English Muffin Breakfast Casserole | Chew Out Loud

This English Muffin Breakfast Casserole is a hearty, make-ahead recipe that’s layered with sausage, bacon, and cheese. Prep the night before and bake the next morning for an effortless, delicious hot breakfast.

A freshly baked casserole with melted cheese on top in a glass baking dish.
This English Muffin Casserole is an easy, make-ahead recipe for the perfect brunch dish.  

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Why This Recipe Stands Out

Here’s why you’ll love it this English Muffin Breakfast Casserole:

Key Recipe Ingredients

  • Pork Sausage – The seasoned pork sausage, adds a savory and robust flavor.
  • English Muffins – English muffins have the nooks and crannies to absorb the flavors.
  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese and Mozzarella Cheese – These two types of cheese add a gooey, cheesy layer to our casserole.
  • Eggs, Yogurt, and Jalapeño – A mixture of eggs, yogurt, and chopped jalapenos add a creamy, slightly spicy twist to our casserole.

Substitutions And Variations

Here are some of our favorite substitutions and variation ideas:

  • Type of Sausage: Feel free to use turkey sausage, chorizo, chopped ham, or chopped or thinly sliced sausage links instead of the ground pork sausage.
  • Spices: Use more jalapeños if you prefer more spice. Our Mexican Breakfast Casserole is another way to kick up your brunch offering.
  • Sour Cream: Feel free to use sour cream instead of yogurt.
  • Cheese: Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese. Pepperjack can add a spicy twist, while Swiss cheese can bring a milder flavor. Our Cheesy Potato Breakfast Casserole uses a blend of different cheeses as well.
  • Veggies: Try adding chopped sweet bell peppers into the mix.

Step-By-Step Recipe Instructions

  • Cook the sausage in a skillet until brown. Drain the grease and set it aside.
  • Spread butter on each English muffin half. Arrange half of the butter slices on the bottom of the baking pan. Arrange the other half on top, offsetting the slices a bit.
  • Top with half of the cooked sausage, crumbed bacon, and the cheddar and mozzarella cheeses.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, yogurt, salt, and jalapeno. Pour this mixture over the layer of sausage and cheese.
  • Top it off with the remaining sausage, bacon, cheddar, and mozzarella. Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • The next day, bake the casserole at 350F for 50-60 minutes until the middle is set. Let it cool for 10 minutes before serving.

For full list of ingredients and instructions, see recipe card below.

How To Prep Ahead

Take a look at our favorite prep-ahead strategies for this recipe:

  • Prep It The Night Before: This casserole is perfect for prepping the night before. Simply follow the recipe instructions, layer the ingredients in the baking pan, cover it with cling wrap, and chill it in the fridge overnight. The next morning, all you have to do is bake it – easy!
  • Pre-Cook the Sausage and Bacon: You can save even more time in the morning by pre-cooking the sausage and bacon ahead of time. Store them in the fridge or freezer and when you’re ready to make the casserole, they’ll be ready to go.
Closeup shot of a freshly-baked English Muffin Breakfast casserole with melted cheese and herbs in a glass dish.
English muffins layered with sausage, bacon, and cheese make for a delicious and hearty breakfast.

What To Serve With English Muffin Breakfast Casserole

Vegetables and Fruits

Potatoes

Bread

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use different types of sausage?

Yes, you can use any type of sausage you prefer for this recipe. Feel free to substitute with turkey sausage, chicken sausage, chorizo, or even a plant-based sausage for a vegetarian version. You can also slice up your favorite sausage links.

Can I cut up the English muffins instead of using them whole?

You can absolutely cut up the English muffins if you prefer. You can also use any other type of hearty, thick bread such as French or Italian loaf.

Can I use fresh jalapenos instead of pickled?

Yes, you can use fresh jalapenos instead of pickled. However, make sure to remove the seeds and chop them before adding them to the casserole.

How long does English Muffin Breakfast Casserole keep?

This English Muffin Breakfast Casserole can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Make sure to store it in an airtight container to maintain its freshness.

Can I freeze this casserole?

Yes, you can freeze this casserole. After baking, let it cool completely. Then, cover it well with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze it for up to 2 months. When ready to eat, thaw it in the fridge overnight and reheat it in the oven until it’s heated through.

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Closeup shot of a freshly-baked English Muffin Breakfast casserole with melted cheese and herbs in a glass dish.

English Muffin Breakfast Casserole

This English Muffin Breakfast Casserole is easy and can be prepped the night before. Simply bake the next morning and enjoy a delicious hot breakfast with your family and friends!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

  • 1 lb ground pork sausage, seasoned, no casings
  • 10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 12 oz English muffins, usually 6 whole muffins
  • salted butter, for spreading
  • 8 oz sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cup plain whole yogurt, Greek is great
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 16 slices pickled jalapeno, or jarred, seeds removed and chopped
  • In a heavy large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until browned and cooked through. Drain grease. Set aside. Grease a 9×13 baking pan and set aside.

  • On each English muffin half, spread generously with butter. Arrange half the buttered slices on bottom of greased baking pan. Arrange the other half on top of those, off-setting the slices so that you can no longer see the bottom of the baking pan.

  • Top with half of the cooked sausage, half of the crumbed bacon, and half of the cheddar and mozzarella cheeses.

  • In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, yogurt, kosher salt, and jalapeno. Pour evenly and slowly over sausage and cheese layer. Top with remaining sausage, bacon, cheddar, and mozzarella. cover with cling wrap and chill in fridge overnight.

  • Bake at 350F on lower middle rack, uncovered, for 50-60 minutes or just until middle is set. If top browns too quickly, loosely cover with foil. Let stand 10 minutes are room temp before slicing to serve.

  • Layer your ingredients evenly to ensure that every bite is packed with all the delicious flavors. This also helps the casserole cook evenly.
  • Love a little heat? Leave the jalapeno seeds in for an extra kick. If you prefer a milder flavor, make sure to remove the seeds before chopping and adding to the casserole.
  • Allow your casserole to rest for 10 minutes after baking. This helps the flavors to meld together and makes it easier to slice and serve.
  • For serving suggestions, substitutions, and variations, see original article. 
  • Serve this casserole with a side of fresh, crisp salads like our Broccoli Apple Salad or Strawberry Salad with Asparagus for a balanced meal.

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Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 2454mg | Potassium: 407mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2300IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 253mg | Iron: 3mg

Course: breakfast/brunch

Cuisine: American

Method: Oven

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