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Breakfast Casserole

Delicious, cheesy, Breakfast Casserole, can be made the night before. Put in the oven in the morning and enjoy this hearty, breakfast bake! Made with eggs, sausage, hashbrowns, and cheese, it’s the perfect holiday or weekend breakfast recipe.

Our overnight french toast casserole is also delicious. The perfect pairing for brunch. Add in a plate of baked chocolate donuts for a simple touch.

Slice of egg casserole on white plate, with dish of remaining casserole in background with fresh parsley.

Why this Recipe is Best

Today’s recipe is one of my favorite egg casserole recipes.

  • Depending on the meat you have available (I have used ham, bacon and sausage…this one is made with sausage), you can change up the flavor.
  • You can also make it vegetarian and only use your favorite vegetables (broccoli, onion, peppers, spinach and tomato). I like to use a little combo of both a meat and a vegetable.
  • Make it the night before, perfect for holidays and weekend mornings!

Today I used pork sausage and spinach. Yum. The combination is delicious.

Easy Instructions

Step by step photos showing how to make overnight egg casserole.
  • First decide if you will be using meat, veggies, or both! If using meat, make sure it is precooked. This is a great use for leftover ham during the holidays!
  • Line the bottom of your casserole dish with hashbrown patties. If you can’t find them in the freezer section, you can substitute tator tots of the bottom layer!
  • Next cover the hashbrowns with your meat, veggies and cheese!
  • You’ll want to mix up the eggs with the remaining ingredients and pour this over your meat and cheese. Cover with foil and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  • In the morning, pop the covered dish into the oven. It’s a hearty meal that takes nearly two hours to bake, so plan accordingly! If you’d like to eat this for a “breakfast for dinner” make it in the morning, refrigerate all day, then put it in the oven for dinner. ENJOY.
Ingredients needed for egg casserole, including sausage, cheese, eggs, milk, and seasoning.

Substitution ideas

Whether you keep this meaty, or want a vegetarian dish, there are so many options available.

MEAT: choose one or more of the following. Ham, bacon, chorizo, breakfast sausage, turkey bacon.

VEGETABLES: spinach, tomatoes, mushroom, green pepper, kale, onion are all delicious options.

POTATO: this recipe uses frozen hash brown patties. But you can also use shredded hashbrowns, cubed hash browns, and even tater tots!

Egg casserole slice on a spatula being lifted out of pan.

Tips and Tricks

  • Make this casserole ahead of time for easy breakfast or dinner. Assemble as written and refrigerate covered with foil for up to 24 hours.
  • Store leftover casserole in refrigerator and enjoy within 3 days.
  • Leftovers can be frozen for later and reheated in microwave. ENJOY.

More Easy Breakfast Recipes

Yield: serves 8

Breakfast Casserole

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes

Delicious, cheesy Egg Casserole, can be made the night before. Put in the oven in the morning and enjoy this hearty breakfast!

Ingredients

  • 8 frozen toaster hash browns
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 ½ pounds cooked, diced meat (ham, bacon, sausage)
  • 6 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 ¼ cups milk
  • 1 can cream of celery soup
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 drops Tabasco sauce
  • may substitute in place of meat: spinach, tomato, mushroom, onion, green peppers, broccoli

Instructions

  1. Place frozen hash browns in bottom of 13x9 casserole dish. Cover with meat (or veggies) and cheese. Beat milk and eggs, add soup and spices.
  2. Pour over meat/cheese and top with additional cheese if desired.
  3. Cover and refrigerate overnight (or if making for dinner, refrigerate during the day to be cooked later).
  4. Bake covered 1 hour at 325 degrees, uncover and bake an additional 45-60 minutes.

Notes

  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks (including substitution ideas)!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 600Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 254mgSodium: 1219mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 42g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Delicious, cheesy Egg Casserole, can be made the night before. Put in the oven in the morning and enjoy this hearty, breakfast bake!

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About Aimee

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Posted on June 15, 2020

Comments & Reviews

  1. I really love to eat cheddar cheese and toaster hash browns. So delicious and healthy recipe. Will make it soon.

  2. Thanks for entering my sausage link-along. Please return and vote for your favorite recipe. I will feature the winner with a separate post that includes me preparing the winner’s recipe.

  3. Love brunch food as well! That’s my favorite meal : ) I know my husband would love this (and me too!) Thanks!

  4. This sounds like it would be delicius with the spinach and sausage. We love breakfast casseroles too (I also just posted one :)) Thanks for sharing yor recipe.

  5. I have to be honest, I have never seen cream of celery soup in a egg casserole before – it intrigues me. Looks delicious too!

    1. Hi. This looks so yummy. All i have left is Cheddar Cheese soup. Do you think that would work? Thanks!!

  6. @ Carla- let me know if they like it!
    @ Miz Helen- thanks for hosting and stopping by!
    @ Kate- It’s perfect for Easter brunch, enjoy!

  7. Hi Aimee,
    Your Egg Casserole is a great dish for company and just looks delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week! I am your newest follower!

  8. I plan on trying this very soon. My husband has a small group of men over for breakfast the last Saturday of the month and I will try it out on them. I can’t thank you enough! :

    Carla

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