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Bake all of your breakfast favorites together in this fun and tasty sausage and waffle breakfast casserole. It’s a little sweet, a little savory and oh so good!

lifting square piece of egg, sausage, cheese and waffle casserole being lifted out of the baking dish.

Are you looking for a fun way to change up your breakfast routine? This casserole recipe is just the thing! It is super simple to put together, can be assembled ahead of time and bakes up to yummy cheesy perfection.

Drizzle it with a little maple syrup when you serve it to bring the whole thing full circle. If you like McGriddles, you are going to love this yummy brunch bake.

serving of cheesy egg casserole with sausage and waffles on plate, ready to serve.

Breakfast casseroles have always been a hit with our family. They are a hearty but easy way to feed a crowd.

That is why they are likely to show up on a holiday breakfast table. They are also fabulous for overnight guests.

There are so many ways to make them too. Growing up we were most likely to make a bread based breakfast casserole with sauage, eggs and cheese.

pouring maple syrup over a piece of waffle, egg and sausage casserole.

Recently we have been enjoying tater tot breakfast casserole. The potatoes go so well with the eggs, cheese and meat.

But this recipe may just be the new favorite. Waffles make such a wonderful addition to this egg bake.

I saw the idea for using waffles in a breakfast casserole over on Karen’s Kitchen Adventures and I was instantly intrigued. So I used her idea as inspiration and came up with this wining recipe.

Her version has more of the sweetness baked in. I decided to let each person control the sweet/savory balance with maple syrup at the table.

ingredients for waffle sausage breakfast casserole ready to go.

Making the casserole

Assembling the dish is super easy. Just brown and drain some breakfast sausage.

While the sausage is browning, lightly toast some frozen waffles. Arrange the waffles in the bottom of a greased square baking dish.

Layer on half of the sausage and cheese. Then repeat the layers.

Pour an egg and milk mixture over it all and chill it for at least an hour to let the waffles soak up some of the egg and milk.

glass batter bowl filled with eggs and milk beaten together and whisk.

You can assemble the casserole the night before if you would like. Just set it on the counter in the morning while you preheat the oven.

When the eggs in the center of the casserole are set, it’s ready! Enjoy it as is for a mostly savory breakfast entree or drizzle it with syrup to get that sweet and savory balance.

Storing leftovers

Don’t worry if you can’t eat the whole casserole in one sitting. Leftover egg bakes make great leftovers.

Any leftovers should be covered and refrigerated for up to four days. Or freeze individual pieces for up to three months.

puffy baked egg casserole with eggs, sausage, waffle and melted golden cheese.

Those leftovers will make super quick breakfasts later. Just a minute or so in the microwave is all that will stand between you and a hot breakfast.

That’s it! I hope you give this super tasty breakfast a try. Or let me know about you favorite eggy breakfast bakes in the comments, we are always looking for more ideas to try!

One more quick suggestion if you like sweet and savory breakfasts. Try a sausage sheet pan pancake as a quick and easy way to feel the whole family pancakes at once without standing over the stove flipping.

Yield: 9 Servings

Sausage and Waffle Breakfast Casserole

pouring maple syrup over a piece of waffle, egg and sausage casserole.

Bake all of your breakfast favorites together in this fun and tasty sausage and waffle breakfast casserole. It's a little sweet, a little savory and oh so good!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 frozen waffles
  • 1 pound bulk breakfast sausage
  • 1.5 cups shredded cheddar
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1.25 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Brown breakfast sausage and drain any excess grease.
  2. Lightly toast the waffles.
  3. Grease an 8" square baking dish.
  4. Arrange 4 waffles in the bottom of the pan.
  5. Sprinkle half of the sausage and cheese over the waffles.
  6. Repeat the layers with the rest of the waffles, sausage and cheese.
  7. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour over layers in the pan.
  8. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour but up to 24 hours.
  9. When ready to bake, pull the casserole out of the refrigerator when you start preheating your oven to 325°F.
  10. Bake 45-50 minutes or until the eggs in the center are set. Let rest for 5-10 minutes before cutting and serving. Drizzle with maple syrup if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 407Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 238mgSodium: 855mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 22g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Bake all of your breakfast favorites together in this fun and tasty sausage and waffle breakfast casserole. It's a little sweet, a little savory and oh so good!

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Maureen

Monday 1st of March 2021

My son is not a fan of cheddar cheese, what other cheeses would you recommend. Thanks

Maureen

Thursday 4th of March 2021

@Carlee, Yes, thank you

Carlee

Monday 1st of March 2021

Does he like colby-jack? That would be a good choice as well.

Sandy

Monday 1st of March 2021

That looks really good!

Carlee

Monday 1st of March 2021

Thanks!

Julia

Monday 1st of March 2021

This looks so delicious!

Carlee

Monday 1st of March 2021

Thanks!

Andrea Nine

Monday 1st of March 2021

My mouth is watering! This looks absolutely scrumptious! Have a great start to your week, your month sweet friend!

Carlee

Monday 1st of March 2021

Thank you!