Sausage Apple Overnight Breakfast Casserole Recipe

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This delicious sausage apple breakfast casserole recipe is a tasty one-dish breakfast you can make ahead of time and just pop in the oven when you need it!

Sausage Apple Overnight Breakfast Casserole Recipe

I like this breakfast casserole recipe because the fruit is included in it so you have a whole meal without adding a thing. I also like the fact it has the sugar and cinnamon to add a touch of sweetness to the dish.

Sausage Apple Overnight Breakfast Casserole Recipe

1 pkg. (1 lb.) Pork Sausage Roll
6 cups bread cubed into 1 inch pieces
10 eggs
3 cups milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 large baking apples, peeled and chopped
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp.  cinnamon
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
maple syrup, if desired

Brown sausage; drain. Whisk together eggs, milk and vanilla. In another bowl, mix apples, sugar and cinnamon together until well coated. In a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish, place half of the bread cubes followed by half the sausage, half the apples, and 1 cup of the cheese. Repeat layers with remaining ingredients. Pour egg mixture over the layers making sure to evenly coat it all with the egg mixture. Refrigerate overnight. In the morning, preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Bake uncovered for 55-60 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cut into 6-8 pieces and serve topped with a drizzle of maple syrup if desired.


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  1. Swampfamily says

    What do you mean by Pork Sausage Roll. We have such different names for some of the things you talk about down here in New Zealand so not sure what you mean but the recipe sounds interesting.

    • says

      Pork sausage rolls are just ground up sausage (like hamburger but made with pork and seasoned) we take and make it into patties sometimes and fry like you would hamburgers to serve with biscuits (like your scones maybe) for breakfast. We also use it in fried and in things like chili sometimes in place of or with hamburger( ground beef). Hope that helps.

  2. Donna says

    swampfamily, thanks for asking. i sometimes have a problem understanding american recipes, i do love biscuits and white gravey. not something you get here in scotland.any white gravey recipes?

    • says

      We have white gravy recipe in Dining on a Dime. That is one thing people like about Dining is that we have so many of the basic recipes people are looking for like how to mash potatoes, make sweetened ice tea – simple everyday recipes.

      White Gravy

      2-4 Tbsp. dripping (grease) from chicken, sausage, hamburger, pork chops or what ever meat you are frying
      4 Tbsp. flour
      2 cups milk
      salt and pepper to taste

      After frying the meat leave 2-4 Tbsp. of drippings (and crumbs) in the pan draining the rest. Add flour to drippings and quickly whisk to mix and loosen crumbs. Mixture is thick. Slowly add milk. Still whisking mix in flour mix. Whisk well. Bring to a boil whisking the whole time until mixture is thick. If it gets too thick just add a little more milk. Salt and pepper to taste.

      ~This gravy can be used for chicken fried steak too.

      ~Gravy is really easy once you know how to do it. Mostly people are afraid of it lumping but if you whisk the living daylights out of it that usually takes care of most lumps.

      ~When I make sausage gravy and biscuits or hamburger gravy I leave the meat in the pan and just drain off some of the grease and then make the gravy with the meat still in the pan. These are good ones to start with because with the crumbled and fried meat, if you do get a few lumps at first you won’t be able to tell it.

      ~ One rule of thumb that I use is if you roast something in the oven like a roast or turkey then you use water in place of milk and anything fried on top of the stove I use milk. Also with roasted things I sometimes shake 4 Tbsp. of flour with enough water to make like a runny pancake batter.

  3. Donna says

    thanks jill i have been looking for a white gravy recipe since i visited texas 13yrs ago. the occasional packet mix is ok but not handy x

  4. Charity says

    Also if you’re in a bind and don’t have meat drippings you can always use a few tablespoons of butter. The drippings are better but butter will work

  5. Sharon says

    This casserole looks wonderful. But my daughter has diabetes. Do you know the carbohydrate count and size of one serving?

  6. Shari B. says

    Sounds soooo good and easy. Can’t wait to try it!! Thank you

    for all your great recipes and ideas. God Bless you both.

  7. Troy McClure says

    Re gravy recipe
    After you put the flour in the drippings, keep stirring until flour browns – don’t burn it. Then proceed with the milk. This adds a lot of flavor and is especially good if you are going to have biscuits and gravy with your meat and eggs for a really good old-fashioned country breakfast.

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