Apple Sausage Breakfast Casserole

8 Servings
45 min

Sausage Apple Breakfast Casserole is a savory breakfast bake topped with sharp, nutty Dubliner cheese to perfectly balance the sweetness of crisp Fall apples.

Sort of like a strata, this breakfast casserole starts with cubed sourdough bread and eggs whipped up with half and half to make them light and creamy.

It’s the combination of the cooked apples, savory sausage, and the robust Dubliner cheese, however, that makes this casserole especially delicious. Our family even enjoys having this breakfast casserole for dinner!

Most often, a casserole recipe includes a starch, a protein, a sauce, and a crunchy topping. Breakfast casseroles usually include bread or potatoes for the starch, sausage or bacon for the protein, eggs and milk for the sauce, and cheese for the topping — which basically covers everything you’d normally find on a country breakfast plate.The sweetness of the apple with the sharp, nutty flavor of the cheese is definitely a winning combination in this EASY Apple Sausage Breakfast Casserole. I think you’ll agree this is one recipe well worth making again and again!

Finish off the casserole with a sprinkle of minced fresh rosemary all over the top before baking to give this breakfast dish a bit of freshness and amazing flavor. If you do need to assemble the casserole ahead of time, you may wish to add one half cup milk to the egg mixture so that it does not become too dry in the refrigerator.

Apple Sausage Breakfast Casserole
Recipe details
  • 8  Servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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  • 16 oz. bulk sage sausage
  • 2 apples, peeled and diced into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 4 cups cubed French or Sourdough bread
  • 3.5 oz. Dubliner cheese, shredded
  • 6 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons half and half
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Crumble sausage into a large skillet; add apple and onion and sauté over medium high heat until the sausage is cooked through and onions are translucent. Drain mixture on paper towels.
Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray. Add bread cubes to casserole dish and even spread the sausage mixture on top and sprinkle with cheese.
Whisk together the eggs, half and half, salt and pepper. Evenly pour eggs over top of casserole and sprinkle with minced rosemary.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Sheila @ Life, Love, and Good Food
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  • Saleena Mohammed Saleena Mohammed on Aug 23, 2020

    Please clarify ingredients no.6 and method no.4


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    • Gayle Gayle on Dec 06, 2021

      Half and half refers to cream, like you would use in your coffee . I believe it is half whole milk, half cream. It has a higher fat content. You can find it in the refrigerated section of the market, usually close to where the milk is displayed. It comes in a cardboard container which looks similar to carton of milk. Cream comes in several different size cartons. If you buy the larger size you will have enough for this recipe and use what is left in the carton for your tea or coffee.

  • Sheila Foster Dlouhy Sheila Foster Dlouhy on Aug 23, 2020

    Sounds very tasty