Christmas Breakfast Sausage Casserole

As the holiday season approaches, there’s nothing quite like a cozy and delicious breakfast to start the day. Today, I want to share a cherished recipe that has become a staple in my family’s Christmas morning traditions: our flavorful Christmas Breakfast Sausage Casserole. This delightful dish not only warms the heart but also fills the stomach, making it the perfect way to fuel up before the festive day ahead.

A Heartwarming Family Tradition

Every Christmas, our household buzzes with excitement as we gather around the tree to exchange gifts and share laughter. Amidst the joy and anticipation, a delightful aroma fills the air, drawing us to the kitchen where a hearty Breakfast Sausage Casserole awaits. This recipe has been passed down through generations, and it brings back fond memories of cozy mornings spent with loved ones.

How to Prepare Christmas Breakfast Sausage Casserole

Let’s dive into the delicious process of making this mouthwatering casserole:

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 slices white bread, toasted and cut into cubes
  • 8 ounces mild Cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions:

  1. Crumble the sausage into a medium skillet. Cook over medium heat until evenly browned; drain.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together mustard powder, salt, beaten eggs, and milk. Add the cooked sausage, bread cubes, and shredded cheese. Stir to coat evenly.
  3. Pour the mixture into a greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cover the casserole with foil and bake for 45 to 60 minutes.
  5. Uncover the casserole and reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees F. Continue baking for an additional 30 minutes, or until the casserole is set.
  6. Once done, the casserole is ready to be served hot and enjoyed with your loved ones.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long should I bake the casserole?

We recommend following the provided bake times. Cover the casserole for 45 to 60 minutes, then uncover and bake for an additional 30 minutes at a reduced temperature.

2. Can I serve something alongside the casserole?

Absolutely! While the casserole is quite filling on its own, serving it with fresh fruit or yogurt can add a refreshing touch to your breakfast spread.

3. How do I store leftovers?

Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to five days. When reheating, you can use the microwave or oven until warmed through.

4. Can I freeze the casserole?

Yes, this casserole freezes wonderfully. Wrap the baked casserole in layers of storage wrap and aluminum foil. You can also freeze individual portions in zip-top freezer bags. Thaw in the fridge overnight and then reheat in the oven.

5. How long can I freeze the casserole?

The casserole can be frozen for up to three months, maintaining its delicious flavors and texture.

6. Can I customize the ingredients?

Absolutely! Feel free to personalize the casserole by adding your favorite ingredients, such as vegetables or different types of cheese, to suit your taste preferences.

Share in the joy of a heartwarming Christmas morning with this delectable Breakfast Sausage Casserole. It’s a dish that brings people together and creates lasting memories. From my kitchen to yours, Merry Christmas and happy cooking!

Christmas Breakfast Sausage Casserole

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 29 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 49 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 slices white bread toasted and cut into cubes
  • 8 ounces mild Cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions
 

  • Crumble sausage into a medium skillet. Cook over medium heat until evenly brown; drain.
  • Sausage crumbled into a skillet, cooking until evenly brown.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together mustard powder, salt, eggs and milk. Add the sausage, bread cubes, and cheese, and stir to coat evenly.
  • All ingredients mixed together in a large mixing bowl.
  • Pour into a greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator for 8 hours, or overnight.
  • an overhead view of an unbaked sausage breakfast casserole being poured into a red 9x13 casserole dish
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F . Cover, and bake 45 to 60 minutes.
  • Uncover, and reduce temperature to 325 degrees F. Bake for an additional 30 minutes, or until set
  • Cover and bake casserole until set.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!
Keyword Christmas
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