Hearty Breakfast Casserole With Sausage, Cheese, And Hash Browns

breakfast casserole recipe

A breakfast casserole recipe made with Italian sausage, hash brown potatoes, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and French fried onions. Serve this dish for a hearty breakfast or brunch. You can also find other breakfast casseroles here.

This is a hearty meat and potatoes dish for those who need more than just a cup of yogurt to get going in the morning. Serve this hash brown casserole with lighter fare such as fresh fruit, fruit juice, or a good cup of coffee.

French fried onions give a nice flavorful crunch on the top of the casserole along with a bit of saltiness to offset the cream of mushroom filling. The combination of the crunch top and the creamy potato center just works and makes this a tasty dish. I used a medium cheddar cheese in this recipe, but if you are after more flavor you could easily use a sharp cheddar cheese. Any sharp cheese mellows when baked and combined with other ingredients.

If you are looking for a no-fail crowd pleasing easy to make casserole, this one will bring rave reviews. Although it may not fit every diet out there, it certainly ranks as good comfort food and your breakfast and brunch guests will be full and happy.

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“Just want you to know how much I love this recipe. I’ve been making it for several years, and everyone who has it loves it and asks for the recipe! Thanks for a great, easy brunch dish!” – Susan JL via FB

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Breakfast Casserole Recipe

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Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1-24 oz. Package frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1-10-3/4 oz. can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine
  • 1-6 oz can French fried onions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray baking dish with vegetable oil cooking spray.
  2. In a heavy skillet or frying pan, cook Italian sausage with salt until browned, stirring until finely crumbled.
  3. With a slotted spoon, drain excess fat and transfer beef to large bowl.
  4. Add thawed hash brown potatoes, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, cheddar cheese and chopped onion; mix well.
  5. Spread into a 9" x 13" glass baking dish and bake 30 minutes.
  6. Top with French fried onions and bake 15 minutes more, or until bubbly.
  7. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

About the author

Laura Warnke

Laura Warnke is a mom, wife, and Midwest cook that enjoys sharing many of her family's favorite comfort food recipes. She grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and loves to bring that farm-style home cooking to your table.

1 comment

This recipe is one of the greats, and it is hiding under a plain name of Breakfast Casserole! I am not an onion lover, but these french fried onions in this one, and the sour cream have made it a favorite at my house after 2 times. It doesn’t have any eggs in it and I didn’t realize that until I had made it a second time! Delicious anyway!

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