Hash Brown Maple Sausage Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing


8 servings

Updated: Jan. 09, 2024
This craveworthy casserole has a golden hash-brown crust that's topped with sausage and veggies. My favorite part is the surprise layer of gooey Gruyere. —Anuja Argade, Foster City, California
Hash Brown Maple Sausage Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound maple pork sausage
  • 1/2 cup cubed peeled sweet potato
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 package (30 ounces) frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Gruyere or cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped fresh kale (tough stems removed)
  • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen corn
  • 5 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Maple syrup, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large skillet, cook sausage and sweet potato over medium-high heat until sausage is no longer pink, 5-7 minutes, breaking up sausage into crumbles. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
  2. Meanwhile, coat bottom of a 12-in. cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet with oil. Reserve 1/2 cup hash browns for topping; add remaining potatoes to skillet, pressing firmly with a spatula to form an even layer.
  3. Layer with cheese, kale and corn; top with sausage mixture and reserved hash browns. In a bowl, whisk eggs, cream, salt and pepper until blended; pour over top.
  4. Bake, uncovered, until edges are golden brown and egg portion is set, 45-55 minutes. Cover loosely with foil during the last 10 minutes if needed to prevent overbrowning. Let stand 20 minutes before serving. If desired, serve with syrup.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 487 calories, 32g fat (13g saturated fat), 200mg cholesterol, 899mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.