Breakfast casseroles are one of our favorite meals – for breakfast, or for a “breakfast for dinner” meal. When space is limited in the refrigerator or I have not had time to prepare the night before, this is a good last minute casserole to assemble. I do not trim bread crusts, and stack the slices of bread to cut into cubes so getting this ready to go into the oven is quick!

Maple Sausage and Egg Bake

1 lb. maple flavored pork sausage

6 slices white bread, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

6 eggs

2 cups milk

1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon dry mustard

1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook sausage in a skillet over medium heat, stirring until it crumbles and is no longer pink then drain. Place bread cubes in a lightly greased 9″ X 13″ baking pan. Sprinkle bread evenly with cheese, and top with sausage. Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, pepper, dry mustard and Tabasco sauce and pour evenly over sausage mixture. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until set in the center.