16ouncesfrozen hash brown potatoes(half of a 32 oz. bag)
3cupsshredded 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.
Casserole will keep refrigerated for about 3 days.