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Make-Ahead Brunch Casserole Recipe
by Laura Warnke

Make-Ahead Brunch Casserole

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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Rating: 4/5
Avg. 4/5 1 vote
Prep time: United States American
Cook time: Servings: 9 Servings

Goes Well With: fresh fruit of your choice, popovers

Wine and Drink Pairings: mimosa, bellini


  • 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.