Breakfast casserole

introduction to family cookbook handwritten

My mom made cookbooks for us one Christmas, filled with lots of family recipes. My brother Robert picked up the torch in 2019 and shared a whole set of additional recipes… Including this breakfast casserole that is SO WORTH making the night before.


  • Butter
  • 6 slices of bread
  • 1 lb. sausage
  • 5 eggs ( I used like, 10 )
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups half  & half (don’t tell my trainer)
  • 5 oz. grated cheddar cheese (oz = the right amount of coverage)


  • Cut crust from bread, butter both sides and cut into cubes
  • Place in bottom of casserole pan
  • Sauté and drain sausage and crumble over bread
  • Beat eggs, mix in half & half and salt, pepper
  • Pour over bread and sausage
  • Sprinkle cheese on top
  • Let set overnight in fridge
  • Back 400 degress for 45-50 minutes

This breakfast casserole was from Ma-Maw (Lorena Barbour, and she preferred if you called her Grandmother).

And it is great anytime, even dinner.

I don’t think I have a photo of the finished casserole. It was delicious though. For many days.

(And I really am not a fan of leftovers.)

I’m learning to accept.