Throughout the week, the mornings are rushed. Everyone grabs a bowl of cereal or microwaves themselves some oatmeal. If we’re really lucky, there might be a leftover muffin or two to devour. Weekday breakfasts are hurried, as we’re all getting ready for work and school.
Weekends, however, are perfect for a hearty breakfast. Something hot and filling, full of protein and maybe some veggies, served to a table full of family dressed in pajamas. It doesn’t get much better than that, does it?
Of course, just because I like to serve a big breakfast on weekends and holidays, this doesn’t mean that I like to spend my entire morning cooking. No, weekends are my lazy time.
Enter this simple sausage and potato breakfast casserole. With a short list of ingredients and minimal prep time, it’s the perfect option for a family breakfast.
I keep this extra easy by using a well seasoned sausage. My family loves the “hot” breakfast sausage, but mild will work as well. You might consider trying the maple sausage as well, for a sweet and salty twist to this recipe.
I also keep the prep work to a minimum by starting with a bag of frozen hash browns mixed with peppers and onions. Most brands call these potatoes O’Brien and they’re a great way to cut time in the kitchen. No need to chop your own veggies and dirty extra dishes here!
Everything bakes up hot and bubbly, oozing with cheese and bursting with flavor, in a Good Cook AirPerfect 9×13 Baking Dish. This heavy-gauge nonstick pan is my favorite – it’s so versatile and goes from breakfast casserole to brownies in the blink of an eye. Not that you’ll be needing brownies anytime soon after munching on this filling breakfast!
This is especially good on Christmas morning. At my house, the kids get lots of candy in their stockings, so serving something hearty and savory like this breakfast casserole is a must to keep them from having too much sugar first thing in the morning.
Cheesy Sausage & Potato Breakfast Casserole
An easy, cheesy casserole loaded with potatoes, sausage, and eggs.
- 1 pound spicy breakfast sausage
- 28 ounce bag frozen hash browns with peppers and onions
- 1 cup grated colby jack cheese
- 6 eggs
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brown the sausage, crumbling it as it cooks, over medium heat in a large skillet. Drain the grease and add to a large mixing bowl. Stir in the potatoes and cheese to combine. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Pour over the potato mixture and stir to coat. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray. Add potato mixture to the pan and bake, covered, for 25 minutes. Remove cover from pan and continue baking for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with green onions before serving.