Italian Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe

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Every time I go to a church function, someone brings a breakfast casserole.  Now I am a fairly decent cook, however the art of the breakfast casserole has eluded me for a long time.  For some reason, I have never even attempted one until recently.  I have been experimenting with breakfast casserole recipes to see if I could create one I really loved.  I found a basic recipe on and played around with it a bit.

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First off, let me just say that if you can find farm fresh eggs, use them! I also buy my pork from a local farmer and really love knowing that the animals are treated humanely.  Check for a listing of local farms near you. If you have fresh herbs, use those and adjust the amounts accordingly.  Dried are more potent so you would have to use more of the fresh ones.


Italian Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Italian Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Yields 6 to 8

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20 minsPrep Time

45 minsCook Time

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  • 1 pound fresh, ground Italian sausage
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups cheese, shredded or crumbled (I used Mozzarella, Feta with Italian Herb, and Parmesan)
  • 4 slices whole wheat bread
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)
  2. In a skillet, brown the sausage, drain and place in a square casserole dish. Cover top of sausage with onion. Cover top of onion with cheese.
  3. Place 4 slices of bread on top of the cheese. Bread should fit exactly to cover top of the dish.
  4. Mix eggs. milk, oregano and basil in a bowl and slowly pour over top of bread, mixture should fill dish almost to the top. Press bread down gently with a fork to soak thoroughly
  5. Bake in a preheated oven for 45 minutes.

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