In this post I’m going to show you how to make this simple Hash Brown casserole. It takes only minutes to prepare and bakes up beautifully every time.
A Simple and Delicious Breakfast Casserole
There’s a wonderful backstory to this delicious recipe. It all started when I was asked to bake for a brunch for senior citizens.
See, I work with a wonderful inner city ministry called Relentless Love International. We regularly work with children in an apartment complex in Houston’s inner city.
This time, we were asked to work with the senior citizens at the complex, to host a Bingo & Brunch event. I’m the go-to baker for ministry events so I put my imagination to work, coming up with ideas for the brunch.
I settled on four items: Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, Cinnamon Roll Casserole, Lemon Blueberry Bread Pudding, and this Easy Hash Brown Casserole.
I found the recipe at Salty Side Dish. It came together great! There were no leftovers!
The morning was awesome and we all had a wonderful time. The seniors thoroughly enjoyed the experience and seemed to love the food, too!
In fact, there was no Hash Brown casserole left over at the end of the day. They gobbled it down.
A Casserole Worth Making Again!
I enjoyed this recipe so much that I made it again for a writing group event just yesterday. The ladies there loved it just as much. Once again, I came home with an empty dish!
So, I guess the empty dish is a testament to the goodness of this recipe. You’ll have to make it and see for yourself!
Hash Brown Casserole Ingredients
You will find a full printable recipe card at the bottom of this post but here’s a quick peek at what you’ll need. These are very simple ingredients you probably already have in your refrigerator or pantry.
- large eggs
- regular pork sausage (Jimmy Dean or other)
- whole milk
- frozen (thawed) shredded hash browns (30 oz)
- shredded cheddar cheese
- black pepper
- garlic powder
How to Make this Delicious Hashbrown Casserole
This is such a simple dish, y’all! You’re going to end up making it over and over again.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Make sure your hash browns are thawed.
Fry up the sausage, ground-meat style. Make sure it’s fully cooked. Set aside to cool.
Butter a 9 x 13-inch pan.
Whisk together the eggs milk, and seasonings. Set aside.
Place hash browns in the bottom of the buttered dish. (Mine were about an inch high.) Level them out as best you can.
Add the sausage to the top of the hash browns.
It’s time to add the cheese! Sprinkle on all but 1/2 cup.
Pour the egg mixture over it.
Sprinkle on the rest of the cheese.
Cover with foil and place in preheated oven.
Bake for 40 minutes. Take the foil off and continue to bake for an additional 20 minutes. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool.
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap and refrigerate. This casserole will be good up to three days in the refrigerator. I don’t recommend freezing it.
What to Expect from this Hash Brown Casserole
This is a warm, cozy, delicious hash brown casserole, rich with cheesy goodness.
I loved the combination of potato, meat, eggs, and cheese. It was an all-in-one dish, perfect for a crowd.
I used regular sausage the first time I made it and maple-flavored sausage the second time. Both were equally as good!
Speaking of changing things up, let’s talk about some other options.
Variations on this Recipe
Mexican Hash Brown Casserole: Next time I think I’m going to try spicy Jimmy Dean sausage and some Mild Rotel in the egg mixture. (Delicious!)
Maple Bacon: Another fun option would be to skip the sausage, adding maple bacon in its place, as well as maple syrup. This sweet version would be absolutely yummy!
Onions: I would love to add some chopped onions to the sausage while it cooks. (Is there anything better than sautéed onion?)
Other Breakfast Dishes from Out of the Box Baking
If you like this casserole you might enjoy some of these other breakfast goodies from Out of the Box:
That’s it for this post, friends! I hope you enjoyed this delicious recipe.
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- 8 large eggs
- 1 pound regular pork sausage (Jimmy Dean or other)
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1 package frozen (thawed) shredded hash browns (26 oz)
- 2 cups cheddar cheese
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- This is such a simple dish, y’all! You’re going to end up making it over and over again.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Make sure your hash browns are thawed.
- Fry up the sausage, ground-meat style. Make sure it’s fully cooked. Set aside to cool.
- Butter a 9 x 13-inch pan.
- Whisk together the eggs milk, and seasonings. Set aside.
- Place hash browns in the bottom of the buttered dish. (Mine were about an inch high.) Level them out as best you can.
- Add the sausage to the top of the hash browns.
- It’s time to add the cheese! Sprinkle on all by 1/2 cup.
- Pour the egg mixture over it.
- Add the final 1/2 cup of cheese to the top.
- Cover with foil and place in preheated oven.
- Bake for 40 minutes. Take the foil off and continue to bake for an additional 20 minutes.
- Serve warm.
- Cover leftovers with plastic wrap and refrigerate. This casserole will be good up to three days in the refrigerator. I don’t recommend freezing it.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 176mgSodium: 780mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 16g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.