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Easy Overnight Breakfast Casserole

This may be the easiest Overnight Breakfast Casserole recipe you’ll ever enjoy. All you need is 15 minutes of prep and a handful of simple ingredients. Sleep in, pop your breakfast bake  in oven, and enjoy the day. 

easy overnight breakfast casserole recipe breakfast bake

Happy almost weekend, Friends!

Who’s ready for Super Bowl LII this Sunday?! OMG, we are so sad about the Vikings, but are thrilled that our nice town of Minneapolis gets to host the huge event this year. Woo hoo!

So I had some daydreams about making a game-day recipe for this post, but the weekend is shouting out at me for brunch, so here I am with the easiest Overnight Breakfast Casserole recipe you’ll ever gladly make.

If you’re really hungry for game-day eats, my favorite sporty party dips are this kickin’ Jalapeno Popper Party Dip and this ridiculously mouthwatering Easy Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip.

Of course, this exciting 7-Layer Mexican Dip is a party in itself, as is this 5-Minute Real Guacamole with a bag of crunchy tortilla chips.

Now, let’s talk weekend brunch…

easy overnight breakfast casserole recipe breakfast bake

I mentioned this would likely be the easiest Easy Overnight Breakfast Casserole to grace its way into your kitchen. It’s also stunningly deeeelicious, with all the flavors you’d want in a hot, comforting dish.

This breakfast bake deserves some serious accolades because:

  • It takes 15 minutes to quickly prep and assemble completely. I actually timed myself.
  • You pop it into the fridge overnight and go to sleep (probably after surfing the net a little)
  • You get extra zzzz’s in the morning. It’s kinda what I live for.
  • Let your breakfast casserole bake while you’re getting ready in the morning. (In my case, Hubby’s contribution is putting said casserole in the oven while I get ready.)
  • There are less than 10 ingredients in this whole situation. Enough said.

If you’ve got bread, sausage, milk, and cheese, you’re all set.

Don’t forget the coffee 🙂

easy overnight breakfast casserole recipe breakfast bake

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Easy Overnight Breakfast Casserole

5 from 1 reviews

This Easy Overnight Breakfast Casserole is extremely delicious, flavorful, and so simple. It takes 15 minutes of prep and assembly, with less than 10 ingredients. A favorite weekend brunch.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 65 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins

Yield: 8-10 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 lb ground breakfast sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups milk (I use whole)
  • 4 cups cubed French or Italian loaf, packed
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, plus 1/2 cup more for topping
  • Optional: chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large heavy skillet, cook and break apart/crumble sausage with onions over medium high heat. Once evenly browned, drain and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, add eggs and beat lightly. Add salt, garlic powder, pepper, and milk. Whisk together to combine well. Add bread cubes and gently stir to coat well. Add cheese and gently fold to incorporate.
  3. Grease a 9×13 baking dish. Pour egg/sausage mixture evenly into dish, ensuring edges are evenly covered as well. Cover tightly with foil and chill overnight.
  4. Remove casserole from fridge and let sit at room temp while you preheat oven to 350F with rack on lower middle position. Keeping casserole covered with foil, bake about 50-60 minutes or until center is set. Uncover and sprinkle 1/2 cup more cheese evenly on top; bake 10-15 minutes more or until top is golden brown. Garnish with chopped parsley if desired.
  • Category: breakfast, brunch
  • Cuisine: American

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28 comments

    • Kylie wenn (cre8tone)

    Such an ideal breakfast.. Nice and yummy! Easy to prepare as well..

    • Ellie Plummer

    Ooh this sounds delicious, I bet this is lovely on a relaxing Sunday morning.

    • tanviidotcom

    This sure sounds easy and delicious. Will give it a try.

    ❥ tanvii.com

    • Nati

    oh, my! How have I never thought of doing a overnight casserole for breakfast! Only yesterday I was burning my brain trying to think of a new option for our Sunday family breakfast. I’m totally trying this next Sunday!

    • iamunbothered

    Less than 10 ingredients in this recipe? And just fifteen minutes prep time. I’m sold! And it looks absolutely yummy.

    • Elizabeth O

    Casserole, at breakfast?! SO unique, I have never heard of this before and it looks really delicious. Definitely saving this to give it a go!

    • Elizabeth

    That looks so good! Why have I never tried making something like this for breakfast before? I need to remedy this asap!

    • Calleigh k

    This is perfect for a Sunday brunch.. yum!! Cant wait to try this dish on weekend.
    From: Calleigh

    • Sian Lifts Weights

    Would make a perfect recipe to make on a sunday when I am meal prepping for the week. Thanks for sharing

    • Alicia Taylor

    This looks like a great sunday breakfast or brunch! I hate getting up early on Sunday – and this is made overnight, so it would be a perfect comfort dish on a sleep Sunday morning

  • This looks so delicious, your pictures are making me hungry, love the presentation. Great option for a weekday and weekend breakfast, would love to try this out.

    • Jane S. Susaeta

    THis is a great easy dish and sounds filling.

    • Nicola @ Happy Healthy Motivated

    I’ve been searching for a breakfast casserole for the weekend and I think this is the one! Love all the different colours – it looks beautiful.

    • Emily Fata

    This looks like such a yummy recipe, that I’m DEFINITELY going to have to try out at home. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    • Amy-Lynn Vautour

    yum yum yum! I love everything about making food in advance! I often make two dinners just so i can heat the other one up the next day haha saves a lot of time since im in the kitchen cooking, anyway!

    • Joanna Davis

    I like waking up and having the breakfast ready to just pop in the oven while I get ready. This is a great recipe and it is so practical as it can feed the entire family with almost no effort at all.

    • Jodie

    Lookz delish! Quick easy meal I can make for my family.

    • Erica Swedish

    I love a good french toast bake. I swear I cook it about 1 a month at least. I’m interested in trying your recipe out/

    • Megan B

    Yuuuum! I’m gonna need to try this – I’m trying to be more conscious about eating breakfast, it’s the most important meal of the day! 😉

    • Path of Presence (@pathofpresence)

    Yum! Another delicious recipe that I can make ahead, place it in the frig over note – and enjoy in the a.m. Fabulous! Thanks! xo Evelyn

      • chewoutloud

      We are all about make-ahead in this hectic family of ours 😉

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