Cheesy Sausage Egg Casserole

4.55 from 24 votes

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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Sausage Egg Casserole

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!
4.55 from 24 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Yield 12 servings
Serving Size 1 serving


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a 9x13” pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 226mg | Sodium: 681mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword casserole, sausage

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!

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  1. Made this morning and a huge hit with my family. Loved that is was both quick, easy and delicious. I will definitely make this again.

  2. Made it exact to the recipe (loosely measured cheese and pepper). Perfect as is, and love to tinker. Everyone in the family ate it up, and boy do I have a couple picky eaters.

  3. This is the best egg casserole I’ve ever made. I’ve made it 4x now, and my family also loves it. We can make it for any meal and it can be eaten fresh or reheated.
    Some notes are that while it’s perfect as is, when I’m making it to eat daily for breakfast, I don’t add the butter and I add spinach, just so I can start the day with some veggies. (You could even add spinach and feta (which is my favorite omelet.) Definitely don’t have to make those modifications, but if you want it a little lighter, it still turns out perfectly.