Sausage & Cream Cheese Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Sausage & Cream Cheese Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole – All of my favorite breakfast foods in one easy casserole! Hash browns, sausage, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, eggs, milk, garlic, onion, salt, and pepper. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for later. Can split between two pans and bake one and freeze one for later. This breakfast casserole is great for breakfast, lunch, great for brunch, potlucks, tailgating, and any upcoming holiday breakfasts! SO GOOD!

Sausage & Cream Cheese Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole - all of my favorite breakfast foods in one easy casserole! Frozen hashbrowns, sausage, cream cheese, eggs and cheddar cheese. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for later. Can split between two pans and bake one and freeze one for later. This breakfast casserole is great for breakfast, lunch, great for brunch, potlucks, tailgating and any upcoming holiday breakfasts! SO GOOD!

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I love the flavor combination of sausage and cream cheese. I am always looking for new ways to incorporate it into my favorite dishes. I tried it in this hashbrown breakfast casserole and the results were AMAZING! OMG! SO good!!!! You can make this casserole ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for later. You can even split it between to pans and cook one now and save one for later.

Sausage & Cream Cheese Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole - all of my favorite breakfast foods in one easy casserole! Frozen hashbrowns, sausage, cream cheese, eggs and cheddar cheese. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for later. Can split between two pans and bake one and freeze one for later. This breakfast casserole is great for breakfast, lunch, great for brunch, potlucks, tailgating and any upcoming holiday breakfasts! SO GOOD!

This casserole has all of my favorite breakfast foods. Frozen hashbrowns, sausage, cream cheese, eggs and cheddar cheese. I browed the hashbrowns in a large skillet prior to putting them in the casserole. I think it helped get the potatoes fully cooked and crispy.

I used a roll of Jimmy Dean HOT breakfast sausage in this casserole. If you don’t want the casserole to have a little kick, use all regular breakfast sausage instead. I also used regular cream cheese. I think using low-fat cream cheese would be fine, but I would stay away from the fat-free cream cheese in this dish.

Sausage & Cream Cheese Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole - all of my favorite breakfast foods in one easy casserole! Frozen hashbrowns, sausage, cream cheese, eggs and cheddar cheese. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for later. Can split between two pans and bake one and freeze one for later. This breakfast casserole is great for breakfast, lunch, great for brunch, potlucks, tailgating and any upcoming holiday breakfasts! SO GOOD!

As I said, we absolutely LOVED this Sausage & Cream Cheese Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole! It would be great for brunch, potlucks, tailgating, and any upcoming holiday breakfasts! Here are a few of our favorite side dishes from the blog that go great with this casserole:

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Sausage & Cream Cheese Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Yield: 10 people
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Sausage & Cream Cheese Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole – All of my favorite breakfast foods in one easy casserole! Hash browns, sausage, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, eggs, milk, garlic, onion, salt, and pepper. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for later. Can split between two pans and bake one and freeze one for later. This breakfast casserole is great for breakfast, lunch, great for brunch, potlucks, tailgating, and any upcoming holiday breakfasts! SO GOOD!

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb hot breakfast sausage
  • 2 (8-oz) packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 (30-32oz) bag frozen shredded hash browns
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large skillet, cook sausage until no longer pink. Drain fat.
  • Stir together cooked sausage and cream cheese. Set aside.
  • Add hash browns to skillet and cook until lightly brown. Place hash browns in bottom of lightly greased 9×13-inch pan. Top with sausage/cream cheese mixture and shredded cheddar 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, uncovered, for 40 to 50 minutes.

Notes:

Can assemble casserole ahead of time and refrigerate overnight or freeze for later.
To bake after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed above.
Can split casserole between two pans and bake one now and freeze one for later.
Can substitute turkey sausage for pork sausage/
I used Jimmy Dean hot sausage.

Steph

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Sausage & Cream Cheese Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole - all of my favorite breakfast foods in one easy casserole! Frozen hashbrowns, sausage, cream cheese, eggs and cheddar cheese. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for later. Can split between two pans and bake one and freeze one for later. This breakfast casserole is great for breakfast, lunch, great for brunch, potlucks, tailgating and any upcoming holiday breakfasts! SO GOOD!
Sausage & Cream Cheese Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole - all of my favorite breakfast foods in one easy casserole! Frozen hashbrowns, sausage, cream cheese, eggs and cheddar cheese. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for later. Can split between two pans and bake one and freeze one for later. This breakfast casserole is great for breakfast, lunch, great for brunch, potlucks, tailgating and any upcoming holiday breakfasts! SO GOOD!
Sausage & Cream Cheese Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole - all of my favorite breakfast foods in one easy casserole! Frozen hashbrowns, sausage, cream cheese, eggs and cheddar cheese. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for later. Can split between two pans and bake one and freeze one for later. This breakfast casserole is great for breakfast, lunch, great for brunch, potlucks, tailgating and any upcoming holiday breakfasts! SO GOOD!
Sausage & Cream Cheese Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole - all of my favorite breakfast foods in one easy casserole! Frozen hashbrowns, sausage, cream cheese, eggs and cheddar cheese. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for later. Can split between two pans and bake one and freeze one for later. This breakfast casserole is great for breakfast, lunch, great for brunch, potlucks, tailgating and any upcoming holiday breakfasts! SO GOOD!

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  1. I made this the other day for work and it was amazing. I only did half with sausage and cream cheese and the other half with colored bell peppers and cream cheese for the people who didn't eat sausage. I will definitely be making this again, but I may have to make two because the sausage and cream cheese went fast.

    1. I really don’t know what to sub for hash browns in a hash brown casserole. I’m not sure this exact recipe could be made low carb. It would have to be totally reworked.

      1. We substitute rutabaga for potatoes. The texture is the same and in our low carb eating plan we’ll make rutabaga fries in the air fryer. I’m looking at this recipe and plan on using a spicy chicken sausage and shredded rutabaga as my substitutes.

  2. I made this for dinner tonight (my hubby and I love breakfast for dinner), and it was a hit! He loved it! He said it was delicious, and one of the best breakfast meals he's ever had! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe!

  3. The recipe calls for two pounds of sausage but in the comments you wrote you used one sleeve of Tennessee pride (which one be one pound). Can you clarify how much sausage you used?!

    1. I suggest thawing it overnight in the fridge. If it is still at light frozen, you will need to add some time. I’d start with 10-15 minutes.

  4. Hi! If you were to freeze it beforehand, how much time do you let it thaw before putting in the oven (if any) and how much more cooking time should I add on? Thanks!

  5. Can you refrigerate this dish covered overnight before cooking it or will the potatoes turn Brown? Would frying the hash Browns 1st keep that from happening?

  6. Can it sit in the refrigerator over night covered? I was worried that the potatoes would turn? Or does frying them first keep that from happening?

  7. Can you clarify the layers for me? When I read the recipe is sounds like the eggs go on top of the cheese. In the picture, it looks like the cheese is on top.

    1. hash browns in bottom of lightly greased 9×13-inch pan. Top with sausage/cream cheese mixture and shredded cheddar cheese then top sausage & cheese with egg mixture.

  8. I've brought this to work several times and it always gets rave reviews. But it always has to cook at least an hour for me, usually longer. At 40 minutes it's still super runny.

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