Monday, August 27, 2012

Sausage and Cheese Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

If you asked me for my "go to" breakfast casserole this would be it. It is simple and basic, great for kids and adults alike. This is the breakfast casserole my kids have requested the last several Christmas mornings. This breakfast is hearty and filling, add some fresh fruit and your done!
Sausage and Cheese Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
1 pound ground Breakfast Sausage (I used Jimmy Dean Maple Flavor)
1  medium onion, diced (1 cup)
1/2  cup flour
3  cups milk
2  teaspoons Frank's Hot Sauce 
4  cups (16 ounces) Sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided (or your choice, I sometime use Colby/Jack)
4  cups frozen Hash Brown Potatoes, thawed (12 ounces)
10 eggs, beaten
1   teaspoon salt
1/2  teaspoon pepper

In a large skillet (use the largest you have), brown the ground sausage and onion over medium heat, until cooked through, drain. Add the flour to the sausage and continue cooking for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Slowly add the milk and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and let simmer for a minute or two until thickened, make sure to scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Remove from the heat and add the Frank's hot sauce and 2 cups of the cheese. Stir until melted and set aside to cool for about 5 minutes.  Add the hash browns, beaten eggs, salt and pepper. If your skillet is not big enough to add in the hash browns and eggs, transfer to a large bowl and mix well. Pour the mixture into a lightly greased 9 x 13" Pyrex dish. Top with the remaining 2 cups of cheese. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45-50 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Cooks Note: It is great if you want to make ahead and refrigerate over night. 



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  1. Looks and sounds amazingly delicious. YUM! I made a br'fast casserole over the weekend and talked with friends just yesterday about them too - how beloved they are. Thanks for sharing another tasty dish.

  2. I love breakfast casserole, that's what I call it and fix often.
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  3. Looks like another dish I will be trying! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE!

  4. Ooh - this sounds really yummy! I can imagine having some lovely brown sauce with this too :)


  5. Oh I love a good breakfast casserole. They make mornings so easy. I'll definitely be trying this more my traditional Christmas breakfast get together this year. Thanks for sharing at Wednesday Whatsits!

  6. You've been featured! Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday Whatsits!

  7. Yum! I love breakfast casseroles. I like that your casserole has hot sauce in it. I usually incorporate some type of pepper or hot sauce into my recipes.

    Thanks for linking up to Saturday Dishes! Have a great Sunday.

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

  8. Yum~~ Thanks for sharing at SAturday Dishes Pinned! ~ Paula


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