Back to School Breakfast

When the kids are headed back to school and you have all the unrealistic expectations to be that mom; here’s a super easy casserole that you prepare the night before and wake up in time to throw in the oven for a delicious and filling breakfast. 

For all you food blog haters, we are going to post the recipes first and then talk later!

Easily-found recipes right off the bat, and you can scroll on down for talking.

The original recipe ⬇️ 


🥚1 1/2 lb sausage, browned

🥚 stale hot dog buns to fill a 9×13 pan (or hamburger buns, any thick bread-better to soak up the egg mixture) allow to sit out and dry up good. 

🥚2 c Swiss cheese, grated

🥚2 c cheddar cheese, grated

🥚6 eggs

🥚1 tsp salt

🥚1 tsp black pepper

🥚1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 

🥚1 c half and half

🥚1 c milk

Spray 9×13 pan with non-stick spray. Line bottom of pan with bread. Sprinkle browned and drained sausage on top And then half of the cheeses. Mix up the rest of the ingredients and pour over the top (mixing the whole time you are pouring to keep the salt and pepper from settling). Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, bake covered at 350* for approximately 45 minutes, or until eggs are set in the middle.

Autumn’s specialty is to find shortcut recipes. It comes naturally for her..she just comes up with the most simple, tasty meal ideas! Not saying she’s lazy buttttt…if a recipe is more than 5 steps, she’s out! haha! We were talking about breakfast casseroles and she decided to make a crockpot breakfast casserole if crockpot recipes are more your jam…  If your crockpot makes you happy then we are here for you!




aka Load of Crock Breakfast Casserole 

🥘 1 bag (32oz) hash browns {used Southern Style, recommend using shredded}

🥘 2lbs sausage (uncooked)

🥘 8 cups (🫠) cheese

🥘 10 eggs, whisked

🥘 2 cups milk

🥘 seasoning salt (probably a Tbsp)

🥘 salt and pepper, to taste

Layer in your crockpot:  half a bag of hash browns,  half the sausage, and half the cheese. Repeat with the second half in this order. 

Whisk the eggs and milk together, add the seasoning and mix well. 

Pour the egg mixture over the layers in the crockpot (best practice is to keep whisking the seasoning while you pour). 

Cook on low overnight or at least 8 hours.

⬆️this is after leaving the lid off for about an hour. I think maybe cooking your sausage before adding would decrease your grease content. But, let it be known that you CAN cook the sausage in the’ll just also need to soak up some grease 😅

⬆️see, here’s what I mean about the grease 🫣

I soaked up what I could with paper towels. Probably will cook the sausage first and drain it then add it to the crockpot next time .

Things I’ll probably do differently next time:

•shredded hash browns instead of southern style

•use the whole dozen eggs (maybe 🤔)

•cook the sausage before (or substitute ham cubes so it’s still a no prep recip’🤩)

•possibly use less cheese 🤷🏼‍♀️  except, I love cheese soo I’m not super settled on this one… I also think cheese gets greasy when it cooks too long so the meat change up could fix the grease “problem” without depriving the lactose lovers any cheesy goodness 😋


So, whether you’re a traditionalist following the OG oven-baked recipe or are starting your own traditions by busting out the crockpot~ We hope you enjoy many mornings with your loved ones~ feeding more than just your belly🥰

Mom’s breakfast casserole is known in our family as “semi-world famous”, haha. We have it on special occasions such as Christmas morning, but there is absolutely no reason why you can’t make it any day of the week or for no special occasion at all! It is extremely versatile too. Our mama has a method to her madness and has this recipe down to an art…even the layering of the cheeses. But, I have made this using leftover Golden Chick rolls (insert angels singing here!), with whatever cheeses I had on hand and with all milk instead of the more delicious half and half (or even heavy cream-hello!) and the result was just as good! The Golden Chick rolls actually lent a little sweetness to the casserole that isn’t usually there, so there’s that if you like sweetness. The moral of this story is, make our mama’s breakfast casserole. It is a no fail, delicious breakfast that never disappoints! Improvise! Use what you have on hand and make it yours. 

Autumn’s mother-in-law, Brenda, says that she likes to make individual breakfast casseroles in muffin tins. This makes it easy to package and freeze individually and if you have older kids..they can even thaw out their own breakfast if need be. We will be trying this out for sure! 

Check back, we may have to have a follow up post with more breakfast ideas. 😊

Let us know if you made these and what you did differently. We love to hear from you!


Summer ☀️

Autumn 🍂