8 servings

This satisfying breakfast recipe is perfect to make for weekend guests. Assemble and refrigerate the casserole the night before, and just pop it in the oven the next morning. Look for turkey sausage near other breakfast-style sausage in the frozen foods section.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add sausage to pan; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring well to crumble.

Step 2

Arrange bread in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top evenly with cooked turkey sausage and cheddar cheese. Combine 2 1/2 cups milk, egg substitute, and Dijon mustard, stirring with a whisk. Pour over bread mixture in dish. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 4

Uncover casserole. Combine remaining 1/2 cup milk and cream of mushroom soup, stirring with a whisk. Pour over bread mixture. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

Ratings & Reviews

holaerica's Review

May 10, 2009
I thought this was outstanding. I made it for Mother's Day brunch and my mom said it was the best breakfast casserole she had ever had and everyone asked for the recipe. I used spicy sausage in place of the regular turkey and I definitely would do that again. It might be a bit bland without it.

Definitely Not a Winner

October 23, 2017
I don't understand the good reviews for this dish. It was very disappointing. For starters, there's WAAAAAAAY too much bread. There were many bitefuls that were nothing but bread -- no sausage, no cheese. If anyone decides to try it anyway, cut the amount of bread in half. There wasn't enough cheese. I'd suggest doubling or tripling the amount. Even with hot sausage this was pretty bland, probably because it was pretty much all bread. There has to be better breakfast casserole recipes out there. This is clearly not a winner by any stretch of the imagination.

n8tive1's Review

January 25, 2009
this was nasty, nasty, nasty! the overall taste was all right except for the sourdough bread! it was soggy and just didn't mix well with the other flavors. I am going to try this again but replace the bread with hashbrowns.

LindsayK's Review

October 26, 2011
This turned out absolutely delicious. I cut down the milk a little. It is my husband's favorite and is something he requests frequently. Good for breakfast or breakfast for dinner.

JessicaH's Review

December 03, 2008
Loved it. Easy recipe to make ahead. Family couldn't believe it was from cooking light. I would make it again!!!

janisls's Review

February 15, 2009
I thought this was very good, it did not come out soggy at all. I would make this again for sure and for company also.

CinSanDiego's Review

December 14, 2011
Much easier than my other breakfast casserole recipes. Very tasty but maybe a little too much bread. But, it sure was easy!

rim001's Review

January 28, 2009
I have a very similar recipe. Try reducing the milk to 1 cup and using croutons ( 1-11/2 boxes). Let it soak overnight. Makes a wonderful breakfast casserole.

crysmys's Review

May 26, 2012
I used a hot turkey sausage, but otherwise made as directed. Very good, would not be embarrassed to serve for company. Do think it needed the extra spice in the turkey -- think it would have been bland without that.

Belladonna714's Review

September 07, 2010
Unfortunately, I may have ruined this by trying to make it a bit more healthy. I used 9 grain 3 seed bread, and gimme lean "sausage style". It wasn't bad, I just didn't care for the texture and the flavor was somewhat bland. I would not make this again.