Feeding a crowd over the holidays? This breakfast casserole is perfect for you! It is super easy, affordable and the BEST EVER! You can totally claim this recipe and be the star of your meal.
Another egg recipe this week? YES! They’re $0.49/dozen here and I’m going egg crazy. Between baking, hard boiled eggs and the girls being home over break, we’re filling up on this cheap protein. Plus this is the BEST overnight casserole, perfect for the upcoming holidays!
I’m happy to say that I finally have a handle on my Christmas shopping. For a minute there I was stressed and drowning, but I took control last Friday and got.it.done. Amazon Prime has been my BFF too. Anyone else feel like this month FLEW by?!
I’ve tried quite a few overnight breakfast casseroles, including slow-cooker ones, and this one takes the top prize. It’s cheap to make, super filling and it feeds a crowd–perfect for any overnight guests this time of year. Our family of five barely makes a dent in it, but it’s delish for leftovers all week. I like to serve with fruit, yogurt and OJ (mimosas for a holiday!). You can put the whole meal together in under $15!
Instead of bread, this casserole uses English muffins. It adds a delicious crunch, whereas bread can end up soggy in casseroles sometimes. If you have a bread outlet in your area, check there for super cheap English muffins. I got a 12 pack for $1! You can use sourdough, regular, wheat or multigrain. I’ve always been tempted to try cinnamon raisin, but my family vetoes it.
- 6 English Muffins , halved and cut into cubes
- 16 oz roll of Breakfast Sausage , original or spicy
- 12 large eggs
- 2 cups Colby Jack cheese
- 1/2 cup red or green pepper , diced
- 1/2 cup onion , chopped
- 1/4 cup butter , melted
- 2 cups milk
- Salt , to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
- Optional: parsley to top
Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle in English muffins and drizzle with melted butter. Set aside.
In a pan, brown sausage. Drain grease.
Sprinkle sausage over English muffins in pan. Add peppers and onion. Sprinkle with cheese.
In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, ground mustard, salt and pepper.
Pour egg mixture over casserole. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, preheat oven to 350º.
Bake until golden brown, 45-50 minutes. A knife should come out clean from center.
Feel free to use whatever cheese variety or English muffin type you want. The sausage can be hot or mild.
If you try this casserole, be sure to tag me on social media @DashOfEvans or use #DashOfEvans!