Loaded Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

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Loaded Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole is cheesy and full of fluffy egg fun! Includes advance instructions! This delicious breakfast casserole is great for kids and adults alike.

What is it about the holidays that makes us crave a good breakfast? Sure, we’re all craving pancakes or waffles on the weekends, but with mid-November and January fast approaching, we want all the delicious breakfast items. Salty or sweet, morning or night, we don’t care! We also love all the breakfast items! We especially love breakfast casseroles, especially when they can be prepared the night before. Just wake up and throw it in the oven, and you can forget about it for the next hour. You can even go back to sleep. We will not judge.

Should I use ham or sausage in a breakfast casserole with mashed potatoes?

We’re really fans of both, and have had both. It really all depends on your own personal taste preferences. Sounds like a good excuse to make a second casserole to compare and decide on!

Frozen vs. Fresh Hash Browns:

We love the convenience of frozen hash browns, but if you’d prefer to make this breakfast casserole entirely from scratch, you can always make your own! Simply grate russet potatoes on a cheese grater or food processor until you’re about 20 oz. Be sure to squeeze as much water out of the potatoes as possible before adding them to the casserole. You want them to be as dry as possible.

Optional plugins:

This breakfast casserole is easy to customize to your personal taste preferences. In addition to choosing between ham, sausage or bacon, you can also vary the cheese you use. We love sharp cheddar in this recipe, but you can try Taleggio, Comté, Gruyere, Monterey Jack, or even mozzarella! Really, any melted cheese will do. Looking to add more nutrition to your casserole? Add some diced veggies of your favorites like spinach, tomatoes, peppers and mushrooms.

Note in advance:

We love to make ahead for breakfast! Prepare recipe as directed. Once the casserole is ready to pop in the oven, simply cover and refrigerate overnight (12 hours) until ready to bake.

A breakfast hash brown casserole on a stack of plates.

Storage Instructions:

Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole is best eaten fresh. However, you can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat single servings in the microwave in 30-second increments until heated through.

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Loaded Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole is cheesy and full of fluffy egg fun! Includes advance instructions! This delicious breakfast casserole is great for kids and adults alike.

Preparation time 10 minute

cooking time 1 Hour

total time 1 Hour 10 minute

raw material

  • 20 ounce Packaged frozen diced or shredded hash browns
  • 1 white or yellow onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 pound sausage or 8 oz diced ham
  • 4 ounce diced green chilli Drain (optional)
  • 10 big Egg
  • 2 cup Half and half
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

instruct

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease a 9×13 pan.

  • Add frozen hash browns, onions, bell peppers, ham (or cooked sausage), and green peppers directly to a 9×13 pan and toss together.

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs. Pour in half and half, season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat. Stir in the shredded cheese.

  • Pour egg mixture over hash brown mixture in prepared pan.

  • Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 45-60 minutes, until the eggs are set.

notes

Note in advance:
Prepare recipe as directed. Once the casserole is ready to pop in the oven, simply cover and refrigerate overnight (12 hours) until ready to bake.

Diced Ham and Sausage:
This recipe can be made with diced ham or cooked sausage. To cook ground sausage, simply heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook 7 to 10 minutes until cooked through. Drain and use in recipes.

Loaded Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole