We were going to call this a breakfast casserole, but the truth is, sausage + eggs + hashbrowns is really an anytime you want it kind of thing.
Why I like Sausage Casserole Recipes
I am a huge fan of breakfast casseroles. They are easy, they feed a bunch of people and they taste amazing. If you’re not sold on those three points, let me elaborate. I will make a breakfast casserole believe out of you in no time! But first, let me just clarify what a breakfast casserole is just so you can picture it in your mind (then you might automatically be convinced of its awesomeness).
Breakfast casseroles are simply morning foods that are typically baked in the oven in a large pan. All of the ingredients are mixed together, baked and then served. Usually breakfast guests serve themselves directly from the baking dish so there is no plating required and everyone can eat at the same time (unlike having everyone wait as you cook one pancake at a time….). Simple as that! No sautéing or grilling or other kitchen appliances involved. Now how amazing does that sound? Let’s go on…
Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipe
Maybe you are catching on by now are realizing the simplicity of breakfast casseroles. I’m pretty sure this is my favorite feature of these dishes- the ease of cooking. I know that in the morning, I hate using multiple appliances. It is just too early to be heating up a griddle and pulling out a waffle iron or turning on a stand mixer.
I want breakfast quickly and without a lot of fuss! Mixing ingredients in one bowl and then baking them in one pan is my idea of a good breakfast. In this specific recipe, sausage, eggs and hash browns are mixed together and then baked. Breakfast is served! No complicated early morning cooking processes here!
The next reason why you should become a breakfast casserole convert is because these dishes can feed a lot of people easily. You already know how easy a breakfast casserole is to make, so what if I told you it can feed anywhere from 4 to 20 people all with the same effort?
It’s true! If you are cooking for a large crowd, just crack a few more eggs and grate a few more hash browns into that bowl and bake as usual! Only cooking for two, cut the recipe in half and enjoy a small breakfast. The joy of this recipe is that the oven basically does all the work. You don’t need to stand over a hot stove flipping a hundred pancakes anymore. Mix, pour into a baking dish and then enjoy a cup of coffee as your breakfast cooks itself. Now that sounds like a dream…
Easy Breakfast Casserole
So breakfast casseroles are easy and they can feed many people with little effort but what about taste? All of those great selling points are useless if the casserole tastes terrible. However, that is not the case. This sausage egg and hash brown casserole is to die for. It is honestly everything that is great about breakfast rolled into one flavorful dish.
Breakfast sausage meets scrambled eggs plus some hash browns for good luck- how can you go wrong with those ingredients? Add some spices and people will think this meal took you hours to prepare (We won’t tell anyone that you made this breakfast in under ten minutes!).
I bet that now you are convinced that breakfast casseroles are the best option for a tasty, hearty, easy breakfast. So what are you waiting for?! Plan your next breakfast get together now because you are well equipped to handle cooking for a crowd and wowing them all with your amazing breakfast skills. Sausage, egg, hash brown casserole for the win!
Hope you Enjoy! =)
- 1 lb. shredded potatoes or hashbrowns
- 12 ounces breakfast sausage
- 9 eggs
- ¼ cup milk (or almond milk for paleo)
- 1 teaspoon Herbes of Provence
- salt + pepper to taste
- green onions (optional for topping)
- Preheat oven to 350(F) degrees and prepare an 8x8 pan (or skillet) with non-stick spray. Brown sausage until fully cooked then remove from heat and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk 6 eggs with milk and seasonings. Add shredded potatoes (or hashbrowns) and cooked sausage then stir until combined. Transfer to prepared pan and cover with foil.
- Bake for 30 minutes then carefully remove foil and place remaining eggs on top. Increase oven to 425(F) degrees and bake (uncovered) for an additional 10-15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool for several minutes before serving.