Recipe courtesy of Johnsonville Sausages

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: 1 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Inactive: 5 min
  • Cook: 45 min
  • Yield: 12 servings
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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

  1. Cook sausage according to package directions. Cool slightly; cut into 1/4-inch slices. 
  2. In a greased 13-inch x 9-inch baking dish, layer half the English muffin cubes and half the sausage. Repeat layers. 
  3. Drizzle with butter. Sprinkle with the cheese, onion and red pepper. 
  4. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour over casserole. Top with bacon. 
  5. Cover and refrigerate overnight. 
  6. 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. 
  7. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
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