Cheesy Sausage Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Looking for a really delicious breakfast idea? This cheesy sausage hash brown breakfast casserole is full of flavor but totally easy to make.

Looking for a really delicious breakfast idea? This cheesy sausage hash brown breakfast casserole is full of flavor but totally easy to make.

I’ve had plenty of savory breakfast casseroles, but I’ve rarely had one that I can’t wait to get the recipe for. It seems like it’s often bland or way too eggy.

We have an absolutely delicious recipe for a Southern Breakfast Sausage Cake with, wait for it, a maple butter sauce that has changed me on savory breakfasts forever. It is slam packed full of flavor and something I’m not craving. It’s exclusive to our new cookbook, Our Sweet Basil Kitchen!! It’s on sale for the holidays so hurry and snag a copy before prices move back up!

Anyway, that recipe set us out to discover more savory breakfasts that would be worth making and after a little event at our church we both decided to make a good hash brown casserole.

Looking for a really delicious breakfast idea? This cheesy sausage hash brown breakfast casserole is full of flavor but totally easy to make.

It starts off with good sausage. This is the most important part as the sausage will breath flavor into the entire dish. We like to use a medium or maple sage sausage but of course, use whatever you like. You could throw in diced green chiles and peppers too but we will leave that for another time.

Looking for a really delicious breakfast idea? This cheesy sausage hash brown breakfast casserole is full of flavor but totally easy to make.

The hash browns are totally frozen, but if you feel ambitious go ahead and shred your own. Now, we do cook them a little but that’s because we noticed that not crisping the potatoes or even adding them frozen, while more convenient did in fact lead to a soggier casserole which also means that you’re not going to enjoy it because one of the best parts about shredded hash browns is the texture.

Looking for a really delicious breakfast idea? This cheesy sausage hash brown breakfast casserole is full of flavor but totally easy to make.

Finally, it’s all about that cheese on top. Every potato dish is better with cheese and this is one where you get to be creative. We used mozzarella for the gooey factor and sharp cheddar for the flavor. It’s not sharp because that mozz smoothes it out but it is more flavorful. You could use pepper jack which would be totally awesome, colby jack or any combination you like, just have fun with it!

Looking for a really delicious breakfast idea? This cheesy sausage hash brown breakfast casserole is full of flavor but totally easy to make.

Hash brown breakfast casserole will keep for a few days if covered well in the fridge but the potatoes do break down a little more each day so just be mindful of that.

Cheesy Sausage Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Looking for a really delicious breakfast idea? This cheesy sausage hash brown breakfast casserole is full of flavor but totally easy to make.

Ingredients:

1 Pound of Maple Sage or any other flavor Breakfast Sausage
1/4 Cup Onion, minced
15 ounce bag of Shredded Hash Browns
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
Pinch of Pepper
4 Large Eggs, whisked
1 Cup of Milk
1 cup Shredded Sharp cheddar cheese
1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk together eggs, salt, pepper, and milk. Set aside to allow the salt to break down the egg, creating a fluffier baked egg dish.
Spray an 8×8″ baking dish with nonstick spray.
In a large skillet, cook sausage until almost all of the pink is gone. Add the onion and finish cooking the meat, stirring occasionally. Using a slotted spoon, remove the meat and onions to a plate.
Add hash browns to skillet and cook until lightly brown, flip and cook on the other side, adding a drizzle of oil if needed. Place hash browns in bottom of lightly greased square pan. Top with sausage and 1/2 of each cheese.
Pour egg mixture over hash brown mixture and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Sprinkle a little fresh cracked pepper over the top and bake for 35-40 minutes or until set and golden.

This dish can be prepped ahead. Once assembled, place foil over the dish and refrigerate up to 12 hours. Remove from the fridge for 15 minutes before baking.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 620 Calories
  • Total Fat: 45.8g
  • Cholesterol: 216.8mg
  • Carbohydrates: 24.5g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Sugar: 3.8g
  • Protein: 27.5g
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Looking for a really delicious breakfast idea? This cheesy sausage hash brown breakfast casserole is full of flavor but totally easy to make.

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.