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Breakfast Strata with Sweet Potatoes, chicken sausage and Multigrain Bread. Hearty and Healthy! Perfect weekend breakfast. Make ahead the night before and then just pop in the oven!
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5 from 2 votes

Make Ahead Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Throw this casserole together the night before and then bake when you wake! So simple and easy to feed a crowd.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 346kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces good multigrain bread cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 ounces chicken sausage
  • 1 1/2 cup monterey jack cheese
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 2 cup milk or milk substitute
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Poke the sweet potato all over with a fork and put in the microwave on a paper towel on HIGH for 8 minutes or until completely cooked through. Let rest for 5 minutes. Peel the outside and dice into 1/2" cubes. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Dice the bread into 1" cubes. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, stirring once. Remove and set aside. 
  • Add olive oil to skillet over medium heat. Add chicken sausage and stir and crumble until fully cooked. Set aside. 
  • In a medium sized bowl, combine milk, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper. Mix well. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine bread, sweet potato, half the sausage and half the cheese. Pour milk and egg mixture over bread mixture and let sit for 20 minutes. 
  • Spoon the soaked bread mixture into an 8x8 pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. 
  • Top with the remaining sausage and cheese. 
  • Cover with foil sprayed with cooking spray to keep it from sticking to the top. 
  • (OPTIONAL MAKE-AHEAD) If making the night before, place in the refrigerator at this point. 
  • Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until fully cooked. 
  • Slice and serve with syrup drizzled on top! 

Notes

Perfect for mornings with company or a special brunch dish to share! You can double the recipe and put in a 9x13 dish as well. Just be sure to add a little baking time so the center is fully cooked.

Nutrition

Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Sodium: 722mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 6591IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 280mg | Iron: 2mg