Your holiday brunch menu just got a lot easier with this recipe for a make-ahead Fireman’s Overnight Breakfast Casserole!
Let’s start with the obvious question: what makes this a fireman’s casserole?
I have no idea.
This recipe is courtesy of my mother in law, Cathy, and it’s been a staple at family brunches for as long as I’ve been around (and that’s been almost 2 decades). She got the recipe from a community cookbook, so maybe we can assume it came from a fireman or fireman’s family?? Regardless of its origin, this recipe for Fireman’s Overnight Breakfast Casserole is a delicious, make-ahead option for holiday brunches.
I totally get why Cathy relies on this recipe. Who wants to be stuck spending time the kitchen during the holidays? A few minutes of prep time the night before, and all you need to do is pop it in the oven an hour before guests arrive. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
Ease of preparation is one thing, but let’s not forget flavor. The Fireman’s Overnight Breakfast Casserole doesn’t disappoint there, either. Each decadent bite is filled with savory sausage, eggs, cheese, onion and a hint of garlic. The mushroom sauce may seem like overkill, but it’s truly the finishing touch to this dish. (Full disclosure: I use any excuse I can to add more mushrooms to my meals!)