Last night, while Neil was building the linen closet in our master bathroom, I was whipping up something delicious for today: Sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich casserole! My best friend Megan’s mom has made this casserole for many a breakfasts and I finally snagged the recipe from her back in the fall. It’s so incredibly simple, it’s almost sinful how yummy it is!
I don’t remember what Megan’s momma calls it but I am calling it the Sausage, Egg, and Cheese SANDWICH Casserole. Not Sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit casserole, which sounds better, but it’s not made with biscuits and is made with sandwich bread so…. yea. Feel free to call it whatever you’d like:) Make it the night before, wake up the next morning, pop it in the oven,
jump in the shower go back to bed for 45 minutes, and wake up to the smell of sausage all throughout your house! Heaven!
Sausage, Egg, and Cheese, Sandwich Casserole
1 pound sausage
12 slices thin white bread
1 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
8 large eggs
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried mustard
pepper to taste
Brown sausage, drain, and place on paper towel to soak up grease. Butter bottom of 9×13 casserole dish. Beat eggs and add milk, salt, mustard, and pepper. Cut the crust off of bread and place 6 slices in bottom of casserole dish. Sprinkle 1/2 of cheese on top. Sprinkle 1/2 of sausage on top of cheese. Repeat bread, cheese, and sausage layers. Pour egg mixture over. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Pre heat oven to 350 and bake for 45 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
A Few Notes
I have made this several times now – it’s Neil’s favorite! – and I’ve tried several substitutions and I keep coming back to the original. Here’s what I tried and why I didn’t like it:
1) Wheat and whole grain bread instead of white bread – changes the taste quite a bit and neither Neil or myself cared for it. However, I think I could have dealt with it 😉
2) Less cheese – I already use block cheese ONLY for everything because bag cheese is nasty, seriously, read up on it. We tried cutting the cheese down to just 1 cup and the tang was left out… believe it or not, the tanginess really makes this casserole. Also? Neil freakin’ loves cheese.
3) Egg whites only – NOPE. Don’t do it. It’s not a breakfast/brunch casserole without real eggs.
There you have it! Do whatever you want to this recipe (I obviously can’t stop you) but please try the original at least once. You won’t be sorry. Or maybe you will – because you’ll like it 100 times more 😉