Loaded Breakfast Casserole
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Loaded Breakfast Casserole has all the parts of your favorite breakfast wrapped into one decked out casserole. Hash browns, eggs, cheese, sausage, bacon and ham are featured ingredients. This recipe serves a crowd making it perfect for your next brunch or large gathering.
This hearty recipe makes a full 9 x 13 pan, and it would be a great addition to any potluck breakfast or brunch. What I love most is that it has all the parts of a big breakfast all wrapped into one casserole. You’ve got a base of buttery hash browns, topped with all the breakfast meats, topped with cheese and a layer of eggs.
How to Make Breakfast Casserole with Hash Browns
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- Pour the hash browns into a 9 x 13 inch pan; drizzle with melted butter.
- Bake at 425 degrees F for 25 minutes.
- Remove from oven, and top hash browns with cooked breakfast meats and shredded cheese.
- Pour egg mixture over top.
- Cook at 350 degrees F for an additional 35 to 45 minutes.
What size breakfast casserole feeds a large group? If you are looking to feed a lot of people, go for a casserole cooked in a 9 x 13 inch dish and includes both eggs and hashbrowns.
What breakfast meats do I use in a hash brown and egg casserole? You can use any combination of cooked breakfast meats in this loaded breakfast casserole. Be sure that your bacon and breakfast sausage is fully cooked before adding it to the mix.
How can I add spice to a breakfast casserole? Use an Italian or a spicy sausage or swap pepper jack for the cheddar cheese to add a bit of kick to this dish.
Why do you bake the hash browns before adding the rest of the ingredients to the casserole? The baking process for this tailgate breakfast casserole is a 2-step process to ensure the hash browns are fully cooked. Cooking the hash browns with a bit of butter before adding the rest of the ingredients will make for a better outcome.
Our Favorite Breakfast Recipes
We love serving up breakfast. While simple is sometimes the best, like our Maple Sausage Pigs in a Blanket and Egg in a Basket, we love a good breakfast casserole!
Easy Pancake Sausage Casserole uses five simple ingredients and combines pancakes and breakfast sausage in one delicious breakfast bake.
Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole with Eggs has a crescent roll crust and you can customize the fillings to include your favorite meats, veggies and cheese.
Breakfast Casserole with Zucchini Breakfast is full of eggs, sausage, cheese, bread cubes and zucchini. It’s a great recipe to hide some veggies!
Bridal Shower Idea: Recipe Share
Are you looking for a great bridal shower idea? At my shower many moons ago, my sisters included a blank recipe card in the invitations and asked each guest to share their favorite recipe. Each attendee brought their card, and my sisters added them to a cookbook. Isn’t that the best idea ever?
This breakfast casserole with hash browns is my Aunt Carol’s recipe contribution in my bridal shower cookbook. It has become a go-to breakfast when I want to treat my family
Loaded Breakfast Casserole
- 24 ounces hash browns, thawed
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 2 pounds cooked sausage, bacon or ham (or a combination)
- 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
- 8 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a 9×13 inch pan generously with nonstick cooking spray.
- Pour the hash browns into prepared dish. Drizzle with melted butter. Bake for 25 minutes.
- Remove pan from oven and turn down heat to 350 degrees F.
- Sprinkle breakfast meats and cheese over hash browns.
- Whisk together eggs, milk and seasoned salt. Pour over casserole.
- Bake for an additional 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown and set.
- This breakfast casserole with hash browns serves a crowd. It makes a full 9×13 inch pan.
- Customize this recipe by using all one kind of breakfast meat or a combination. Cheddar cheese could be swapped out for Mozzarella or Pepper Jack too, if desired.
- The baking process for tailgate breakfast casserole is a 2 step process. Bake the hash browns at 425 degrees F, and then turn down the heat to 350 degrees after the rest of the ingredients are added.
- We love serving up breakfast. Try our Maple Sausage Pigs in a Blanket, Overnight French Toast Casserole, Egg in a Basket and Grandma’s Sour Cream Apple Squares.
- Please note that the carb counts, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on the products you use. The auto-calculation is an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.
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