Our Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole is, like a symphony of breakfast favorites coming together. It combines crispy, brown potatoes with the richness of ground breakfast sausage. Every bite is a mix of flavors from the aromas of marjoram and thyme to the smooth and melty cheddar cheese. We add some peppers for a pop of color and top it off with sliced green onions, for a fresh touch.
30 oz shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
1 pound ground breakfast sausage (e.g., Jimmy Deans All Natural)
1 medium onion, finely diced
1 red pepper, diced
½ c butter
1 c milk
1/2 tsp marjoram
½ tsp dried thyme
½ tsp seasoned salt
½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
3 c shredded cheddar
3 green onions, thinly sliced (divided)
Preheat your oven to 350°F. Make sure to grease a casserole dish that measures 9×13 inches.
Spread the thawed hash browns, on the bottom of the dish.
In a skillet cook the sausage until it’s nicely browned. When it’s halfway done add some onions and red peppers. Continue cooking until the sausage is fully cooked. Allow it to cool down.
Drizzle some melted butter over the hash browns, mix them well and then sprinkle half of the cheddar cheese on top.
Layer the cooled sausage and vegetables over the hash browns.
In a bowl combine eggs, milk, herbs, salt and pepper. Mix everything well. Pour this mixture into the casserole dish.
Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top along with half of the onions.
Bake for around 45 to 50 minutes until everything is nicely set. Before serving garnish with the remaining onions.
Remember to allow some resting time, for your casserole after baking before digging in. Enjoy your meal!
For those embracing a gluten-free lifestyle, there’s no need to skip out on this comforting Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole! To ensure your dish remains gluten-free:
Sausage Choice: Double-check the breakfast sausage you choose. Some brands may use fillers or additives containing gluten. Opt for a brand that’s certified gluten-free or has a clear label.
Hash Browns: While they’re typically gluten-free, some store-bought hash browns might be processed in facilities that handle gluten-containing grains. Ensure you pick a pack labeled gluten-free or read the ingredient list vigilantly.
Butter & Cheese: Most butter and cheese are naturally gluten-free, but always scan the label to be safe. Some brands might add additives or use shared processing equipment.
Embrace these simple switches, and you’ll have a delightful gluten-free breakfast that doesn’t skimp on flavor or comfort.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 45 minutes