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Breakfast/Brunch Recipe

Breakfast Casserole – Two Ways!

Do you have an early morning event?

Tailgate party or brunch at home with friends? Weekend getaway and don’t want to work too hard? Or maybe you just need something quick to warm up for breakfast every morning? These breakfast casseroles will not only be your saving grace, but will also be craved and sought after by all who get a taste.

The [not-so] basic recipe with sausage is a family staple. I have been eating it for years before I began cooking it myself. I have served this many times over from Saturday mornings at home to early Gamecock tailgating at Williams Brice, and every time I serve it someone walks away with the recipe to share with their family and friends.

Breakfast Casserole

I took this simple recipe a step further last year by recreating it with a Mexican twist when some friends and I planned a brunch at home together. Y’all, is to die for. Imagine lots of “ooo’s” and “ahh’s,” and “Oh, this is special.”

Chorizo Breakfast Casserole

Check out this perfect Pyrex baking dish set! Perfect for making sure your casserole gets where you are going safely!

LittleBit Busy-approved

Did I mention, these casseroles are made ahead the night before? The next morning, you pop the casserole in the oven to bake, and you have plenty of time to get ready or fit other important things in your busy schedule.

Recipes

Breakfast Casserole

Easy, make-ahead with your favorite breakfast classics. Perfect for serving special guests! Can be easily doubled for a larger group.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blue cheese, breakfast, casserole, eggs, sausage
Servings: 8 people
Author: LittleBit

Equipment

  • 9×13 casserole dish or aluminum pan (for easy disposal)
  • Mixing bowl
  • Serrated bread knife

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. mild cheddar cheese (4 cups)
  • 1 lb. ground sausage, precooked in small pieces OR bacon, ham
  • 6 slices white bread, decrusted and cubed
  • 6 eggs, well beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dry mustard, ground
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Mix together eggs and milk with dry seasonings.
  • Add in cheese, sausage, and bread cubes. Fold in until completely combined.
  • Place in a greased 9×13 baking dish; cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Bake at 350° for 45 minutes before serving.

Chorizo Breakfast Casserole

This dish adds a little flare to your average morning! Great for serving to special guests or an early tailgate party! Easily doubled to for more servings.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: breakfast, casserole, chorizo, sausage
Servings: 8 people
Author: LittleBit

Equipment

  • 9×13 casserole dish or aluminum pan (for easy disposal)
  • Mixing bowl
  • Serrated bread knife

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Mexican blend cheese, shredded
  • 1 lb. chorizo, cooked
  • 6 slices white bread, decrusted and cubed
  • 6 eggs, well beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dry mustard, ground
  • pepper to taste

Garnish

  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • fresh salsa

Instructions

  • Mix together eggs and milk with dry seasonings.
  • Add in chorizo, cheese, and bread cubes. Fold until completely combined.
  • Pour into greased 9×13 baking dish; cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Bake at 350° for 45 minutes before serving.
  • Have avocado slices and salsa available for garnish!

Notes

TIP:  Press out the excess when draining fat from chorizo!  We don’t want to overpower the other flavors in the dish!

What I Used

For More Breakfast Ideas, try my Splendidly Stuffed Biscuits!

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