Country Breakfast Casserole

Country Breakfast Casserole

57 reviews, 4.2 star(s). 79% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

A hardy breakfast casserole that travels well. Great for office pot-lucks.

"It was very good! Made sure the hashbrowns were cooked pretty well before adding additional things. Added both sausage & ham for a very nice flavor. Used heavy cream instead of milk for a creamier, richer flavor. Might add onion & garlic next time. Didn't need any salt. Both my picky eaters & my hubby loved it!"


6 cups Frozen hash browns; thawed
2/3 cup Butter; melted
2 cups cooked ham; diced -OR
2 cups browned breakfast sausage
1 cup Cheddar cheese; shredded
1 cup milk
6 Eggs
1/2 teaspoon Salt
Freshly ground pepper; to taste
1/4 cup tomato catsup

Original recipe makes 8



Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with oil.

Press hash browns on bottom of pan. They should be at least 1/2 inch deep as they shrink down as the crust browns. Drizzle melted butter over potatoes. Bake at 425F for 25 minutes until crisp and browned.

Reduce heat to 350F. Sprinkle ham or sausage and cheese over crust. Beat eggs, milk and salt; pour over crust and filling. Return to oven and bake, covered, 25-35 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. In the last few minutes of baking, uncover and add a few decorative squiggles of catsup to the top

Vegetarian options: Saute onions & mushrooms w/ a bit of salt & pepper. Use this in place of meat in the recipe. Vegetarian sausage will also work. Replace butter w/ canola oil and use the whites of 4 eggs with one whole egg to reduce the cholesterol content if you wish.

Serves 8

This can be a hit at breakfast or brunch. It travels well if you're going to a pot luck event.

Pete Romfh, Feb. 2003


I topped this version with some fresh tomatoes for decoration. It disappeared in minutes at the office.

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Turned out delicious! Going to make a double batch for church. Very filling and seems to go far in servings.

Changed it up & added chopped potatoes, onions, cilantro, turkey. Topped with havarti cheese


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Husband went for seconds, Tabasco sauce is great to!
Memaryme 8m ago

easy, quick, and travels well
pdiddy109 11m ago

This was a good recipe. I added green peppers, onions, mushrooms, bacon, and beef sausage on top of the hashbrown crust before adding the egg mix on top. I also topped mine with salsa and more cheese. than the recipe called for.
MsNashay 1y ago

This was absolutely delish!!! Even my pickiest eater loved it!!
gabigoo 2y ago

Left out the tomato sauce because I'm not too fond of it but love this so much! Made it a few times and it's always gone down a treat
Gemmpage 2y ago

Good - pretty much a breakfast fritatta. Couple of minor changes: I overlapped browned potato slices for the crust, and I scrambled salsa into the eggs.
Jenstarling 2y ago

Delicious! This is a favorite breakfast dish to make now. Great to make for a family brunch. Easy to prepare and great flavors. I add extra cheese and onions!
Clinda 2y ago

Ok, a nice breakfast to make ahead for the week
janecostanza 2y ago

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