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Monday, November 16, 2015

How to make an Easy Overnight Breakfast Casserole

This Easy Overnight Breakfast Casserole with Sausage and Spinach is such a time saver.    It is assembled the night before and placed in the fridge for an easy breakfast or brunch dish.

Easy Overnight Breakfast Casserole

 Make ahead breakfast casserole recipes make our life so much easier.  With a little bit of work the night before, we can have a very special breakfast on the table without being in the kitchen all morning.  

This Overnight Breakfast Casserole is rich with sausage and mozzarella cheese but it also contains the healthy addition of spinach. 

We make this often when we have overnight guests, it's nice to get up in the morning and pop it in the oven and enjoy visiting over coffee with our guests or family as breakfast is cooking.

If we are hosting a large bunch we carve a watermelon into a whale and fill it with fresh fruit and mix up a batch of our special Bloody Marys or serve Mimosas with Grande Marnier

Overnight Breakfast Casserole

  • Butter for greasing pan
  • 6 slices of bread, crust removed and cubed
  • 1 lb of breakfast sausage, cooked, crumbled and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups of Mozzarella cheese, grated (divided)
  • 1-10 oz package of frozen spinach, thawed
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2. Place thawed spinach in a colander lined with paper towels, press spinach to remove all water using additional paper towels as needed
3. In a large bowl, combine the cooked sausage, cubed bread, 1 cup of the cheese, drained spinach and toss together well until evenly distributed
4. Spoon this mixture into the buttered casserole dish
5. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, then add the milk, salt, and pepper. Whisk until smooth, pour over the bread cube mixture, distributing evenly.
6. Cover the casserole dish and store in the fridge overnight, or for up to 18 hours.
7. The next morning remove the casserole from the fridge and let sit for 30-45 minutes to bring it up to room temperature. Remove lid.
8. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
9. Bake casserole for 1 hour until set and the top is golden brown.
10. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese, bake for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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  1. Love the look of this, Evelyn ! I always need breakfast {or rather brunch!} recipes when Cheri is home :-)

  2. This would be perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas breakfast - and I love that it can be made he night before!


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