Home » Meals » Breakfast » Sausage Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole

Sausage Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole

Pinterest Hidden Image

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Read the full disclosure here.

Jump to Recipe Pin Recipe
5 from 20 votes

This Sausage Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole makes the best breakfast or brunch, especially if you need to feed a crowd! Layered with shredded hashbrowns, sausage, bell peppers, onions, eggs, and melted cheese. Prep this breakfast casserole the night before or make it the day ahead! 

PIN this Sausage Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole to try later!

slice of hash brown breakfast casserolePin

This Sausage and Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole brings joy to the table and will make any morning so much better! Serve this with a refreshing Fruit Salad and Baked Pancakes for the ultimate breakfast or brunch. 

You’ll find this wholesome casserole is loaded with breakfast favorites like hashbrowns, sausage, and eggs. It’s an effortless way to make a comforting breakfast in just a few easy steps.  You can even prep it the night or day before so all you have to do is pop it in the oven when the next morning. 

This hashbrown casserole recipe is totally customizable so you can use your favorite ingredinets based on you or your guests likings. Everyone will love this because it’s so hearty, satisfying and packed with bold flavors. 

Other breakfast make-ahead recipes that I love are my Eggs Benedict Casserole and Cinnamon Roll Bake.

hashbrown casserole on a dishPin

KEY INGREDIENTS

Hashbrowns: I used shredded hashbrowns that I found in the frozen section at my grocery store but you can use cubed hashbrowns or hashbrown patties. You can either defrost the hashbrowns or put them in frozen. 

Eggs: you’ll need 8 whole eggs. The eggs are mixed with milk that creates a fluffy egg mixture that binds all the ingredients together. 

Sausage: I use crumbled breakfast or Italian sausage. Try to pat out as much grease as you can before adding it to your casserole. You can also use your favorite sausage links and just cut them up. Other great meat options are diced ham and cooked bacon.

Cheese: I love using sharp cheddar cheese as it adds the most flavor and compliments the other ingredients. Other cheeses to use instead of or use a combination of Monterey Jack cheese, Colby, or Swiss. Really, any cheese will work perfectly!

Step-by-step How to make Sausage Hashbrown Breakfast CasserolePin

HOW TO MAKE THIS HASHBROWN BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

BEAT EGG MIXTURE. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and seasonings until smooth.
 
 
LAYER INGREDIENTS. Layer the baking dish starting with the hashbrowns, then top with cooked sausage crumbles, bell peppers, onions, and 1 cup of cheese. Add the egg mixture on top then sprinkle the top of the casserole with the remaining cheese.
 
 
BAKE. Cover the casserole with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Carefully remove the foil and bake for another 5 minutes or until the eggs are set. Let the casserole cool for a few minutes before serving. Cut into squares and enjoy!
slice marks in casserole with sausage, cheese, and peppersPin

RECIPE TIPS & VARIATIONS

Other meat protein options to add in or use instead of sausage are crumbled bacon, chorizo, ground beef, turkey bacon, and diced ham.

It’s important to cook the sausage or any other meat protein ahead of time. Make sure that it’s completely cooked through and try to pat out as much excess grease as you can.

I always recommend shredding your own cheese yourself so it’s extra melty. The pre-shredded stuff works but it’s just not the same and an anti-caking agent is always added so it prevents the cheese from melting and takes away from the flavor of the cheese. 

If you want your hashbrowns to be crispy, simply brown them in a skillet before layering the ingredients. Try to remove as much excess fat as possible before adding it to the casserole.

This casserole could be made vegetarian by omitting the sausage and adding extra veggies such as zucchini, mushrooms, fresh spinach, and tomatoes. 

Sausage Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole in a baking dishPin

WHY THIS BREAKFAST CASSEROLE WORKS

Super easy: This couldn’t be any easier to make and takes minutes to prepare. Browning the sausage takes the most time and that only takes a few minutes. This truly is effortless to put together!

Feeds a crowd: This casserole feeds a crowd so it’s perfect for brunches or you can meal prep this so you have breakfast ready for the week. Everyone will love this delicious and hearty casserole.

Easily customized: you can customize this recipe to your liking and preference. You can use your favorite veggies, cheese, and proteins. 

birds eye view of hashbrown breakfast casserole on platesPin

MAKE-AHEAD

This is the perfect breakfast casserole to make if you are wanting to prep this and make it the day or night before. There are a few options that you can do to make it ahead.

