Holiday Brunch Casserole Recipe
- 4 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
- 1 pound bulk pork sausage, cooked and drained
- 1/2 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- 1 medium green pepper, chopped
- 1 green onion, chopped
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
- 4 large eggs
- 3 cups 2% milk
- 1 cup reduced-fat biscuit/baking mix
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients; stir in 1 cup cheese. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
- 2. In another bowl, whisk eggs, milk, baking mix and salt until blended; pour over top. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
- 3. Preheat oven to 375°. Remove casserole from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.
1 piece: 366 calories, 25g fat (11g saturated fat), 131mg cholesterol, 971mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.
Reviews for Holiday Brunch Casserole
"Enjoyed this. Followed exactly. Next time I'll do a spicy sausage just to give it a bit more umphf; and I liked the suggestion of salsa on the side. The suggestion to ensure you dry the hash browns is correct. Like someone else said they might try to actually gook them first which might be good since they did sort of disappear (and I like hash browns). 5-10 mins longer cooking is a good idea. I'll do again."
"Is a good recipe. Good to make ahead??"
"This has become a regular holiday breakfast favorite. However, it usually needs at least 50 min cooking time as well as the additional time for it to sit and set - approximately 10 minutes before serving."
"Very good. Pretty easy to put together. Of course, love to prepare the day before. As most said, did have to cook a bit longer that stated. As for the person that complained about having to cook longer and then the top burnt, if top was getting to brown, why did you not just cover with foil to keep from burning? and, as for saying the has browns were slimy, did you get them good and dry before combining them with the other ingredients? And, if you have never cooked before, I am sorry for making it sound like you should know those things. Very tasty, will make again."
"This was not good. Had to cook way longer and then it was burnt on top and still smushy in the middle. The hashbrowns were slimy and gave it a very unappealing texture. Yuck."
"This is a GREAT casserole! I love that you can make it the day before and cook it the following day. Makes for less time in the kitchen. I made it for New Year's Day so that I could get up and watch the Rose Parade and not be in the kitchen cooking breakfast. I had leftovers to take to friends and they all loved it. We live at a high elevation, so it did requre an adjustment in cooking time, but other than than, it was perfect."
"I made this for Christmas Morning. We all loved it. I did add to the baking time, as some of the batter did not seemed cooked through. I probably baked it closer to 45 minutes. I think that, next year, I will pre-cook the hash browns to make them a little more golden - just my personal preference. Thank you for the recipe."
"My family did not care for this at all."
"I made this for overnight guests on New Year's Eve. I prepared it before they arrived on the 31st and stored it in the fridge overnight. It did not take long to prepare, minor chopping... It took maybe 20 minutes. I used regular baking mix and whole milk. Make sure you get the lumps out when mixing the baking mix and milk. I missed a couple and they appeared as floury dots on top. I removed them before serving. Baking time was accurate. I only let it rest about 5 minutes. It served up beautifully, but a small amount of liquid was left in the baking pan. After we were finished, I went to wrap and put it away. All the remaining liquid was absorbed, so I will make sure to allow the full resting time in the future. I highly recommend this dish!"
"Simple to make & man-pleasing, especially with extra meat & salsa on the side. 4 instead of 5 because should be cooked longer to be firm in center. Leftovers are just as good!"
"This was nummy! Served it on Christmas morning and the pan was soon empty."
"This was very good, great lunch dish too. Janet. FE"
"I adore this recipe. I use almond milk instead of regular (lactose makes me queasy) and half the cheese. Also I use turkey sausage instead of bacon and pork sausage, as I do not eat pork. It's delicious!The first time I made it, the biscuit mix was lumpy in the milk/egg mix. Now I blend those things in a blender and it's perfect.Leftovers are super yummy, too."
"Excellent! I have several meat loving men to feed so I added extra sausage and bacon."
"We really loved this dish! I liked the simple prep and that it didn't take forever to bake. Really yummy!"
"I made this for Christmas brunch. My family loved it ! My daughter and son in law went back for seconds I think it will be our holiday brunch recipe from now on,!"
