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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Sausage Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Sausage Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole - hash browns, sausage, eggs & cheese - can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until ready! Great for overnight guest and Christmas morning!

This Sausage Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole is perfect for Christmas morning. It can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until you are ready to pop it in the oven. Christmas morning is hectic enough without having to worry about breakfast. Pop this casserole in the oven when you get up and it will be ready after all the presents are open.

This casserole has all of my favorite breakfast foods. Frozen hash browns, sausage, eggs and cheese. I browed the hash browns prior to putting them in the casserole. I think it helped get the potatoes fully cooked and crispy. Feel free to skip that step if you wish. Also, I used hot breakfast sausage (Tennessee Pride) in this casserole. I think it adds more flavor, but feel free to use all regular breakfast sausage or half regular and half hot.

Sausage Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole - hash browns, sausage, eggs & cheese - can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until ready! Great for overnight guest and Christmas morning!



Sausage Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole - hash browns, sausage, eggs & cheese - can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until ready! Great for overnight guest and Christmas morning!


Sausage Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
serves 10
(Printable Recipe)

  • 2 lb hot breakfast sausage
  • 1 (30-32oz) bag frozen shredded hash browns
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large skillet, cook sausage until no longer pink. Drain fat.

Add hash browns to skillet and cook until lightly brown. Place hash browns in bottom of lightly greased 9x13-inch pan. Top with sausage and cheese.

Whisk together eggs, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and milk. Pour over hash brown mixture.

**Cover and refrigerate at this point if baking later.**

Bake for 35-40 minutes.

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37 comments:

  1. I love breakfast casseroles and this one looks like a winner, especially since it can be made up early.

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  2. Yum!!! We are adding this to our Christmas morning breakfast menu.

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  3. This is in the oven right now. Smells wonderful! Breakfast for dinner. Thank you for all of your delicious recipes. Merry Christmas!

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  4. I spiced it up by using chorizo and a combo of pepper jack and cheddar. Also added diced green and red bell pepper for texture. Great Easter brunch!

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  5. Help! I think I messed up! Did you mix the sausage, potatoes, and cheese together?! Mine did not look like the picture (please know I'm a terrible cook). I ended up with a thick layer of potato and then sausage and cheese. Also my egg was runny.

    I like the idea of the peppers...again are those mixed in or another layer?!?! Please help!

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    1. I layered the potatoes, then sausage and topped with cheese. If you want to add peppers, you can either cook them a bit with the potatoes or layer them with the sausage and cheese. If your eggs were runny, you need to cook it a few minutes longer.

      Did you cook the potatoes in the skillet first? That will help the potato layer not be so thick. They will cook down and shrink a bit if you cook them first.

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  6. Thanks for your help! I will try again next weekend! :)

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  7. Are you supposed to keep covered when baking? I am at 45 minutes of bake time right now and the eggs are still runny. It says to cover and refrigerate if baking later, but the instructions do not say whether to keep covered for baking or not. Thanks!!

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  8. Is the sausage in the recipe crumbled or cut up before put in casserole?

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  9. Seriously! I love to cook and my whole family loved this! Used 4 cheese Mexican blend from Publix and Oreida diced hash brown potatoes. I think that not having shredded potatoes as well as cooking them in the skillet prior helped it not be so "mushy" like my bakes sometimes are. Cooked for 50 minutes to be safe :)

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  10. This recipe is wonderful! Very filling and the recipe makes a large amount of food so you can easily feed a large family or guests with the recipe as written. I made a few changes only because of the ingredients I had on hand. The recipe as written is wonderful. I used 2 pounds of a spicy chicken sausage, I did thaw and crisp up the hashbown potatoes before putting in the baking dish, and I added sautéed onions and peppers because I had some in the fridge that needed to be used. I used an extra sharp white cheddar and only one cup of milk because I ran out. It turned out great! I served with salsa and sour cream and had some fresh fruit on the side. Really delicious! This is a go-to recipe for us when we have guests or family over. Thanks so much!

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  11. I love recipe, but would love to know the nutritional value of a single serving, I cut mine into 12 portions.

