Hands-On Time
18 Mins
Total Time
9 Hours 43 Mins
12 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

Prep this the night before for an easy breakfast or brunch. Find turkey sausage in the freezer section of the supermarket with other breakfast meats.

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 and breaking sausage to crumble. Remove from heat; cool.

Step 2

Combine milk and next 6 ingredients (through eggs) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk.

Step 3

Trim crusts from bread. Cut bread into 1-inch cubes. Add bread cubes, sausage, and cheddar cheese to milk mixture, stirring to combine. Pour bread mixture into a 13 x 9–inch baking or 3-quart casserole dish coated with cooking spray, spreading egg mixture evenly in baking dish. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 5

Remove casserole from refrigerator; let stand 30 minutes. Sprinkle casserole evenly with paprika. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Let stand 10 minutes.

Ratings & Reviews

maccheese's Review

November 09, 2011
I gave this 5 stars because it fits my needs perfectly. My husband and I always need something for breakfast other than cereal. We like protein in the morning, but I'm sick of cooking an omelet and washing the pan every day. So I made this and then divided it into 12 little breakfast servings. I did try to make it a little more to our taste by using whole wheat bread, using a little more mustard. I found it cooked in 40 minutes vs. 45. I recommend if you need an easy, make ahead breakfast.

NanetteJG's Review

July 24, 2011
I love this recipe, it's so low in calories and super yummy. The trick is the right sausage. I like Jimmy Dean's reduced pork sausage, it's almost as low in calories as turkey sausage.

MBH816's Review

December 30, 2009
Made this for Christmas morning. Used our regular wheat bread but only used 12 slices. Next time I may bump it up to 16 or try using the crust, that's a lot of waste. I bought turkey breakfast links and just removed the casings. I thought the red pepper was a bit much for breakfast so I may cut that back next time. At the end I turned on the broiler for a minute or so which browned up the bread pieces. This was a great flavored casserole and we ate every bit of it for several days after.

ald0ra's Review

January 28, 2013
In an effort to eat breakfast regularly, this recipe came up. I didn't use 16 slices of bread; used 12 whole wheat b/c 16 looked too much for the baking dish to handle. Also, I didn't remove the crust, based on another review. When I poured the egg mixture onto the bread pieces (I didn't have a large enough bowl to mix everything together), it wasn't enough to cover it. And I followed the recipe exactly. So I whisked additional 3 eggs to cover the casserole, as I didn't have any egg substitute left over. I sprinkled some shredded cheese on top and added some sliced green onions, besides the paprika. It all ended up very tasty. I'm getting 16 servings instead of 12, to compensate the calories & add'l eggs I added and it's just for me. I would definitely serve this dish to guests.

KathrynNC's Review

May 01, 2011
Excellent! I enjoy the flavor of the turkey sausage better (not as greasy) and I liked that the bread was mixed in instead of sitting on the bottom. It gave it a lighter airy taste. We did put in a bit more cheese, but I'm sure the per serving difference still kept it about at 200 calories. If you're worried about the cayenne, don't - it was not spicy whatsoever - just added good flavor. In fact, next time I think we will add more cayenne. Hope it will last through the week for quick breakfasts that we don't have to feel guilty about!

My Review

December 26, 2017
I made this for Christmas morning. I was a bit worried as some reviewers said the recipe was bland. I used spicy sausage and gluten free bread. All three of my daughters LOVED this - even the picky one. I will be making this many times.

Michele66's Review

July 09, 2009
We put this together in under 10 minutes. It was wonderful! followed recipe almost to the T . . used regular cheddar and instead of red pepper and paprika used a splash of Emeril's Essence. It was a huge hit! Delish!

robina321's Review

December 25, 2011
Yummy! Made it for Christmas brunch. Big hit at our table.

rosej31's Review

April 23, 2011
Very tasty and good! It was very easy to make. I use turkey bacon instead of the sausage and turn out great. I would make this again esp. if you on a low calorie diet. I love it....

parsonm1's Review

October 23, 2012
This was super easy to make! Loved it, delicious!!