Swapping 9×13’s with Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Overnight Breakfast Casserole

It’s never too late to enjoy a relaxing vacation with your family or guests, even though Christmas is over! One way to serve breakfast is to make the always-popular Overnight Breakfast Casserole, which comes in so many varieties. I’ve posted several here on RE, one with Italian sausage, one in the slow-cooker, one with kale and sausage, and one with pears. Yes, sweet pears!

Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Another lovely way to think of others is to exchange a breakfast casserole with a friend, for either their own favorite recipe, or better yet, a pan of Cinnamon Rolls.

Our friends who own the brand new NW Raw, a 100% natural cold-pressed juice bar in Ashland, Oregon, make the best cinnamon rolls you’ll ever indulge in. They’re made with all organic ingredients, and topped with a salted-caramel frosting. No calories, right? Wrong. But seriously, if you’re going to take the plunge, they really have to be top notch. Gooey, flavorful, moist, and the kind that melt in your mouth.

NW Raw Cinnamon Rolls

I’m drooling as I type.

So my friend and I exchanged. One 9×13 for another. Breakfast casserole for a pan of cinnamon rolls, to enjoy with our families on Christmas morn! It could be an annual tradition or just an occasional, fun thing to do.

This year I made Recipe Girl’s delicious recipe, and also made one for ourselves. I used Organic Sausage, which I sautéed up ahead of time. Yummy! (Look for Lori’s book at your local Target!)

Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Then added all the other yummy ingredients, sealed with foil, and popped in the fridge overnight!

Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Baked in the morning, adding sour cream and Parmesan cheese right before serving.

Overnight Breakfast Casserole

It truly is a melt-in-your-mouth casserole.

Overnight Breakfast Casserole

One thing easy about overnight casseroles is that they are easy to double up and make 2 pans’ worth, for either a large breakfast party, or to share with another family!

Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Enjoy this scrumptious recipe today, and remember, it’s never too late to swap a 9×13 with a friend!

What’s your favorite variety of breakfast casserole? Do you use meat or make it vegetarian?

Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Overnight Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 loaf French bread, day old
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 ounces sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 8 ounces Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 whole green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded

Directions:

  1. Spray 9x13" dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Spread pieces of French bread in dish and drizzle with butter. Sprinkle with sausage, Swiss, and Cheddar cheeses. Mix eggs, milk, wine, green onions, mustard and pepper. Beat until foamy. Pour over casserole and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cover and bake for one hour.
  4. Remove from oven. Spread with sour cream and sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake, uncovered, for an additional 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
   

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3 Responses to “Swapping 9×13’s with Overnight Breakfast Casserole”

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    Tieghan — December 27, 2013 @ 8:50 pm

    Love this, Sandy!! I could totally use this for New Years!

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    Danielle M — December 28, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

    A belated Merry Christmas to you, Sandy, accompanied with many thanks for what you teach all of us who read your blog. I don’t comment often anymore, but I’m still here, and your Ten Commandments of hospitality are posted inside a cupboard in my kitchen. :) I wish you and your precious family an amazing 2014.

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    Ice — December 28, 2013 @ 10:52 pm

    Happy Holidays to you and your family Sandy. This is the first time I’m going to make the Overnight Breakfast Casserole for my family. I hope they would love it. Thanks for the post!

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