This super-easy breakfast casserole is actually good. You can make it the night before and keep the sausage/hash brown mixture separate from the egg mixture, then pour it over top right before it goes into the oven. You might need to cook it a little longer if its cold from the fridge. This is also great if you add a little onion.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a half-casserole baking dish or deep-dish pie plate.

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.

  • Stir hash browns, cooked sausage, Cheddar cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and black pepper together in a large bowl. Whisk milk, eggs, and remaining salt together in another bowl. Pour hash brown mixture into prepared baking dish; pour egg mixture evenly over hash brown mixture.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling and golden, about 45 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

573 calories; 45.3 g total fat; 239 mg cholesterol; 2171 mg sodium. 23.4 g carbohydrates; 31.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2015
Instead of frozen hash browns I used two large russet potatoes. Peeled them and grated them with the food processor grating blade and them into a salad spinner full of cold water. I also grated 1/2 a white onion and added that. Let the potatoes soak while the sausage was cooking. Drain the potatoes and spin them dry. Mixed it up along with the grated onion and it was ready to go into the oven in about 10 minutes. I used an 8 x 8" casserole dish and it was just the perfect size. It baked in exactly 45 minutes is a well pre-heated oven. Next time I would add some cheese to the top in the last 10 minutes of baking and garnish with green onion to spruce it up a bit. It made 4 very generous servings. Note: Diced Green chilies would be excellent in this. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/18/2015
This was a workable dish although it could not all be fit in a half-casserole as suggested. For me it fit more appropriately in a three-quarters casserole dish and I used 20 ozs of the "Simply Potatoes" fresh hash browns from the refrigerated meat section and squeezed the moisture out of them between paper towels. Like some others I found that in 45 minutes baking time the egg & milk mixture was still too wet. Flavor would not have been as good had I not chosen to add a half-cup of scallions. I did add a little extra grated cheese on top as others have suggested. The foodie guests whom I served this to and I agreed it would be even better with some chopped fresh mushrooms and some diced fresh green or red pepper or a small can of green chilis. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 64
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2015
Instead of frozen hash browns I used two large russet potatoes. Peeled them and grated them with the food processor grating blade and them into a salad spinner full of cold water. I also grated 1/2 a white onion and added that. Let the potatoes soak while the sausage was cooking. Drain the potatoes and spin them dry. Mixed it up along with the grated onion and it was ready to go into the oven in about 10 minutes. I used an 8 x 8" casserole dish and it was just the perfect size. It baked in exactly 45 minutes is a well pre-heated oven. Next time I would add some cheese to the top in the last 10 minutes of baking and garnish with green onion to spruce it up a bit. It made 4 very generous servings. Note: Diced Green chilies would be excellent in this. Read More
(85)
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2015
Instead of frozen hash browns I used two large russet potatoes. Peeled them and grated them with the food processor grating blade and them into a salad spinner full of cold water. I also grated 1/2 a white onion and added that. Let the potatoes soak while the sausage was cooking. Drain the potatoes and spin them dry. Mixed it up along with the grated onion and it was ready to go into the oven in about 10 minutes. I used an 8 x 8" casserole dish and it was just the perfect size. It baked in exactly 45 minutes is a well pre-heated oven. Next time I would add some cheese to the top in the last 10 minutes of baking and garnish with green onion to spruce it up a bit. It made 4 very generous servings. Note: Diced Green chilies would be excellent in this. Read More
(85)
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2016
Loved this basic recipe, but when trying to make this the first time, I also found that the recommended pan was too small and that there wasn't enough liquid, so I had to follow other reviewers' advice. I had to use a larger 11x16 baking dish to fit the potatoes. I also used 2 cups of shredded cheese and 8 eggs with 1.5 cups of milk whisked in. I folded the cheese and sausage into the egg mixture and then stirred the egg mixture into the potatoes. I baked it a little longer and it came out great! I have also made it using chopped broccoli and diced cooked ham. Next time I may even try to make it healthier with venison sausage, and shred my own organic potatoes. I'm SO glad to have a delicious and versatile breakfast casserole recipe that isn't full of bread! --Updated 4/21/2016: Thank you, 80percentgray, for correcting the amount of potatoes in your yummy recipe above. We love it! I recently made it for dinner using my own shredded organic potatoes, venison sausage, organic spinach, mushrooms, minced garlic, Daiya vegan cheese, and reducing the (almond) milk by 1/4 cup. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/28/2015
I doubled it and used 8 eggs. I put it in a 9x13 pan. I used half the amount of salt and pepper. It was still salty, I'd use no salt/pepper next time. Used a cup of milk total. I also used 1 lb. of sausage. I tried to follow other suggestions for the recipe. It was good, but like I said, I think it would be fine with no salt. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/18/2015
This was a workable dish although it could not all be fit in a half-casserole as suggested. For me it fit more appropriately in a three-quarters casserole dish and I used 20 ozs of the "Simply Potatoes" fresh hash browns from the refrigerated meat section and squeezed the moisture out of them between paper towels. Like some others I found that in 45 minutes baking time the egg & milk mixture was still too wet. Flavor would not have been as good had I not chosen to add a half-cup of scallions. I did add a little extra grated cheese on top as others have suggested. The foodie guests whom I served this to and I agreed it would be even better with some chopped fresh mushrooms and some diced fresh green or red pepper or a small can of green chilis. Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2015
Made this today as written and it was very good. It took 60 mins for the eggs to set but that may just be my oven. Next time I will probably add a little onion & maybe extra cheese on top. I used regular pork sausage flavor but you could totally change it up with sage flavor or hot. Will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2015
I added 6 eggs instead of 3 and used Potatoes O'Brien (diced potatoes with peppers and onions) instead of plain hashbrowns. It set within the time frame stated in recipe. Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2016
This is super easy and delicious! I doubled the original recipe, using 1lb spicy sausage and 1lb original sausage. I precooked the hash browns in the pan that the sausage had been cooked in until they were just barely browned. Lastly, I added 1/2 tsp each of garlic powder and onion powder to the egg mixture before baking. 45mins in the oven was just enough time, even with the recipe being doubled. Fantastic recipe - I will make it again and again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2015
Thought the recipe was great. Used refrigerated hash browns, so that step was easier. Sauteed some chopped onion with our homemade venison/pork sausage and added some sliced, fresh mushrooms to the pan to cook a bit before adding to the mix. I cut the salt by 1/2 tsp. and it tasted just right. Made it "pretty" by sprinkling with paprika and dried parsley flakes before baking. I'll definitely be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/25/2015
Recipe does need tweaking! Don't add the salt as others mention. I added maybe a shake or two and that was plenty! I can't imagine if I would've added 1.5 teaspoons?!?! I also used 8 eggs and eyed the milk to make it what looked like the right consistency maybe a 1/2 cup. I added 1/4 cup red onion red & green pepper to the sausage as well. Realized I forgot the mushrooms I wanted to add as well until after I had everything in the 9 x 13 dish and so topped it with those. Put it in the fridge overnight so that Christmas morning I could just pop it in the oven. Baked 45 minutes then added a little cheddar cheese to the top and put back in oven to melt it. It was delicious! I got up early to put this in the oven so that my 22 year old son could eat a nice warm breakfast before having to work Christmas morning.... I had to beg the little stinker to eat it because he isn't "much of an egg person". Who know since not too long ago (like a year!) he was making egg scrambles nearly every morning. He had seconds and took some with him to have for lunch! I would rate it 5 stars with the changes I made per others suggestions! This will be my go to breakfast for holidays and is easy enough it may be a go to breakfast during the school year as well! Enjoy! Read More
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