Sausage Apple Egg Casserole

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 19, 2010


It’s hard to photograph egg casseroles.  Every time I’ve tried, it just doesn’t look as good as it tastes.  I suppose it’s the bland colors.

Anyways…L-O-V-E-D the sausage and apple flavors in this casserole!

6 slices wheat bread ($.25)
1 lb. mild sausage ($1.99)
1 onion, chopped ($.20)
1 granny smith apple, peeled and chopped ($.25)
8 eggs ($.80)
1/2 cup milk ($.05)
Salt and pepper
Fresh Fruit ($1)


1. Spray 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.  Tear 6 slices of bread and place into the baking dish.


2. Add 1 lb. of cooked sausage.


3. Add 1 chopped onion and 1 chopped granny smith apple.


4. Toss together in the baking dish.


5. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and salt and pepper.  Pour over the bread, sausage and apple mixture in the baking dish.


6. (For best results, refrigerate overnight.) Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes.

7. Serve Sausage Apple Egg Casserole with fresh fruit.

Cost $4.54

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P.S. I actually made this for our Christmas guests…just haven’t found the time to share it, until now!

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Noelle February 19, 2010 at 6:35 pm

This looks tasty. At first I didn’t think so, but the pictures reminded me of my Thanksgiving stuffing that has sausage and apples in it. I love the overnight thing. It makes mornings so much easier. I’ll have to try it soon!


The Meal Planner February 19, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Some foods are so hard to make look appetizing even though they totally are! Maybe next time instead of trying to photograph a chunk of the casserole on the plate you could photograph it in it’s casserole dish. You could insert color by placing the casserole dish on a colored place mat or table cloth. Or you could add color by adding the ingredients in their raw form to the picture…maybe like a few whole red apples in the background or slices of red apple in the pic might help :)


Kelly February 19, 2010 at 7:40 pm

Love that yellow smiley face spoon!! : )


Miriam February 19, 2010 at 8:28 pm

I was going to say the same thing as Kelly about the smiley spoon :)


Karen February 20, 2010 at 9:10 pm

2nded!!! where did you get it?


Julie February 19, 2010 at 8:29 pm

I’ll bet the apple gives that casserole a nice little something different. Love that spoon :)


Heather February 19, 2010 at 10:11 pm

… and we very much enjoyed it! Love, The Christmas Guests :), who will gladly be blog-recipe guinea pigs any time we’re in town


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom February 19, 2010 at 11:43 pm


We love that you are such willing guinea pigs!!!


Debbi February 19, 2010 at 10:12 pm

I LOVE eggs for dinner. I will for sure make this and link back to you. It sounds wonderful. Thanks for so many delicious and economical recipes. :-)


Liz February 20, 2010 at 7:54 am

Mmmmm some of my most favorite things combined- can’t go wrong. P.S. Cute spoon!!!


Michelle February 20, 2010 at 11:00 am

At first, I wondered about the meat/fruit combination, but quite frankly, the spoon sold me! :) I LOVE that spoon! I think that I will try this out next week for my biweekly mom’s brunch.


Liz February 21, 2010 at 10:25 am

How would you go about freezing this?


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom February 21, 2010 at 5:55 pm


Bake it, let it cool, cut into meal size portions, then freeze in plastic freezer baggies. I have not tried this, so I’m not sure how it turns out after thawing, but that’s what I would do :)


Lauren February 21, 2010 at 6:05 pm

I’m a *very* broke college student, I just made it for my roommates & they loved it!! Totally a great idea. You’re page has saved my pocket!


Shannon February 22, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Going to have to try this with for my hungry group of teenage boys. I too love the smiley face spoon. Going to have to find me some of those spoons.


Karen Eveland February 24, 2010 at 12:08 am

Looks great! I don’t know how to print just the recipe and not the pictures and other stuff. Please let me know. Thanks.!


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom February 24, 2010 at 7:37 pm

@Karen Eveland,

Click where it says “print this page” and it will pull up a “green” printable without all the photos.


Lisa February 26, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Great blog!
You’ve got this filed under dairy/casein free but it has milk. I was wondering what you use as a milk substitute? I have my own (soy milk & Coffee Rich are my primary subs), but I’m curious as to what you would recommend.


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom February 27, 2010 at 10:09 am


I use rice milk for just about everything! And used it in this recipe.


Briana September 17, 2010 at 7:23 pm

I made this as part of the OAMM September Menu and my son saw the label in the freezer and is so excited! Apparently, someone made this for a breakfast at school last year or something similar! I left out the onions, though…my family is totally adverse to onions!


Patti October 19, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Okay, so I’ve tried this recipe. However, I changed it up a bit and it was very tasty. I tossed the bread with melted butter, and I sauteed the sausage and apple before mixing together with other ingredients. It was very good that way. I also left out the onions so we could get the full flavor of the sausage and apple. And as for the picture, you could cut a nice neat wedge instead of scooping it out and set it nicely on a lace doiley lined pretty plate with fresh strawberries & raspberries. Good luck next time around.


sherry September 2, 2012 at 11:51 am

Just tried this recipe…it was delicious and easy to make too!!


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