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Dutch Oven Brunch Bake {Sausage Egg Casserole}

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Sausage, eggs, cheese, mushrooms and sour dough bread make this overnight Dutch Oven Brunch Bake packed with flavor.  Baked in a cast iron dutch oven, it’s a one pot breakfast everyone will enjoy!

Dutch Oven Brunch Bake - Sausage Egg Casserole

This Dutch Oven Brunch Bake is perfect for the upcoming holidays.  A make ahead, overnight Sausage Egg Casserole is just what you’ll need to feed those hungry family members that have hunkered down at your house for the holidays.  

This particular recipe is one that my Mom makes, but I switched it up just a smidge.  I love the flavors, and topping it with scallions and tomatoes makes it just that much better.  Sure, you could make it in a 9×13, but I use my cast iron Dutch oven every chance I get, so I baked it up in here.  Plus — Look at it!!

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Swiss Diamond Cast Iron Dutch Oven

She’s a beauty, isn’t she??  This was the first recipe I prepared in my new Swiss Diamond Cast Iron Dutch Oven.  Today, I am not only sharing a recipe with you, I am sharing a chance for you to win an amazing prize from Swiss Diamond!

Today’s awesome giveaway is sponsored by Swiss Diamond. I have received product from Swiss Diamond, but all opinions are my own.  

Overnight Dutch Oven Breakfast Casserole

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The holidays are crazy.  Baking, cooking, shopping, wrapping — I feel like I need to clone myself about a dozen times (is that a thing??) to get to everything.  Easy recipes are key when it comes to things like breakfast.  This recipe falls right into the easy category!  

Dutch Oven Brunch Bake - Sausage Egg Casserole

And did I mention delicious?  Yes.  Delicious indeed.  I love to have a hot breakfast on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day morning.  I prepped this the night before, and that morning, pop it in the oven and put your feet up with a cup of coffee.  Traditionally, I would use ground pork sausage for this recipe.  But let me tell you, the day I made this, I ran into a bit of a snag.

I always purchase the same kind of breakfast sausage.  But the day I stopped for ingredients for this one, I went to a store I don’t normally shop at.  I bought a brand I had never tried.  You know how breakfast sausage comes in that tube?  Well, I took my knife and popped open the tube and OMG.  It smelled awful!! I thought, is this how this brand smells?? Or is it bad?? What?! Checked the date, it was fine.  All of the sudden both of my dogs were standing at my feet.  Woken from their puppy slumber by the smell.  There was NO WAY I was ruining one of my favorite breakfast casseroles with this risky meat.  I zipped it up in a ziplock bag, and threw it away.  Smell was gone, but now what?

Standing in front of the deep freezer, I saw link sausage.  It’s the brand I always use and love, and I decided to give it a try.  What a happy accident!  I will always make it this way now.  

Ingredients for This Dutch Oven Brunch Bake {Sausage Egg Casserole}:

  • sourdough bread
  • breakfast sausage links
  • eggs, milk, cheddar cheese
  • green onions and grape tomatoes
  • dry mustard

I love one pot meals — don’t you??

Dutch Oven Brunch Bake - Sausage Egg Casserole

Start by browning your sausage links in your Dutch oven.  As they begin to brown, start breaking them up into bite sized pieces.  

Dutch Oven Brunch Bake - Sausage Egg Casserole

When the sausage is browned, remove it to a bowl, and add a little hot water and scrape a little to the bottom and get any of those little bits that are stuck to the bottom. Give it a quick wipe with a paper towel, and spray it with non-stick cooking spray.  

Dutch Oven Brunch Bake - Sausage Egg Casserole

Grab your crusty sourdough bread and slice it into pieces that are about 3/4″ or so.  No need to measure.  

Dutch Oven Brunch Bake - Sausage Egg Casserole

Then into cubes,  about the size of your average crouton.  Lay them in the bottom of your dutch oven.  

Dutch Oven Brunch Bake - Sausage Egg Casserole

Top with shredded cheddar cheese.

Dutch Oven Brunch Bake - Sausage Egg Casserole

Then add back in your sausage link bites.  

Dutch Oven Brunch Bake - Sausage Egg Casserole

Top with mushrooms, then pour your egg mixture over the top.  Cover with the lid and refrigerate overnight.  

Take it out of the fridge in the morning and let it rest on the counter to take some of the chill off of the pot before baking in the oven.

Dutch Oven Brunch Bake - Sausage Egg Casserole

Look at THAT! Yes … the casserole and YES that Swiss Diamond Dutch Oven! 

Dutch Oven Brunch Bake - Sausage Egg Casserole

Top with scallions and fresh tomatoes before enjoying.  

Now that’s the way to rise and shine! Am I right??

Other Breakfast Favorites from An Affair from the Heart:

  • Ice Cream Sticky Cinnamon Rolls
  • Ham & Smoked Gouda Quiche
  • Resort Omelets
  • Cinnamon Roll Waffles
  • Breakfast Hash brown Pizza
  • Sausage & Potato Casserole
  • Sausage Crescent Breakfast Bake

Swiss Diamond Gifts for Foodies

Before we get to the recipe, I wanted to share some amazing gifts from Swiss Diamond for that foodie on your list! 

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  • Complete Knife Block 10-piece Set
  • 6.9 quart Round Casserole
  • XD Non-Stick Fry Pan with Lid
  • XD Non-Stick 2 Piece Fry Pan and Grill Pan
  • XD Non-Stick Double Burner Griddle
  • XD Non-Stick 2 Piece Fry Pan Duo

Overnight Dutch Oven Breakfast Casserole

Good luck on the Swiss Diamond Giveaway!! Let’s grab that recipe, shall we??

M.

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Sausage, eggs, cheese, mushrooms and sour dough bread make this overnight Dutch Oven Brunch Bake packed with flavor.  Baked in a cast iron dutch oven, it’s a one pot breakfast everyone will enjoy!

Prep Time
15 minutes

Cook Time
1 hour

Additional Time
8 hours

Total Time
9 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 (12 ounce) packages breakfast sausage links
  • 6 slices sourdough bread, cut into bite sized chunks
  • 4 cups shredded mild cheddar cheese, divided
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 5 green onions, divided, sliced
  • 2 cups fresh white mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • Scallions (from above) and fresh tomatoes, for serving

Instructions

  1. Place Dutch oven over medium-high heat and brown sausage links. As they brown, begin breaking them into bite sized pieces. When they are browned, remove them from the pot, and add a little hot water, and scrape up any brown bits that are stuck to the bottom. Give it a quick rinse and wipe it dry with a paper towel. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Add bread cubes to the bottom of the pan.
  3. Top with 3 cups of cheese. Then sausage pieces. Top with mushrooms.
  4. Whisk together eggs, milk, mustard and the bottoms of the green onions.
  5. Pour over the top. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  6. Remove from the fridge for about 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Bake for 55 minutes covered. Remove lid, top with remaining cup of cheese, bake for another 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  8. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving. Top with fresh tomatoes the the tops of the green onions.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1


Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 348Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 171mgSodium: 564mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 20g

Nutrition isn’t always accurate.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to know! Snap a picture, share the photo on social media with the hashtag #AnAffairFromTheHeart – I’d love to see what you made! – Michaela

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