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This Cheesy Sausage Egg Casserole is the perfect brunch or breakfast recipe! Eggs and sausage and cheese all baked up in a pan, everyone loves this recipe!

Remember my Christmas Eggs? This is another version of that recipe, but with SAUSAGE! Goodness knows, this was a HIT.


slice of sausage egg casserole on white plate

That time I edited photos and got really mad at myself for not throwing some parsley in the shot. Like…could these photos BE MORE BROWN? (Said in Chandler’s voice.) Sigh.

But then I remembered that I made this casserole for brunch and had 15 hungry people waiting for me to photograph the casserole already. So…I have an excuse why I forgot the garnish.

I can tell you, even though it’s kind of an ugly brown casserole it tastes AMAZING: there was none left at the end of the party. This egg casserole is always a hit, no matter when I make it or what I put inside. (Remember when I used green chiles?)

A good sausage egg casserole is full of eggs and sausage and cheese. This sausage egg casserole has no bread – which is why I love it. When I serve brunch I like to serve something sweet, like cinnamon rolls or French toast. When you’re eating muffins, you don’t need bread in your eggs.

An easy egg casserole full of delicious breakfast sausage is what you need for Sunday brunch…or just a random Tuesday. We often make this on Sunday morning and then freeze slices for during the week. Even my picky eater loves this casserole!

overhead shot of sausage egg casserole in pan

Brunch is such a fun thing to host. It’s great at any holiday (Easter, Christmas, Mother’s Day) and is always fun and full of great food. If you’re looking for an easy brunch egg casserole, this is the one for you. Everyone loved it and it’s full of sausage and cheese and the perfect potluck meal.

I know a lot of egg casseroles are overnight egg casseroles, but you don’t have to do this one overnight. You can cook your sausage the night before, if you want, but it whisks together in about 10 minutes and then goes straight into the oven. If I can make this on Christmas morning, believe me, it’s easy enough to make for your family for brunch.

We all know I’m not cooking big breakfasts before 11am…even with a mimosa.

Cheesy Sausage Egg Casserole is an easy egg recipe full of cheese and sausage that comes together in minutes. There’s no bread in this recipe and everyone loves it!

slice of sausage egg casserole on plate

Tips and tricks for the best Cheesy Sausage Egg Casserole:

  • You can cook your sausage the night before. Make sure to drain the fat.
  • I used cheddar cheese but you can use mozzarella or Monterey Jack too.
  • Add some green chiles or Italian seasoning for even more flavor!
  • I hate cottage cheese, so if you think it’s a weird ingredient, don’t worry. It’s just for body and cheesy flavor, you won’t notice it’s there.

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slice of sausage egg casserole on white plate
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Servings: 12 servings

Sausage Egg Casserole

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
This Cheesy Sausage Egg Casserole is the perfect brunch or breakfast recipe! Eggs and sausage and cheese all baked up in a pan, everyone loves this recipe!


  • 1 pound bulk breakfast sausage
  • 1/2 cup butter — melted
  • 1 16 ounce package cottage cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 10 eggs — lightly beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a 9x13” pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Cook breakfast sausage in a medium skillet over medium-high heat, breaking into crumbles. Cook until no longer pink. Transfer to a plate covered with paper towels and pat away the excess fat. Cool at least 10 minutes.
  3. Stir together butter, cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, flour, baking powder, pepper, and salt. Whisk in eggs and whisk until combined (mixture will be lumpy). Stir in cooked and cooled sausage.
  4. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30-40 minutes or until browned and set in the middle. Cool 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.
  5. Best served fresh, but it can also be sliced and stored in individual containers and frozen. Defrost in microwave.

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Recipe Notes

Use any kind of sausage and any kind of cheese!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casserole, sausage

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 serving) — Calories: 403, Fat: 33g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 226mg, Sodium: 681mg, Carbohydrates: 4g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 20g

I just love egg casseroles and can’t wait to try a copycat Cracker Barrel Ham and Egg Casserole, Aimee’s Cheesy Overnight Egg Casserole, or Karen’s Bacon and Egg Casserole!

Cheesy Egg Casserole is my first version of this recipe!

Cheesy Egg Casserole

Green Chile Egg Casserole is a classic.

Cheesy Green Chile Egg Casserole is our favorite Christmas breakfast!

Egg Muffins are everyones favorite!

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  1. I’m making this for the 6th time in a week and a half. It’s fantastic Dorothy!! I add no salt cottage cheese, thaw some spinach and pat dry with paper towel. Next cut up a can of mushrooms into small pieces so that those who don’t prefer them won’t no they’re included.(Adds great flavor too). Some ladies from my church who I consider seasoned bakers of egg casseroles love this recipe. My wife loves it, my neighbor and her hubby loves it… need I go on?? I made one for a store meeting last year and the eggs were runny. Yuckko!! Well, that was then. Thank you, Tom

  2. I substituted ricotta for the cottage cheese and mild Italian sausage for the breakfast sausage. Molto bene. 

  3. Awesome I didn’t use cottage cheese just shredded cheddar and mozzarella

  4. This was delicious! Followed the instruction to a T with the replacement of mozzarella for the cheddar cheese.
    Didn’t add anything other than what was on the main ingredient list and it was outstanding! 
    Thank you 

  5. Hi Dorothy, love the recipe. It reminds me so much of a bake that my mum made. I added mushrooms, spinach, and used a combination of jack cheese and English cheddar, and I cut back on a the sausage by 1/2.
    I do have a small concern with the nutrition information listed. How can there be 20 grams of sugar per serving and yet only 4 grams of carbohydrates per serving? Is it 2 grams of sugar per serving?
    Warm regards,

  6. It was yummy! But instead of 1 lb. Sausage, I used what I had- leftover taco meat. Chopped asparagus, half of a baked potato, spinach leaves and cooked cauliflower florets.

    Rating: 1

  7. Loved this breakfast. I am gluten intolerant so I replaced the all purpose flour with almond flour, reduced the baking powder to 1/2 tsp and added 1/4 tsp xanthan gum. My husband and I are truck drivers, he suggested we try freezing it and bringing it with in the truck. Delicious recipe.

  8. I’ve made MANY of these types of casseroles, but this one is the best! Just made it yesterday for a brunch to watch the World Cup Final and it was devoured! YUM!!

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