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Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole! ohsweetbasil.com sausage, cheddar cheese, jack cheese, potatoes

Today I almost walked out of a dressing room without my skirt on. But first, let’s talk about savory hash brown breakfast casserole. I had a dream that I was making eggs and I started dumping in sausage, cheese, and then suddenly it was done and instead of having put the hash browns in it I crisped them up and stuck them on top. The dream ended with me drizzling the top with ketchup and I knew it was going to be good.

Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole! ohsweetbasil.com sausage, cheddar cheese, jack cheese, potatoes, eggs

Fast forward to today and I busted into that idea like nobody’s business. Our little one is 4 years old and she even wanted in on the action. I cracked the eggs, she dumped the seasoning and cheese then proceeded to whisk them. Kids and whisking always makes me nervous. I can just see the ingredients blasting all over the counter but sometimes I have to put on my mommy panties and just let the kids learn. Now, speaking of panties…

Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole! ohsweetbasil.com sausage, cheddar cheese, jack cheese, potatoes, eggs

Later in the evening I headed off to the temple and almost made a fool of myself. People are so curious about what happens in an LDS temple, but I think they would be surprised to learn that it’s a house of learning and worship. Nothing weird or naked. Yes, naked. People are always asking me if we are naked in there. Ummmm, no. Haha. A religion that wears big undies does not later flee from our modesty. We do however all dress in simple white pants, shirt, shoes and dresses for the ladies. We are all the same, clean, and worthy to be there. We enter in regular clothes and then use dressing rooms to change so as to keep things clean and sacred. The outside world is literally and figuratively forgotten.

Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole! ohsweetbasil.com sausage, cheddar cheese, jack cheese, potatoes, eggs

When I was ready to leave I was changing and without even thinking I grabbed my sweater first (come on, don’t we all put on our skirts first?) then because I did things differently I grabbed my scarf and coat and turned to leave. Oh. My. Golly. Thankfully I grabbed the door and immediately felt what I was missing. I would have died, you guys. I would have died. The whole way home I kept laughing out loud, half out of nervous embarrassment and half because gosh dang that would have been funny. But seriously, it would have.

Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole! ohsweetbasil.com sausage, cheddar cheese, jack cheese, potatoes, eggs

Can Hash Browns be Made With Fresh Potatoes?

You can make homemade hash browns using real potatoes.

The trick to crispy homemade hash browns from fresh potatoes, is to par-boil the potato before shredding.

Then fry in a thin single layer.

Can Hash Browns be Baked?

Yes, hash browns can be baked instead of frying.

Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.

Heat the oven to 400 degrees.

Spread the potatoes evenly on the baking sheet, and bake for about 40 minutes.

Are Hash Browns Vegetarian?

Yes, hash browns, or shredded potatoes are vegetarian.

Savory Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

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Savory Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 6 Eggs extra large
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 1/3 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Mustard
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 Pound Breakfast Sausage ground, cooked
  • 2 Cups Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Cup Colby Jack Cheese
  • 4 Cups Hash Brown Potatoes
  • 6 Tablespoons Oil divided
  • Ketchup or salsa for serving


  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spray an 8x9" Baking dish with nonstick baking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, sour cream, ground mustard, salt, pepper, and hot sauce.
  • Add the sausage and cheddar cheese and whisk again.
  • Pour into a baking dish and bake for 50 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large sauce pan over medium heat with half the oil and fry half of the potatoes, turning once after the potatoes turn golden, 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove to a paper towel lined plate and fry the next batch.
  • Remove the eggs from the oven and top with the colby cheese and then the potatoes.
  • Bake for an additional 20 minutes and serve with ketchup or salsa.


store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days
Nutrition Facts
Savory Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 730 Calories from Fat 486
% Daily Value*
Fat 54g83%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Cholesterol 266mg89%
Sodium 1041mg45%
Potassium 744mg21%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 1073IU21%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 570mg57%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Looks so good, we’ll try it soon at our home!
    Luv your story & luv how you told it! ?
    Something like this happened to me while cheerleading for our school basketball team. I forgot to put the uniform bottoms (I had my undie’s on) on…luckily didn’t jump in my very short skirt before I realized!
    Still get a chuckle out of the memory. Just gotta laugh!

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    • LOL!! Oh that makes me feel so much better. LOve it!

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  • P.S. This dish looks so yummy!!

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  • Ha ha Carrian that is so funny. I’m glad that that didn’t end up happening! I love going to the temple! I’m so glad that you’re able to get out and do things now and feel good. It’s getting close now to have that cute baby right? Good luck with everything. Corianne

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    • I missed going so much and just couldn’t wait to go. It has been wonderful, and yes getting so close!

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