Easy Breakfast Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.

Makes

8 servings

Updated: Oct. 14, 2023
Make this easy breakfast casserole over the weekend and save leftovers to eat during the week. It reheats really well in the microwave, so you can have a hearty breakfast in just minutes before heading out the door. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Easy Breakfast Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 package (30 ounces) frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups 2% milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes, breaking into crumbles; drain. In a large bowl, combine hash browns, sausage, 1 cup cheese, salt and pepper. In another large bowl, whisk eggs and milk until blended; stir into potato mixture. Spoon into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at until a knife inserted in center comes out clean, 45-50 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes.
Easy Breakfast Casserole Tips

What can you serve with easy breakfast casserole?

Serve this egg and sausage casserole with any of your breakfast favorites. It goes great with buttermilk biscuits, your favorite muffin recipe or a thick slice of toast. Or, pair your savory bake with something sweet, such as French toast, fruit medley or any of these sweet breakfast recipes.

Can you make easy breakfast casserole ahead of time?

Definitely, this is a great make-ahead breakfast casserole. Whether you’re making it an hour ahead or the night before, it’s a delicious choice. Store the cooked casserole in the fridge until you plan to serve it, and warm it up when you're ready to eat. Just be aware that it might start to sweat a little, or get some condensation on top.

How long will leftovers of easy breakfast casserole last?

Properly stored in the refrigerator, cooked egg breakfast casserole will last for 3 to 4 days. You can also freeze this dish: First, let the casserole cool completely, and then cover and tightly wrap it. When stored this way, you can keep it in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat, partially thaw the breakfast casserole in the refrigerator overnight, and set it on the counter 30 minutes before baking while you preheat the oven to 350°. Bake the casserole as directed, increasing the time as necessary to heat through and until a thermometer inserted in the center reads 165°. Make sure you know how to prevent freezer burn, too, to ensure your easy breakfast casserole comes out as fresh as possible.

Amy Glander, Taste of Home Book Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 418 calories, 26g fat (11g saturated fat), 244mg cholesterol, 752mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.