Everything Bagel and Sausage Casserole

Everything Bagel and Sausage Casserole has bold bagel seasonings, maple sausage, eggs, shredded cheese and rich whipping cream and cream cheese to create a memorable breakfast or bunch recipe!

Small plate of Everything Bagel and Sausage Casserole in front of 9x13 baking dish

Everything Bagel Casserole Recipe

Our family has a couple basic breakfast casseroles that are super easy to make, Egg & Sausage Casserole, Ham, Egg & Cheese Casserole and Farmhouse Egg & Sausage Bake.  Sometimes you want to dress up a basic recipe to include bolder flavor profiles.

We dressed up the basic casserole with bacon in the Bacon Breakfast Casserole.  The Everything Bagel and Sausage Casserole is another simple casserole with bold flavors.  We love that this is still a casserole that appeals to a lot of people!

This casserole is convenient to serve to guests because it is made up ahead of time and sits in the refrigerator overnight before cooking.  So the mess can be cleaned up well ahead of the breakfast meal.

When we are feeling extra ambitious we like to mix up our own Homemade Breakfast Sausage to use in this casserole.

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Serving spoon full of Everything Bagel and Sausage Casserole over casserole dish.

What is an Everything Bagel?

The first time I learned about Everything Bagels was last year when Thomas’ English Muffins invited me to share how to make gourmet butter recipes on TV.  One of the gourmet butters I made is Everything Bagel Butter.  Both the everything bagels and butter have a distinct combination of garlic and onion as well as a variety of other spices.  We love enjoying these flavor combinations for a special treat!

Using everything bagels in a breakfast casserole is a great way to add more flavor compared to using basic bread cubes.  Since bagels are denser than bread cubes allow more time in the refrigerator for the bagels to soak up the eggs before cooking.

Everything Bagel and Sausage Casserole with melted cheese, maple sausage and everything bagel pieces

What Do You Put in an Everything Bagel Casserole?

  • Everything Bagels
  • Cream Cheese
  • Maple Sausage
  • Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Heavy Cream
  • Chives

How to Make a Breakfast Casserole

  1. Brown the sausage in a skillet and place cooked sausage on a plate lined with a few layers of paper towels to help absorb extra grease.  Cut up bagels into bite-sized pieces while the sausage is cooking.
  2. Spread the softened block of cream cheese on the bottom of a greased casserole dish, however, is easiest for you.  See the picture below to see how I distribute the cream cheese in the bottom of the dish.  I have tested this recipe by putting chunks of cream cheese in between the bagel and sausage layers and we didn’t like that nearly as much because the cream cheese doesn’t distribute as evenly.
  3. everything bagel casserole ingredients of sausage, eggs, chives, shredded cheese, cream cheese, heavy cream and everything bagel chunksFreshly shredded cheese is our preference in the casserole, but if pre-shredded is what you have time to use that will taste good too.
  4. Layer the half of bagel pieces, sausage and cheese.  Repeat with the remaining bagel, sausage and cheese.
  5. Whisk eggs, whipping cream, salt and pepper together and pour over the casserole.  Distribute the liquids as evenly as possible, cover with foil and place in the refrigerator.  I have tested this recipe with a 3-hour rest in the refrigerator and it tastes much better when the bagels can absorb the liquids overnight!
  6. Remove from refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature for about 30 mintues before baking.  Keep the casserole covered with foil for the first 45 minutes to the bagels peaking out the top don’t burn.  When the casserole is nearly done cooking remove the foil and allow the top to brown evenly.
  7. Serve immediately.  Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator.  We recommend eating within one to two days.
Everything Bagel and Sausage Casserole dish with text

What to Serve with an Everything Bagel Casserole

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Printable Everything Bagel and Sausage Casserole Recipe

Cheese running over sausage and chive covered everything bagel casserole

Everything Bagel and Sausage Casserole

Servings 12 servings
Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life
Are you looking for a nice casserole with unique flavors that is easy to make?  Everything Bagel and Sausage Casserole has bold bagel seasonings, maple sausage and rich cheese to create a memorable breakfast or bunch!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large Everything bagels cubed
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • 1 pound maple flavored sausage cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chives

