Chef's Buttery Sausage, Bacon & Cheese Breakfast Casserole Recipe Is What to Make for Holiday Brunch by Chef Adrianne Calvo

Chef's Buttery Sausage, Bacon & Cheese Breakfast Casserole Recipe Is What to Make for Holiday Brunch

There is something deliciously intriguing about brunch. It screams refinement, and offers myriad options for those who decide to venture down this rabbit hole of deliciousness. 

Love breakfast food? Join the club! Brunch can satisfy those cravings. More of a lunch person? Brunch offers that, too, as it is undoubtedly one of the most versatile meals of the day.

Here's my easy recipe for a delectably savory breakfast casserole that you can whip up for Sunday brunch, a holiday meal or anytime. My sausage, egg and cheese casserole recipe is topped with maple syrup, which adds a signature sweetness to the buttery spice that lies underneath. It's so hearty, you could even serve this tasty casserole for dinner (because who doesn't love breakfast for dinner?).

The casserole itself contains cheese, sausage, egg, onions, peppers and, of course, bacon. Pair it with a pomegranate mimosa to finish off this fabulous meal. Everyone will be asking for seconds!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 to 55 minutes
Total Time: 55 to 65 minutes
Servings: 8 to 10

Ingredients

  • 7 croissants, rough chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter, more for baking dish
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 pound Andouille sausage, chopped 
  • 1/2 cup breakfast sausage, sliced
  • 1/2 cup bacon, crisped, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 8 large eggs
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups pepper jack cheese, grated
  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

Here's how to make it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. 
  2. Add butter and sauté green onion, sausages and bacon for 3 to 4 minutes. 
  3. Add bell peppers and onions. Cook for another 3 to 4 minutes. Set aside. 
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and heavy cream. Add croissants and sautéed mixture. Add shredded cheese and season to taste with salt and pepper. 
  5. Grease an 8x8-inch baking dish and pour mixture into it. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes. Allow to cool. To serve, drizzle with maple syrup.

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Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
Oh, wow! This looks delish and yes, perfect for holiday brunch. Thanks for another perfect recipe, ChefAdrianneCalvo ! 😋
Julie Rose
This looks amazing. 😍
Julio Caro
This looks amazing. 😍

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