Easy Texas Toast Breakfast Casserole

This Easy Texas Toast Breakfast Casserole made with sausage, cheese, eggs and Texas Toast comes together quickly. Refrigerate overnight and bake it the next morning for an easy, hassle free breakfast.  It's our holiday tradition!

A scoop of Breakfast Casserole on a small plate with a fork next to the remainder of the casserole in a baking dish

Breakfast casseroles couldn't be easier to make and since you combine the ingredients the night before, it makes breakfast easy.

Breakfast Casserole in a large baking dish

Why This Recipe Works

  • The ingredient list is small and the method easy!
  • One of the many things I love about this recipe is the fact that you make it the night before you want to eat it. This makes it perfect for holidays and special events where you don't have a lot of time to prepare it in the morning.

Ingredient Notes

See the recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions. 

  • Butter or oil spray: Helps keep the casserole from sticking to the dish.
  • Eggs: 6 eggs is all you need.
  • Milk: Use 1 1/2 cup of milk, any percentage.
  • Salt and pepper: For flavor.
  • Texas Toast: I like to use Texas Toast, but French, Italian, or sourdough bread will work too.
  • Pork sausage: Use one pound of cooked pork sausage.
  • Cheese: Use your favorite cheese. I like using cheddar cheese or Monterey Jack.

A scoop of Breakfast Casserole on a small plate with a fork resting on the side

How To Make This Recipe

  1. Butter or spray with cooking oil a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the eggs. Pour in the milk, salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside.
  3. Line the baking dish with the Texas Toast, cutting and rearranging the bread in the dish so the bottom of the pan is completely covered.
  4. Sprinkle the cooked sausage over the bread and top with shredded cheddar cheese.
  5. Pour the egg mixture over the entire pan. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  6. In the morning, remove the baking dish from the refrigerator. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  7. Cook, covered for 30-35 minutes or until the egg mixture is set and the cheese has melted.

Breakfast Casserole in a large baking dish next to a serving spoon on top of a red cloth napkin

Expert Tips

  • The recipe calls for using Texas Toast which I find in the freezer section of the grocery store.  Texas Toast is a toast that is double the thickness of regular bread.  It's buttered on both sides and I use the one that has a garlic spread added to it.  If you can't find Texas Toast, I've also used cubed sourdough bread, Italian, or French bread.  Use what you like, trust me that it will still be delicious!
  • This recipe is a basic recipe that would do well with any additions you'd like to make; mushrooms, various cheeses, onions, and peppers would be lovely added in.
  • Use your favorite cheese. I love using Cheddar cheese but Monterey Jack cheese is a great alternative.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use Turkey Sausage Instead of Pork?

Yes! One of the great things about breakfast casseroles is that they are super versatile. You can even add bacon!

Can I Make This Breakfast Casserole Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can make this breakfast casserole a day ahead, or freeze it to bake another day.

To make ahead of time, prepare everything as directed, up until baking. Cover the casserole and store it unbaked in the refrigerator overnight or up to two days before baking. In the morning, bake as directed in the recipe.

To freeze a breakfast casserole, mix the ingredients together as written in the recipe and add to your baking dish. Cover well with plastic wrap, then aluminum foil, and freeze for up to 2 months. Allow the casserole to thaw overnight in the refrigerator, and then let it come to room temperature before baking. Bake according to the recipe instructions.

If you're looking for a small batch Breakfast Casserole, you can find that recipe as well as many other single serving recipes by visiting our One Dish Kitchen site.

This easy to make recipe is one my family loves!

Enjoy!

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Easy Breakfast Casserole

This easy Breakfast Casserole made with sausage, cheese, eggs and Texas Toast comes together quickly. Refrigerate overnight and bake it the next morning.
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Prep Time: 12 hours
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 12 hours 30 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • Oil spray or butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • a pinch each of salt and pepper
  • 6 slices of Texas Toast or other thick (crusty bread)
  • 1 pound pork sausage , cooked and drained of fat
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese , shredded

Instructions

  • Butter or spray with cooking oil spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, beat the eggs. Pour in the milk, salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside.
  • Line the baking dish with the Texas Toast, cutting and rearranging the bread in the dish so the bottom of the pan is completely covered.
  • Sprinkle the cooked sausage over the bread and top with the cheddar cheese.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the entire pan. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • In the morning, remove the baking dish from the refrigerator. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cook, covered for 30-35 minutes or until the egg mixture is set and the cheese has melted.

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2 thoughts on “Easy Texas Toast Breakfast Casserole”

  1. 5 stars
    I haven’t made this dish in a while and just did an internet serach and was thrilled to find it again!

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