Bake Now and Reheat Later: bake the casserole according to the instructions. Once the casserole is completely cooked, cover with foil and place in the refrigerator until ready to reheat. When ready to reheat, leave the foil on and bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until warm.

Assemble and Bake Later: assemble the casserole according to the instructions. Cover with foil and place in the refrigerator until ready to bake. You can do this the night before so all you have to do in the morning is pop the casserole in the oven. 

LEFTOVERS & STORAGE

To Store: cover the casserole tightly with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven when ready to eat. 

To Freeze: you can cover the whole casserole with plastic wrap, then with foil, and freeze for up to 3-4 months. You can also cut the casserole into squares, wrap each serving with plastic wrap, then place in a heavy-duty plastic bag. 

When ready to defrost, let the casserole or casserole squares defrost overnight in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave or oven.

Sausage Hashbrown Breakfast CasserolePin

Wednesday #BrunchWeek Recipes

Beverages

Appetizers and Salads

Breads, Grains, and Cereals

Egg Dishes

 

piece of breakfast casserole on a spatulaPin

CAN’T GET ENOUGH

Subscribe and I’ll send all my newest and FREE recipes to your inbox!  You can also keep up with me on PinterestInstagram, and  Facebook. If you make this recipe, please let me know how it turned out! Leave a comment below and share a picture on Instagram so I can see and feature you!

 

Pin

Sausage Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole

This Sausage Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole makes the best breakfast or brunch, especially if you need to feed a crowd! Layered with shredded hashbrowns, sausage, bell peppers, onions, eggs, and melted cheese. Prep this breakfast casserole the night before or make it the day ahead! 
5 from 20 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast casserole, breakfast hashbrown casserole, hasbrown breakfast casserole, Sausage Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 15 ounces shredded hash browns
  • 1 pound crumbled breakfast sausage cooked and drained
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1/3 cup red bell pepper diced
  • 8 whole eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt and black pepper
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking or casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and seasonings until smooth.
  • Layer the baking dish starting with the hashbrowns, then top with cooked sausage crumbles, bell peppers, onions, and 1 cup of cheese.
  • Add the egg mixture on top then sprinkle the top of the casserole with the remaining cheese.
  • Cover the casserole with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Carefully remove the foil and bake for another 5 minutes or until the eggs are set. Let the casserole cool for a few minutes before serving. Cut into squares and enjoy!
Find Kathryn’s Kitchen Blog on Instagram!Mention @Kathryns.Kitchen.Blog or tag #kathrynskitchen!

Notes

Recipe Notes: 
  • To Store: cover the casserole tightly with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven when ready to eat. 
  • To Freeze: you can cover the whole casserole with plastic wrap, then with foil, and freeze for up to 3-4 months. You can also cut the casserole into squares, wrap each serving with plastic wrap, then place in a heavy-duty plastic bag. When ready to defrost, let the casserole or casserole squares defrost overnight in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave or oven.
  • Other meat protein options to add in or use instead of sausage are crumbled bacon, chorizo, ground beef, turkey bacon, and diced ham.
  • I always recommend shredding your own cheese yourself so it’s extra melty.
  • If you want your hashbrowns to be crispy, brown them in a skillet before layering the ingredients. 
  • Make this vegetarian by omitting the sausage and adding extra veggies such as zucchini, mushrooms, fresh spinach, and tomatoes. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




21 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I made this sausage hashbrown breakfast casserole for breakfast this morning and it was a huge hit with the entire family. You did a fantastic job of breaking down the steps so I could be successful.

  2. 5 stars
    This sausage hashbrown breakfast casserole was so delicious! Loved eating breakfast for dinner!

  3. 5 stars
    I just about an hour I had a terrific one dish breakfast, added some chopped bacon too. This would be great for a breakfast potluck too.

  4. 5 stars
    I love a good casserole in the morning, and this one is so perfect for weekends! Pinned to make this weekend, thank you so much for the recipe 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    This breakfast casserole would make a great Sunday brunch. We don’t have ready made hash browns here in Italy but I often make my own, it doesn’t take long. Going to prep this for next Saturday for Sunday.

  6. 5 stars
    I made this for breakfast for the family. They took it down quickly. Everyone loved it. It was so easy to make. I definitely will be making again.

  7. 5 stars
    I really like casseroles but have never had one for breakfast and this one looks really delicious and like a great meal to start the day off with.