Easy Breakfast Casserole with Hashbrowns & Sausage

On Labor Day, we had some friends over for brunch. I kept it simple, serving fruit, a casserole and leftover cinnamon rolls. Little did I know the casserole would be a huge hit and the end to an ongoing debate between my friends, Teresa and Matt.

Apparently, Matt was previously of the opinion that it’s impossible to make a good casserole with hashbrowns. My casserole (courtesy of another recipe from my cousin, Sarah) had hashbrowns, eggs, sausage and cheese. And it was delicious.

{If I do say so myself. But I don’t have to, because my friends said it several times. Plus, it’s not like it was my original recipe or anything. I just followed the directions on my little 3×5 card. Okay, you got me. I tweaked it a little. Of course.}

Even in Teresa’s thank you note for a baby gift I gave her earlier that weekend, she mentioned the casserole! And Chelley has been harassing me for the recipe ever since – and she’s not even a cook!

I don’t know what it was about this casserole, but it’s possible it has superpowers.

Breakfast Casserole {with hashbrowns}

¾ bag of shredded hashbrowns
8 eggs
1 cup skim milk
2 cups cheese
¾ lb. mild sausage, browned
Salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or spray 9×13 pan. Whisk 8-10 eggs and milk together and add salt and pepper as desired.

Place hashbrowns in bottom of pan. (I only used ¾ the bag because I would have sworn I couldn’t fit the whole bag plus the other ingredients in my one pan. I may have been wrong, but then again, that may have been why the hashbrowns cooked just fine, despite Matt’s previous experience that they do not.)

Sprinkle sausage over the hashbrowns. (You can use the full pound. I just reserved some for biscuits and gravy at a later date.) Pour egg mixture over the sausage and hashbrowns, then sprinkle cheese on top.

Bake for 30-60 minutes. I wish I could give you a more specific timeframe, but the recipe said 30 minutes and it took almost twice that long. So, bake until it’s done (and doesn’t run when you cut into it).

Do you like breakfast foods? What’s your favorite? And do you prefer hashbrowns or bread in your breakfast casseroles?

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