Best Baked Egg Casserole Breakfast Recipe + Video

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This loaded baked egg casserole goes from oven to table in an hour! Make this oven baked breakfast recipe for brunch, holiday mornings, or breakfast for dinner. This is one of the breakfast recipes that the entire family will love! 

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Baked Egg Casserole 

This egg bake casserole recipe has layers and layers of baked eggs, potatoes, veggies, sausage, and bacon for a full breakfast in just one dish. 

It can even be made ahead of time! I love to make this for a weekend breakfast, and it’s super delicious to whip up for Christmas morning, too.

The best part? I can prep early, and enjoy this delicious recipe freshly baked the next day. 

If you want other make-ahead options, try my Overnight Cheesy Breakfast Casserole

Prep everything the night before, store it in the refrigerator, then pop it in the oven in the morning.

Or, make my Slow Cooker Overnight Breakfast Casserole for when you need breakfast ready as soon as you wake up. Or our easy Italian baked eggs with sausage

Cheesy Bacon and Egg Breakfast Sliders allow everyone to serve themselves or work as an easy on-the-go option!

cooked bacon closeup

Baked Egg Casserole Ingredient Notes

  • Bacon – Cherrywood or applewood smoked bacon adds extra savory flavor to the oven baked breakfast, but any thick-cut bacon is fine. 
  • Sausage – Any bulk breakfast sausage will work in this egg bake casserole, so feel free to use your favorite brand.
  • Frozen hash browns – This recipe uses the cubed variety because of the added peppers and onions. 

    Plus, they add bulk and texture to the bacon sausage egg casserole. Be sure to thaw them in the refrigerator before using.
  • Cheddar cheese – I recommend buying a block of cheese and shredding it by hand if you can. 

    While pre-bagged shreds may save time, they contain a preservative that gives them a waxy texture. 

    Unfortunately, the chemical also prevents the cheese from melting properly.
cooked crumbled sausage

Sausage and Egg Casserole Tips

  • Cooking the bacon – There are two easy ways to prep the bacon for this baked egg casserole recipe. 

    Either cook the strips in the oven, then stack and chop once cooled. Or, chop first and cook in a pan on the stove until crispy. 

    Be sure to drain the bacon on a paper towel, no matter which method you choose.
  • Make ahead – Assemble all of the ingredients in the pan, cover with foil, and refrigerate the bacon sausage egg casserole overnight. 

    Then, let it sit on the counter while you preheat the oven. Bake as directed.
  • Reheating – Warm individual slices in the microwave or heat in the oven until warmed through in the center.
eggs in a skillet


Change the type of cheese – You can use all types of cheese for this quick breakfast casserole!

Mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, and a mix of the two creates the perfect melty cheese texture. 

Use your favorite meats – Anything from turkey sausage to pork sausage works well. 

Add fresh veggies – Slicing red pepper pieces, bell peppers, green onions, green chiles, and even fresh spinach and adding to this classic breakfast casserole really creates a complete meal! 

adding baked egg casserole ingredients to baking dish

Bacon Sausage Egg Casserole FAQs

How long can you keep the baked egg casserole in the fridge?

Egg bake casserole is typically safe to eat for up to 5 days, though the texture is best if eaten within a day or two. To keep it fresh, store it well-covered or in an airtight container.

Can this baked egg casserole be frozen? 

Yes! Cover the sausage and egg casserole tightly with a layer of plastic wrap and foil or transfer to a freezer-safe container with a lid. Store in the freezer for up to 2 months, then let thaw in the refrigerator overnight. 

Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F for about 20 minutes or until warmed through.

What pairs well with this easy casserole recipe?

If you’re making this for your next brunch, you can add a simple, fresh fruit salad as a side dish for this easy breakfast bake. Since the whole thing is created with a lot of proteins, having a light side is what will make this one of your favorite meals. 

Why does everyone love make-ahead recipes? 

The great thing about making this easy recipe ahead of time is that the next morning, all that has to be done is to put it into the oven to bake. Doing the steps needed ahead of time and the day before means that one the day of, you don’t have to worry about time management or stress out over the fact that you have a lot of things to do. 

Can I make this sausage breakfast casserole in individual servings? 

Absolutely. You can follow the recipe card listed below for the step-by-step directions, and then pour the casserole mixture into muffin tins to bake. This will give everyone their own little muffin casserole to enjoy and will surely be a family favorite. 

