Sausage-Asparagus Stuffed French Toast Breakfast Bake

Savory breakfast fans, here's a make-ahead breakfast casserole to add to your list. Sausage, mushrooms, multiple cheeses, and fresh herbs are an irresistible combo baked alongside strips of Texas toast.

toast sausage aparagus mushroom herbs
Photo: Carson Downing
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins


  • 12 ounce Texas toast, cut into 1-inch strips (about 10 slices)

  • 8 ounce uncooked ground pork sausage

  • 8 ounce mixed mushrooms, such as cremini, oyster, and/or button, sliced

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds, crushed

  • 8 ounce fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • ½ 15 ounce carton whole milk ricotta cheese

  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese (4 ounces)

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh herbs, such as flat-leaf parsley, chives, dill, and/or basil

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon pepper

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 ¾ cup milk


  1. Grease a 2- to 2 1/2-quart baking dish. Arrange half of the bread strips in bottom of dish. For filling: In a large skillet cook sausage, mushrooms, butter, garlic, and caraway over medium-high 8 to 10 minutes or until meat and mushrooms are browned. Stir in asparagus. Spoon over bread in dish. In a medium bowl stir together the ricotta, Swiss cheese, herbs, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper. Spoon over sausage mixture. Top with remaining bread.

  2. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, milk, and an additional 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Slowly pour egg mixture over bread. Press down lightly. Chill, covered, 2 to 24 hours.

  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake casserole, uncovered, 50 to 60 minutes or until set (at least 180°F).
    Let stand 10 minutes. If desired, top with additional herbs. Serves 8.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

371 Calories
20g Fat
28g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 371
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 149mg 50%
Sodium 730mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 3.6mg 18%
Calcium 436mg 34%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Potassium 429mg 9%
Folate, total 76.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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