Overnight Breakfast Casserole

"I love this recipe because it is really easy to fix the night before when you are having company the next morning or maybe taking it to work or something. This recipe came from the Telephone Pioneers Cookbook "Calling all Cooks.""
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Sprinkle bread cubes into greased 7X12 inch baking dish.
  • Cook sausage and sprinkle along with cheese over the bread cubes.
  • Beat eggs in mixer bowl.
  • Add milk, dry mustard, salt and pepper; mix well.
  • Pour over layers.
  • Chill, covered overnight.
  • Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until set and golden brown.
  • Yield: 8 servings.

Questions & Replies

  1. Can you use regular mustard? If so, how much!


  1. I love anything that can be made before company arrives so this fit the bill.. i made some changes. i used 3/4 of a loaf of cubed and untoasted crusty olive oil and rosemary bread i decreased the sausage to 3/4 lb of broken up breakfast sausage and added a diced red pepper and 10 green onions, chopped, to the pan after I drained off most of the sausage fat but before the sausage was completely cooked. I completed the cooking of the sausagewith the veg for a few minutes. i increased the eggs to 10 eggs and the milk to 3 cups . my casserole pan was a bit larger than what the recipe called for. it was a success. i had 5 adults eating and not a leftover. will make it again and again. easy tasty and a bit hit.
  2. Have made this every year for at least 25 Christmases. Also make a separate one for the vegetarians using soyriso instead of sausage! Everyone looks forward to this easy breakfast.
  3. Not bad. I made it for a potluck and it was a big hit. Unfortunately, I didn't think it was very tasty. A bit bland.
  4. My mother used to make this for her ladies luncheons in the 1950's. Delish!! She substituted mushrooms for the sausage.......lighter and perfect for the vegetarians in your life! I like to add chives to mine, as well :)
  5. I had always heard of this recipe so finally tried it. We loved it and the fact that I can prepare it the night before is awesome to me. Adding this to my list to make regularly.


  1. I add sautéed bell peppers and onions to the casserole.


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