When I was a kid this casserole was my dream meal. My mimi would whip it up at least once a month and I would devour it. I make it only once a year and that is Christmas morning. My husband refuses to allow me to make it any other time because it takes away from how special it is to have it every year on Christmas morning.
Aside from the ridiculous taste, because what could possibly be bad about white french bread, cheese, egg and sausage, my most favorite thing about this casserole is that you make it a day ahead. Christmas morning we get up, turn on the oven, make our coffee, put the casserole in to cook and we open presents while the casserole bakes
2 pounds sausage
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
3 cups whole milk
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 loaf french bread
Cook sausage in a skillet over medium heat until brown throughout. Crumble into small pieces with spatula.
Tear bread into 1 – 2 inch pieces.
In separate bowl whisk eggs, milk and dry mustard.
Add cheese and cooked sausage to bread and stir to combine.
Mix together bread mixture with egg mixture.
Pour into greased 9 x 13 baking dish.
Cover and chill overnight.
Bake covered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until eggs are cooked through and top is lightly brown.
It is doubtful you will have leftovers, we haven’t in over 20 years, but just in case, this freezes nicely in portion sizes.
A quick tutorial of each step!