This is THE BEST breakfast casserole to prep in advance! It’s fluffy and loaded with so much flavor. Make this for the holidays or just to make any weekend extra special!

I love an eggy breakfast… quiche, frittata, omelet, and my personal favorite, breakfast casserole. I have lots of fun options to serve up fluffy egg concoctions on the blog but this one tops my list. This is the breakfast casserole I make for Christmas morning every single year. It’s also the one I whip up if we’re having guests over in the AM. It’s just the very best and so easy.

I consider this a classic breakfast casserole. It has bread, cheese, eggs, meat… all the basics for the type of breakfast casserole I grew up with. When I first started making this I used ground beef but due to my husband’s red meat allergy we’ve been enjoying this with ground turkey for the last five years. You could use pork sausage too if you prefer.

I had a lot of fun playing around with the flavor to get this just right and you’ll love the blend of dried herbs and seasonings in this baby. Maximum flavor with minimum effort. That’s my jam, friends.

The best part? This casserole can be quickly prepped the night before. Just cover it with saran wrap or foil overnight, remove the cover in the morning, and pop it in the oven!

For this recipe you’ll need (full list of ingredients and instructions are in the recipe card below):

  • Ground turkey, beef, or pork
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Bread
  • Seasonings

To make this recipe you’ll first brown and season your ground meat. While that’s cooking, whisk together the eggs, milk, and a few seasonings. Cut the crust off your bread and spread it in the bottom of a baking dish. Top with the finished ground meat, cheese, and egg mixture. Bake! It’s so simple and so good!

What size baking dish should you use?

You’ll want to use a 9 x 13 baking dish for this recipe.

Can you prep this ahead of time?

Yes! I prep this breakfast casserole every Christmas Eve, refrigerate it covered overnight, and pop it in the oven (with no cover) on Christmas morning while we open presents. It comes out perfectly! I definitely recommend doing the same.

How to serve this

Well on Christmas morning I serve this breakfast casserole with my Orange Rolls. It’s our family tradition and it will never end. My kids get so excited about it!

Of course not every day is Christmas so I also love this savory entree with potatoes or fruit. If you’re wanting to do potatoes I recommend my Easy Diced Air Fryer Potatoes, Easy Seasoned Roasted Potatoes, or Skillet Breakfast Potatoes.

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Sausage and Cheddar Breakfast Casserole

This is THE BEST breakfast casserole to prep in advance! It's fluffy and loaded with so much flavor. Make this for the holidays or just to make any weekend extra special!

Ingredients 

Ground Meat

  • 1 lb lean ground beef, turkey, or pork
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder

Egg Mixture

  • 12 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 3/4 tsp ground mustard
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder

To Finish

  • 8 slices sandwich bread, white is recommended
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add your ground meat to a large skillet on the stovetop. Use a spatula to crumble the meat. Cook on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned. Stir in rosemary, salt, pepper, and chili powder.
  • In a large bowl whisk together eggs, milk, oregano, parsley, ground mustard, salt, pepper, and chili powder. Set aside.
  • Slice the crust off your bread and place the bread in a single layer in the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish. Spread cooked ground meat on top of the bread. Then spread the cheese. Pour egg mixture over everything.
  • Bake for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes before slicing.

Notes

Nutrition information is calculated using 93% lean ground turkey.

Nutrition

Calories: 282kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 248mg, Sodium: 653mg, Potassium: 296mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 595IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 248mg, Iron: 2mg
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