This Easy Breakfast Casserole recipe comes together in no time for a weekend breakfast! Combine eggs with sausage, frozen hashbrown potatoes, and cheese for the ultimate easy breakfast or brunch casserole!

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! Give me all the waffles, pancakes, and biscuits and I’m one happy lady!

breakfast casserole

A Weekend Breakfast Casserole Favorite

Breakfast Casserole isn’t a stranger around All Things Mamma! Our Overnight Breakfast Casserole has been a favorite for years.

But, If you’re anything like me, sometimes you don’t know the day before what you want to eat the next morning. I mean, I am human…right?! haha! So, this Easy Breakfast Casserole gives you all the goodness faster! Really, the only difference is that you’re leaving off the crust from the overnight casserole AND you’re not chilling it the night before.

A delicious and hearty breakfast casserole that is the BEST ever and super simple to make!! have several breakfast casserole recipes here on All Things Mamma but this recipe is consistently #1. And not just the #1 casserole – the #1 recipe on the entire site! WOW!! Everyone loves this casserole because it’s 

  1. Easy and cheap
  2. Hearty and full of delicious breakfast goodness!

This classic breakfast casserole always turns out. Promise. Packed full of hash browns, eggs, sausage, and cheese it explodes with flavor! 

Your family will love this easy breakfast casserole for Christmas morning, a weekend brunch, or even a weekday treat! It is perfect for baking ahead of time or making it the morning of. 

easy breakfast casserole on a spoon being served

How to Make An Easy Breakfast Casserole – QUICKLY!

You just need to keep a few simple ingredients on hand to whip this baby up anytime you need a dose of comfort! It’s also the perfect breakfast to whip up on Sunday and enjoy during the week with just a little microwave action.

NOTE: Updated baking times.

Ingredients needed for this recipe:

For the entire recipe ingredients, see the recipe card below.

  • Sausage – I like spicy breakfast sausage for this recipe, but mild is good if you have littles in your house.
  • Eggs – whisked together
  • Shredded Cheese – I like cheddar but you can use your favorite
  • Frozen Hashbrowns – you can use hashbrown potatoes or shredded.
  • Milk – whole milk is best.

Substitutions:

  • Breakfast Meat: Ham, bacon, or turkey sausage would be perfect!
  • Potatoes: tater tots or shredded hashbrowns would be fine to use.
  • Cheese: Colby Jack, Pepper Jack, Swiss cheese, or Monterey Jack are good substitutions for the casserole.
  • Milk: Mix it up! Add half and half or heavy cream in place of 1 cup of milk.
  • Veggies: mix in mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, broccoli or spinach.

Directions:

  1. Prepare: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Brown the Sausage: Crumble sausage into a skillet on the stove and brown completely. Remove from heat.
  3. Whisk the Eggs: In a large bowl, mix eggs and milk together and whisk well.
  4. Add seasonings: Add salt and pepper to the egg mixture and stir.
  5. Mix ingredients all together: To a 9×13 dish sprayed with cooking spray, add frozen hashbrowns, sausage, and cheese.
  6. Add to the baking dish: Pour the egg/milk mixture into the dish.
  7. Bake: Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes – covered with foil.
  8. Rest: Remove the foil and bake for about 10-15 minutes more until the dish is bubbly and cheese is melted.
easy breakfast casserole

What to Serve with a Delicious Breakfast Casserole

Make this a complete meal is easy by adding a few breakfast favorites to your menu. This breakfast casserole is perfect alone but if you are looking for some side ideas, I’ve got you covered! Here are some ideas of what can go along with this breakfast casserole recipe during the holiday season.

Breakfast Casserole Tips For Success

Make ahead: You can easily make this casserole the night before and bake in the morning. Just cover in the fridge and take out while your oven is preheating. You may need to increase the baking time by 10-15 minutes.

Baking Tip: This casserole is done when the edges are set and lightly brown and the center only jiggles slightly. Make sure there is no “watery” eggs in the center before removing from the oven.

Storage: Cover the entire casserole with foil or a lid to your baking dish and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Reheat: Reheat in the microwave.

Freeze: This casserole can be frozen. First bake your breakfast casserole and once it has completely cooled, place in an airtight container or ziplock bag. When ready to warm up, place in oven and bake at 350 degrees until warmed through about 20 to 25 minutes.

breakfast casserole in a dish

Look at all that cheesy goodness! Doesn’t it make you want to have a piece right now?! Well, what are you waiting for?

Now is a GREAT time to make up this Easy Breakfast Casserole to enjoy with a side of fruit!

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Easy Breakfast Casserole

This Easy Breakfast Casserole comes together in no time for a weekend breakfast! Combine eggs with sausage, frozen hashbrown potatoes, and cheese for the ultimate easy breakfast or brunch casserole! 
 
