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Holiday Brunch Casserole

If you'll be having overnight company during the holidays, you may want to consider this hearty casserole. Guests will be impressed with its bountiful filling and scrumptious flavor. It's the perfect Easter breakfast or Christmas casserole. —Nelda Cronbaugh, Belle Plaine, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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 shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup reduced-fat biscuit/baking mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients; stir in 1 cup cheese. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  • In another bowl, whisk eggs, milk, baking mix and salt until blended; pour over top. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Remove casserole from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.



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  • Nutrition Facts
    1 piece: 366 calories, 25g fat (11g saturated fat), 131mg cholesterol, 971mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.

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    • Carolyn
      Nov 22, 2020

      I have been using this recipe for years. I have always used hot Italian sausage instead of breakfast sausage. My family looks forward to special days just so they can have this for breakfast.

    • JGa2595176
      Feb 29, 2020

      Our family loves a hearty, comforting breakfast dish and this fits the bill. Love to serve this for a nice event, like the holidays. We used the "hot" versus mild bulk sausage. This turned out nice and fluffy for us. I did squeeze out potatoes before using.

    • Pskoehler722
      Feb 27, 2020

      My favorite recipe for company, delicious!

    • Tania
      Jan 5, 2020

      What a disappointment. I did exactly according to instructions and the dish after cooking for 1 hour it never thicken. Terrible

    • kredhead
      Dec 29, 2019

      Fluffy, cheesy, moist, delicious, meaty, eggy, veggie goodness. Toast some English muffins, serve some ambrosia salad

    • Cheryl
      Dec 27, 2019

      This is the best overnight breakfast casserole I've ever made! - I did not cook hash browns ahead of time as others have commented. I thawed in refrigerator all day then squeezed all of the water out of the potatoes with paper towels before using. - I used Maple flavored sausage. - Used green and red bell pepper. Added the bell pepper and green onions to the sausage after no longer pink. Cooked until soft. - Used 3 or 4 green onions instead of 1. - Used 7 eggs instead of 4. - Added a few tablespoons of extra Bisquick because more eggs. Also, could not find reduced fat mix so used regular Bisquick. Not sure why they call for reduced fat mix. - Added 1 teaspoon of dry mustard. - Added pepper. I had to cook for an hour. Put aluminum foil on the casserole at about 40 minutes so the top wouldn't burn. Everyone will love this recipe!

    • murph0407
      Dec 24, 2019

      Much love for this from our family. I like to add a can of diced Hatch green chiles as well. I do agree that sauteing is a good idea, as mentioned by waleskaj. I haven't tried doubling the eggs though. I wonder if you do this - what are anyone's thoughts of omitting baking mix?

    • lollygagtx
      Dec 22, 2019

      Wonderful taste! No complaints. I do think the ingredient of reduced fat biscuit mix is amusing, amidst all the other ingredients, lol.

    • waleskaj
      Dec 11, 2019

      This is an awesome breakfast casserole. This is our traditional Christmas breakfast. We look forward to this every year. It is so delicious and easy to make. I use red pepper instead of green and saute all the potato, onion, peppers together first. I also add more that one green onion. Just use whatever onion you have on hand. I double the eggs and use 8. Keep it covered with foil until the last 10 minutes of baking, remove the foil and finish baking so the cheese doesn't get too browned. Wonderful breakfast and leftovers are great too.

    • tsuop
      Dec 10, 2019

      I make a recipe just like this w/out the green peppers, I feel the peppers take over the casserole. We have it every Christmas breakfast LOVE IT!!