Sausage and Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
Loaded with fluffy eggs, sausage bites, hash brown potatoes, and cheese, this tasty Sausage Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole comes together in minutes and is sure to be a favorite dish!
During finals week of my freshman year of college, my dorm served special themed meals in the cafeteria. The dinner hours were extended to accommodate those students who studied for their exams late into the night. I always looked forward to those dinners because the food seemed slightly better than the regular meals that were normally served. And my favorite meal was always breakfast for dinner.
Eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and hashbrowns were just a few of the foods that made its way onto the cafeteria counters. My dorm went all out with the breakfast foods, and it showed by the amount of students that were always lined up to sample the breakfast.
Although I usually filled my plate several breakfast items, the one dish that I always took an extra serving of was their sausage egg potato casserole . It was filled with scrambled eggs, cheese, potatoes and sausage. Basically all of my favorite breakfast foods combined into one, which is probably why I loved it so much.
So in an effort to recreate my dorm’s favorite dish, I’m excited to share with you my delicious sausage hashbrown breakfast casserole.
Ingredients in Sausage Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole
Just like my Cheesy Egg and Hash Brown Cups, this cheesy hashbrown potato casserole combines hearty ingredients and is a breeze to whip up.
- Ground sausage
- Red bell pepper
- Frozen hashbrown potatoes
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Salt and pepper
How to Make Sausage Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole
- To start, I browned the sausage and set that aside.
- I then sautéed some red peppers and garlic for added flavor.
- Whisk up some eggs with milk and cheese, throw in your red pepper mixture, sausage, and frozen potatoes, and stir to combine.
- Pour into a dish and bake for about 45 minutes.
- Voila! Your cheesy hashbrown potato casserole is ready to serve!
How easy is that?! Once you dive into this sausage and hashbrown casserole, your taste buds will be thanking you. And because this dish is so versatile, you can customize it depending on your tastes.
So the next time you want a fulfilling, yet easy breakfast, try out this casserole! It’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser and knock your socks off!
Can I Make This Easy Hashbrown Casserole in Advance?
Yes! You can assemble it the night before and bake it in the morning, or serve it later on for a savory dinner.
Tips for Making This Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole
- I used mild Italian sausage in this sausage egg potato casserole, but any variety of ground sausage will work.
- I love pairing shard cheddar cheese with the eggs and sausage in this dish, but you can use any kind of cheese you’d like.
- Once this easy hashbrown breakfast casserole has been baked, it’s best enjoyed immediately.
Looking for more savory breakfast recipes? I’ve got you covered!
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- Breakfast Sliders
- Tomato and Bacon Frittata
Sausage Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole
- 1 pound ground sausage, (I used mild Italian sausage)
- 1 red bell pepper, , diced
- 2 garlic cloves, , minced (or 2 teaspoons garlic powder)
- 8 eggs
- ½ cup milk, (any kind)
- 16 ounces frozen hash brown potatoes, (half of a 32 oz. bag)
- 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- Salt and pepper, , to taste
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 3-quart baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a medium skillet, cook sausage until browned and crumbled. Drain, pour into a large bowl, and set aside.
- In the same pan, cook the pepper and garlic for about 5 minutes, or until tender. Add vegetables to sausage mixture.
- In another bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, garlic powder, cheese, salt, and pepper. Add in potatoes and stir thoroughly.
- Pour egg and potato mixture in with sausage and mix well. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and top with additional cheese, if desired.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake for another 20-25 minutes, or until potatoes are browned. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Serve immediately.
Nothing like going back to your college days, huh? Except with better food! This looks really great. Love the cheese everywhere!
For sure, Mir! Cheese always makes everything better, right?! 🙂
Hi Gayle! I honestly don’t know which recipe I like better, your cheesy egg and hash brown cups or todays awesome scrambled egg casserole! WE love breakfast for dinner around here too, and breakfast for dinner is cheap and easy to make usually as well, saving us a few bucks. Plus, what’s more nutritious than eggs? And I bet I could add a few red peppers or whatever too to add a few veggies. Love this!
Thanks so much for the kind words, Laura! Both recipes are so easy to whip. I think the casserole would be perfect for dinner because it can serve a larger crowd and is very filling. I added a few red peppers in here, but not too many, as my husband picks them out! 🙂 Otherwise, this would’ve been loaded with veggies had this been all for me!
I wish I could eat this right now! It looks deliciously cheesy! yum!
Thanks, Bri! I love the cheesiness of this casserole, too!
breakfast food for dinner is alwaysss the best!… I love the colors of the yellow with the pop of red peppers and green garnish, 😉 looks great!
Yes! I love having breakfast for dinner, it almost tastes better at dinner time than breakfast time! 🙂
Breakfast for dinner is my favorite too! This looks like a filling and delicious casserole. I love that it’s easy to make!
Thanks so much, Kristine! My husband already requested that I make this again for dinner. It’s so easy to prep the night before and then bake when it’s time to eat!
Love breakfast for dinner especially if tasty hasbrown potatoes are involved! This looks awesome with all the melty cheese 🙂
I love using hash brown potatoes, Kelly! It gives breakfast dishes a little something special. Thanks so much for the breakfast love!
Wow, your dorm cafeteria food sounds WAY better than what I got in college! They served the grossest warm breakfast food. The eggs were the pre-cracked-in-a-bottle-pre-stirred kind. Ick! Who knows how long ago those were cracked open. No thanks. I had lots of cold cereal.
