Easy Breakfast Casserole

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Easy Breakfast Casserole, a quick and simple favorite at The Buttered Home. You can whip this up on Christmas Eve and have breakfast done in 25 minutes. It is also a great weeknight dinner favorite at our house. Lots of cheese, sausage and a biscuit bottom that will become a favorite in your house too.

overhead view of a plate of breakfast casserole and the pan

**Updated 07/05/2021

The Most Delicious Way to Start the Day

One of the traditions we started a long time ago when the girls were small was having a huge breakfast Christmas morning and then just kind of grazing on small bites all day long. It was then I started thinking about something I could put together before bed on Christmas Eve so I could just pop it in the oven while we see what Santa had left.

This recipe was born! With huge fluffy canned biscuits as the crust, savory sausage, eggs and milk and lots of gooey cheese, this became a family favorite not just for Christmas morning!

But just like so many of our other recipes, this one has become a “go to” recipe for more than just Christmas Morning. This is a great idea that can be made ahead and cooked right before when you need a great start to the day. Much like our INSTANT POT CHEESE GRITS, this is a quick and easy recipe that can be used for any meal!

How to Make it

I love scratch made cooking but there are a few shortcuts that really help a busy family get a meal on the table. This recipe uses canned or “whop” biscuits. That means to open them you sometimes have to “whop” them on the counter! LOL, nonetheless, you can certainly substitute our HOMEMADE BUTTERMILK BISCUIT recipe to use for the crust as well.

Whatever you choose, when you make this casserole, you will be making it all of the time!

~Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 pound ground sausage, browned and drained
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1, 8 count can of Grands Biscuits, each biscuit halved

~Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. Separate each biscuit in half lengthwise and create a base with them in the baking dish. Sprinkle cooked sausage on top.
  2. Add eggs to milk and lightly beat together. Pour over sausage and biscuits taking care to cover all of the edges.Top with ALL of that glorious cheese. Bake at 450 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Until cheese is melty and brown and biscuits have caused the whole thing to rise. Allow to rest 5-10 minutes, cut and enjoy!

Y’all, this is so easy and just absolutely divine! If you want to make it even more sinful, drizzle it with a little maple syrup! I love it just as is, but Big D and Rae love it with that little sweet added.

Tips and Tricks

Can I Freeze it?

Yes! This is a perfect make ahead not just for the next day, but also for a great freezer meal if you love to prep. I suggest you cover it tightly with plastic wrap, then foil. The night before you need to cook it, set it out in the counter to thaw and keep in the fridge to thaw the rest of the way. Cook as normal!

Can I use egg whites or egg substitute?

Yes! Keep an eye on amounts though. Typically 1/4 cup of egg whites or egg substitute equals one whole egg. Be careful not to add too much!

How can I make this a little healthier?

Simple substitutions can make a HUGE difference. Egg whites instead of eggs, unsweetened almond milk or unsweetened greek yogurt instead of milk and turkey sausage turn this into a lower calorie version. If you can do without the biscuit bottom, that is a great option too!

Easy Breakfast Casserole

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A serving of Breakfast casserole on a white plate

Easy Breakfast Casserole

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Easy Breakfast Casserole, a quick and simple favorite at The Buttered Home. You can whip this up on Christmas Eve and have breakfast done in 25 minutes. It is also a great weeknight dinner favorite at our house. Lots of cheese, sausage and a biscuit bottom that will become a favorite in your house too.

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 pound ground sausage, browned and drained
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1, 8 count can of Grands Biscuits, each biscuit halved

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Separate each biscuit in half lengthwise and create a base with them in the baking dish. Sprinkle cooked sausage on top.
  2. Add eggs to milk and lightly beat together. Pour over sausage and biscuits taking care to cover all of the edges.Top with ALL of that glorious cheese. Bake at 450 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Until cheese is melty and brown and biscuits have caused the whole thing to rise. Allow to rest 5-10 minutes, cut and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 268Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 109mgSodium 623mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 14g

**Nutritional Values are estimates only

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