Just be sure that you pay attention to the cooking time, as this will change due to the smallness and depth of the muffin tin. Anytime that you take new recipes and alter them, you have to adjust certain things like the cooking time.

For good measure, stay close and monitor the first time that you try to cook this casserole dish in a new and different way. That way, you won’t overcook or burn it.

sliced baked egg casserole

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Best Baked Egg Casserole Breakfast Recipe + Video

Donna Elick
Our Baked Egg Casserole is a breakfast egg bake that takes just an hour to make! Perfect brunch recipe for holidays or breakfast for dinner.
5 stars from 5 reviews
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Method Oven
Servings 12


  • 1 pound bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 12 ounces breakfast sausage roll, uncooked, or ground sausage of choice
  • 28 ounces frozen potatoes with peppers and onions, thawed
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, I use medium-sharp
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease insides of a 9×13-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage until browned, crumbling it with a spatula as it cooks.
  • Add potatoes, sausage, bacon and cheese to the casserole dish. Toss to combine.
  • In a large bowl combine eggs, milk, garlic, salt and pepper. Whisk until completely combined. Pour the egg mixture over the hash brown mixture.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.


Donna’s Notes

To Make Ahead
  1. Prepare breakfast casserole according to instructions, but do not bake.
  2. Cover dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Allow casserole to sit on counter for about 30 minutes before baking.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 445cal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 229mg | Sodium: 925mg | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 182mg | Iron: 2mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally Published May 2017, updated and republished January 2024

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    1. Sure it can. The bacon won't be crispy once its refrigerated anyway. Just sprinkle drops of water on top of it when you reheat it to serve next time. Reheat in low temp oven & cover it. If you nuke it do the same. Or it's going to be a dry rubbery mess. You can freeze most anything. Rarely does it affect the food. Can't even think of anything right now. Just always protect the food from being freezer burned. I always use at least 2 layers of protection. Enjoy!

  1. This recipe was delicious and very well received! I'm not usually one to alter a recipe on the first try. I did not think there were enough peppers and onions in the store bought potatoes. I had an abundance of red pepper, green onion and mushrooms so I added an unmeasured amount and I also added another egg because of the additional veggies. I also pre browned the bacon and sausage the day before to save time, but opted not to pre assemble because of fridge space. I used my favorite Temptations 9 × 13 casserole dish, so there was no need to butter the dish. Covered with foil for first 45 minutes then removed foul until browned & bubbly. Definitely a keeper. Thank you for the recipe, fabulous!

  2. Came out good, I would recommend less sausage as it overpowers the dish. Also used less than a teaspoon of salt and pepper and only a dash of garlic powder. Would use even less salt next time. Substituted tater tots for potatoes and added diced bellpeppers/onions (all fried up before baking). Cooked 30 min covered and 10 uncovered.

  3. This is a great recipe for a crowd. The only thing I did different was to increase the amount of vegies. I make it the night before the cooked in the morning and everyone loved it to the point of asking me for the recipe.

    1. 5 stars
      I’ve made this many times, always delicious. I follow recipe exactly. Also tastes great warmed up the next few days.

    1. Hi Nancy,
      The nutrition facts are located at the bottom of the recipe card. Hope that helps.
      TSRI Team Member,

  4. I have made this before and it turned out great but this last time, it was very runny, almost like the eggs were not cooking. Ended up throwing the whole thing away. Any idea what I may have done wrong?

  5. 5 stars
    Made this several times and it’s absolutely delicious! I have a question about making it ahead though, if I want to freeze it is it best to freeze it already cooked it before it’s cooked? Thanks!

  6. 5 stars
    I used 1/2 fresh onion , 1 red & 1 green bell pepper. I also added a bit more diced hashbrowns, about 30 oz.
    2 1/2 cups fresh shredded cheese. Cooked a bit longer then 40 min at 375.
    After I used my chopper to cut up the onion and peppers which were basically minced I squeezed them to remove any excess liquid they produced , so it would not make the casserole too watery.
    My family loved it even though I made a few modifications, for our Fathers Day brunch .

  7. 5 stars
    Love this recipe!
    I’ve tried it with and without sausage and it’s good either way. But I think I prefer it without, and adding mushrooms.

    I will say that I always have to bake it longer than the recipe says though – usually about another 10 minutes to make sure the eggs are all set. But it’s one of my favorites – I’ve been making it for Christmas the last several years!

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