Overnight Sausage, Egg & Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

March 17, 2015
Whip up this tasty prepare-ahead Overnight Sausage, Egg & Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole and serve up a hearty breakfast or brunch your family will love ~ all with a low-maintenance morning for you.

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I am a big fan of overnight breakfast and brunch casseroles.  I just love the convenience of putting together a delicious casserole the night before ... followed by the ease of serving up a piping hot breakfast the next morning by simply popping an-already-prepared dish in the oven.

What could be better?

Well, how about making an overnight casserole with ingredients that already give us a head start on the prep?

Whip up this tasty prepare-ahead casserole and serve up a hearty breakfast or brunch your family will love ~ all with a low-maintenance morning for you.

Because that's the case with this hearty Overnight Sausage, Egg & Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole.  Taking advantage of packaged pre-shredded hash browns makes preparation of this tasty casserole super easy.

And while I fry up my own sausage and shred my own cheese, you could certainly skip these steps, too, and take advantage of prepared sausage crumbles and packaged shredded cheese.

Which is all great, because I don't know about you, but in the morning? ...

I'll take all the help I can get.  {Yeh, morning is definitely not my strong point.}

Overnight Sausage, Egg & Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole Ingredients Image

To prepare this make-your-morning-easy Overnight Sausage, Egg & Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole, grab some bread and cut it into cubes.  Grab some eggs.  And grab some cheddar cheese and shred it up.

Once the casserole is baked, the bread cubes bake up super light, giving the finished casserole a fabulous texture.

Then brown a pound of sausage in a skillet ... and add the prepared hash browns.  Cook the hash browns for just a few minutes.

Prepared hash browns can be found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store.  In my local stores, some varieties are near the meats, and some are in the dairy/eggs section.

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Next, combine the sausage/hash brown mixture with eggs, milk, spices, the shredded cheese, and the cubed bread.  Mix it all up until its well combined.

The cubed bread soaks up some of the egg and milk as the mixture rests overnight.

And once the casserole is baked, the bread cubes bake up super light, giving the finished casserole a fabulous texture.

It's nice and fluffy and light.  And sooooo good.

How to Make Overnight Sausage, Egg & Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole Image

Once everything's mixed together and friendly, pour the mixture into a greased baking pan, cover, and stick it in the fridge.

And when you get up in the morning and want to serve your family a deliciously hot-and-tasty breakfast or brunch? ...

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Bask in the glory that your prep is all done!

How easy and convenient is that for a morning?

In the morning time, pop the casserole in the oven and bake it up ...

Baked Overnight Breakfast Casserole Image

... and there you have it!

Hot and tasty, hearty Overnight Sausage, Egg & Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole your family will love.  And ~ bonus ~  a low-maintenance morning for you.


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Overnight Sausage, Egg & Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
(Print recipe)
  • 1 lb. pork sausage
  • 1 (20 oz.) package shredded hash browns {approximately 4 1/2 c. shredded potatoes}
  • 10 large eggs
  • 3 c. milk
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 3 slices white {or whole wheat} bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 ½ c. shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Brown sausage in a saute pan over medium-high heat; drain all but 1 tablespoon grease. Add shredded hash brown potatoes. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes.
  2. While sausage cooks, whisk together eggs, milk, dry mustard, salt, paprika, and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Add bread cubes and cheese.
  3. Stir cooked sausage and potato mixture into egg mixture.
  4. Pour into a greased 9x13" pan. Cover and refrigerate overnight {or at least 4 hours}.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees, uncovered, for 1 hour until set and a bit puffed in the center. {Depending on the oven, it sometimes takes about an hour and 15 minutes to fully bake.}

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  1. I love Simply Potatoes and this recipe looks amazing!

  2. Looks like a great cold weather supper to me!

  3. This looks delicious and I like that it is overnight.

  4. I love the simplicity of using Simply Potatoes and the convenience of a make ahead recipe! I plan to use this with some maple flavored sausage and herbed bread cubes.

  5. For some reason the selection of Simply Potatoes in my area varies wildly from store to store. Walmart only carries the hashbrowns, while another store only carries the diced potatoes and another only carries the mashed potatoes. It is almost like they got together and each decided to carry only specific products!!!

  6. I use the diced potatoes in clam chowder -- works like a charm!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  7. Simply Potatoes are so nice to have on hand, I try always to keep them. I usually use them in casseroles, and this Breakfast Casserole looks delicious! Thank you for the chance to win.

  8. What a great giveaway, thanks for the chance! I love these potatoes! cricketlady29@hotmail.com

  9. The best to you each morning! That's my motto!!! HAHAHA!! Hope I win!

  10. This looks great - I have made similar casseroles and we love them. It is nice to prepare it earlier and just cook it in the morning. :)

  11. Leslie:
    Since our family lives far away, we get a lot of stay-over company. I've been looking for make-ahead breakfast options. This recipe and giveaway are great for me.

  12. Your Breakfast casserole would sure be nice to wake up to, we would really enjoy it. Your post is awesome and thanks so much for sharing it with Full Plate Thursday!
    Happy Spring!
    Miz Helen

  13. Oh this is perfect for days when you have guests stay over! Thanks so much for sharing!

  14. This looks delicious! I love make-ahead recipes that makes life a little easier.

  15. My breakfast loving husband will love this so much!

  16. I love overnight brunch recipes! Especially for holidays and when guests are staying over! :-) I really appreciate you sharing your latest creation at Making Memories Mondays!
    Cathy@three kids and a fish

  17. What a great way to use Simple Potatoes in a breakfast comfort casserole!

  18. hello, BIG fan of the overnight casserole here - and this one looks perfect!

  19. I love this!!! Breakfast casseroles are always a hit for holidays at our house -- this one is making the list!

  20. I do love those potatoes! With Easter coming up you can bet that this breakfast casserole will be front and center!

  21. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

  22. Oooh, I do hope you'll swing by to Food on Friday: Sausages to bring this to the party! Cheers from Carole from Carole's Chatter PS Due to all the excitement yesterday I am behind on pinning – so my apologies if you've already linked this in!

  23. I love breakfast casseroles. This one looks really good. Thanks for linking to Tips & Tricks! I pinned this to our Tips & Tricks board!

  24. I love a good egg bake and this one has it all!

  25. This looks so incredible! Loving it! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7. Lou Lou Girls

  26. Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day but I can easily stuck in a rut. Some days an apple and yogurt will suffice. I love this recipe and it will come in handy. Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story and have a great weekend.


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