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    1. You can put the ingredients into myfitnesspal and set the servings to 12 and this will give you the NV

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  12. I travel at Christmas and take food frozen. Can I prepare up to putting it in the oven and thaw and bake later?

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  13. Even late Christmas Eve, whisking the eggs with one eye open I forgot the milk! This dish worked when I added the milk before popping it in oven today. 40 minutes later I realized that Christmas was not designed for women. This dish will give me the energy to get through the rest of the day. Thank you kindly!!!

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  14. Will it still taste good even though you didn't cook the hash browns first?

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    1. It will be fine if you don't cook the hash browns first. Enjoy!

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  15. Will this reheat well for leftovers?? It's just my husband & I around our house, we would have much than we need for 1 meal.

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  16. I made this for a large group and everyone loved it. I highly recommend making it the night before and letting the flavors sit in the fridge. It was very flavorful and yummy. Will be making it again soon!

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  17. A+ for this recipe! I made this for a work potluck and it turned out SO GOOD!! I added green onions to it for flavor and color. I will defintely make this again. It was so great to put it together the night before and then could quickly throw it in the oven the next morning!

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  18. Hello, just curious if it would turn out well if I prepare and chill this the night before.

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  19. I make this same thing except we call it breakfast pizza. I use a pizza stone to mamake it. Comes out delicious and my kids love it.

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  20. This is a great one-skillet meal, too. You cook up the sausage, set it aside, cook the hashbrowns in the same pan, then put the sausage back, stir in the eggs, and just before they set up, add in the cheese. I first learned how to cook this over a campfire in Girl Scouts; we called it "Catastrophe." (We thought the name must have been a joke, like, "What if all of the individual ingredients accidentally got cooked in the same pan? Catastrophe!")

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  21. Ok I just got done done making this and it was Amazing! I actually made it the lazy way by just throwing everything in a bowl and baking, I could only imagine how much more Amazing it would be if I had made it as directed. Thank you for an awesome recipe!!

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  22. Made this for a breakfast meeting at the office!! Turned out FAB. Added sautéed mushrooms green onion red bell pepper, rosemary and a bit of cilantro. Layered..cooked hashbrowns, sausage, veggies, cheese. Poured eggs over dish.. Ended up adding additional 2 eggs. Cooked 370 for 40 min. Amazing!!! Served with sour cream and salsa (if needed). Thank you for a great recipe!!

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  23. If I cut this dish in half I was wondering if it turn out just as good as the original recipe?

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  24. I was wondering if this recipe will turn out as good as the original recipe if I cut the recipe in half?

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  25. Will this recipe turn out just as good if I cut the original recipe in half

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  26. Even though I've made this recipe like at least 7 times at this point and I felt the need to finally comment! This is such a wonderful recipe and easy peezy if you make it one night and bake the next morning for breakfast. I've started making it got all my co-workers birthdays and they love it! My little bit of changes are the following: I use spicy chorizo. Then I sauté green pepper, red pepper, onion, garlic and olive oil. Then I add the potatoes until they have a little crisp. Then I do add seasoned salt to the eggs/milk mix, that is the only thing different I do there. Then level as it says and place in fridge overnight. I truly do feel this makes it better. Made it twice over 1 period of time and just didn't feel it was as good. Then bake in morning and serve with salsa and sour cream. Since you have the spicy chorizo on there it really tastes good with those added condiments really add to the flavor! Love, love, love this recipe and am so glad I found it years ago.

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  27. I made this last night to bake early this morning so the kids would have a good meal before hitting the road. Made as directed here and, wow, 5 stars! The kitchen smelled wonderful & it got rave reviews all around. I like the chorizo and mix of pepper jack & cheddar cheeses idea and will try that next time. Also needs S&P, that's it, love it!

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  28. What could i changed the eggs for?We don't eat eggs.

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    1. Eggbeaters? If you don't eat eggbeaters, you might look for a different breakfast casserole. We have a ham and cheese hash brown Casserole without eggs on the blog.

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  29. If you don't have milk, can you just add more cheese and/or eggs???? I am halfing the recipe.... Already made it as instructed, killer YUM alert !!!! thank youo so much, you make me LQQK good with this recipe .. My fam thanks you TQQ ;) ~ Katherine

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