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Sausage Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole

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My family makes this Sausage Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole every other Saturday morning, featuring crispy hash browns, delicious sausage and cheesy goodness all wrapped into one easy recipe. Leftovers make a great lunch the next day.

easy hashbrown breakfast casserole

Best Breakfast Casserole Recipe

If you’ve been searching for a good breakfast casserole that you can make for a larger crowd on those mornings when you have guests, this is the recipe for you!

This easy breakfast casserole has become my go-to recipe for hosting Sunday brunch because it’s something that I know the entire family is going to love. Cheesy sausage hash browns are super easy to make ahead of time and serve the next morning.

Freeze an individual portion for the next time you have a busy weekend and don’t have time to cook breakfast.

This delicious sausage hash brown casserole is a great recipe for a holiday breakfast or brunch. I highly recommend trying it for yourself!

If you want to serve one during a busy weekday or make “breakfast for dinner,” try my Biscuits and Gravy Casserole or Pancake Bacon Casserole.

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Ingredients Needed

  • Ground pork sausage – Swap for turkey sausage, Italian sausage, chicken breakfast sausage, or smoked sausage as well. Spicy Jimmy Dean is my favorite!
  • Hash browns – Use frozen hash browns to save time. Or swap with tater tots or refrigerated shredded hash browns.
  • Sharp cheddar cheese – If you can’t find sharp, try using a mild cheddar cheese or shredded cheese of your choice. 
  • Sour cream – Substitute for Greek yogurt or room temperature cream cheese as well. 
  • Milk or half & half – For a thicker and creamier casserole, choose half and half.
  • Pantry items – Onion powder, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, large eggs.

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How to Make Sausage Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole Recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. 
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat to medium-high heat, cook sausage and drain excess grease. In a small bowl, whisk eggs and half and half or milk.
  1. Pour egg mixture into a large bowl, and mix with cooked sausage, hashbrowns, one cup cheese, sour cream, onion and garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine sausage mixture. 
  2. Spread in baking dish and top with remaining cheese. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted. Garnish with sliced green onions or parsley if desired.

For the full recipe and detailed baking instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post.

this loaded breakfast casserole is perfect for holiday mornings

How long does it last?

If there happens to be any leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or the oven.

Can I make it ahead of time?

It’s one of my favorite recipes because it’s easy to make ahead and serve when you’re ready. Prep everything and put in the baking dish and wrap tightly with plastic wrap and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. Remove from the fridge while you preheat the oven and bake as usual. 

You can also freeze it for up to 3 months. If baking from frozen, thaw overnight in the fridge.

a breakfast casserole you can make ahead of time makes mornings easier

Serving Suggestions

Hashbrowns in a casserole seem to think that they can only be served for breakfast with maybe a fresh fruit salad, crispy bacon, or cinnamon rolls.

But my chicken hashbrown casserole, taco hash brown casserole, and corn beef hash casserole say dinner to me. So I like to serve them with this veg all casserole, a salad, some crusty bread, and a fun dessert!

Can I use fresh potatoes?

The best way to step up this sausage casserole recipe is to make your own hash browns, rather than using frozen.

For this, I peeled and shredded my own Russet potatoes. And fill two separate bowls with cold water.

After placing shredded potatoes in a bowl of cold water and washing off the starch, move them to another bowl with clean water.

After a second rinse, drain as much of the water as possible and pat dry with paper towels. You can even make this with tater tots!

bite of casserole on a gold fork

Tips for the Best Casserole

  • Don’t have ground sausage? Cut sausage links into small pieces and use these instead.
  • To pack in more veggies, try adding in bell peppers or spinach.
  • Use finely chopped onion instead of onion powder.
  • For a little kick, try adding red pepper flakes or hot sauce.
  • If your cheese on top starts to burn, cook covered with aluminum foil for the majority of the time and remove for the last 10 minutes.
  • Since the cheese topping is usually the best part of this delicious casserole, make sure that you’re adding plenty. When reheating, add on a little extra cheese to top off this sausage breakfast casserole.

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sausage hashbrown casserole is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner

Gather your family around the table first thing in the morning for this sausage hash brown breakfast casserole, made with delicious hash browns, egg bake, melty cheese, and savory sausage. Perfect for weekend guests and makes an easy holiday breakfast for Easter or Christmas morning.

overhead picture of sausage casserole in a white dish with a blue and white striped napkin

Sausage Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole

This tasty breakfast casserole is loaded with savory sausage, tender hash browns, and fluffy eggs! Prep the night before and bake when ready!
4.92 from 12 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 597kcal
Author: Jennifer Stewart


  • 1 pound ground pork sausage
  • 24 ounces refrigerated hash browns
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup milk or half and half


  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray casserole dish with nonstick spray.
  • In a large skillet, cook the sausage until no longer pink, drain if desired.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together milk and eggs.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked sausage, hash browns, 1 cup of cheddar cheese, sour cream, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper. And milk mixture.
  • Mix to combine.
  • Spread evenly in the casserole dish. Top with remaining shredded cheese.
  • Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the casserole is bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and garnish with parsley or green onions if desired. Enjoy!


  • To pack in more veggies, try adding in red bell pepper or green pepper to the recipe.
  • Use finely chopped onion instead of onion powder.
  • For a little kick, try adding red pepper flakes or hot sauce to the top of your egg casserole breakfast bake.
  • If your cheese on top starts to burn, cook covered with aluminum foil for the majority of the time and remove for the last 10 minutes.
  • Since the cheese topping is usually the best part of this delicious casserole, make sure that you’re adding plenty. When reheating, add on a little extra cheese to top off this sausage breakfast casserole.
This recipe is adapted from Savory Experiments.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 597kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 26g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Sodium: 1299mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g Content and photographs are copyright protected. Sharing of this recipe is both encouraged and appreciated. Copying and/or pasting full recipes to any social media is strictly prohibited.

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