This hearty breakfast lasagna is packed with breakfast sausage, eggs, cheese, lasagna noodles, and seasoned perfectly, then baked until hot and bubbly. A delicious breakfast casserole recipe the whole family will enjoy!
You’ve heard of breakfast casserole, but have you ever heard of breakfast lasagna? If you haven’t I’m here to enlighten you. First and foremost, it’s so good. SO good. I’ve been making it for years, and my family loves it. It’s loaded with all of our favorite breakfast flavors and many of the great flavors of lasagna, as well. It’s the perfect recipe mashup to start the day. I love this recipe because it’s so easy and it feeds an army. It’s also perfect for leftovers. It makes a great lunch or afternoon snack after you’ve had it for a hearty breakfast. No matter when you eat it, it’s pure deliciousness.
Breakfast lasagna is one of those recipes that you try once and never look back. This delicious breakfast is loaded with sausage, eggs, cheese, and vegetables. It’s the perfect hearty start to the day, and it will keep you filled up and going strong. Layers of noodles and breakfast favorites combine to create a dish that satisfies every breakfast craving you’ve ever had and then some. Serve this up by the slice and watch everyone dive into layers of breakfast sausage, ricotta cheese, bell peppers, eggs, and more.
Before you start making this breakfast lasagna, take a moment to read over the following FAQ. It answers all the most common questions about this delicious breakfast dish.
What is Breakfast Lasagna?
This is a new take on lasagna that combines lasagna noodles and ricotta cheese with all your favorite breakfast ingredients like sausage, eggs, cheese, onions, and bell pepper. It’s layered in exactly the same way as traditional lasagna.
Can you eat lasagna for breakfast?
If Garfield can do it, so can we! But seriously, lasagna – even that traditional kind – is a great breakfast food. It’s loaded with protein and it has carbs to power you through the day.
What is the best sausage for lasagna?
There is no best sausage for lasagna. It all comes down to personal preference. Some people don’t even use sausage in their lasagna, opting for ground beef instead. Italians sausage is the classic meat to add, while hot Italian sausage gives a kick of added heat. Breakfast sausage gives a sweeter flavor.
How many layers should lasagna have?
There’s no right number for this. There’s actually no “traditional” number of layers in lasagna, although most chefs agree that every lasagna should have at least three layers. After that, it’s all up to you and how many people you’re feeding.
Do you need to cook lasagna noodles before baking?
Traditional lasagna noodles should be par-boiled before layering them in the lasagna. However, you can buy no-boil noodles that don’t need to be cooked beforehand.
How many layers of lasagna is too many?
There’s no such thing! Seriously, there is no right or wrong number. Three is the minimum number for lasagna to actually be lasagna, but after that the depth of your baking dish is the only limitation.
What is the Proper Way to Make Lasagna?
While there’s no real right or wrong way to make lasagna, there is one method that most people use. It’s actually recommended as things tend to work out better when you do it that way. Start with a thin layer of sauce, then add a layer of noodles. After that, layer the remaining ingredients however you wish, just layer them between noodle layers.
Aside from being absolutely delicious, the great thing about this breakfast lasagna is how versatile it is. You can do so much with it to make it your own unique breakfast for the family. This basic recipe can be tweaked however you see fit to create the breakfast that is just right for you and yours. Some of my favorite additions to add to this lasagna are:
- Diced green chilies
- Diced jalapeno
- Mozzarella cheese
Breakfast Lasagna Ingredients
You don’t need a lot of fancy ingredients to make this delicious breakfast. It only takes some classic breakfast and lasagna staples, and you’re good to go. Here’s what you’ll need.
- Lasagna noodles, cooked
- Large eggs
- Breakfast sausage
- Onion, diced
- Garlic powder
- Slap Ya Mama
- Green bell pepper, diced
- Ricotta cheese
- Whole milk
- Black pepper
- Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- Monterey jack cheese, shredded
How to Make Breakfast Lasagna
Making this sausage, egg and cheese lasagna is as easy as making any other lasagna. It doesn’t take a lot of effort. It’s mostly a matter of a little prep and layering. After that, just bake it and enjoy.
Step 1: Prep
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray a 9×13 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cook lasagna noodles according to the package directions.
Step 2: Make the Sausage and Vegetables
In a large skillet or frying pan, over medium heat, cook the sausage, onions and pepper until sausage is no longer pink and vegetables are tender. Remove sausage from pan and place on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb the excess grease, keeping one tablespoon of drippings to cook the vegetables in. Add the onions and bell peppers and cook until tender. Add sausage back to the pan with the vegetables, stir to combine.
Step 3: Make the Ricotta Mixture
In a medium bowl, mix the ricotta cheese, oregano, and basil until combined.
Step 4: Make the Egg Mixture
In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt, and pepper together.
Step 5: Construct the Lasagna and Bake
Pour ¼ cup of egg mixture in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Layer with 3 lasagna noodles on top, followed by half of the Ricotta cheese mixture, half of the sausage and veggie mixture, and one cup of cheese. Add 3 more noodles, remaining ricotta cheese mixture, sausage and veggie mixture, 1 cup of cheese, and the remaining eggs. Finally, top with 3 noodles and the remaining cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45-50 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and eggs are set.
Try This Delicious Hearty Breakfast Recipe Today
This delicious breakfast lasagna is loaded with cheese, sausage, and the classic breakfast veggies that we all love. It’s simple to make and tastes absolutely delicious. With a combination like that, why wouldn’t you make it? Give this one a try, and I know you’ll love it. In fact, it just might become your new go-to breakfast option.
Looking for More Delicious Breakfast Recipes?
Hash Brown Breakfast Cups – This delicious recipe is made with breakfast sausage, hash browns, eggs, two types of cheese and baked, then topped with salsa. So good!
Easy Breakfast Biscuit Casserole – A delicious casserole packed with flavor and uses grand biscuits, eggs, cheese and breakfast sausage. Yummy!
And these Bacon Egg Cups you might enjoy as well, from our friend Denay, owner of Confetti and Bliss. Make sure to check out all of her delicious recipes too!
Breakfast Lasagna with Sausage, Egg and Cheese
- 9 lasagna noodles, cooked
- 1 pound breakfast sausage
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 12 large eggs
- 1½ cups milk
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Slap Ya Mama
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 16 ounces Ricotta cheese
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- ½ teaspoon basil
- 2 cups sharp cheddar, shredded
- 2 cups Monterey jack cheese, shredded
- Preheat oven to 375° and prepare a 9 x 13 baking dish by spraying with nonstick cooking spray.
- Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions for al dente.
- In a large frying pan, over medium heat, cook sausage until brown and no longer pink. Remove sausage and place on a plate lined with paper towels. Drain a majority of the grease and set aside.
- In the same frying pan, add onions and bell peppers. Cook on medium-high heat until vegetables are tender and onions are translucent.
- Add sausage back to the pan with the vegetables, stir to combine.
- In a medium bowl, add ricotta cheese, oregano, and basil and mix until combined.
- In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
- Place ¼ cup of egg mixture in bottom of baking dish. Layer with 3 lasagna noodles on top, followed by half of the Ricotta cheese mixture, half of the sausage and veggie mixture, and one cup of cheese.
- Add 3 more noodles, remaining ricotta cheese mixture, sausage and veggie mixture, 1 cup of cheese, and the remaining eggs.
- Top with 3 noodles and the remaining cheese.
- Cover with foil and bake for 45-50 minutes.
- Remove foil and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and eggs are set.
And here are a few pics that you can save to your favorite Pinterest boards.