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Yep, there are tons of recipes out there for breakfast casseroles; I've got scads of them myself.  That said, I'm pretty darn sure I can throw all of them right out the window after having tasted this breakfast casserole....yes, it's THAT good. This recipe was shared with me by my good friend, Jan Blasi, a fabulous Southern cook. Oh, how I love it when this woman cooks for me!

JAN'S SAUSAGE, EGG AND CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

Yep, there are tons of recipes out there for breakfast casseroles; I’ve got scads of them myself. That said, I’m pretty darn sure I can throw all of them right out the window after having tasted this one….yes, it’s THAT good. 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword SAUSAGE, EGG AND CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

Ingredients

  • 8 slices rye & pumpernickel bread
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 large eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 pound sausage, cooked, crumbled & fat well drained

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine whipping cream with 1 1/2 cups cheese, eggs, salt, and pepper, stirring well to combine.

  2. Place buttered bread over bottom of greased 9 x 13 pan and top bread with half of the cooked sausage crumbles.

  3. Pour prepared egg mixture over sausage layer, then top with remaining half of sausage; sprinkle remaining 1 cup of cheese over all.

  4. Uncover casserole and place into fridge to rest (and work miracles!) overnight, or 8-10 hours. **FYI – This is a very important step, I’ve discovered – don’t be tempted to skip it if you desire a super tender, over-the-moon eating experience. Jan always let hers rest overnight and claimed it couldn’t be rushed.

  5. When ready to bake, remove casserole from fridge and uncover; let rest on counter for 40-45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  6. Bake casserole, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes, or until knife inserted into center comes out clean. **If breakfast casserole is still pretty “chill” when you place it into the oven to bake, you will need to increase your baking time by 5-10 minutes or so. (Always test for done-ness on this casserole with the knife-inserted-into-the-center and comes-out-clean test.)