lovely little DIY: mason jar breakfast casserole recipe

{all images shot in film by jessica burke}

I am a sucker for breakfast food - give me a bacon, egg and cheese any time of day and I’m a happy girl. whenever we go back east, my mother-in-law always makes this amazing casserole for us, something that can easily be made ahead the day before, and it’s a yummy breakfast that I seriously look forward to. so of course, the next question was, could it be made in a jar? and the answer is yes. bake these little babies ahead of time and throw a lid on and you’ve got yourself a delicious breakfast on the go. count me in! and they’re easy as can be. how adorable would these be as little take-aways for the day-after-the-wedding brunch? here’s how to make them:

4-oz mason jars
6 eggs
1/2-3/4 cup milk
pre-made pie crust or crescent roll dough
breakfast sausage roll
1 bag of shredded cheddar cheese
salt & pepper, to season

1. set oven to 375

2. set up your water bath, like we did for the s’mores cupcakes

3. cook your breakfast sausage and drain excess oil. set aside.

4. cut your crescent dough/pie crust in to small pieces and push to bottom of mason jars. throw in oven for 5 minutes to start “cooking” the dough.

5. whisk eggs and milk in a bowl, add salt & pepper to your liking. I don’t like pepper so I never add it.

6. add a few pinches of shredded cheddar cheese to each jar. pour the egg/milk mixture over the cheese, leaving about 1/2″ at the top of each jar for the casserole to rise, then add about 2-3 tbsp of sausage to each jar pushing through the mixture. note - it doesn’t have to be in this order, this just worked best for me.

7. bake at 375 for about 15-20 minutes or until the casseroles are just starting to brown. remove from oven and enjoy!

these can totally be made with anything under the sun - crispy bacon, lots of veggies, you name it.

  • Aleah and Nick says on May 30, 2012 Reply

    Delish! What a sweet recipe!

  • Megan says on May 30, 2012 Reply

    Yummy! Can’t wait to try, thanks for sharing!

  • Leslie says on May 30, 2012 Reply

    Wonderful idea! The mason jars can be used for SO many things :) I’m sure this smells wonderful in the oven and I love those crescent rolls! Great combination of flavors all wrapped up into one.


  • Lissa (Bellenza) says on May 31, 2012 Reply

    Can see why you love this breakfast casserole (aside from their being mason jar-worthy, of course)! They look delicious!

  • Inge says on May 31, 2012 Reply

    Oh, that post looks sooo yummy! I love these mason jars as well, and in fact… I loved your website so much that I blogged about your website and the lovely orange-aqua coloured baby shower. Hope you’ll like it… You can check it out at my website.
    You definitely have a new fan! ;-)
    Love from Belgium,
    Inge x

  • naomi says on June 3, 2012 Reply

    Le yum!

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