This breakfast casserole sounds delicious! My husband would freak if I made him this : )
Yikes! Sounds like you had some interesting cafeteria food, Natalie! Not all the meals were the best at my school, but I always loved their breakfasts. Thanks so much for the casserole love!
I love breakfast casseroles, there is just so much that you can do with them.
Definitely, Dannii! Casseroles are so versatile, that’s half the fun! 🙂
This looks delicious, Gayle! I made oatmeal in my dorm room for bfast because I could rarely get up in time to actually make it to the dining hall before class! This looks way better. Hard to resist a bfast casserole!
Ha ha I didn’t always make it to breakfast either in college, Lindsey! 🙂 Thanks so much for the compliments!
I absolutely swoon over breakfast casseroles. Love them! Breakfast for dinner is the best!
It’s so much fun making casseroles because they’re so versatile! And, of course, so delicious to eat!
Oh, gosh. I LOVE hash brown bfast casseroles! Seriously I could eat that entire panful of cheesy goodness. Looks awesome, Gayle!
Thanks, Sarah! Hash browns hold a special place in my breakfasts…love them!
Breakfast for dinner is a big hit with me. I can’t resist a combination of eggs, cheese, hashbrowns, and sausage. Yum!
I love breakfast for dinner, Christin! Especially with this casserole, it’s hearty enough to serve for a filling dinner!
My hubs wil be the happiest man if he gets this tomorrow.. me to 😉 .. I can totally have this as breakfast, lunch and dinner… Yummyyyyyy!! Love it! 🙂
Thanks so much for the casserole love, Arpita! I hope you and your husband love it if you try it!
OMG Gayle you’re making my stomach growl and I just ate dinner! Breakfast casseroles are my favorite especially when it involves sausage!
Thanks, Katie! I love using sausage, too. It definitely makes the casserole full of flavor!
Breakfast for dinner is my favorite! Mostly because I’m the worst morning person that ever existed, so breakfast itself is usually pretty fast and easy (aka: boring). This looks amazing, Gayle, I could never resist hash brown anything, but with cheese and sausage…yum!
I’m totally the same way, Denise! Unless it’s easy to grab and walk out the door, I usually don’t make breakfast. But this casserole is easy to reheat, and even better for dinner!
Our college cafeteria used to do that too! And the professors would come and serve us! It was always so much fun even though it was the usual kinda gross breakfast food they always served, haha! I love the idea of this breakfast casserole, I really need more breakfast ideas that are make-ahead because I’m always so tired in the morning. I also love your blue casserole dish 🙂
How fun, Izzy! Sounds like a great way to get the students to interact with their professors more. And I’m with you, I love make ahead meals that are easy to reheat, because I am definitely not a morning person! And thanks for the dish compliments…it’s from Crate & Barrel! 🙂
Girl, I just LOVE breakfast for dinner! And breakfast casseroles are always such crowd-pleasers.
Casseroles are amazing to serve to a crowd! That’s the first thing I think of making if I know I’m having a bunch of people over!
Breakfast for dinner = my favourite thing ever! 🙂 I wish my dorm served up late night meals during my undergrad to gobble up after a long night of hitting the books! This breakfast casserole looks so delicious!! It has been soo long since I have whipped one up! I love the combo addition of red pepper and hashbrowns – fantastic!
Thanks so much for the kind words, Ceara! Breakfast for dinner just tastes better somehow! And the hash browns definitely make this dish!
I love casseroles! I know some people don’t but they are really one of my favorites. It just feels like comfort food to me! Love this dish, it has all my favorites in it!
Me too, Annie! Casseroles are so versatile, easy to make ahead of time, and just plain delicious!
We love breakfast for dinner! This looks great!
Thanks, Jessica! Breakfast for dinner is always a winner in my book!
Breakfast Casseroles are such a perfect option because everyone likes them! That’s so cool that your college did that for you!
I agree, Julie! Casseroles are so easy to play around with, and everyone loves them! Thanks for the kind words!
I love breakfast casseroles and I don’t know why I don’t make them enough? They totally multi-task because they’re perfect for dinner, too! This looks delicious, Gayle!
Thanks, Marcie! I love casseroles because they’re so easy to make, and even better to reheat! I don’t make them too often either, though I need to change that!
What an amazing combo! it’s like the Big Breakfast all on one plate! Great recipe!
I like you’re thinking, Karen! Definitely like a big breakfast!
Yum! I love crowd-feeding breakfast recipes! Perfect for Saturday mornings when all my cousins and extended family have stayed the night.
This would be a perfect casserole to feed to a crowd, Medha! Thanks so much for the kind words!
Sounds like you had an awesome cafeteria while you were in college! Breakfast for dinner is one of my favorite things too, it’s always quick and easy which is why I love it. I love the dish too, Gayle! Pinning this one!
Thanks so much for the casserole love and pin, Danielle! I love having breakfast for dinner whenever I can! It tastes extra special that way.
I love breakfast for dinner! But the husband hates it so I’ll just have to make this for breakfast instead! This sounds awesomeeee. It reminds me of a casserole that one of my friends used to make all the time!
What?! Maybe your husband needs to try this casserole and it’ll change his mind! 🙂 But that’s ok, definitely more for you then! Thanks, Ashley!
You’re making my taste buds crave this dish. We love love love hash, especially with sausage. Gayle this is a great dish.
Hash browns and sausage go so well together, Kathy! Thanks for the casserole love!
I with all the folks who could eat this for any meal. I love this kind of food. What a fun thing to happen at college. We didn’t have anything like this when I went.
Thanks, Carol! Breakfast for dinner is a special treat for me, and my husband and I gobbled this casserole up!