I can’t think of anything easier for a holiday breakfast or brunch than a breakfast casserole. Prepare it the night before to bake it the morning of for the easiest breakfast to feed a crowd!
The all important component in this casserole has to be the egg base. You want a creamy mixture that won’t dry out in the oven, plus a delicious veggie medley to provide flavours. To make it deliciously creamy, use milk plus a little heavy cream (thickened cream).
The beauty of this casserole is that it is so versatile you can really make it your own!
You can use bacon; a bacon/ham mixture (as we did here) OR sausages. Any sausage works well here: breakfast sausage, turkey, chicken, beef, mild Italian or pork. Or add in your favourite!
easy to make breakfast casserole with shredded potato hash browns, sausage or bacon and mozzarella cheese! perfect with a quick and easy hollandaise sauce.
1/2 lb ground breakfast sausage
4 large eggs
3 green onions, chopped
1/2 c milk
3 frozen, shredded hash brown patties
1 1/4 c shredded, colby jack cheese
1. Brown and crumble the sausage in a skillet. Drain off any grease and spoon the sausage into the bottom of a 9×9 baking dish. Sprinkle half of the green onions over the sausage.
2. Whisk together the eggs and milk, pour over the sausage. Top with 1 C. of the cheese. Place the hash browns on a plate and pop in the microwave for 30 seconds to soften enough to cut. Cut each patty into 6 pieces. Place on top of the cheese.
3. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes. Remove and top with remaining cheese and green onions, return to the oven for 5 minutes.
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