Feed a crowd with this quick and easy Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole. This flavorful breakfast dish is filled with sausage, eggs, and cheese, and serves twelve.
Are you ever at a loss when it comes to feeding a crowd for breakfast? No one wants to stand at the stove for hours managing multiple pans of breakfast foods. Why not combine them into one delicious dish?
The best part – this breakfast bakes up in the oven in a single pan. Simply slice into squares and serve!
You’ll love my hash brown breakfast casserole because it combines all of your favorite breakfast foods. Shredded hash browns are the base for this amazingly easy casserole.
Add in cooked sausage, eggs, cheese, and a few spices, and this casserole is ready to bake.
Love potato casseroles? Try my Cheesy Hash Brown Potato Casserole. Just like this recipe, it’s fantastic for feeding a crowd!
Breakfast Casserole With Sausage
For this breakfast casserole, I like to use a 16 ounces of hot turkey sausage and 16 ounces of mild turkey sausage. You’re welcome to use your favorite breakfast sausage for this recipe. I’ve made this casserole with pork sausage as well, and it turns out great.
I suggest using a package of hot sausage and mild sausage because the spicy sausage helps add flavor to the casserole. Don’t worry, it doesn’t make the casserole too spicy.
If you are opposed to any heat in your foods, feel free to use all mild sausage instead. If you love spice, try it with two packages of spicy sausage.
You’re also welcome to cook up an equal amount of bacon to use instead of sausage. If you give this a try, let us know how it goes in the comments below!
Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole
This casserole is easy to make ahead the night before, to save time in the morning. Simply prepare your casserole per the instructions, but before baking, cover and refrigerate overnight.
Simply preheat your oven in the morning, uncover the casserole, and bake according to the directions.
Freezer Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
Looking to save time in the mornings, without sacrificing a quality breakfast? I love to make this breakfast casserole on the weekends, then freeze in individual servings to warm up during the week. It’s so easy!
Bake your casserole and allow to cool completely. Cut into single serving squares, wrap in foil, and store in a freezer bag. Take out a square to thaw in the refrigerator the night before.
An individual serving can be reheated in the microwave (times vary based on appliance – use your best judgement) or reheated in a toaster oven (about 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit).
If you love breakfast meal prepping, you may want to check out my High Protein Freezer Breakfast Burritos. I thaw and reheat them in the same way.
Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
- 16 ounces mild breakfast sausage
- 16 ounces hot breakfast sausage
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
- 30 ounces shredded hash browns thawed
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 8 large eggs
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- chives as a garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, crumble and cook breakfast sausage until browned. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Crack eggs into a large bowl. Add heavy cream, salt, onion powder, pepper, and paprika. Whisk to combine. Add thawed hash browns, melted butter, sausage, and cheese. Stir to combine.
- Pour into a 9x13 pan and spread into an even layer.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until middle of casserole has set and edges are browned. Optionally, garnish with chives before serving.