"I recently made this delicious recipe for my group and had rave reviews. They loved it and I loved it. I love that you can get it ready overnight and pop it in the oven the next morning while I'm getting ready. Easy and delicious, this is a winner! I will be making it again and again :)"
"I made this for a volunteers breakfast. It was gone so quickly I never got to try it so I made it for my family. They loved it but we could not finish it in one sitting. The leftovers were very good reheated in the microwave. I will be making this again."
"I knew this would be a winner when I scanned all of the ingredients. As it is assembled the night before, it is perfect for holiday breakfasts. Tasty!"
"Didn't have bacon in it, but it was still delicious! My friends in the mom's group I go to ate every last bite! I had to bake it closer to 40 minutes."
"Love this casserole and so did everyone at my church social time after church. I baked it 45 to 50 min. with great success. I used ham instead of sausage and bacon and chopped green chilies instead of green peppers. It is great to be able to do the mixing the night before so all I had to do was take it to church and pop it in the over during the service."
"Made just as recipe says. Delicious! Will definitely make again. Made Christmas morning easy and relaxing!"
"I do not recommend this recipe. My family did not eat. They are all adults."
"Oh my gosh, made this last night for the office holiday potluck this morning. The dish is totally gone! Everyone marveled about it. I did substitute seasoned salt for the regular salt, added pepper, didn't have green onions and used a half of a yellow onion. I couldn't find the low-fat Bisquick and used Hungry Jack buttermilk pancake mix instead. I baked it for about 40 minutes. I'm definitely making this again for Christmas morning for the family."
"made this for Christmas morning last year, was such a hit I had to make it for New Years Day also for a big family brunch - went fast. Am making again this year, may need to make 2 to keep everyone happy"
"Love this recipe. Night before a big brunch is busy, but the day of is much more relaxing! Love it!"
"This is a great recipe! I add a little black pepper too for a little extra flavor! Very good for Easter Brunch too!"
"After 30 minutes it was still soupy. Had to bake another 15 mminutes. Not that great."
"I will make this recipe again! Served it on Christmas morning for the entire family....everyone LOVED it. Added a bit of sour cream. It was delicious. It WILL become a holiday tradition!!"
"When I made this recipe, I put about half the amount of sausage and bacon called for in the original recipe. I also made my own baking mix. It turned out really great! Next time I may add some sauteed mushrooms and a pinch (or two) of cayenne pepper."
"Very hearty! Feeds a large group."
"Average tasting compared to others that I have made."
"Quick and easy recipe. Lots of meat for my meat eating boys."
"This was really good, very filling and made a ton! I did not refrigerate mine overnight... all I did was up the oven temperature to 400 and let it cook about 45 minutes, adding the cheese topping for the last 10 minutes. It turned out great!"
"By far, my favorite b-fast casserole. It had more texture and was heartier than the avg egg casserole. Typically, I feel unsatisfied after eating, but this one was perfect. I added mushrooms, and added 2 eggs, 1/2 cup sour cream, decreased the milk, and added gr. mustard (per the recommendations in the other comments.) It really was delicious."
"I made this dish for Easter brunch and the partakers all wanted the recipe. I used Italian "hot" bulk sausage, a pleasant zip."
"This was really good but for some reason the cooking time ended up being almost double for me it kept coming out wet for a long time."
"Delicious and so easy! I used green, red, and orange peppers, added more green onions and omitted the bacon. Will definitely make again!"
"The family LOVED this one! Rave reviews all around the table."
"Made it for Christmas morning. Big hit."
"This is a family winner! Hardy and filling with good flavor. Easy to pop into the oven in the morning. Will be making this one often!!"
"This was very good. Next time I make it, I will double the bacon and sausage."
"I also needed to increase baking time when following recipe as printed on site. Ended up taking about 50-55 minutes instead of 30-35. After reading reviews, will likely add some dry mustard next time, but otherwise, it was very good!"
