If you end up with some leftover sourdough bread you need to use up, this is the recipe for you. Whether it is a weekday morning or a holiday breakfast, the way to make it more relaxing is to prepare a make-ahead, overnight casserole. This sourdough egg breakfast casserole is the one you should try.
About this sourdough egg breakfast casserole:
Flavor: Sharp cheddar cheese and sourdough bread give this recipe a touch of tang. It may sound strange to have a tangy, savory breakfast casserole, but trust me, it’s a fabulous twist and pairs so well with the spicy sausage.
Texture: I like the texture of this breakfast casserole because it isn’t too wet. The sourdough bread soaks up the egg and milk mixture, making it easy to serve.
Method: Make this casserole the night before and let it rest overnight, or make it in the morning and refrigerate until dinner for a delicious brinner recipe.
4 Parts to this Breakfast Casserole
There are 4 key parts to this recipe: eggs, sharp cheddar cheese, sourdough bread and sausage:
Eggs give you high-quality protein packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The perfect way to start the day.
Take the time to buy a block of cheese and shred it yourself. Why should you shred your own cheese? The main reason is because you’re simply getting just cheese. Pre-shredded cheese has additives. I find that when I shred my own cheese the melted cheese is much creamier and not as greasy. It’s worth washing the cheese grater. 😊
Make our special homemade turkey sausage. This sausage made with seasonings you most likely have in your pantry has a seriously savory flavor that is so much better than rolls of sausage from the store. Add the seasoning to a pound of ground turkey (or pork) for a lean, delicious homemade sausage recipe.
Overnight Breakfast Casserole
Overnight breakfast casseroles are perfect for holidays and weekend brunch. Just prepare the casserole the day before, cover with aluminum foil, let the pan sit in the refrigerator overnight, then pull it out in the morning and bake. You’ll get to enjoy a delicious breakfast but not sacrifice any time with the family on that special morning.
If you need to serve this on the same day, plan at least 2 hours to let the casserole sit so that the egg & milk mixture can soak into the bread. After 2 hours, bake as the recipe below suggests.
Use any day old bread you’d like, or even leftover hamburger or hot dog buns. It will change the flavor slightly, but it will work.
Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Place bread in the greased baking dish.
Sprinkle the browned sausage over top the sourdough bread cubes.
Sprinkle the freshly grated cheese over top the sausage.
In a medium-size bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, dry mustard, salt and pepper. Beat until all of the egg yolks are well mixed.
Pour the egg mixture over the cheese.
Cover the casserole with plastic wrap or foil and refrigerate overnight or for at least 6 hours.
Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
Bake the casserole, covered with foil, for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the middle of the casserole is puffed and set.
Cut into squares and serve warm.
The calories shown are based on the recipe being divided into 15 servings, with 1 serving being 1 piece. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.