Breakfast for dinner is back with this deliciously easy and cheesy Sausage Egg Casserole. Make a fun and filling twist on the casserole with this simply tasty and fast recipe!
If you’re tired of the same old breakfast routine, you need this delicious casserole. This recipe for Sausage Egg Casserole will win you over with filling flavors that work for breakfast or dinner! With common ingredients and easy steps, you can craft a casserole that will fill your meals with savory delight. Whether you’re looking for brunch or dinner this casserole will fill your day with delicious flavor.
What You’ll Love About This Sausage Egg Casserole
Great For Brunch or Dinner
The best dishes are ones that work in the most situations and this amazing casserole can check every box. This easy recipe makes a show-stopping dish that makes a delicious breakfast or a satisfying dinner. Plus, it’s easy enough for busy evenings or sleepy mornings.
This rich casserole will fill you up. It has so much savory flavor and filling protein-packed ingredients. It is the perfect thing to give you energy for a busy day or fill you up after a long evening.
This meaty meal delivers a huge satisfying flavor and it pairs well with so many starchy sides like potatoes. This is the perfect meal to eat before a busy day and a delightful way to enjoy a filling breakfast-for-dinner!
On big brunch holidays, like Easter and Christmas, you’re always looking for something new to impress friends and family. This easy-to-make Sausage Egg Casserole is the perfect dish for a family holiday or group brunch. It can be prepared in under an hour and is a hit with all audiences.
Add this to your next big brunch and get ready to serve up seconds to all your guests. Everyone from young to old will enjoy this flavor so much that they won’t mind waiting for a special occasion to enjoy it!
Breakfast sausage is a delectable type of pork sausage seasoned with pepper and sage. For this recipe, choose a tray of bulk sausage, not links or patties.
Butter adds a savory, creamy flavor and helps to hold everything together. For this recipe, you will need melted butter. If you are watching your sodium, opt for unsalted butter or cut the salt you add to the mixture by about ¼ teaspoon.
This curdled young cheese product adds wonderful texture and flavor to the casserole. Choose your favorite brand and if you prefer to opt for low-fat that is perfect as well.
Cheddar cheese is melted in this baked dish to give it a beautiful stringy and cheesy texture. Grab a bag of shredded cheddar or grate a block of cheddar fresh.
This common pantry staple acts as a thickener in this bake. You can optionally swap this for a gluten-free thickener like cornstarch or all-purpose gluten-free flour.
Baking powder is a leavening agent that works to add airy, fluffiness to this rich casserole.
Salt makes everything taste better! Use your favorite fine-grain salt for this baked dish.
Ground Black Pepper
This ingredient adds a wonderfully spicy and mild peppery flavor to the casserole.
For this bake, choose fresh eggs and lightly beat them before adding them to the recipe.
How to Make Sausage Egg Casserole
- Prepare to cook by preheating the oven to 400°F and spraying a casserole dish or glass baking pan with non-stick spray.
- Place a medium skillet on the stovetop over medium-high heat. Crumble the sausage into the pan and cook.
- Continue cooking the sausage until it is no longer pink and then remove it from the pan and drain on paper towels. Cool for about 10 minutes.
- While the sausage cools, mix together the butter, cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, flour, baking powder, pepper, and salt.
- Whisk in the eggs and mix until fully combined.
- Stir in cooked and cooled sausage.
- Pour the sausage/egg mixture into the prepared pan.
- Baked for 30 to 40 minutes or until fully browned and set.
- Remove the casserole from the oven and allow it to cool for about 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
- Try cracking the eggs into a separate bowl and breaking their yolks before adding them to make them easier to mix in.
- The egg mixture will be lumpy, don’t stress out over it!
- Allow the casserole to set before slicing. This helps the casserole set up and not run out.
They say we eat with our eyes, so add some color to this casserole with bell peppers. Dice about ¾ cup of multicolored bell peppers and add it to the sausage while it cooks. Finish the casserole as directed and enjoy the colorful final plate!
