Easter Breakfast Casserole Recipe + 6 Tips for Best Easter Eggs #OhioEggRoll


Can you believe it is almost Easter!? Are you ready for the Easter Egg Hunts? I am, it is one of my family’s favorite Easter activities.  We love to get creative in decorating eggs but we all know that an Easter egg that is hard to peel is no fun at all.

Don’t worry, I have tips for you on how to prepare the best hard-boiled eggs for your Easter Eggs hunts and a delicious Easter breakfast recipe your family is sure to enjoy.

This video shows just how easy it is to prepare the perfect hard boiled egg.

More tips below.

Easter Breakfast Casserole Recipe

I got this Easter Breakfast Casserole recipe from the sponsor of this post, the Ohio Poultry Association (OPA). This recipe is easy to prepare and full of delicious flavors.


It is perfect for Easter (or any) morning because you can prepare it ahead of time and just heat up in the morning.


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Easter Breakfast Casserole
  1. In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add the sausage, stir frequently. After five minutes add the onion and red pepper. Continue cooking until sausage is browned and crumbly. Drain if needed.
  2. Combine the sausage mixture with the bread, red pepper and cheese (reserve approximately 1/3 cup cheese for the top).
  3. Arrange the sausage/bread/cheese mixture evenly in a buttered, 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, mustard, salt, pepper and hot sauce
  5. Carefully pour egg mixture over the ingredients in the baking dish.
  6. Allow the dish to rest for one-hour. The casserole can be prepared, up to this point, a day in advance. It must be covered and refrigerated.
  7. When ready to bake, remove from the refrigerator and let stand 30-minutes prior to baking.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350° F
  9. Bake casserole until set and golden, about 40 - 45 minutes. A knife inserted in the middle should come out clean.
  10. Top with the remaining cheese.
  11. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh chives. Serves 8.


In my home, we go through at least 18 eggs a week. Why not? Eggs are nutritious, providing 6 grams of high-quality protein and 13 essential vitamins and minerals. Plus, eggs are a “free” food for diabetics since there are 0 carbs in eggs. My kids are both Type 1 Diabetics, so eggs make a great, carb free snack or meal.

In this recipe, the only carbs in it come from the bread and milk, which is minimal around 110 per recipe or 9 carbs per serving. You could even use low-carb bread to bring the carb count down even further.


This Easy Breakfast Casserole recipe will keep you fueled for Easter morning service, egg hunts, and hopping all morning long.

6 Tips for Best Easter Eggs


  1. Buy Easter Eggs 7-10 days before you plan to boil them for Easter eggs, this helps the membranes to separate from the shell for easier peeling.
  2. Hard-boiled Easter eggs are best prepared by cooking in hot, not boiling water. When the water comes to a boil, remove from burner and let eggs sit for 12 minutes. Check out this easy-to-follow video on how to boil eggs.
  3. Peel Easter Eggs by gently tapping the hard-cooked egg on your countertop until the shell is cracked all over. Roll the egg between your hands to loosen the shell and start peeling. You can even run the egg under cold water to help remove the shell.
  4. Hard-boiled Easter eggs shouldn’t be left our of the refrigerator for more than 2 hours – so plan that Easter Egg Hunt well so your children can hunt, find, and consume or refrigerate hard-boiled eggs within 2 hours.
  5. Unpeeled Easter Eggs can be stored in your refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  6. If you peel Easter eggs, consume the same day.


Ohio produces more than 8.7 billion eggs each year, making Ohio the 2nd in the nation for egg farming! Who knew?!

There is a good chance you are getting your eggs year-round, right here from Ohio, maybe even from the Weaver family egg farm in Versailles, Ohio. Meet the Weavers and tour their third generation business.

Your Easter eggs may come from their farm!

Learn more about Ohio eggs and poultry as well as more Easter recipes on the Ohio Poultry Association website. Get social with Ohio Poultry Association on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.

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