3.98 from 2303 votes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Kasey Schwartz
Servings: 12 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour

Ingredients  

  • 1 pound Sausage
  • 6 Eggs
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 package Frozen Hashbrowns 15oz
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese shredded – I like cheddar but you can use your favorite

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Crumble sausage into a skillet on the stove and brown completely. Remove from heat.
    1 pound Sausage
  • In a large bowl, mix eggs and milk together and whisk well.
    6 Eggs, 2 cups Milk
  • Add salt and pepper to this mixture and stir.
    1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • To a 9×13 dish, add frozen hashbrowns, sausage, and cheese – stir together in the dish
    1/2 package Frozen Hashbrowns, 2 cups Cheddar Cheese
  • Pour the egg/milk mixture into the dish.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes – covered with foil. Remove the foil and bake for about 10-15 minutes more until the dish is bubbly and cheese is melted.

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Notes

NOTE: updated recipe cook times on 11/22/2020
Cook until the outside edges are firm and the center isn’t jiggly anymore. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 503mg | Sodium: 753mg | Potassium: 439mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 939IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 259mg | Iron: 3mg
Keyword: breakfast, breakfast casserole, brunch
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About Kasey Schwartz

For over 15 years, Kasey Schwartz, the mastermind behind All Things Mamma, has been the ultimate go-to for mouthwatering family recipes. Her work has been featured on Today.com, Buzz Feed, Better Homes and Gardens, and more, making her your go-to mom next door for all things delicious and family-friendly.

Comments

  1. Shirley Pickett says:

    5 stars
    This recipe is awesome, easy to make, economical and did I say oohhh sooo delicious. I’ve made it twice and tweaked with seasonings for more flavor. Don’t think I will share with my family and friend just yet, gonna let them wonder for a while where I got the recipe
    Thanks

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      Thank you, Shirley! We’re so glad you enjoy it and were able to tweak it to fit your needs. Your secret is safe with us. 😉

  2. Making this tonight but I added onions and bacon! Will update once it’s done!

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      We hope you enjoy, Amanda!

  3. 5 stars
    I didn’t measure the milk and used refrigerated shredded hash browns, and it turned out perfectly. I would definitely make this again, very easy and tasty.

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      Thank you, Melea! We’re so glad it turned out well for you. 😊

  4. Jennifer T says:

    2 stars
    Wishing I had read other comments. Came out watery and soupy. Had to add more hash browns and cook an additional hour. Probably could use 1 cup of milk instead of 2.

  5. Mine is like soup :(. Is there any way to save it ???? It’s already been in the oven an hour.

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      Sorry to hear this, Cait! You could try whisking in more hashbrowns.

  6. Sami Strausser says:

    1 star
    2 cups milk with 6 eggs is a ridiculous amount- only make this if you want breakfast soup.

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      We’re sorry you didn’t enjoy it, Sami!

  7. 5 stars
    Super easy to make and ohhhh so yummy!!

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      Thank you, Barb! We’re so glad you enjoyed it. 😊

  8. Lynn C Behnke says:

    4 stars
    My family really liked this. My husband who usually says no to second helpings had three! He added salsa. My family suggested adding spinach next time.
    My only problem was the started prep time. The sausage alone took 15 minutes last night, and I spent at least that long again this morning. It was worth it, but I’m glad they slept late!

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Lynn! Thank you for the feedback on the prep time as well. We hope your morning still went smoothly!

  9. 5 stars
    This has become one of our favorites & not just for breakfast! We love it!

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      We’re so happy to hear this, Marsha!

  10. How can 6 eggs serve 12?

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      With the added ingredients, the casserole becomes quite filling. Of course, the serving size is just a suggestion, and you can adjust as you see fit!

  11. Sharon Ward says:

    5 stars
    I enjoyed this. I used pork chorizo instead of sausage and added 2 additional eggs. I cooked it about 10 minutes longer in a stone pan. Amazing!

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      Thank you for the feedback, Sharon! We’re so glad you enjoyed it. 😊

  12. Gracie MacMurtrie says:

    Can you use heavy cream

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      We haven’t tested it, but it should work!

  13. Sarah Baird says:

    Can you use sausage links diced up instead of sausage in a package you have to cook up?

  14. Maggie Witt says:

    This casserole is very simple and delicious! I love that it can be made ahead, too. I’ve made it with both diced hash browns and shredded hash browns. Diced is far superior and I recommend only using diced.
    Very tasty casserole & was a hit with the whole family!

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      Thank you, Maggie! We’re so glad you enjoyed it!

      1. This would be great with a fresh sausage gravy over top when served, not baked in/on. Trying this tonight!

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