Ham it Up
Double the meat means double the flavor! Add some diced ham to the egg mixture with the cooked sausage. Cook as directed and enjoy the extra salty bite.
If you cannot get enough salty cheesy flavor, then try this delicious rendition! Add 3 to 4 teaspoon-sized scoops of soft cream cheese to the egg mixture. It will not mix in fully, but that’s okay. Pull the casserole out about 5 minutes before it is fully cooked and top it with extra shreds of cheese and return it to the oven to finish.
If you like your breakfasts a little more bold, try this tasty take on Sausage Egg Casserole. Mix the ingredients as directed but add up to 1 teaspoon of taco seasoning or a blend of chili powder, paprika, and cumin.
How to Serve Sausage Egg Casserole
This casserole is a star on its own, but some awesome side dishes can make it shine even brighter!
Try serving this for brunch with warm tortillas or toast or try it for dinner with some grilled bell peppers and sour cream. Another great mate for this dish is roasted potatoes or even French fries. One thing is certain, this wonderful dish is delicious no matter how you pair it up.
This casserole is great for serving at holiday brunches or lazy Sunday mornings. Just be sure to have your favorite hot sauce on hand for this eggy dish. Try Cholula or Tabasco with this casserole.
How to Store Sausage Egg Casserole
If you have extra of this savory casserole leftover, don’t worry. It is easy to store this dish for later and it’s delicious even when reheated!
To store the casserole, allow the casserole to cool completely then transfer it to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
How to Reheat Sausage Egg Casserole
There are a couple of great ways to reheat Sausage Egg Casserole. The oven is the best method, but if you're in a hurry try the microwave.
In the Oven:
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Transfer the casserole to an oven-safe baking dish and cover it with foil. Bake for about 15 minutes or until warm in the middle.
In the Microwave:
Transfer the casserole to a microwave-safe plate or bowl and microwave for up to 2 minutes. After 1 minute, pause every 30 seconds to check for doneness.
Can I Freeze Extra Sausage Egg Casserole?
Yes, this delicious egg dish can be frozen and the best part is how easy it is! Freezing works so well that you will want to make two of these every time, just to freeze one for later! This casserole will last up to 3 months when properly frozen!
Follow these simple steps to freeze this dish:
- Allow the sausage egg casserole to cool completely and remove it from the dish.
- Wrap the whole casserole tightly in plastic wrap and then again in foil.
- Place the casserole into a large freezer-safe bag, press out the air, and seal.
- Label the bag with the content and cooking date and then freeze.
To thaw the casserole, place the bag on a paper towel in the fridge and leave it overnight. Reheat as directed above. The oven method is a great choice for previously frozen casseroles.
Is Sausage Egg Casserole Gluten-Free?
Unfortunately, this casserole is not by design gluten-free; however, with one easy swap, it can be made gluten-free. To make this dish gluten-free replace the all-purpose flour with an alternative flour or cornstarch.Print
Sausage Egg Casserole
Cheesy Sausage Egg Casserole! It's got everything you need - eggs, sausage, and cheese - all baked together in one pan.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 12 servings 1x
- 1 pound bulk breakfast sausage
- ½ cup butter, melted
- one 16 ounce package cottage cheese
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 10 large eggs lightly beaten
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a 9×13” pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Cook breakfast sausage in a medium skillet over medium-high heat, breaking into crumbles. Cook until no longer pink. Transfer to a plate covered with paper towels and pat away the excess fat. Cool at least 10 minutes.
- Stir together butter, cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, flour, baking powder, pepper, and salt. Whisk in eggs and whisk until combined (mixture will be lumpy). Stir in cooked and cooled sausage.
- Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30-40 minutes or until browned and set in the middle. Cool 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.
- Best served fresh, but it can also be sliced and stored in individual containers and frozen. Defrost in microwave.
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