Country Breakfast Casserole

This tasty, golden brown casserole can be ready in less than one hour or you can make it the night before, chill and bake it in the morning. Choose lower fat cheese, milk and sausage for a lighter, yet still tasty version.

Serves: Makes 8 servings.
15 mins Prep time 40 mins Cook time
15 mins Prep time
40 mins Cook time
  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Cook crumbled sausage in large skillet on medium heat until brown, stirring occasionally. Drain sausage. Spread in lightly greased 11x7-inch baking dish. Sprinkle cheese over sausage.

  • Beat eggs, water, milk and Gravy Mix in medium bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Pour over cheese. Arrange bread cubes evenly over mixture. Drizzle butter over bread, if desired. Sprinkle with paprika.

  • Bake, uncovered, 40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Cooking tip

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate unbaked casserole overnight. Bake, uncovered, in preheated 325°F oven 50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Serving Suggestion:
Prepare additional package of McCormick® Original Country Gravy Mix or McCormick® Sausage Country Gravy Mix
as directed on package. Serve with casserole.

Test Kitchen Tip: Drizzle 2 tablespoons melted butter over bread cubes before baking.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 375Calories: 375Cholesterol: 221mg
  • Sodium: 930mgProtein: 19g
  • Total Fat: 27gFiber: 0g
  • Carbohydrate: 15g

Ratings & Reviews: 12

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  • Terry D. on 03/05/2013

    I've made this many times, it's easy and delicious. I don't use the gravy mix though, just add salt and pepper. You can also use Italian sausage instead.

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  • Brandi on 08/09/2015

    I've been making this for years for large (double the recipe) or even small breakfast or brunch. It's always a HUGE hit!! I use hashbrowns instead of the bread topping. I also add diced jalapeños too. Making it the evening before is extremely helpful!

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  • Dawn Y. on 04/22/2013

    Quick and easy. A hit with the family.

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  • Cyndi on 05/08/2015

    This is wonderful, with or without the gravy mix!

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  • Elisabeth M. on 05/24/2013

    Was delicious - I used ground Italian sausage and French Bread - cubed, easy and fast to make and is absolutely delicious and will be making this alot

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  • Sally on 05/09/2013

    sounds like something I could fix, for special brunch with the family1

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  • Dan on 03/09/2013

    Delicious especially at Christmas

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  • Marilyn G. on 03/12/2013


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  • Alexandra on 03/10/2013

    oh wow

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  • LuAnne on 03/20/2016

    Made as directed. It was just OK for me. Very salty and I love salt so whatever you do don't add any salt. Don't think I would make again there are better options.

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  • Jackie on 03/21/2013

    It was so good.

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  • Kathleen P. on 05/27/2013

    This is wonderful, but the salt content is to high for us low salt useres.

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  • Alexandra on 03/05/2013

    Oh wow.

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