Make-Ahead Brunch Casserole Recipe

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An easy breakfast or brunch casserole made with Italian sausage, Rice Krispies, onion, rice, cheese, and eggs.

I especially like this recipe because it is a breakfast casserole that does not use bread in it. It has a great flavor and is quite hearty.

It can also be made ahead the night before.

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Servings: 9 Servings


Cost per serving $2.45 view details
  • 2-1/2 pounds ground Italian breakfast sausage
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped fine
  • 2/3 cup cooked rice
  • 4-1/2 cups Rice Krispies (save 3/4 cup for topping)
  • 1 pound shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 eggs
  • 2-15 ounce cans cream of celery soup


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Fry the Italian sausage and onions together in a frying pan. Cool and drain well.
  3. In a 9" x 13" glass baking dish, layer 1/2 of each; cooked rice, Rice Krispies (save out 3/4 cup for topping), sausage, and shredded cheese.
  4. Repeat with a second layer of each.
  5. Beat the six eggs and two cans of soup together and pour evenly over the top.
  6. Top with remaining 3/4 cup of Rice Krispies cereal.
  7. Bake at 325 degrees for 45-50 minutes.
  8. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 330g
Recipe makes 9 servings
Calories 672  
Calories from Fat 417 62%
Total Fat 46.79g 58%
Saturated Fat 17.48g 70%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 389mg 130%
Sodium 1857mg 77%
Potassium 496mg 14%
Total Carbs 24.37g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Sugars 3.23g 2%
Protein 38.18g 61%
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  • John Spottiswood
    October 4, 2011
    This looks yummy Laura! Thanks for sharing. I've saved it to the Try Soon folder in my recipe box and will let you know how it is!

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