Mississippi Breakfast Casserole With Sausage Patties

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
294 Calories
19g Fat
12g Carbs
18g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 294
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 228mg 76%
Sodium 826mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 199mg 15%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 247mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This breakfast casserole is a tasty combination of eggs, bread, sausage, diced tomatoes and green onions, and Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese. If you prefer bulk sausage, brown some spicy or mild breakfast sausage. Drain the sausage and sprinkle the meat over the bread layer.


  • 4 slices bread, crusts removed

  • 6 to 8 sausage patties, cooked and drained

  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions

  • 1/2 cup diced tomato, seeded

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, or Monterey Jack cheese

  • 6 large eggs

  • 1 cup milk, or half-and-half

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon Cajun or Creole seasoning, or seasoned salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Butter a shallow 2-quart baking dish.

  2. Tear bread into small pieces and sprinkle in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Arrange sausage patties over the bread; sprinkle with green onion, tomato, then the cheese.

  3.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, seasoned salt or Creole seasoning, black pepper, and paprika. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the cheese layer.

  4. Refrigerate overnight or bake immediately.

  5. If refrigerating overnight, take the casserole out of the refrigerator about 30 minutes before baking. Bake at in a preheated 350 F oven for 40 to 45 minutes, until set in the center.

  6. The minimum safe temperature for eggs is 160 F. If in doubt, check with an instant-read thermometer.

Glass Bakeware Warning

For premade casseroles or leftovers that are in a glass baking dish and have been refrigerated, do not place directly into a hot oven as the glass can shatter. Instead, place any cold glass bakeware into a cold oven to warm up while it preheats. Or, allow the bakeware to rest outside of the fridge for 30 minutes to reach room temperature while the oven preheats.