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Holle's Spicy Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Updated on December 24, 2012

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.

For more great breakfast casseroles, including make-ahead recipes, view the following videos:

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    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 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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      Mike Teddleton 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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      Renee S 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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      Audrey Kirchner 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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      Eileen Kersey 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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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for visiting, Pam!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      HH, it's very satisfying!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      I'll set a place for you, Chris!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Hi, Lily! Good to see you!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Bpop, it's yummy!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Many thanks, Lovely!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      MD, give it a try!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      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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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      buckie, what ya havin?

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      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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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Coolmon, thanks for reading!

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      Maria Cecilia 6 years ago from Philippines

      Habee I love sausages, this is making me hungry

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Maria, this is great for Christmas morning!

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