New Year’s Day Breakfast Casserole

New Year’s Day Breakfast Casserole

Start New Year’s Day with this cheesy sausage casserole – perfect for breakfast.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

10:15

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

servings

10
oz ciabatta bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (6 cups)
2
cups milk
8
eggs
1
tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
1
lb bulk spicy pork sausage
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1
red bell pepper, chopped
2
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
Additional chopped fresh oregano leaves
  1. On 17x12-inch half-sheet pan, place bread cubes. Let stand uncovered 8 hours to dry.
  2. In large bowl, mix milk, eggs and 1 tablespoon oregano. Add bread to egg mixture, stirring to coat. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour.
  3. Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 12-inch skillet, cook sausage, onion and bell pepper 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until sausage is no longer pink. Drain.
  4. Add sausage mixture and 1 cup of the cheese to bread mixture, stirring well. Pour into baking dish; sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  5. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until center is set and cheese is bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle with additional oregano.
Makes 8 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 436
    • Total Fat 27g
      • (Saturated Fat 13g,),
    • Sodium 907mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 23g
      • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Protein 26g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      Exchanges:
      • 1 Starch;
      • 1/2 Vegetable;
      • 2 High-Fat Meat;
      • 1 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 1;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.