Make ahead and enjoy a warm French Toast Sausage Casserole for the holidays or anytime! Add pecans and brown sugar for a warm, cozy flavor and crunch.
Sausage French Toast Bake
My kids are at just the right age for celebrating the holidays. I have a 3 -year-old and an 8-year-old, and I can already tell this will be the best holiday season yet. They’re old enough to understand the holiday traditions, and still young enough to believe in the magic of it all. I want to make the most of this holiday season, and enjoy all the festivities together.
That’s why I love meals like this overnight sausage and French toast bake. I’m able to make it the day or night before, and pop in the oven for a fresh, warm brunch dish. When you’re a parent of littles, it makes so much more sense to pick easy recipes that can be quickly prepped whenever you have the time. That way, I’m able to bake home-cooked meals with less stress. Whether that’s the big meal on Christmas Day, or any other meals throughout the week!
This dish may be simple, but it does not compromise on taste! I used pre-cooked sausage. I love how you can heat it up in seconds and it’s ready to go. It’s a shortcut that I truly appreciate during the holiday season.
I love how the sausage is good-to-go for this breakfast bake. Just chop into pieces and add to the pan. It heats up with the rest of the bake. You’ll also need the typical French toast ingredients for this dish.
INGREDIENTS TO MAKE A MAPLE SAUSAGE FRENCH TOAST BAKE:
- 1 pack pre-cooked sausage, chopped
- 1 loaf sour dough bread, cut into pieces
- 8 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 Tbsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
- pinch of salt
DIRECTIONS TO MAKE A MAPLE SAUSAGE FRENCH TOAST BAKE:
- Prepare a 9″x13″ pan. Add bread and sausage to pan.
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix together wet ingredients–eggs, milk, heavy cream, sugar and vanilla. Pour over bread and sausage mixture.
- You can continue prepping at this point, or refrigerate for a few hours or even overnight.
- The next day mix together flour, brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon, and salt with the cut-up butter. Use this to top bread mixture.
- Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until golden brown on top.
- Allow to cool slightly, then drizzle with maple syrup and serve!
I love to add pecans and brown sugar to the top. It makes it extra festive, don’t you think?
Add sourdough bread, eggs, and milk to a casserole dish. Tuck in pieces of the sausage. At this point, you can pop it into the refrigerator overnight.
The next day, top with crumb topping and bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until golden brown on the top.
Allow to cool, dig in, and enjoy!
Helpful tools to use when making this french toast sausage casserole:
- glass nesting bowls – choose your size, easily cleaned, little storage space needed as they nest!
- 9×13 pan – includes lid, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave & pre-heated oven safe
An easy breakfast dish that you can prep the night before– the perfect sausage + French toast bake for the holidays!
frequently asked questions
Why is my french toast soggy in the middle?
Adding too much dairy and sugar to the custard. If there’s too much, the egg in the mixture won’t cook, meaning wet, soggy, bread.
Can you keep french toast warm in the oven?
If you need to keep the French Toast warm until you’ve cooked enough to feed everyone, preheat your oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Cover a baking sheet (preferably rimmed) with parchment paper.
What goes with french toast for brunch?
It is best just to add some fruit and a breakfast meat like bacon or sausage (if you didn’t add it to the casserole).
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 421 Total Fat: 21g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 163mg Sodium: 418mg Carbohydrates: 47g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 23g Protein: 12g