Holle's Spicy Sausage Breakfast Casserole

This is a wonderful breakfast casserole that can be made the night before. I often put it together on Christmas Eve, then pop it into the oven on Christmas morning for a hearty, delicious meal. If we’re having a late Thanksgiving dinner, I’ll make this the night before that big day, too, so that we’ll have something to tide us over before the feast.

Serve the casserole with fresh fruit, and you have all four major food groups covered! Of course, as traditional Southerners, we usually cook a pot of grits to go with the casserole. It’s like a law or something.

This is also a great dish to take to potluck breakfasts and brunches.

For the sausage, I like to use an extra-lean whole-hog sausage that’s spicy. If your family doesn’t like as much heat, use a mild sausage, instead. As for the peppers, I usually use hot peppers because hubby and I like a lot of heat. When I make this for the grandkids, I use sweet bell peppers instead of the hotter versions. If I’m serving this for Christmas morning breakfast or brunch, I like to use a mixture of green and red bell peppers for the seasonal colors, and I save a few to sprinkle on top, too. For a Thanksgiving or autumn brunch, use red, green, and yellow bell peppers.

What you’ll need:

1 pound hot bulk sausage

½ cup diced onion

½ cup pepper strips, bell or hot (or a mixture of both)

6 slices white bread, with crusts trimmed

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

10 large eggs, beaten

4 cups milk

Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Cook sausage, onions, and pepper until sausage is just done. Drain well.

In a buttered deep 9 x 13-inch casserole dish, arrange bread slices on bottom.

Place sausage mixture on top of bread. Add cheese.

Combine eggs, milk, salt, and pepper and pour over cheese and sausage. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

The next morning, bake casserole at 325 degrees for about an hour, uncovered.

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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Habee, The breakfast casseroles look delicious. I enjoyed this hub.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

That breakfast casserols definitely will revive you. 10 eggs and cheese is a energy booster. Thank you.


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Yum... I'm ready to eat, now.


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Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

This looks yummy! I bet it would work in the crock pot to. Just put it in the night before on low.


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Lily Rose 6 years ago from East Coast

Looks and sounds delicious! Hmmm...cooking it in the crockpot sounds interesting...


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Love the way this casserole sounds. I can actually taste it.


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judydianne 6 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

Sounds yummy! You took all the cholesterol out, right? LOL.


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samboiam 6 years ago from Texas

Oh boy. I am gonna have to quit reading your food hubs if I am ever going to lose weight.

Voted it up.


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Veronica Allen 6 years ago from Georgia

Yum - this looks so delish. This seems like it would be a great start to a cold day.


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Teddletonmr 6 years ago from Midwest USA

Spicy Sausage Breakfast Casserole, humm sounds like a great idea for dinner on one of those up-side down days. Cooking in a crockpot how would that work? Hub Up...


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lovelypaper 6 years ago from Virginia

Awsome recipe. Great pictures. I think I'll make this soon.


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md_azamkhan 6 years ago

i like this recipe ):


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

yummy again and I love casseroles too, maita


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Love these kind of do it all at once recipes! Yummy and now I'm wanting my lunch!


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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

Fine if I do not have to go out to work. Such a good breakfast would leave me wanting to stay home


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks for visiting, Pam!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

HH, it's very satisfying!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

I'll set a place for you, Chris!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Wendy, I haven't tried the crock pot for this. Good idea!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi, Lily! Good to see you!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Bpop, it's yummy!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Judy, of course - no bad stuff in my food! lol


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Sam, I think I've given up on that battle.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Right, V! It's rib-stickin'!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Teddle, we love breakfast foods for supper on cold winter days!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Many thanks, Lovely!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

MD, give it a try!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi, Maita! Nice to see you, chica!


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nancy_30 6 years ago from Georgia

I'm not a big fan of sausage but my husband loves it. I'll have to make this for him. I'm sure he will love it. Thanks for the recipe.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi, Nancy! You don't like sausage??


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

buckie, what ya havin?


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Eth, you're probably right!


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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

It look delicious, I like casseroles.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Coolmon, thanks for reading!


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Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines

Habee I love sausages, this is making me hungry


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Maria, this is great for Christmas morning!

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