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Most Excellent Breakfast Casserole Recipe
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Most Excellent Breakfast Casserole

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"We make this recipe every year for our Christmas open house."

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Original recipe makes 9 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    45 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    14 hrs 50 mins


  1. Place sausage and bacon in two large, deep skillets. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  2. Butter one side of six slices of the bread. Placed slices butter side up in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together cooked sausage and bacon with onion and cheese. Place half of his mixture on top of buttered bread. Then add another six slices of bread (no butter). Add remaining meat/cheese mixture. Beat together milk and eggs; pour over top of casserole. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
  4. The next morning: preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  5. Bake, covered, in preheated oven for 45 to 60 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 12, 2004

I made this for Easter brunch for 20 big Navy guys, they absolutly loved it. I made two huge pans and they both came out perfect. I was very happy that the middle did not come out soggy. One of the pans I ended up baking a bit longer and it was still excellent. I did make some modifications that went well. I put almost a pound of mild cheddar cheese in each casserole. Six slices was not nearly enough for my Wisconsin raised husband. I didn't exactly trim the bread well and it didn't make a difference. All I used was one small onion for one of the casseroles. 3 seemed way to overpowering. The other casserole I left without onion. What I would suggest for others is spray the bottom of the pan with cooking spray just "incase". Also, you can use less egg/milk and still end up with a good casserole.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 28, 2003

This recipe was terrible. 3 Onions? I used 2 and that was plenty. But, the worst part was that the casserole was extremely soggy. After cooking it for 2 hours (until the top and bottom were nearly black) the casserole was still very soggy in the middle. (My oven temp. is accurate too.) I think the recipe has potential. Maybe use half of the milk. I tried turning the oven down and letting it cook for 2 hours, so I do think it is a problem with the 4 cups of milk. Still, I'm not daring enough to try it again. What a waste.

Dec 30, 2003

This was excellent! I served this on Christmas morning and everyone loved it. I used bacon and honey ham instead of bacon and sausage. I also used 8 oz. of extra sharp cheddar instead of american cheese. This one's a keeper!

Dec 22, 2002

this is so easy to fix and great to have in the morning for company or just your family. this can be made the night before so you only have to get up and bake it.

Dec 25, 2006

Out of five people at breakfast this Christmas morning, two really liked it, one didn't like the texture of the bread on the bottom, (me) two people didn't say, although they left it on their plate and didn't eat it. I think they were being polite. I thought this was lacking something. And buttering the bread????...I didn't see the point in that, since this is VERY fattening already. I'd rate it one star, myself, but others thought it was good.

Jan 23, 2005

I made this during the holidays and my whole family really enjoyed it. I like having both the bacon and sausage together. It isn't the best for your arteries but it was the holidays so what the hay! I will make this again.

Aug 22, 2007

So easy to make and voila the guests that arrive for brunch think you have been in the kitchen all morning...

Oct 31, 2005

I made this casserole for my parents in law and they loved. I will cook it again for sure!


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  • Calories
  • 751 kcal
  • 38%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.7 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 267 mg
  • 89%
  • Fat
  • 59.2 g
  • 91%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 28 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 1446 mg
  • 58%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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