Got company staying over or just want to have a nice family breakfast? This breakfast casserole is sure to please all ages. The smell is just amazing as it bakes up and everyone else I’ve ever made it for asks me for this delicious breakfast casserole recipe. Its my husband and kids favorite Christmas breakfast casserole. Read on and discover my secrets!
Best Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Wholesome ingredients come together in this breakfast casserole with potatoes. Don’t buy some store-bought coffee cake or heat up something that has gobs of artificial ingredients. With this recipe, you’ll feel good about serving up breakfast to everyone you love.
Breakfast Casserole Ingredients
- Shredded hash browns – The frozen kind in the 20-ounce bag is perfect for this hash brown egg casserole.
- Crumbled sausage – Because you can’t say it’s breakfast without breakfast sausage. And crumbled sausage is perfect for this sausage breakfast casserole.
- Onion – Dice it up!
- Green bell pepper – Dice this up too.
- Eggs – You’ll need 8 of them for this egg bake with hash browns breakfast creation.
- Evaporated milk – Makes this have a wonderful texture.
- Cheddar cheese – A staple in any sausage egg and cheese casserole!
- Seasonings – For this breakfast bake recipe, you’ll use Italian seasoning plus salt and pepper to taste.
Nothing beats the smell of homemade breakfast casserole.
Easy Breakfast Casserole Recipe
This easy breakfast casserole recipe only takes 25 minutes of your time to put together. After that, you can sit and enjoy your coffee in peace while it bakes up and wakes up your whole house with that phenomenal aroma of a sausage egg hash brown casserole!
How do you Make Breakfast Casserole from Scratch
When making a breakfast casserole with hash browns, start by preheating the oven. While the oven pre-heats, you’ll brown your sausage and drain it. Next, mix the eggs, evaporated milk, and seasonings together until smooth. Put your veggies and cheese into a greased casserole dish, then pour on the egg mixture and top with cheese. Bake it until it’s done!
Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Breakfast Casserole Every Time
- Brown your sausage. While the sausage will cook in the sausage egg casserole and some varieties are even already cooked, the browning process gives you sausage casserole so much more flavor. Plus, it allows you to drain the fat away so your sausage hashbrown breakfast casserole is not as greasy.
- Thaw those hashed browns first. They’re much easier to stir together and won’t let out too much liquid this way.
- Use evaporated milk. It will make this egg bake recipe so much more indulgent and impressive!
How to Cook Breakfast Casserole
Breakfast casserole is cooked in the oven in a casserole dish. The sausage for your casserole needs to be cooked on the stove top first so you can drain the fat. Then you can combine the rest of the ingredients in this sausage and egg casserole.
Can I substitute fresh potatoes for frozen hash browns?
Yes, you can, though it requires more work for you. That said, if you don’t mind doing so, you’ll have to freshly grate your potatoes and then remove the starch by soaking them and rinsing. This takes a bit of time which is why the frozen hash browns are helpful.
How long can breakfast casserole be refrigerated before cooking?
You can make your breakfast casserole ahead thee night before, assembling everything so that all you have to do is pop it in the oven in the morning. I don’t recommend preparing your overnight breakfast casserole ready more than 24 hours before though.
How Long to Bake Breakfast Casserole
At 350F, this breakfast bake casserole will need to cook for 55 to 65 minutes.
How do you know when breakfast casserole is done?
Just stick a knife into the center of your egg casserole recipe after 55 minutes of baking. If it comes out clean, your baked egg casserole is ready!
How do you keep egg casserole from falling?
The temperature of 350F is low enough to keep it from falling. Slow and low is the best way to cook this type of breakfast casserole?
Why is my breakfast casserole runny?
If you didn’t let the hash browns thaw first, they can make your casserole runny. Following this breakfast egg casserole recipe will ensure you have a breakfast casserole that has the right texture.
What goes well with Breakfast Casserole
I always serve orange juice, coffee, toast, and breakfast pastries when I make my hashbrown breakfast casserole recipe. When we have a bigger gathering, I’ll add sides of bacon, sliced avocado, fresh fruit, and pancakes.
How to Store Breakfast Casserole
Breakfast casserole leftovers must go in the fridge. Cover them well!
How long can you keep hash brown casserole in the fridge?
In your fridge, you can keep your properly-stowed breakfast casserole for up to 5 days. If you can’t finish it up, put it in the freezer.
Can You Freeze Breakfast Casserole?
Yes, when wrapped well, it will keep for up to 2 months in your freezer.
Can you freeze egg casseroles?
Yes, you can. If you make enough for a crowd but have lots of leftovers, just wrap it well and freeze it. It will keep for about 2 months.
How to Reheat Breakfast Casserole?
Let it thaw out overnight in your fridge. The next day, bake it at 350 for 20 minutes or until heated through.
How do you reheat egg casserole without overcooking?
Much of it depends how much egg casserole is left. If it’s still pretty full, putting it in a preheated oven at 350F for about 20 minutes should be perfect.
Homemade Breakfast Casserole Recipe
- 20 oz shredded hash browns
- 1 lb crumbled sausage
- 1 small onion (diced)
- 1/2 red bell pepper (diced)
- 1/2 green bell pepper (diced)
- 8 eggs
- 1 12oz can evaporated milk
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 2 1/2 cups cheddar cheese
- salt (to taste)
- pepper (to taste)
- Preheat oven to 350F. Over medium heat and in a non-stick pan, brown your sausage and drain the fat.
- Then, combine the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
- Set aside 1/2 cup of the cheese for the topping. Place your veggies and cheese in a greased 9x13 casserole dish. Pour the egg mixture over the veggies and top with the reserved cheese. Bake for about 55 to 65 minutes. Serve immediately.
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