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Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Bake

Start your students’ day off the rice way with our Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Bake. This breakfast bake has a base of cheesy seasoned rice combined with breakfast sausage crumbles.

This tasty K-12 school recipe was created for us by our friend Chef Sam Cowens-Gasbarro of Healthy School Recipes. Click on the PDF below to download the full recipe with crediting from the USDA Food Buying Guide recipe analysis workbook (RAW).

  • Servings
  • Serving Size
    1 slice


  • 3⅛ pounds brown long-grain rice, parboiled, dry
  • 3 quarts water
  • 24 egg (.5 oz m/ma)
  • 1 quart milk, low fat
  • 4 tablespoons onion, granulated
  • 4 tablespoons garlic, granulated
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper, ground 
  • 1½ shredded cheddar cheese, low sodium (.5 oz m/ma)
  • 1 pound turkey sausage crumbles, low sodium


  • Combine rice and water in a 4-inch steamtable pan for 48 servings. Stir to combine. Cover tightly.

    Oven Method: Cook in a 350 °F oven for 20 minutes.
    Steamer Method: Cook in a steamer for 15 to 20 minutes.

    CCP: Heat to 135 °F for at least 15 seconds.
  • Remove from oven or steamer and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Cool properly. CCP: Cool from 135 °F to 70 °F in 2 hours and from 70 °F to 41°F in 4 more hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  • Mix egg, milk, and seasonings together in a large bowl.
  • Spray two 2-inch steamtable pans with pan spray.
  • Place chilled rice in a layer at the bottom. Sprinkle evenly with sausage crumbles and cheese.
  • Pour egg mixture over the top and evenly distribute in the pan. Cover and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and add remaining cheese. Cover and place in warmer for 15 minutes to allow cheese to melt.
  • Cut the pans into 6 rows of 4 and serve.

Recipe Notes

One Portion Provides: 1 oz. eq. whole grain, 1.5 oz. m/ma

Source: Samantha Cowens-Gasbarro, Healthy School Recipes

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving 1 slice
  • Calories 240cal
  • Total Fat 9g
  • Saturated Fat 4.5g
  • Cholesterol 110mg
  • Sodium 200mg
  • Carbohydrates 60g
  • Dietary Fiber 27g
  • Protein 12g