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Sausage Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole


  • 1 pound hot pork sausage
  • 1 small onion diced (optional)
  • 1/2 of a 30oz package of shredded hash brown potatoes thawed
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 large eggs beaten
  • diced green onions optional to garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter/grease a half-casserole baking dish or deep-dish pie plate or cast iron skillet.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook and stir sausage and diced onion (if using) in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, about minutes. Drain and discard grease.
  • Stir hash browns, cooked sausage, 1-1/2 cups Cheddar cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and black pepper together in a large bowl. Whisk milk, eggs, and remaining salt together in another bowl. Pour hash brown mixture into prepared baking dish; pour egg mixture evenly over hash brown mixture.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling and golden, about 45-55 minutes. Top with remaining cheese as soon as it comes out of the oven. Sprinkle with green onions, if desired.