Breakfast Casserole Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 45 MINUTES

2 ratings


  • 4 slices white bread
  • butter, for greasing
  • 1/2 lb medium sausage
  • 1/2 lb mild sausage
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 dash hot sauce
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced, optional
  • 1 1/2 cups red potatoes, cooked unpeeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, grated


Cube the bread and place it in a lightly greased 8-by-11-by-2 inch casserole.


Fry the sausage until it is almost browned completely and drain on some paper towels. Mix the half-and-half, dry mustard, salt, pepper, hot sauce and eggs together. Layer the sausage over the bread and top with a generous layer of potatoes. If you are using mushrooms, layer them in before the potatoes. Sprinkle the cheeses on the top. Pour the beaten egg mixture over the casserole. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour to overnight.


Preheat the oven to 350°F.


Bake the casserole until it is set and does not jiggle in the middle, 30 minutes.

Breakfast Casserole


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2 Reviews

Marie 1/24/2015
I would like to

I would like to say that I have tried many versions of Paula's breakfast casseroles and all are scrumptiously delicious! This has become my family's go to breakfast. My father has stage 4 esophageal cancer, and it is hard for him to eat a lot of food in one sitting. With this casserole, I can give him a reasonable size piece and he can finish it. I feel great because I know it has a good amount of calories, and those are hard to get into cancer patients. This recipe is a Godsend! 5 stars all the way!

Abby 12/23/2014
Great breakfast

Great breakfast for lots of family. I will make it for the 3rd time on Christmas morning. So far it has been a hit on "the morning of a wedding" and "the morning after Thanksgiving". I only make one change for my Texas family...I use HOT sausage instead of mild. And a little hot sauce is a nice compliment too. Thanks Ms. Paula

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