Instructions
 

  • Cook and drain sausage.  Cut bagels into bite-sized cubes.  Grease a 13 x 9-inch casserole dish.
  • Cut cream cheese into thin slices and may a layer of slices across the bottom of the baking dish.  
  • Add a layer of half of bagel cubes, half of sausage and half of shredded cheese.  Repeat layers.
  • Whisk eggs.  Add salt, pepper and cream; whisk again.  Pour evenly over the top of the casserole.  Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove casserole from the refrigerator and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Bake 45 minutes covered with foil.  Remove foil and bake for an additional 10 – 15 minute until the casserole is browned on top and set in the center.
  • Sprinkle chopped chives on top and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 525kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 20gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 228mgSodium: 743mgPotassium: 241mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1191IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 211mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Plowing Through Life” is not a dietitian or nutrition professional. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate and can vary greatly depending on specific products are used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator of your choice.

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Are you looking for a nice casserole with unique flavors that is easy to make?  Everything Bagel and Sausage Casserole has bold bagel seasonings, maple sausage and rich cheese to create a memorable breakfast or bunch!
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20 Comments

  1. Can you leave out the cream cheese? I’m not a fan of cream cheese so i wondered if it was ok to omit this ingredient.

    1. Yes! I think it will still taste great without the cream cheese.

  2. cheryl a taylor says:

    Can this be made ahead and froze?

    1. Yes! We love to bake, cut into individual pieces, wrap in a paper towel and place in a freezer bag. A breakfast is ready to go at any time!

  3. Annette Douglas says:

    5 stars
    This was so easy and so good! Next time I might try it with spicy Italian sausage and fresh mozzarella. This would be great for company or a brunch party.

  4. Sharonslc says:

    Can you use maple bacon or ham instead of sausage?

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      Yes! This recipe tastes great with bacon! I haven’t tested it with ham yet, but that sounds good too. Hope you love it as much as we do!

  5. Can this casserole be frozen after to has been cooked?

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      Hey there! Yes this casserole can be frozen after baking. I like to cut in individual-sized pieces, wrap in a piece of paper towel and slide inside a self-sealing bag and then freeze. Hope you enjoy this recipe 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    Fantastic breakfast casserole! I’ve made it a few times now at half recipe and it works perfectly. Recipe is missing the last step of sprinkling the chives – don’t forget these as it makes a great pop of color and adds one more complementary layer of flavor.

  7. 5 stars
    We love this new recipe! I surprised my hubby this morning with a special New Year’s Day breakfast. The blend of flavors was super and so different than the standard breakfast casserole. We will definitely repeat and will most likely refer to this now as New Year’s casserole! I happened to have some extra Everything Bagel Seasoning, so added probably a half teaspoon scattered on top before baking. The chopped chives were nice for some color. I don’t think I’d ever used Gruyere cheese, but loved it in here! Five stars from me!!

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      This is so great to hear! So glad you love the recipe, thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

  8. I noticed someone mentioned using Gruyere Cheese from the recipe. I don’t see gruyere listed in this recipe. Did I miss something? I would love to use the gruyere versus the cream cheese with the Monterey Jack.

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      Hey There! Great question – I have not tested it, but I think the other commenter did and enjoyed it! I think it would be a great substitution to try in place of the cream cheese. Please let me know how it works if you give it a try!

  9. Can this be made without refrigerating overnight?

  10. 5 stars
    This is one of the best breakfast casseroles I’ve ever made and the family agrees. The ratio of eggs to cream kept it from becoming overcooked eggs. Definitely a must make!!

  11. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! I keep coming back to this recipe ☺️

  12. Can you make this the night before and refrigerate and have the next evening for dinner instead of breakfast.

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      Hey There! Yes – that should work fine. Hope you enjoy!

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