Overnight Breakfast Casserole

For an epic casserole that's perfect for starting your day, this recipe from the Johnsonville flavor gurus really hits the spot! This dish[ brings together all of the breakfast superstars: Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage Links, eggs, English muffins, milk, cheese and bacon. These titans of taste are exquisitely garnished with onions and red peppers to provide a great balance of flavor and textures. The secret to this dish is the overnight prep-this maximizes the ingredients to give you a difference you can taste.]

Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
5 min
Cook:
45 min

Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients
  • 1 package (12 ounce each) Johnsonville® Original Breakfast Sausage Links
  • 6 English muffins, cut into 1-in. cubes
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup (4 ounce) cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup (4 ounce) mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, chopped
  • 12 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits
Directions
  • Cook sausage according to package directions. Cool slightly; cut into 1/4-inch slices.

  • In a greased 13-inch x 9-inch baking dish, layer half the English muffin cubes and half the sausage. Repeat layers.

  • Drizzle with butter. Sprinkle with the cheese, onion and red pepper.

  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour over casserole. Top with bacon.

  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  • Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Uncover and bake at 350°F for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

  • Let stand 5 minutes before serving.


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