Make Ahead Sausage Hash Brown Casserole is savory sausage with cheese, eggs, spicy poblano peppers, and shredded hash browns. It has a really creamy texture with a kick of heat, plus it’s a really simple breakfast that feeds a crowd. And it can be made ahead of time!

If you’re looking for more recipes like this sausage hash brown casserole, check out these other easy breakfast ideas, Easy Breakfast Casserole, Amish Baked Oatmeal with Cranberries & Walnuts, or Cheese Veggie Egg White Muffins.

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Make Ahead Sausage Hash Brown Casserole

I’m all about having a house full of company on the holidays. Or, you know, any random weekend. It’s one of the things I love about living in Florida, my house becomes vacation-central for friends and family. It’s a great way to visit and catch up with everyone I miss up north. But the last thing I want to worry about is having to feed a house full of people, when there’s fun to be had elsewhere! That’s why I love breakfast casserole recipes, like this Make Ahead Sausage Hash Brown Casserole. It’s really simple to make, and guaranteed to impress your guests!

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How Can You Make Sausage Hash Brown Casserole Ahead of Time?

You can prep this sausage hash brown casserole the night before. All you have to do it cook the sausage all the way through, mix everything together, cover it, and put it in the refrigerator. Then, all you need to do the next morning is bake! It makes mornings much easier, faster, and less stressful. And when you have a house full of people, I think we can all agree that easier is better!

Of course you can also make this sausage hash brown casserole immediately, too. 
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Sausage Egg Hash Brown Casserole Uses Simple Ingredients!

One of the things I absolutely love about this sausage egg hash brown casserole is that it uses really simple ingredients that I already have in my pantry. One of the main ingredients is a bag of frozen shredded hash browns. These are so versatile, that I try to keep at least one bag in my freezer at all times. You can also swap out the cheeses for whatever kind you have. I’ve made this sausage egg hash brown casserole with Swiss cheese before and it was awesome!

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Does Sausage Egg Cheese Hash Brown Casserole Have To Use Sausage?

You can swap in other meats with this casserole with no issues. But, it won’t be a sausage egg cheese hash brown casserole anymore. But, the flavor will still be great if you use ground beef, turkey, bacon, or even ham. Whatever you have on hand! My personal favorite will always be sausage, though. It adds a really nice flavor to this make ahead breakfast casserole. It’s a little bit savory and salty, but also hearty and filling. But go with your own favorite!

You can also control the heat in this make ahead breakfast casserole by using bell peppers instead of poblano. Or, if you want more spice, you can use a hot Italian sausage (just make sure it’s gluten free!).

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Are hash browns gluten free?

It’s hard to navigate what’s gluten free and what’s not, especially if you’re just starting out on the diet. I have a lot of people ask me, are hash browns gluten free? It’s really common to confuse gluten with other starchy foods, like potatoes. But, you’ll be happy to learn that they are, in fact, on the menu today!

Yes, hash browns are gluten free. Hash browns are usually just shredded potatoes, with a little bit of oil or butter, fried in a skillet. Where you find a grey area is pre-packaged hash browns you can find in the frozen isle of the grocery store. These can have added ingredients which aren’t guaranteed to be gluten free. So just make sure whatever brand you have is labeled gluten free.

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Make Ahead Sausage Hash Brown Casserole

Sausage Hash Brown Casserole is savory sausage with cheese, eggs, spicy poblano peppers, and shredded hash browns. It has a really creamy texture with a kick of heat, plus it's a really simple breakfast that feeds a crowd. And it can be made ahead of time!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: DishingDelish.com
Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients
 
 

  • 12 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/2 cups half & half
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 lb ground sausage, mild
  • 1 30 oz bag shredded hash browns, gluten free
  • 1 medium Vidalia onion, chopped
  • 1 medium poblano pepper, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a large baking dish.
  • In a large sauté pan brown sausage until just cooked through. Add to large mixing bowl.  
  • Stir together with poblano pepper, onion, hash browns, mozzarella, and 1 cup cheddar cheese. Combine with half & half and eggs. 
  • Pour into baking dish and flatten top until even. Sprinkle remaining cheddar on top. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until eggs are cooked through.

Notes

Click on the time in the instructions to start a timer!
Make sure your sausage and hash browns are labeled gluten free!

Nutrition

Calories: 367kcal (18%)Carbohydrates: 6g (2%)Protein: 21g (42%)Fat: 29g (45%)Saturated Fat: 14g (88%)Cholesterol: 259mg (86%)Sodium: 510mg (22%)Potassium: 304mg (9%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 2g (2%)Vitamin A: 765IU (15%)Vitamin C: 10mg (12%)Calcium: 274mg (27%)Iron: 2mg (11%)
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