Brunch Sausage Casserole

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 1 hrs 10 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 8 to 10 servings


Put this hearty egg, cheese and sausage casserole into the oven early on a weekend morning and it will be ready by the time the whole family is up. An easy holiday brunch recipe! For extra variation try different cheeses, or add some ham or bacon bits.


  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) bulk pork sausage, cooked, drained and crumbled
  • 4 cups cubed day-old bread
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cans (12 fl. oz. each) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 10 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder


GREASE 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Place bread in prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese.

COMBINE evaporated milk, eggs, dry mustard and onion powder in medium bowl. Pour evenly over bread and cheese. Sprinkle with sausage. Cover; refrigerate overnight.

PREHEAT oven to 325° F.

BAKE for 55 to 60 minutes or until cheese is golden brown. Cover with foil if top browns too quickly. Season with ground black pepper.

A Family Favorite

by C. Cheri , , on May. 2010

An excellent recipe to have on hand. My family loves this dish. I make it up on Christmas Eve, then, Christmas morning I just pop it in the oven and enjoy watching the kids open their goodies while it bakes. It's ready to eat about the same time as the gifts are all opened. So simple to make, yet delicious to eat, too.


by F. Fran , Grantsville, MD on May. 2010

I started making this recipe 9 years ago, but did not use Carnation evaporated milk. It was a holiday brunch casserole, a "companies coming" weekend casserole, and our favorite, grandchildrens night, casserole. The evaporated milk really adds more creamy goodness to it. The grandchildren who don't like eggs even like this.

A relaxing breakfast

by j. jeanne , Sykesville, MD on May. 2010

This recipe is great! When we have friends over and they spend the night, I fix this the night before and then heat it up the next morning. It so much nicer than scurrying around in the kitchen in the morning to get everyone fed! (And you don't have to take orders to see what everyone wants:)


by K. Kathy , , on May. 2010

I made this for my Mother's Day annual brunch for my mother & mother in law a few yrs ago. Everyone loved it especially my husband. I make it alot. I reduce the fat though by using rdf JD sausage, egg beaters & 2% fat shredded cheese. It tastes just like the full fat version. My husband can't tell the difference! Great recipe to have on hand.

Breakfast Brunch

by k. kathleen , Brookfield, WI on Apr. 2010

This recipe is excellent, I used left over HAM instead of sausage & added chopped red peppers & Onions. This makes for easy brunch meal, potluck, or just a GREAT make ahead meal.

Planning Ahead

by J. JONDA , Hammond, LA on Apr. 2010

I've made this the night before and refrigerated it and then popped it in the oven the next morning. Saves a lot of time. Was quick and great for Christmas morning!

Brunch Sausage Casserole

by B. BARBARA , Fairport, NY on Apr. 2010

Great Recipe! We did substitute bulk turkey breakfast sausage that our local meat market makes fresh (less fat & can't tell the difference) and also added fresh asparagus & roasted red peppers! Everyone loved it!!!

brunch sausage casserole

by M. Maryann , nottingham on Apr. 2010

I made this for breakfast and the kids realy love it .

Fix the night before

by G. GWEN , Arlington, WA on Apr. 2010

I have seen a very similar recipe and you could make it the night before, which is a great idea if you expect company or have a busy day planned

Can be cut in half

by C. Christine , Eagle River, AK on Apr. 2010

I made this but only made half the recipe. And I added a few chopped pre-Sautéd onions and substituted evaporated skim milk and used 1/2 egg substitute and eggs along with 100% whole wheat bread. Actually, leftovers freeze well too, in single portion sizes in sealable bags.