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Overnight Breakfast Casserole

This Overnight Breakfast Casserole is a classic make ahead dish is filled with sausage, eggs, and cheese.

Overnight Breakfast Casserole - this classic make ahead dish is filled with sausage, eggs, and cheese

So I know people plan for their New Year’s Eve parties with fun appetizers & cocktails and others plan for New Year’s dinner with black eyed peas and greens. But what about New Year’s Day breakfast? I know that’s the last thing on a lot of people’s minds when they are more worried about the night before. But remember breakfast is the most important meal of the day (sounding like a broken record).

But with all the hustle and bustle of getting ready tonight how about we just add one more thing to your list. I promise you won’t regret it. So tomorrow morning when you are rolling out of bed because you stayed up late ringing in the new year (or because of a baby feeding often since she’s going through a growth spurt oh wait just me?) – your stomach (and you toddler – just me again?) will thank you in the morning when all you have to do is pop this bad boy in the oven.

Overnight Breakfast Casserole - Make this ahead of time and just pop in the oven in the morning. Warm, cheesy and delicious!

And who knows maybe a New Year’s Day breakfast is going to be the new thing instead of all the other food traditions. Well I won’t go that far, but you could now make it your family tradition.

Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10

Ingredients

  • 1/2 loaf French loaf bread enough to cover bottom of pan, torn into bite size pieces
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 4 oz. sausage cooked and crumbled
  • 3/4 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine

Instructions

  • Spray a 9x13" pan with cooking spray.
  • Spread torn pieces of bread to cover baking dish. Drizzle melted butter on top of bread.
  • Sprinkle sausage and cheese on top of bread.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the last 5 ingredients.
  • Pour over casserole and cover with foil. Refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove the casserole from the fridge and allow it to sit for 20 minutes before baking.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Keep dish covered and bake for 60-75 minutes or or until egg in middle is just set and edges are lightly golden brown.)

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