This easy Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole has a combination of eggs, sausage, hash browns and cheeses that are baked to a golden brown perfection. And the breakfast casserole can be prepped the night before or the morning you want breakfast.
I love easy breakfast casseroles that I can make the night before or the morning of when I want a yummy breakfast for my family. I even love making and eating this quick and easy breakfast casserole for dinner!
If you like breakfast casseroles, you’ll also want to try this French Toast Casserole. It’s easy to make and so delicious!
After you make the hash brown breakfast casserole recipe, you can bake it right then and serve it for a meal, or you can prepare it in advance and bake it the next morning.
Prepare the Easy Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole in Advance:
To prepare the hash brown breakfast casserole recipe in advance, follow the directions and combine all the ingredients together. Pour the hash brown mixture into a 9×13 baking dish, then instead of baking it, cover it and place the breakfast casserole in your fridge overnight.
In the morning, take it out of the fridge, take the cover off and put it into the oven to bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. You’ll need to bake it a little longer than the normal 30 minute baking time because the breakfast casserole is cold coming right out of the fridge, and it takes longer to heat up and bake.
Prepare the Sausage in Advance:
One thing that will make this breakfast casserole come together faster is to cook the sausage ahead of time.
Once the sausage is cooked, place it in the fridge in an air tight container until you are ready to use it within a few days.
Another option is to freeze 1 cup increments of the cooked sausage in re-sealable freezer bags. Then when you feel like making this easy hash brown breakfast casserole, you can pull the frozen cooked sausage out of the freezer, defrost it, and then it’s ready to add to the breakfast casserole.
If you don’t want to add in the sausage, another option is to substitute ham instead.
I like to take leftover ham from meals, cut it up and freeze it to use later in breakfast casseroles, soups or on pizzas.
How to Make a Homemade Breakfast Casserole?
Making a homemade breakfast casserole is easy to do. Here are the step-by-step instructions how to do it:
First, cook the sausage, and drain out any fat. Set the sausage aside.
Next, in a skillet melt the butter and brown the hash browns. Season the hash browns with salt and pepper.
In a large bowl, beat the eggs and mix in the half and half.
Fold in the swiss and cheddar cheeses and the sausage into the egg mixture.
Stir in the browned hash browns to the egg and milk mixture. Then pour the hash brown mixture into a greased 9×13 pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean and the top is a light golden brown.
What Can You Do With Leftovers?
If you have leftovers of the easy breakfast casserole with sausage hashbrowns and eggs, it can be kept in the fridge for 3-4 days. When you want to eat some, reheat squares in the microwave or in the oven.
You can also freeze this quick and easy breakfast casserole, and it will last in the freezer for up to four months. To freeze it, cut the breakfast casserole into individual squares, then wrap and store them in re-sealable freezer bags. When ready to eat, defrost the individual squares in the fridge overnight and reheat them in the microwave or the oven.
Print the recipe below for this Easy Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole:
Easy Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
- 16 oz bag hash browns cubed or shredded
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups half and half
- 8 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups swiss cheese shredded
- 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 cup sausage cooked
- Use a pan to cook the sausage.
- In a skillet, melt butter and brown the hash browns. Season with salt and pepper.
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs and mix in the half and half. Fold in the cheeses and sausage into the egg mixture. Stir in the browned hash browns to the mixture.
- Pour the hash brown mixture into a greased 9x13 pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
- Note: You can prepare this hash brown breakfast casserole the night before. Mix everything together, then cover and place it in the fridge. In the morning, take it out of the fridge, uncover it, and bake it for 40-45 minutes.
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