Breakfast doesn’t always have to be pancakes. This easy sausage breakfast casserole is perfect for any breakfast gathering! Keep reading to see how I incorporated it into a baby shower!
Baby Shower Food Idea
Since the baby shower was at 10:00 AM, it was the perfect addition to our little brunch fest. We had originally planned to put ham in this casserole, but forgot in the end, but that’s okay. Sausage is way better, and I don’t even like ham 😉 So we just pretended like there was ham, and it was almost all gone by the time the shower was over.
Sausage Breakfast Casserole
This casserole is made quite often — Father’s Day, Easter, Christmas…you get the idea, basically perfect for holidays when you don’t want to get up early to cook (or any time really!) You have to make it the night before, but it’s perfect to just throw in the oven the morning you want to use it, and it’s just so darn tasty. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. The best part of it is, it is so, so easy.
Sausage Breakfast Casserole
- 1 pound Italian Sausage
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 1/2 cup green pepper, diced
- 4 cups frozen, shredded hash browns
- 8 eggs
- 2 cups Kraft Natural's Colby Jack Shredded Cheese
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- Fry sausage in a large pan until cooked. Move to paper towel to drain excess grease, and in same pan, saute ½ cup onion and ½ cup green pepper until soft.
- Mix sausage, onion, green pepper, and hash browns together and spread evenly into a 9x13 pan. Sprinkle two cups grated cheese over the top.
- In separate bowl, whip eight large eggs, and 1 and ¼ cup milk, salt and pepper together, and pour over hash brown mixture.
- Put in fridge overnight or for at least two hours. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes or until eggs are set
Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is currently training to be a Certified Lactation Educator. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.
Could somebody please post the recipe it has disappeared and I cannot find the ingredients anywhere. This is my favorite
Hmm I just checked, and it seems to still be here! WHat browser are you using?
Actually I see what you are saying. So sorry! Working on this now.
I am making this tomorrow for my daughter’s school, they are having a breakfast for the Vets. Can I make it tonight and keep it in the fridge and bake it in the morning?
Young Jean says
Recipes look good but don’t see any nutritional info. I just had a transplant and unable to eat without knowing the nutritional info could you please post the nutritional info in the future? Thanks
I’m not able to find shredded hash browns in any of my local supermarkets. Would frozen, bite-sized hash browns work just as well?
I’m sure that it would be delicious with those!
Looking for a freeze ahead casserole for convience, how do you think this would do if I followed instructions and froze before cooking?
If you froze it, I would take it out the morning (or night before would be even better) and let it thaw in the refrigerator. Then you could just cook it according to the baking instructions once thawed. I believe this would freeze quite nicely.
Made this, turned out fabo! Even the leftovers.
So glad to hear that! It’s definitely one of our favorites 🙂
Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says
This would be great Sunday before church!
That’s when we have it a lot!
I was wandering if you could use just like pork sausage instead of Italian sausage? Just because that’s what I have in the freezer :). Thanks so much.
I don’t see why not! I’m sure that would work great 🙂
How long should it cook if you don’t put it in the fridge for two hours? I skipped over that part, oops!
You should still be able to let it cook for the same amount of time. 🙂
Do you cook the hashbrowns ahead of time or are they frozen when you spread them?
Nope, just put them in frozen! I’ll add that to the instructions 🙂 Great question!
Just wondering…in step 2 is that supposed to read hash browns instead of eggs?
It totally is! Thank you so much for pointing that out 🙂
Are we suppose to use eggs. Cuz it didn’t mention in ingredients? Please mention pint rest when replying. Thank u
Thank you so much for noticing that! I can’t believe I forgot the most important ingredient. Yes, there 8 eggs
That looks like a delicious and hearty breakfast!