I LOVE this breakfast casserole... it has been the traditional breakfast for Christmas in our house. Yum. I also love that its assembled the night before and I just pop it in the oven in the morning.
2 pounds of breakfast sausage (I like to use 1# of regular, and one hot for a little kick)
1 package of herb seasoned croutons
2 c shredded sharp cheddar
2 c shredded pepper jack (which I can't always find shredded so I pick what appeals to me!)
1/4 minced onion
8 eggs, beaten
2 c half & half
1.5 c milk (I use almond and its fine)
Salt & pepper to taste
Green & red pepper to garnish if you like (grab a bag of frozen to make it easy)
Cook, crumble and drain sausage.
While you're waiting, spray a 9x13 pan and spread the croutons.
Spread cheeses over croutons. Sprinkle sausage and onion over cheese.
In a large bowl beat eggs, milk, half & half, and salt & pepper. Pour evenly over the sausage.
Sprinkle with peppers if you like them! Refrigerate for at least 8 hours.
In the morning, pre-heat oven to 350. Bake for 46-60 minutes and let stand for 20 minutes after baking. I have found this needs closer to 60 minutes to be cooked in the center but it depends on the oven.
P.S. You can find gluten free croutons and sausage!