There’s nothing quite like a hearty breakfast, and our sausage casserole recipe is filling and absolutely delicious—it’s what we like to call an authentic farm family recipe! A sausage casserole is simple to make, and you can cook it up quickly too. The recipe, which serves eight, uses basic pantry staples like bread, sausage, and cheddar cheese—we recommend using Cabot’s Seriously Sharp Cheddar, Seriously Sharp Shredded Cheddar or 2 Year Cheddar cheese The dish saves well so you can snack on the leftovers for a good long while. Do you know a family member or a friend who might like to try our delicious sausage casserole? If so, please feel free to share the recipe with your friends and family on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. We’re positive that they’re going to love it!
This breakfast sausage casserole is one of our most popular dishes, and we’re excited to share our recipe with you. Once you’re ready to start cooking, you’ll need to pick up some whole grain or white bread, one pound of sausage, eggs, milk, yellow mustard, salt, ground black pepper and some Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar, Seriously Sharp Shredded Cheddar or 2 Year Cheddar cheese. The great thing about sausage casseroles is that all you need to do is combine all of the ingredients into a baking dish and then pop it into the oven for 45 minutes—then you’re all done. Honestly, how much easier does it get than that?
We love sausage recipes, and if you’re a big fan of sausage dishes, then we recommend you check out this recipe for sausage cheddar balls. Also, did you know that Cabot is a dairy cooperative of 800 farm families? So, we’re pretty much experts when it comes to producing top-notch dairy products. We’re confident that you’re going to love our breakfast sausage casserole recipe, but we’d love to hear your feedback. If you think there might be a way to improve this recipe, or if you just want to tell us how much you loved it, then go ahead and rate and review it.
Nonstick cooking spray
4 slices whole-grain or white bread
1 pound bulk sausage, browned and drained
6 large eggs
2 cups milk
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
4 ounces Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar grated, Cabot Seriously Sharp Shredded Cheddar Cheese, or Cabot 2 Year Cheddar, (about 1 cup)
*Maple Syrup for serving, if desired
Cooking for fewer people?
To reduce this recipe to 4 servings cut the ingredients in half (as below), use a smaller baking dish and adjust the baking time to 30 to 40 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Nonstick cooking spray
2 slices whole-grain or white bread
½ pound bulk sausage, browned and drained
3 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 ½ teaspoons yellow mustard
¼ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 ounces Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar grated, Cabot Seriously Sharp Shredded Cheddar Cheese, or Cabot 2 Year Cheddar, (about ½ cup)
*Maple Syrup for serving, if desired
Get the ingredients you need at a convenient nearby location.
PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Coat 8-by-10-inch or similar-sized baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
TEAR bread into small pieces and scatter over bottom of dish. Top with sausage.
WHISK eggs in a medium bowl until combined; whisk in milk, mustard, salt and pepper. Pour over bread and sausage. Sprinkle cheese over top.
BAKE uncovered for 35 to 45 minutes or until set all the way to center (knife inserted in center comes out clean).
SERVE warm drizzled with maple syrup if desired.
Also, try these tasty recipe variations – as seen in the video above:
Chorizo Sausage and Pepper Jack:
Use ground chorizo instead of the sausage, and then try swapping in Cabot Pepper Jack cheese instead of the Seriously Sharp. You can also top this zesty & slightly spicy casserole with fresh guacamole and salsa.
Bacon and Colby Jack:
Use cooked chopped bacon in place of the sausage and try our creamy Colby Jack Cheese in place of the Seriously Sharp! This variation is extra delicious when topped with our Sour Cream and chopped scallions.
Ham and Vermont Sharp Cheddar:
Use cubed ham in place of the sausage and try our smooth Vermont Sharp Cheddar instead of Seriously Sharp. We love this classic combo topped with freshly chopped tomatoes and basil.
Made this last night for dinner and the whole family LOVED it! Used sausage links since it’s what I had on hand, just cut them up into little pieces. Can’t wait to try again using ground sausage or bacon!
This is quick and easy and so good! I took the suggestion of putting pure Vermont maple syrup on it. Wow! Game changer. It tasted like I was eating French toast, eggs and sausage in every bite. This is a keeper. Cabot cheese is also the best!!!! Thanks for this recipe!
Yummm! I’ve made this twice now and it’s a hit. The first time, I may have done something wrong with the bread, you couldn’t tell there was any in the dish. Truly, I think I lost count of the bread slices! Anyway, the second time I tried croissants on the bottom instead of bread. Delish! I also used an authentic Texas mustard sauce in place of regular mustard. It made so much of a difference for me. It’s called Fredericksburg Brat Haus Beer Mustard Sauce. (1.5TBS). I used a tbs of heavy cream simply because I needed to use it. This is a great easy dish that I’ll be serving regularly. I stumbled upon it to find a dish for the ingredients I had on hand. Can’t beat a recipe requiring your basic staples!
Easy to prepare. Love the mustard flavor. Lots of variations to experiment with. This recipe goes into the rotation!
Beautiful recipe. Well created, and about the only casserole my husband will eat! This never lasts long enough to have left overs.
I made this for my son who does not like eggs and he asked for seconds. TWO BOYS AND A HUSBAND FINISHED THE WHOLE BATCH. Tasted good with salsa on top too since I like spice.
My husband and I wanted something warm and filling to eat the weekend of the big blizzard. This is so delicious. I used leftover challah bread that was in the freezer. We just happened to buy some Seriously Sharp cheddar so we tried this recipe. So glad we did.
This is simple, classic, tasty, hearty, fillin,g breakfast fare at its best. The kind of stuff you want to eat b4 a day full of outdoor chores or canoeing miles of river. Watch the center, it needed the longer cooking time in my oven til it was cooked through.