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Hash Brown and Sausage Casserole - The Southern Lady Cooks

Sausage breakfast casserole with hash browns is great to serve for a brunch with grits, gravy and biscuits. Your family and guests will love this sausage breakfast casserole.  It makes a wonderful holiday breakfast, too! This recipe is a favorite of my family. Easy to make and the perfect way to start the day!

Sausage breakfast casserole ingredients needed:

Frozen hash browns, regular or Southern style


Green pepper

Sausage or ham (could also use bacon or smoked sausage or any meat you like.


Salt and pepper to taste

Garlic powder, Optional

Shredded cheddar cheese


Breakfast casseroles are great for any holiday gathering as they feed quite a few people. We love this one with sausage but you could honestly use any meat you desire. You could also serve this in tortillas, topped with salsa and sour cream. Delicious! Super versatile dish. If you love hash browns check out our Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole. It’s also great for any gathering.

“I made this last month for a family get together brunch. Everybody wanted the recipe. It was so good! Thanks” – Sherri


Hash Brown and Sausage Casserole - The Southern Lady Cooks

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5 from 2 votes

Hash Brown and Sausage Breakfast Casserole

This casserole is wonderful to make when you have family or friends visiting! Super easy and always a hit. Would be great for brunch too.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: breakfast casserole
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 2 lbs. frozen hash browns regular or Southern style
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 2 lbs. sausage or ham cooked (could also use bacon or smoked sausage or any meat you like)
  • 10 eggs beaten
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Optional
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Oil for cooking hash browns


  • Heat oil, add hash browns, onion and peppers. Cook till potatoes begin to brown. Spray 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Spread potato mixture in pan, top with cooked sausage or ham.
  • Pour beaten eggs over all and season with salt and pepper and garlic. Gently stir to coat all ingredients with eggs. Sprinkle with cheese. Can refrigerate overnight and then bake.
  • Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. Makes 8 servings.


You can make half this recipe, too. You can use any kind of meat you like.

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You might also like my garlic cheese grits and buttermilk biscuits.

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  1. Can this be halved for just 2 old geezers? (Empty nesters)

  2. Brenda Schenck says:

    Just found you recently, love your recipes. Wondering if you would consider joining an app called
    OrganizEat…I love the app and love when I’m on a site and they allow import recipe directly to the app..
    Thank you
    Merry Christmas

  3. Any suggestions on how to adapt this to a crock pot? Thank you for any suggestions! God bless

  4. I made is and froze it.. now am wondering best way to re heat.have you ever froze this before?

    • The Southern Lady says:

      I have not frozen it but I would put back in the oven on low maybe around 300 and just let it reheat, Cheryl.

  5. Can this be made and cooked at the same time or does it NEED to sit over night?

  6. Thanks for sharing! Am going to make this when two of my nieces are here for a late Christmas

  7. Kelley Smith says:


  8. I made this last month for a family get together brunch. Everybody wanted the recipe. It was so good! Thanks5 stars

  9. So, actually, you could stir everything (except the cheese) in a big bowl and then put it in the pammed pan….right? I am a little sloppy and would make a mess if I stirred all this stuff in a 9×13!

  10. Georgeann Jarman says:

    I am looking for good “heat and serve ” breakfast muffins that I can freeze. My husband leaves for work at 5:45am and I don’t want breakfast til later in the morning. I am going to make this and put it in muffin tins. Then I will bake then freeze.. I hope it works because this sounds great!!!

    • The Southern Lady says:

      There are lots of muffin recipes on the site. Just look on the right hand side of any page under breads and they are listed there. You can freeze just about any of them.

  11. Do you thaw the potatoes before browning? Thanks!

  12. Love your site..I have several recipes like this one and they all mix the eggs with milk. Your recipe does not include milk. Is that an oversight or you just don’t use any milk. Just wondering…

  13. I recently saw a very easy recipe for Peanut Butter balls – Buckeyes. Could you direct me to it again please? Thanks

  14. I made this today (11.25.13). Used Ore Ida O’brien hashbrowns and added a fresh jalapeno and served with flour tortillas. Was wonderful and family gobbled it up.

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  16. Nothin finer than a Southern lady and a bonus for one that is a kick-but cook too.

    • I also use link sausage cut in pieces for that recipes of such a nature.
      It was a great dish in the old days for the residual of people left over from the party the night before.

  17. You can use Potatoes O’Brien instead of plain hash browns it already has onions and bell peppers in it

  18. The link to the garlic cheese grits is broken.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      I checked the one on Facebook and the one on the recipe index and they are both working. Which one are you talking about, Kathryn?

  19. In Boy Scouts we call this a Mountain Man Breakfast and baked it in a camping Dutch oven. We use fried Tater Tots in place of the hash browns and also add a jar of salsa under the cheese. Eat it plain or rolled up in a flour tortilla … always good!

  20. I think in going to make this for my co-workers Friday…We cook every Friday and we all bring a dish

  21. On gosh! This sounds amazing! This would make a great breakfast for supper too. We are talking eggs at Saturday Dishes. I’d love for you to bring this over. http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @Tumbleweed Contessa

  22. Can this be made ahead and frozen?

  23. I am glad someone asked the question about stirring the eggs into all ingredientsI throught you meant just the seasonings I am going to make this

  24. Thank you for all of your feedback! I hope you have a great weekend!

  25. Do you use the shredded hashbrowns or can you use the other kind (the ones in the shape of little squares….sorry, for the life of me I can’t remember what they are called!). Thank you! 🙂

    • The Southern Lady says:

      You can use either one. I use the country style but have used them all in the past.

      • Thank you…would you still brown the hashbrowns if not using the country style? Also, when you say to gently stir the ingredients with the eggs you don’t mean with the hashbrown layer, do you? Sorry, I’m not the best cook so I want to make sure I’m doing it right! Thanks, again!!

      • The Southern Lady says:

        Yes, you still brown the hashbrowns. Yes, you stir the egss into all the ingredients.

  26. Sounds great! I don’t usually have luck with packaged hashbrowns… 🙁 but I’ll definitely try this with bacon! Thanks!

  27. Helen Boyd says:

    You are one great cook and person!
    Keep Cooking and Smiling


  29. wanda f.grubbs alexander says:

    Judy, I have made lot’s of your reciepe and found they were all so good..At Christy i made the brownies with chcoclatr and butterstoch and sent them to my sisters in ak.and they said they were awsome…Thank for all your reciepe…


  31. Jill Holstein says:

    Thanks, found it

  32. It was awsome

  33. I know this is supposed to be a breakfast recipe, but I might do a “breakfast for supper” and cook it tomorrow night. 🙂

  34. Great sounding recipe. I pinned it to my Pinterest board and within an hour had 66 repins!!

  35. I’m looking forward to receiving more of your recipes, they look wonderful and easy, I hope!

  36. I really have been enjoying your breakfast posts on Facebook. This looks great.

  37. Nice to read your comment on my blog. Congrats on the new baby to come. This breakfast casserole looks delicious. I may try it for Christmas Eve breakfast. Balisha

  38. I make something very similar every x-mas morning. I usually do my prep the night before and assemble it and just pop it in the oven in the morning. Very hearty and yummy yours looks.

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