Cheesy Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

This time of year always means cold weather and a lot of company so I find myself relying on this hash brown breakfast casserole a lot. It is easy to make, freezes well, and feeds a crowd so it is pretty much the perfect holiday food. Even though recipes like this hash brown breakfast casserole have reputations for being difficult to clean because of pans with caked on cheese or other ingredients, there’s actually a really easy way to take care of that too. In fact, by the time you’re done reading this post, you’ll have an amazing spicy hash brown breakfast casserole and the secret to easy cleanup.

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Lately, I’ve been prepping, cooking, and freezing a lot of breakfast casseroles. Since my husband is a vegetarian I usually cook a 9 x 9 dish of today’s breakfast potato casserole with veggie sausage and another 9 x 9 dish using pork sausage for the guests that come up for hunting season. This time of year we always have a huge surplus of potatoes and peppers from the garden and this breakfast casserole is the perfect way to use them up. This breakfast casserole is spicy, cheesy, and oh-so-good! I’ve never met anyone that didn’t love it and go back for seconds (or thirds!). 

hash brown breakfast casserole

I have to admit though – it’s a little bit messy to make. From sausage grease splatters on the stovetop and to baked on cheese, this dish does require some clean-up but that clean-up is a breeze thanks to one of our go-to family favorites – Scotch-Brite™ Brand. The NEW Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Dots Sponges and Dishwands from Kroger make kitchen clean-up a breeze! While the casserole is baking in the oven the Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Scrub Dots Sponge gets my stovetop sparkling again and the baked on egg and cheese doesn’t stand a chance against the power of the Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Scrub Dots Dishwand. Seriously, clean-up has never been easier.

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If you want to prep this casserole ahead of time, it freezes well for about 2 months although mine never last longer than 30 days. Prep it then wrap it tightly in foil or freezer wrap. When you’re ready to bake it, thaw in the refrigerator overnight then bake at 350-degrees until done (usually 45-60 minutes depending on your oven).

Cheesy sausage hash brown breakfast casserole

Piece of cheesy sausage hash brown breakfast casserole

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Cheesy Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole
Serves 6
A spicy, cheesy, hash brown breakfast casserole that feeds a hungry crowd.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
  1. 1 lb mild sausage
  2. 1 lb spicy sausage
  3. 30oz package frozen hash browns (thawed) (or 30oz fresh shredded potatoes)
  4. 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  5. 1 1/2 tsp salt, divided
  6. 1/2 tsp pepper
  7. 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  8. 1/2 tsp paprika
  9. 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  10. 6 large eggs
  11. 2 cups milk
  12. 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  2. Cook sausages in a large skillet over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Crumble and drain.
  3. Cook hash browns over medium-high heat until browned no both sides, approximately 15 minutes.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine sausages, hash browns, cheese, diced red bell pepper, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and paprika. Mix well then pour into a 13 x 9 lightly greased baking dish.
  5. Whisk together eggs, milk, and 1/2 tsp salt. When well-blended, pour evenly over the hash brown mixture.
  6. Bake at 350-degrees for 45-minutes to 1-hour until edges are golden brown and egg mixture is fully baked.
  1. For extra spice, serve with diced jalapenos and salsa.
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    • It’s one of my favorite breakfast casseroles especially since you can prep it ahead of time so it’s quick in the morning. It goes quick but it’s definitely worth making.

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