Sausage and Creamy Hashbrown Casserole

             If the idea of breakfast makes you and your family jump out of bed, this is the meal you need to make. Get the family to help and make it fun. Breakfast is hashbrowns, sausage and eggs. This is not one of those cook everything in a separate pan and then scoop each item onto a plate. The convenience of a casserole makes it perfect.

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This could easily be made ahead of time, kept in the refrigerator overnight, or even covered and put into the freezer until you are ready to cook it.

This does not have to be kept for just a breakfast, you can make it as a dinner, bring it to a potluck or Church dinner. Everyone’s favorite breakfast items in one dish can not get any better than that.

Serving Suggestions:

            Although this is a complete meal in itself, there are some items you may want to serve along with the casserole.

            Fresh fruits

            Breakfast Breads, muffins, donuts

Frequently Asked Questions:

                        Can I make this ahead of time?

                                    You can make it in advance and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

                        How long does it need to bake?

                                    On average a casserole of any type can take 30 minutes or more, this breakfast casserole needs to bake for 35 to 45 minutes. An easy way to check for doneness is to use a thermometer and let it cook until the internal temp is 160*.

            However, if you have made this in advance and are cooking it from a cold state, then you will need an extra 20 minutes of cooking time.

                        Should I bake it covered?

                                    I have always left mine uncovered while baking. Since so many ovens vary in temperature and inside space, there is always a variant when it comes to cooking. If you prefer, you can cover the casserole with foil. You will not have any crispy portions if you cover it while baking.

                        Can I freeze this casserole?

                                    You can definitely freeze it. If prepared in advance you can cover tightly with plastic wrap first and then a layer of aluminum foil. It can be frozen before cooking or after cooking and still come out wonderfully.

What ingredients do you need for Sausage and Creamy Hashbrown Casserole

Milk

Eggs

Sausage, mild or hot and spicy

Cream cheese

Hash browns

Salt

Pepper

Garlic powder

Onion powder

Cheddar Cheese

How to make Sausage and Creamy Hashbrown Casserole

First Step:

Preheat the oven to 350*

Cook sausage thoroughly, drain fat

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b)

Second Step:

Stir cream cheese into the sausage and set aside

a)

b)

Add hash browns into the skillet and cook until light browned

Third Step:

Grease the bottom only of a 9 x 13 baking pan and place hash browns on bottom evenly

Top with the cream cheese and sausage mixture

Fourth Step:

Sprinkle some of the cheddar cheese on the top

Mix together the milk, eggs and seasonings and then pour over the casserole

Fifth Step:

Bake uncovered for 40 to 50 minutes. Or until the internal temp is 160*

Enjoy!

YUM!

Sausage and Creamy Hashbrown Casserole

Sausage and Creamy Hashbrown Casserole

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk
  • 8 eggs beaten
  • 2 pounds sausage, mild or hot and spicy
  • 16 ounces of softened, room temperature cream cheese.
  • 32 ounces of shredded, frozen hash browns
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

First Step:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350*
  2. Cook sausage thoroughly, drain fat

Second Step:

  1. Stir cream cheese into the sausage and set aside
  2. Add hash browns into the skillet and cook until light browned

Third Step:

  1. Grease the bottom only of a 9 x 13 baking pan and place hash browns on bottom evenly
  2. Top with the cream cheese and sausage mixture

Fourth Step:

  1. Sprinkle some of the cheddar cheese on the top
  2. Mix together the milk, eggs and seasonings and then pour over the casserole

Fifth Step:

Bake uncovered for 40 to 50 minutes. Or until the internal temp is 160*

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 8gSodium: 44mgProtein: 32g