk and mustard; add in the cooked sausage meat, toasted bread cubes and shredded cheese, toss until combined.
  • Season the mixture with fresh ground black pepper and salt to taste.
  • Transfer to prepared baking pan.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Set oven to 350 degrees F (oven rack set to lowest position).
  • Remove plastic wrap and cover the dish with foil.
  • Bake (350 degrees F) for 1 hour.
  • Reduce to 325 degrees F uncover and continue to bake for another 30 minutes or until set.
  • If desired sprinkle a small amount of shredded cheese over the top after baking (this is only optional).