This sausage casserole is loaded with tons of flavor. It combines seasoned breakfast sausage, sharp cheddar cheese, hash browns, bell peppers, and onions, and it's just so, so good. Plus, this breakfast casserole works equally well for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And it's so easy to make too. Just 10 minutes of prep time and 5 simple steps are all you need to follow to make it!
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The Best Sausage Casserole
If breakfast is your favorite meal of the day, you will love this sausage casserole. From the seasoned sausage to the hearty hash browns, this casserole recipe is perfect from the first bite to the last.
Not to mention, this casserole works equally as well for breakfast as it does for dinner. You can even assemble it at night and toss it in the oven right before breakfast the next morning.
But, even if you make it in the morning, it will only take you about 10 minutes of prep work to whip up. Then, the oven does all the heavy lifting after that.
In addition to tasting great, though, this sausage casserole is also a super customizable recipe. With that said, I'll get into more ways you can change it up later on.
By the way, if you're making this for brunch (which you totally should), then I highly recommend serving it up alongside this Starbucks cafe mocha recipe. After all, you'll have plenty of time to make it while your casserole is in the oven.
As I mentioned above, the ingredient list is pretty straightforward, and you have tons of room to modify things depending on the flavor you're after. Honestly, one quick trip to the grocery store is all you need to make this easy sausage and potato casserole!
Anyway, here's exactly what you'll need to make this sausage casserole:
- ½ lb. breakfast sausage (I used spicy sausage)
- ¼ cup chopped red bell pepper
- ¼ cup chopped yellow bell pepper
- ¼ cup chopped onions
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 10oz. hashbrowns, fresh or frozen, chopped
- 6 eggs
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 ¼ cups shredded cheddar cheese
- Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish
See, that's not so bad, right?
By the way, if you have all - or most - of these ingredients, then you already have everything you need to make this chicken hashbrown casserole as well.
Ingredient Substitutions and Suggestions
As I mentioned earlier, there are a ton of different ways you can change up this casserole.
For example, I used some spicy breakfast sausage to make my casserole because that's what my family likes, but you could easily make it with Italian sausage, chicken sausage, or vegetarian sausage!
As for the veggies, I love the combination of peppers and onions, but you can leave one or both of them out if you don't like them. You can also add or replace them with other veggies like broccoli, kale, and spinach.
Lastly, for the optional toppings, I like to serve this breakfast sausage casserole with some sour cream to counter some of the heat. Having said that, you can also serve it with sliced avocado on top, salsa, or even this McDonald's breakfast sauce!
How To Make Sausage Casserole
Now it's time for the fun part, making the breakfast casserole!
Honestly, making this casserole could not be any easier. As I said, it will only take you 10 minutes to prepare the casserole, then it just has to bake in the oven.
So let's stop wasting time and get into how to make sausage casserole.
Step 1: Cook The Sausage & Veggies
First things first, preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease an 8x8 inch. baking dish with cooking spray or butter.
While the oven is preheating, you can cook the sausage. To do this, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add enough oil to fully coat the bottom of the pan.
Then once your pan is hot, remove the sausage casing and add the sausages to the pan. Now cook the sausages for a few minutes, breaking them apart into crumbles until they're golden brown.
Next, add the bell peppers and onions to the pan with the sausage and cook them for 5 minutes, making sure to stir frequently.
Once the veggies are cooked, you can transfer the sausage, peppers, and onions to the prepared baking dish.
Step 2: Make the Egg Mixture
Now that the sausage and veggies are prepared, you can make the egg mixture.
To do that, beat add the eggs, milk, and heavy cream to a large bowl and beat them together with a whisk until everything combines.
Then add the shredded sharp cheddar cheese to the bowl along with a dash of salt and pepper, and give the mixture a good stir.
Now you can pour the egg mixture into the casserole dish over the sausage and veggies. Lastly, add the hash browns on top and gently stir to combine all of the ingredients together.
Step 3: Bake The Casserole
Now it's time to bake the casserole! Put this breakfast casserole in the oven for 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the egg mixture has solidified.
By the way, you can test and see if the egg is fully cooked by gently pressing down on the center of the casserole. If liquid comes through, let it cook for a few more minutes.
Finally, let the cooked casserole cool on a wire rack briefly before slicing. Then slice the sausage casserole and serve with anything that you want. Enjoy!
How To Store Sausage Casserole
This recipe for sausage casserole will make 4 hearty servings. So it's really perfect for a big family breakfast or dinner or to have leftovers as meal prep for the week.
Speaking of leftovers, if you end up with some, you can either put a lid on the casserole dish or transfer the leftover breakfast casserole to an airtight container. Stored this way, it'll last in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Alternatively, if you want to make it ahead of time and have it on hand for longer, you can freeze the casserole for up to 6 months.
How To Reheat Sausage Casserole
Now, this sausage casserole is actually really tasty cold, but you can definitely heat it up.
To reheat your sausage casserole, put it back in a casserole dish, if it's not still in it, and warm it in the oven at 350°F for about 10-12 minutes or until it reaches your desired temperature.
For reheating the frozen casserole, simply cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and heat at 350°F in the oven until it's warmed through.
Wrapping It Up
That's how to make sausage casserole! I know I'm biased, but out of all the sausage casserole recipes out there, I think this is the best one.
Seriously, I don't know if it's the savory sausage and veggies, the fluffy, cheesy eggs, or the crispy hashbrowns, but this breakfast casserole is just so darn good.
Anyways, if you gave this sausage casserole recipe a try, leave a comment below and tell me how it went!
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More Casserole Recipes
If you liked this easy recipe, we have a ton of other casseroles on the blog that is just as easy to make!
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The Best Sausage Casserole Recipe | Takes Just 10 Minutes Of Prep Work
This sausage casserole is loaded with tons of flavor. It combines seasoned breakfast sausage, sharp cheddar cheese, hash browns, bell peppers, and onions, and it's just so, so good. Plus, this breakfast casserole works equally well for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And it's so easy to make too. Just 10 minutes of prep time and 5 simple steps are all you need to follow to make it.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 55 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: Casserole
½ lb. breakfast sausage (I used spicy sausage)
¼ cup chopped red bell pepper
¼ cup chopped yellow bell pepper
¼ cup chopped onions
Salt and pepper, to taste
10 oz. hashbrowns, fresh or frozen, chopped
¼ cup heavy cream
¼ cup milk
1 ¼ cups shredded cheddar cheese
Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Remove the sausage casing. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, coated with some oil.
- Cook the sausage until browned.
- Add bell peppers and onions. Cook stirring, for 5 minutes.
- Transfer the cooked sausage and veggies into an 8x8 casserole dish.
- Beat eggs with milk and heavy cream. Season to taste with salt and pepper and stir in cheddar cheese.
- Pour the mixture over the sausages and add the hash brown. Stir gently to combine all.
- Bake the casserole for 45 minutes.
- Cool the casserole on a wire rack briefly before slicing.
- Garnish the casserole with some chopped parsley before serving.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 372
- Fat: 28
- Carbohydrates: 8
- Protein: 22
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The best and I mean best thing we've had for breakfast. My family can't get over how good it was!
I have never had a better breakfast ever.
This sounds so good how do I get the receipe
Hi Mona! It's in the article and also in the recipe card at the bottom of the page.
This with a little hot sauce on it is excellent!
You say 9 x 13 dish in your instructions, but the picture looks more like an 8 x 8 dish, so I am just checking to make sure which one I am to use! Thanks, and this does look and sound delicious!!
It is an 8x8 dish, sorry for the confusion!