This Easy Egg Bake Recipe is a variation of a Charleston Breakfast Casserole recipe I found online. However, I added sausage and extra cheese to the mix (because two meats are always better than one). I love how the croutons add extra flavor and make it even easier to assemble. No drying or cutting bread is required – it’s already done!
Easy Egg Bake Recipe: Charleston Breakfast Casserole
- 12 slices bacon
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1/2 lb. pork sausage
- One 5-oz. bag croutons
- 1/4 C. butter, melted
- 8 eggs
- 1 2/3 C. milk
- 3 C. grated sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
- 1 tsp. prepared mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
In a skillet, cook your bacon and set aside. When cool enough, crumble into small pieces. Brown the sausage and red pepper. Drain, and add the crumbled bacon bits.
Grease a 9×13 pan or baking dish. Spread the croutons in an even layer on the bottom. Drizzle with melted butter. Top with 2 cups of the Cheddar cheese.
Meanwhile, add eggs, milk, mustard in a medium bowl and beat until well-combined. Pour on top. Sprinkle the drained sausage, bacon and peppers on top. Add the remaining Cheddar cheese as the top layer.
Preheat oven to 325. Bake for 40 minutes covered, 5 minutes uncovered. Allow to sit 5-10 minutes before cutting.
I assembled this the night before and popped it in the oven the next morning. It’s a great make-ahead recipe and would be great for your holiday meals.
Looking for more inspiration? Check out my Breakfast Board on Pinterest.