"Made this dish for Christmas morning brunch. I love this type of recipe because it is SO simple & done the night before so the morning is a breeze. I made several modifications using the best of all the reviews posted here for this recipe - thanks ladies!! Here's what I did: (1) I used 'southern style' cubed potatoes; less "mushy" then reg hash browns. (2) used diced ham cubes (pre-cooked from the deli dept.) instead of sausage (3) used a jar of bacon pieces instead of cooking a batch of bacon. (4)Increased to 6 eggs but reduced milk to 2 1/2 cups (5) added about 1 tbs of dry mustard (make this into a paste with some of the milk or it clumps) (6) added about 1/2 cup of sour cream (7) increased Bisquick to almost 2 cups. (8) MOST IMPT - you must increase the bake time almost double to really cook it through & get it a bit bubbly/crispy on top. I baked for 65 mins. Perfect! Also served broiled cheese topped tomato slices as a side. EXCELLENT - had a very happy family. Blessings to all. (Live with Gratitude!)"
"This was excellent and very easy to pull together. I bought the pre-cooked/drained Jimmy Dean sausage and it worked perfectly."
"I have made this for Christmas morning three years in a row! Family loves it!"
"Excellent casserole! Will need more prep time, but worth the effort."
"The first time I made this it was a bit runny. The second time I used some canned mushrooms and reduced the milk a bit, and it was more firm like I wanted it. I also put it in a 11x17 pan to spread it out a bit and it cooked more evenly and crisped on the top a little better. The taste is really good, and it is great a make ahead, I plan to put one together to take camping and cook it in our dutch oven this summer, the ingredients and textures seem like they would work great for that. Thanks for a great staple recipe."
"I made this Christmas morning and it was a hit. We will be making this one part of our yearly brunch tradition. I took several liberties with this recipe but it was fantastic still. I used turkey breakfast sausage and used 2 whole eggs and egg substitute due to dietary restrictions in our house but it was still fantastic. We will probably add this recipe to Easter Brunch as well."
"This was a huge hit on Christmas morning this year. I followed the recipe exactly, didn't change a thing, and it was fantastic. Everyone loved it."
"My husband and daughter loved it! I substituted frozen southern style hash browns (cubes) for the shredded hash browns and used only 3/4 lb of pork sausage, I added additional shredded cheese to the top, as my family loves things cheesy. This recipe has now become part of our Christmas breakfast menu. Thanks for an easy, quick and tasty recipe!!"
"This was fast and easy and my family just loved it. I did substitute the sausage and I used ham instead, it was Delicious, everyone had seconds."
"My family loved it, the first day and the second. I made only half the recipe - small family and no guests. Used regular Bisquik because that's what I had on hand."
"I added a cup of sourcream and was very pleased with the out come"
"I used raw potatoes and shredded them myself. My family loved this dish for Sunday Brunch."
"Good recipe. I added 1/2 cup sour cream into the eggs and a dash of cayenne pepper for a kick. Family loved it."
"I usually use full package of shredded hash browns and 2 pounds of sausage and 1 pound of bacon.I have frozen it and it reheats just fine."
"It is a great recipe!"
"I haven't made this yet but I have no douby that will be delicious. But I to was wondering if I could freeze it uncooked for a later meal. (I have Christmas Day in mind)"
"One problem. I tried to cut the recipe in half and it didn't turn out very good. It's a good thing I have a neighbor who doesn't have much money, so I make as is except that instead of green bell pepper I make it with diced Ortega chilis. Gives it a bit more pizzaz. Then I cut in 1/3 for me, and 2/3 for her family. Works out great!"
"Has anyone tried to bake this and freeze it for later? I would love to make this and take camping in the summer."
"I made this for a group of friends in Oct. We all loved it and I have all the ingredients ready to make it again for Christmas. It is a keeper!"
"great recipe, this was the recipe that convinced me to join."
"Very delicious and so easy to make. I will definitely be making it again and again."
"I used frozen bell pepper/onion mix as this was all I had. Fresh chopped bell pepper would have made it better. I also increased the cooking time by over an hour! Next time I would make it in 2 smaller dishes to help it cook faster and more evenly. Otherwise it was pretty good."
"When I went to make this the store was out of the Shredded hash brown potatoes so I made it with the cubed hash browns and it turned out fine. I took it to work for a feasting day we have during Christmas and it was a big hit. I am thinking of trying ham cubes next time instead of bacon. Can't wait. Thanks"
"Easy to make ahead of time, and was definitely a crowd pleaser. I will do this again, and it will probably become a tradition in our house!"