Sausage egg breakfast casserole, a hearty and satisfying dish that can be prepared the night before and refrigerated. Just pop in the oven in the morning, and a heavenly golden casserole will be cooking while you enjoy your cup of tea or coffee.
If some people can’t even think about starting their day without a good cup of coffee, l’m a tea girl through and through. My favourite is Earl Grey, but l won’t say no to an regular black tea either. Living in the UK makes you a heavy tea drinker, l hardly ever skip it in the morning.
And if a Full English Breakfast is the breakfast of all breakfasts, this sausage egg casserole is definitely on the second place when it comes to a filling breakfast.
Forget about continental, this is the real deal. I know the during the week is not always an option to have a cooked breakfast, now and then at weekend we should definitely be for spoiling our taste buds.
I wouldn’t have it every day anyway, it’s more the kind of dish you have on special occasions, like Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter morning, or when you have a family gathering. You probably won’t be ready for lunch until much later, it does make you feel full quickly.
So, how is the breakfast casserole made? Nothing simpler, some good old bread, and if you have some that is going to get stale soon, even better, it really does not need to be fresh. You can either toast it a bit, or just use it the way it is, it does not really matter. Cut it up in cubes or just tear it, it won’t make a difference.
The sausages need to be cooked though, either fry them or caked them in the oven for about 30 minutes or so, depending you the sausages. Ready to eat ones are also fine, it saves you time cooking them. You can go for any kind of sausages, pork, turkey, chicken, vegetarian, etc.
Cheese, again, I used Cheddar, just because I happened to have some in the fridge. Although I always seem to have some in the fridge, it’s our favourite for sure. And sometimes the only thing my naughty toddler would eat. She’s the posh kind of girl, she likes it with strawberries. Gourmet taste already!
You can definitely bake it straight away, no need to be refrigerated unless you want to make it the night before, just to save you some time in the morning. Otherwise, once all is prepared, it can go straight in the oven. Don’t bake it at high temperature though, better to leave it at 170 degrees Celsius, or 340 Fahrenheit, otherwise the top will brown too quickly, while the egg mixture won’t be set completely.
Now, my casserole is pretty small, since it looks like I’m the only one to enjoy heavy breakfasts, and sausages in general. My darling husband doesn’t really like sausages or anything heavy, and the little ones are usually happy with their lighter breakfast, like pancakes or waffles. My dish is a small square one, I think it measures approximately 6.5×6.5 inches, so 17×17 cm. Double up the amounts if you have a larger family.
I certainly enjoyed it, and I can see myself making it again. That’s the kind of food my father would absolutely love, I must make it for him when he comes to visit. It’s definitely a kind of “man food”, meaty, heavy, but absolutely delicious. A real morning treat! Do give it a go!
Make ahead sausage egg breakfast casserole, a satisfying and delicious breakfast that can be prepared the night before. Just pop it in the oven in the morning, and it will be cooking while you have your cup of tea or coffee.
- 6 slices of wholemeal bread
- 5 pork sausages, cooked
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup grated Cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- dill or parsley to garnish
Toast the bread slices slightly, cut them up into cubes, and put half of them into a square 6.5x6.5 inch oven-proof dish.
Slice the sausages, and top the bread cubes with half of the amount of sausages.
Sprinkle with half of the amount of grated cheese, the repeat with the remaining bread, sausages and cheese.
Whisk the eggs slightly, season with salt and pepper to taste, add the milk and whisk again to combine.
Pour over the egg mixture, cover with clingfilm and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius, 340 Fahrenheit.
Bake for about 45-55 minutes, or until golden and the egg mixture is cooked.
You can also bake it straight away without refrigerating, it will be ready in 45 minutes.
I’m bringing this recipe to Inspire Me Monday.