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Overnight Sausage and Egg Breakfast Bake

Make this Sausage and Egg Breakfast Bake the night before, and pop it in the oven first thing in the morning.  Perfect for weekend brunch, special occasions and the holidays!

I’m so excited to have you visiting here today, because I think you’re going to find this post really helpful!  I’ve joined together with 13 Canadian bloggers to bring you some Christmas morning breakfast ideas!  So make sure to visit all of the links below.

Christmas morning meal planning can be very challenging because there’s so much going on that day, and getting a big meal together is hard work.  So much of Christmas meal planning goes into the dinners, and often breakfast gets overlooked.  It can also be hard to find ideas that are easy to prepare.  But fret not, you’re in the right place today…there are loads of recipe ideas for you here!  Today I’m sharing a simple and delicious recipe for an Overnight Sausage and Egg Breakfast Bake.

A freshly baked Sausage and Egg Breakfast bake on the table

Overnight Sausage and Egg Breakfast Bake is a delicious brunch recipe!

Besides being super delicious, the best thing about this brunch recipe is that you can prepare it the night before you plan to serve it.  So all you have to do in the morning is pop it in the oven, then let it bake away while you open your presents.  So great.

A Sausage and Egg Breakfast Bake on the table ready to enjoy

Assemble everything the night before.

The preparation is really simple too…all you need is about 15 minutes or so to get it all ready for the fridge overnight.  Definitely time well spent before the big day!

A close up of a freshly baked Sausage and Egg Breakfast Bake

Make Ahead Breakfasts are the best!

Then in the morning, put it in the oven, make some coffee then sit down with you family to open the presents…and you home will fill up with the smell of a delicious breakfast!

A hearty and delicious breakfast!

When it’s all done baking, the result is a delicious, rich and flavourful savoury breakfast.  Which is perfect for Christmas morning with all the sugar that makes its way into the Christmas stockings!  So good!

A spoonful of Sausage and Egg Breakfast Bake

Recipe Tips:

  • This recipe will easily feed 6 people.
  • Bread:  I used a french loaf, but you can use any kind of bread.
  • Sausage:  we like breakfast sausages, but again, used your favourite sausages.  Also, this recipe calls for crumbled sausage, but you could also use cut up sausages instead.
  • Cheese:  I use Monterey Jack cheese but you could also use cheddar, gouda, havarti or mozzarella cheese.
  • If you want to prepare this and bake it the same day, just make sure you let it sit for at least 30 minutes before baking so the bread has time to soak up the egg mixture.
  • How do you know when this is done?  The bake should appear set and won’t jiggle in the centre.  But the best test is when a thermometer inserted into the centre reads 160° F, the egg bake is done.
  • Serve with an assortment fresh fruit.



Overnight Sausage and Egg Breakfast Bake

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Make this Sausage and Egg Breakfast Bake the night before, and pop it in the oven first thing in the morning. Perfect for the holidays!

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 -8 people 1x
  • Category: Breakfast


  • 1 loaf french bread cut into cubes (about 1 inch pieces)
  • 1 lb ground breakfast sausage (crumbled and cooked)
  • 1 small onion (minced)
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 red pepper (minced (or more if you like))
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Grease a 9×13 inch glass baking dish.
  2. Add the cubes of french bread to the baking dish. Set aside.
  3. In a skillet, cook the onion and sausage until the sausage is cooked through. Drain and set aside.
  4. In a bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, dry mustard, salt and pepper.
  5. Stir in the red pepper and half of the shredded cheese.

Putting it all together:

  1. Sprinkle the cooked and crumbled sausage over the bread, and mix slightly.
  2. Pour on the egg mixture.
  3. Sprinkle on the remaining cheese.
  4. Cover in tin foil and put in the fridge overnight.
  5. In the morning, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Bake uncovered for about 1 hour, or until the centre is set.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

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More Delicious Christmas Morning Recipes:

For more Christmas morning recipes, make sure you check out the delicious recipes below!  There are so many great ideas here for the best brunch ever.

Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipe Ideas

Christmas Morning Smoothie by Alex of Northstory
Cinnamon Christmas Breakfast Wreath by Christina of The DIY Mommy
Overnight Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole by Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life
Eggnog Brioche French Toast Bake Recipe by Janella of Ma Belle Vie
Breakfast Toast Bar by Brittany of My Daily Randomness
Pomegranate Cranberry Mimosas by Krista of Happy Housie
Christmas Morning Cinnamon Buns by Ashlea of This Mamas Dance
Christmas Apple Cranberry Cobbler by Robin of Frugal Family Times
Candy Cane French Toast Kabobs by Jenn of Clean & Scentsible
Swedish Tea Ring by Rita of Harbour Breeze Home
Cranberry Banana Muffins by Shannon of AKA Design
Breakfast Enchiladas by Tara of Suburble
Cranberry Pear French Toast with Vanilla Cream Sauce by Kendra of Joy In Our Home
Christmas Morning Breakfast Quiche by Sara of The Project Pile

Have a very merry and delicious day!

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  1. Yes! Make-ahead breakfast recipes are so smart!! Especially for Christmas morning! This looks and sounds so yummy, I think that I’m definitely going to have to whip this recipe up too!

  2. This looks delicious and reminds me of something my husbands dad made for their Christmas breakfast for many years- they called it “wife saver.” This recipe sounds so tasty with the breakfast sausage! I will definitely be saving this one.