This Rice Krispie Sausage Hashbrown Casserole is the best breakfast casserole recipe for holiday mornings! With a crispy topping and full of cheesy goodness, the whole family will love it!
Rice Krispie Sausage Casserole
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it can also be the most overlooked. That is where this Rice Krispie Sausage Hashbrown Casserole comes in! Chock full of veggies, sausage, eggs, and cheese, this hearty breakfast is great for any time of year.
Don’t let the list of simple ingredients intimidate you. It may look like a lot, but you can get everything at your local grocery store – and most of it you have in your kitchen already. It’s just about how you put it all together.
While this sausage hash brown breakfast casserole isn’t an overnight breakfast casserole or a make ahead recipe, it is a great dish to heat up for the next morning. It is perfect for serving with some fresh fruit or a Black Bean Avocado Salad.
A great recipe to make for Christmas morning, Mother’s Day brunch, Easter brunch, or other special occasions, this crispy sausage hash brown casserole recipe will have even the picky eaters asking for a second helping.
- Cook your chopped vegetables in the skillet until they are mostly soft, but remember that they will be cooked further in the casserole dish. It is okay if they aren’t completely softened in the pan.
- Make sure that your hash browns are completely thawed before adding them to the casserole.
- While cooking the crispy cereal, be sure to continually stir them in the skillet. They will brown fairly quickly and you will want to make sure everything has been covered in butter and seasonings.
How To Make Sausage Egg Hash Brown Casserole
Rice Krispie Sausage Hashbrown Casserole Ingredients:
1 bag thawed hashbrowns 30 oz
1 lb sausage meat
1 dozen large eggs
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
3 cups rice cereal (like Rice Krispies)
1/4 cup milk
1/2 large onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1 tablespoon seasoning salt
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon thyme
3 tablespoons butter + 1 teaspoon butter
salt and pepper (to taste)
sour cream (optional)
9×13-inch casserole dish
1 or 2 large frying pans
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Chop your vegetables into bite-size pieces.
Step 2: In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt 1 teaspoon of butter.
Step 3: Add your chopped onion, celery, and red pepper. Sauté the vegetables until they are soft.
Step 4: Stir in your garlic salt and Italian seasoning. Add the raw sausage meat to the pan and break it up so it’s crumbled and fine. Cook your sausage until it is browned and then drain any excess grease.
Step 5: Transfer the hot sausage mixture to the bottom of your prepared casserole dish. Press it with the back of a spoon or spatula so that it lays in an even layer on the bottom of the pan.
Step 6: Take 3/4 cup of the shredded cheese and sprinkle it over the sausage and vegetable mixture.
Step 7: In a nonstick frying pan, combine the eggs, milk, thyme, salt, and black pepper. You can start this step while you are still cooking the sausage if you’d like.
Step 8: Begin to scramble your eggs, but don’t cook them completely.
Stir the eggs quite often and remove them from the heat when they are about 3/4 cooked. (You will want a consistency of partially cooked egg while some of it remains liquid).
Step 9: Spread the egg and milk mixture over the cheese in the baking dish in an even layer.
Step 10: Take another 3/4 cup of shredded cheese and sprinkle it over the egg mixture.
Step 11: Place the entire bag of completely thawed hash browns over the egg mixture in an even layer.
Step 12: In a frying pan over medium heat, melt 3 tablespoons of butter. Add the rice cereal, seasoning salt, and parsley flakes. Mix the cereal around until it is lightly toasted.
Step 13: Spoon the cereal mixture over the top of the hash browns, doing your best to cover all of them.
Step 14: Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of cheese over the whole casserole.
Step 15: Bake your sausage hashbrown breakfast casserole for approximately 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
Step 16: Let the egg casserole cool for 10 minutes before slicing to serve. Allowing it to cool will help it maintain its shape so that individual servings come out in one piece.
Serve with sour cream or hot sauce if desired and enjoy!
How To Store Leftover Rice Krispie Sausage Hashbrown Casserole
Store any leftovers in the baking pan covered tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil or in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
What Kind Of Sausage Should I Use In This Egg Bake?
You can use whatever kind of sausage you like in this casserole.
A spicy Italian sausage or mild sausage, pork sausage, chicken breakfast sausage, turkey sausage crumbles, or veggie sausage crumbles. Choose whatever flavorful sausage speaks to you.
What Kind Of Hash Browns Should I Use?
You can use fresh hash browns, refrigerated hash browns, or frozen hash browns in this sausage casserole recipe. You can even use chopped up tater tots in a pinch.
The key to the hashbrown layer is to make sure that they have been out at room temperature and are fully thawed when you add them to the casserole dish.
If you are making your own hash browns, be sure to cut them up into small pieces or strips so that they are easily cooked and sliced after being baked.
What Else Can I Add To This Easy Breakfast Casserole?
Because there are so many layers to this delicious breakfast casserole it’s incredibly easy to add things or substitute them next time.
You can easily add things like green onions, green pepper, or fresh mushrooms to the pan when you are cooking the rest of the vegetables. Include them in the sausage layer.
Swap pepper jack cheese for sharp cheddar cheese if you’d like an extra kick or Monterey Jack or Mexican cheese if you prefer those flavors.
You can also choose to use egg whites if you’d prefer them to whole eggs. You will want to include approximately 16 egg whites to make sure that there are enough for the egg layer.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 364Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 246mgSodium: 1080mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 19g
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This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietician. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.