January 17, 2014 posted by JenAdmin

The Ultimate Brinner-Cheesy Sausage Bake

The Ultimate Brinner-Cheesy Sausage Bake
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  • This is a yummy guilty pleasure. Simple. Unhealthy. Good any time of day. Easy to make variations.

Since I have made this recipe a total of 3 times, it warrants a page on the blog! The first time I made it, I forgot to take photos and the second time  I was at my parent’s house for Christmas. They already think I am weird, so photographing my food was not high on my priority list. :)

But if you need a really simple recipe that goes a long way, this is the one. I spread this one out into two baking dishes and experiment on each one to get a different flavor profile.

Here is the basic recipe:

1 bag (1-1.4 lb) of frozen hash browns ( got mine at Trader Joe’s)

1 lb of pork sausage (I always use spicy bulk pork sausage since it has a lot of flavor)

8 eggs

3/4 cup milk (This time I used plain almond milk to try it out and it worked just fine.)

12 oz of shredded cheddar cheese  (since I spread this out into two pans I know I used more)

Salt, Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder to taste.  Since I used spicy sausage I tend to use less seasoning.


Preheat oven  to 350


Step one:

Grease your two casserole dishes. Mine were 6×8.

Place 1/2 of the frozen hash browns in each of the dishes.

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Step 2:

Brown the sausage

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Step 3:

Mix the eggs, milk and seasonings.

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Step 4:

Pour the egg mixture onto the hash browns. 1/2 on each. The egg mixture will absorb into the potatoes a little bit. This is ok.

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Step 5:

Add 1/2 the cheese to each of the dishes. Next add a layer of the sausage between the dishes.  This is where I changed it up between the two dishes. In dish one, I spooned on some drained salsa. Why not? The second dish, I skipped the salsa added some thinly sliced zucchini.  You can be creative here. Add what you like to eat. Then finish off with the remaining cheese.



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Cover both dishes with foil and place in the oven. 350 for 1 hour. Then uncover and bake another 5-10 minutes. You want the eggs to be cooked and the dishes should not move in the centers.

Here is the final photo after baking.cheesey potatoes-10

If you want a thicker casserole you can just make one dish. Everything should work about the same. You might want to add less sausage. It will turn out heavier on egg and less about meat and potatoes. I just like leftovers.

This is a hearty dish. Not so healthy, but every once in a while you want something like this on your dinner plate! Brinner is so good.

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