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Apr 26, 2019

Waffle Casserole with Maple Sausage

This Waffle Casserole with Maple Sausage, including eggs, cheese, and brown sugar along with the waffles and sausage is an amazing savory, yet slightly sweet, breakfast casserole. 

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

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For this breakfast casserole, instead of bread, I used a box of eight regular round Eggo Homestyle waffles for the foundation. If you use a different brand (or make your own), be sure to use 1/2 inch thick waffles and not Belgian style.

There are several brands of maple sausage available. I used sausage links, which I broke up into chunks. You can also use sausage patties or bulk sausage. 

For the cheese, I used a sharp white cheddar cheese, and the flavor was wonderful combined with the sausage. 

This waffle casserole with maple sausage reminds me of a sweet and savory breakfast sandwich. 

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The waffles, sausage, eggs, and cheese in this casserole meld together beautifully. The breakfast casserole is not too heavy, and the waffles stand up well against the cheese, sausage, and eggs. 

If you'd like to add a little more sweetness to this breakfast casserole, you can always drizzle it with a bit of warmed maple syrup.

I'm a huge fan of breakfast casseroles. One of my most popular (and most requested) recipes is my Mexican breakfast casserole. I also love this cheesy hash brown casserole, ham and cheese breakfast casserole, and this French toast casserole. They are all so delicious.

Take a look at what the #BrunchWeek Bloggers are creating today!

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Waffle Casserole with Maple Sausage Recipe

Yield: 6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 8 frozen waffless, 1/2 inch thick
  • 12 ounces maple breakfast sausage, broken up into small pieces
  • Butter for greasing the casserole dish
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups low fat milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


How to cook Waffle Casserole with Maple Sausage Recipe

  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees F. 
  2. Whisk together the brown sugar and water in a small saucepan and heat briefly until the sugar has melted. Set aside. 
  3. Bake the waffles in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake until crisp, 10 minutes per side. 
  4. In a nonstick frying pan, cook the sausage, breaking it up, until it is cooked through. Place the cooked sausage on a paper towel lined plate and set aside. 
  5. Butter an 8 inch by 8 inch baking dish and place 4 waffles on the bottom of the pan. 
  6. Spread half of the sausage and 1/3 of the cheese (1/2 cup) over the waffles. 
  7. Repeat with the rest of the waffles, the rest of the sausage, and 1/2 cup of the cheese. 
  8. Whisk the eggs, milk, brown sugar syrup, salt, and pepper together and pour it over the waffles. Cover the casserole with plastic wrap and weigh it down by placing another pan over the plastic wrap and topping it with can or broth boxes. 
  9. Refrigerate the casserole for at least an hour, and preferably overnight. 
  10. Heat the oven to 325 degrees F and let the casserole sit at room temperature while the oven is preheating. 
  11. Remove the plastic wrap from the casserole and sprinkle with the rest of the cheddar cheese. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. 
  12. Cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving. 
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Recipe adapted from The Cook's Country Cookbook

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  1. Hi Karen! Just wanted to let you know one of the ingredients listed is "8 frozen recipes, 1/2 inch thick." Hehehe I understand you mean waffles. - Erin


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