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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! 
 
3.95 from 1287 votes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Kasey Schwartz
Servings: 12 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour

Ingredients  

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

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Crumble sausage into a skillet on the stove and brown completely. Remove from heat.
  • In a large bowl, mix eggs and milk together and whisk well.
  • Add salt and pepper to this mixture and stir.
  • To a 9x13 dish, add frozen hashbrowns, sausage, and cheese - stir together in the dish
  • 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

Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 600mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 402IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword: breakfast, breakfast casserole, brunch
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About Kasey Schwartz

Hi, I’m Kasey, Founder of All Things Mamma – where I am dishing up family favorite recipes that are easy to make with simple, everyday ingredients. Plus – tips and tricks for living your best life!

Comments

  1. 1 star
    Wish I’d read the comments first… it’s an inedible casserole soup. Thanks for ruining dinner

  2. Jenny Gibbs says:

    5 stars
    I don’t normally like breakfast casseroles, but this one was delicious! And very easy to make. I’m not a great cook either, and I loved the way this one came together in no time, with little effort other than cracking a few eggs, browning the sausage, and mixing everything together. I even forgot the step of mixing the hashbrowns, sausage, cheese, and eggs – they were in layers. It didn’t matter a bit. I’ll definitely make this again.

  3. Way too much milk. Turned out like soup.

    1. 5 stars
      I used water instead of milk and it turned out great.

  4. So is it supposed to be half of a 15oz pack (so 7.5 oz) or half of a 30oz pack (so 15oz) of frozen hash browns? I assume half of a 28 to 30 oz pack to equal 15oz total?

  5. Pissed Off says:

    1 star
    This recipe reminded me of a Christmas breakfast casserole my aunt used to make when I was a kid, and I was very interested. I doubled the recipe in order to feed my whole family. I followed the recipe exactly!!! Didn’t change anything at all. Instead of 45 minutes, it took about 3.5 hours in the oven. After 45 minutes, it was a soupy mess. After 1.5 hours, it was still a soup. Finally, after 3 hours it looked normal. When my family and I finally got to taste it, all we tasted was potato. Wish I could get my time, and money back. Don’t waste your time with this recipe.

  6. I know it says you don’t make thi the night before, but can you if you want?

  7. Jennifer Goodson says:

    5 stars
    I made this for Christmas morning and it was delicious. I made it as written, using whole milk and medium cheddar shredded cheese. I baked it for 45 minutes covered with foil, removed the foil and sprinkled a little more shredded cheese over the top, then baked it for an additional 20-25 minutes or so uncovered. It was perfectly cooked. The edges got a little crispy (kind of like lasagna does). I have a new Christmas morning favorite!

  8. Kelly Atkinson says:

    I subbed vegan sausage to make it vegetarian. Delicious!!! Thank you!

    1. 2 stars
      The eggs are too milky. Definitely would change the ratio of that. In addition to that, frozen hash browns straight into the dish isn’t the best idea. I definitely should have cooked off some of the water first and seasoned them as well before adding them to the dish. This was only edible because I added cooked onions and peppers to add flavor. There definitely has to be a better recipe out there than this one.

      1. 1 star
        Used the same ratio, used the same ingredients, went by the book and it came out really really soupy. Don’t recommend this recipe to anyone.

  9. Maria Miller says:

    How are you supposed to mix anything won’t frozen hash browns? Were they supposed to be thawed first! Cause mine are in one big block!

    1. Tap your clump with back of spoon to separate. It’s more of a toss together than a mix with the potatoes so hard. It all works out!

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