A baked egg, sausage, and bread casserole

I got this recipe from a recipe chain letter when I was in graduate school. "Send 5 recipes to the person whose name is at the top of the list, and then add your name to the bottom of the list and send it to 5 friends." I ended up getting about 30 recipes that way; this is the only one that I still make. It's wonderful. The person who mailed it to me is named Ruth Ann Swart. I've changed it slightly because I don't like to leave raw egg mixtures in the refrigerator overnight, as the original recipe called for.


(serves 6-8)


  1. Brown the sausage in a frypan; drain off excess fat. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Add milk, mustard, and bread cubes. If you like salty dishes, add a teaspoon of salt. Wait a few minutes for the bread cubes to absorb the milk and eggs. Stir in 80% of the grated cheese.
  3. Add the cooked and drained sausage. Mix well. Pour into a casserole dish of the size that you would use to make lasagna (about 9 x 13 inches).
  4. Slice the mushrooms, and arrange the slices on top of the casserole. Sprinkle the remaining 20% of the cheese over the top of the mushrooms.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes at Let cool 10 minutes before serving.


You can cut up your own bread for the bread cubes, or else buy a package of commercial poultry stuffing. Try to get unflavored bread cubes if you buy them.

For the sausage, try Spanish chorizo, English Cumberland sausage, or American pork whole-hog sausage. I usually use a mixture of beef chorizo and Jimmy Dean pork sausage. Any spicy pork- or beef-based sausage will work.

For the cheese, the best bet is Canadian sharp white cheddar. You can substitute any cheddar, or Leicester, or Cantal, or for that matter anything you want. I've never tried it with Swiss cheeses.


Difficulty: easy.
Time: 20 minutes preparation, 1 hour cooking and cooling.
Precision: no need to measure.


Loretta Guarino Reid 
guarino@decwrl.ARPA decwrl!guarino 
DEC Western Software Laboratory, Palo Alto CA 
Recipe last modified: 8 Mar 86

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