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posted: 03/20/19

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This easy Hash Brown Egg Casserole recipe is full of amazing flavors. It’s such perfect breakfast comfort food that you will want to make for your family again and again. Serve it with my crustless spinach quiche, apple carrot zucchini muffins and this perfect Bloody Mary Mix.

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EASY HASH BROWN EGG CASSEROLE

Something that does always spark joy for me is sharing delicious recipes with all of you. This bacon hash brown casserole recipe has been on my blog for a long time, and I recently decided that I wanted to tweak it just a little, make sure it was perfect, and share it with all of you again. I even went and added a video (you can find that in the recipe below), so that you can see how simple it is.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS EASY HASH BROWN CASSEROLE

So, I hesitate a little to call this Hash Brown Egg Casserole easy because there is this putsy step at the beginning where you cook the breakfast sausage, drain the fat, and then cook the bacon. It is a little time consuming, but it is definitely not difficult. So, the easy title can stand, but this is not a quick recipe.

  1. Cook the sausage and then cook the bacon.
  2. In a large bowl whisk the eggs, milk, and spices.
  3. Add in the red pepper, onion, cooked sausage, cooked bacon, cheese, and hash browns. Mix it all together
  4. Put it in a baking dish, add more cheese, cover, and bake.
  5. Bake a little more at the very end uncovered.

See! Very easy. This sausage hash brown casserole would be a great recipe to have your kids help with because besides the cooking of the meat, they could do a lot of it themselves. My kiddos love helping in the kitchen. I bought them these knives and they can even help chop veggies then.

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VARIATIONS AND SUBSTITUTIONS FOR THIS HASH BROWN EGG CASSEROLE

DO I HAVE TO THAW THE HASH BROWNS?

Yes and no. I have made this recipe without first thawing them, and it does cook fine. But the end result is a pile of casserole on your plate, not cut squares. Additionally, the recipe ends up a bit watery. It will taste fine, but it won’t look as pleasant or have the consistency you are going for.

CAN I MAKE THIS HASHBROWN CASSEROLE THE NIGHT BEFORE?

An overnight breakfast casserole with hash browns sounds even easier, right? Yes. You can make this the night before. Just leave the cheese off the top until right before you are putting it in the oven.

WHAT CAN I USE INSTEAD OF PEPPERS AND ONIONS?

If your family is opposed to those, I would just leave them out. Otherwise some cooked spinach or parboiled broccoli would be delicious in this!

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OTHER GREAT BREAKFAST RECIPES

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5 from 2 votes

Hash Brown Egg Casserole

Serves: 8
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Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 55 minutes
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes
This easy Hash Brown Egg Casserole recipe is full of amazing flavors. It's such perfect breakfast comfort food that you will want to make for your family again and again.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound turkey breakfast sausage
  • 5 slices thick cut bacon diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1/2 a medium onion diced
  • 24 ounces frozen hash browns thawed and drained (see note)
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded Crystal Farms mild cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 by 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a medium skillet over medium heat, cook the breakfast sausage until cooked through. Drain and set aside. Cook the diced bacon in the same skillet, until crisp. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs. Mix in the eggs, red pepper, onion, milk, one cup of the cheddar cheese, sausage, bacon, and spices. Mix in the hash browns.
  • Pour the entire mixture into the casserole dish. Top with the remaining cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 50 minutes. Uncover and bake for 5 more minutes.
  • Let the casserole sit for 10 minutes and enjoy!

Notes

This recipe works best if you squeeze the excess liquid out of the thawed hash browns before making this.
Calories: 523kcal (26%) Carbohydrates: 28g (9%) Protein: 19g (38%) Fat: 33g (51%) Saturated Fat: 6g (38%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 251mg (84%) Sodium: 1414mg (61%) Potassium: 194mg (6%) Fiber: 4g (17%) Sugar: 5g (6%) Vitamin A: 1050IU (21%) Vitamin C: 30.5mg (37%) Calcium: 350mg (35%) Iron: 2.2mg (12%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American

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Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says

    Hashbrowns and cheese – my love language!

  2. Susan Moseley says

    I love a good breakfast casserole and cheese from Crystal Farms cheese tops it all off.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I totally agree Susan!

  3. Tina says

    I so want to try this, looks ???? delicious , can I freeze leftovers?

    • Lisa Longley says

      So my only concern with freezing this is the cheese. I would instead suggest trying to tweak the recipe a little to make a half batch.

  4. Lisa Olson says

    Have you ever tried making this the night before and storing in the refrigerator? I’m afraid the potatoes might get too soggy. But I love casseroles I can make the night before!

  5. Jeff Shft says

    5 stars
    My partner served me this egg casserole today. And I tell you, all my stress just disappeared. This is heaven. Thanks for this.

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