Hash Brown Casserole

Total Time:
1 hr 15 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
1 hr 10 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cups frozen shredded hash browns
  • 1 pound bulk sausage, mild, hot or sage
  • 2 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 8 cups cubed French or Italian bread, crusts removed
  • 2 cups (1/2 pound) grated Cheddar
  • 2 cups (1/2 pound) freshly grated Parmesan
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Spray a deep 13 by 9-inch casserole dish with vegetable oil cooking spray.

Melt the butter in a large frying pan. Add the onion and saute over medium-low heat until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the hash browns and break apart. Saute until soft, about 5 minutes.

In a second frying pan, saute the sausage, breaking apart large clumps. When the sausage is cooked through, remove it from pan.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the milk, eggs, salt, pepper, nutmeg and mustard, briskly to blend.

To assemble, spread the onions and hash browns evenly at the bottom of the greased dish. Place the bread cubes evenly on top of hash browns. With a slotted spoon distribute sausage as the third layer. Pour the milk and egg mixture over these layers. Add Parmesan as the next layer, while then adding the Cheddar.

*Cook's Note: Save a few tablespoons of Cheddar for the last 10 minutes of baking, where you can add a fresh topping of melted Cheddar.

Bake the casserole, uncovered for 45 to 50 minutes, until puffed and golden brown.


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I tried this for the first time today.  I think its perhaps above average with some tweeks. As is for me and both my moms I made it for, we have had better but it wasn't bad.<br /><br />1. It calls for making the hash browns until soft. Next time I would make them until crispy and golden.<br /><br />2. The casserole for me was a bit runny. I would add 2 additional eggs<br /><br />3. I think a better cook time is 55-60 minutes not 45-50<br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great for Sunday mornings. I used a smoked sausage, and added a little pepper jack for some heat, hold the nutmeg, added dry mustard, yummy and Cleaned the plate item not reviewed by moderator and published
This looks wonderful. I prepare it the night before and then cook it in the morning? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make and oh so good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is delicious! I forgot the nutmeg &amp; parmesan, but it still turned out wonderful! I used leftover homemade loaf bread. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is a winner! The seasoning was perfect. I only ended up having 4 cups of bread because there wasn't much left after cutting the crust off the French Bread. Due to my confusion about weight and volume I ended up using 6 cups of hash browns. It seemed like the right amount of potatoes, but I had also put in less bread. For convenience I used grated parmesan in a can. It worked. Beware 1/6 of this dish has 812 calories. I guess I will be eating light for the rest of the day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so easy and delish. My whole family loves it. I fry the sausage first and let the hashbrowns thaw and then fry them in the pan I fried the sausage in. Also instead of dijon, I just add mustard powder. Gives it a good kick. item not reviewed by moderator and published
such a crowd pleasure. my family now thinks i can actually cook. this is easy and delightful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very Good. Not long to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this at Christmas for the last few years, and it's a good, solid recipe if you follow the directions. With time I've gotten more adventurous, and incorporated some of the suggestions in the other comments, and have made a few mods. I think the main thing to bear in mind is that this and other breakfast casserole recipes all follow the same pattern - bread/potatoes, meat, cheese, seasonings and an egg mixture - and so long as you stick to the basic ratios of each, you should be ok with "customizing" them a little to your taste. From reading comments, and my own trial(s) and error(s), here's what I usually do: - I brown the hash browns a little more, as suggested by others. - 8 cups of bread is a bit much; 4 or 5 is enough for me. I usually make it with croissants that I get at the bakery in my grocery store, and I typically wind up pulling apart about 6 of them for my bread. - I use sausage, diced ham and bacon. - I usu skip the nutmeg and mustard. Good recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I liked it but have had better. I definitely left out the bread and replaced the nutmeg with cumin. I couldn't see the purpose of the bread when the potatoes were already carby. I topped this off with the chili I made the night before which gave it an awesome kick. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love it!! VERY RICH. Modified a bit with 1pkg Philadelphia cooking cream (Italian Herbs &amp; Spices and 1cp. goats milk to replace milk, added 8oz colby chunks in the middle with 1/2 ham n 1/2 Sweet Ital. sausage mixed throughout n frozen tater tots w/ french bread chunks n 5 ital. cheese blend on top of 12oz ex shrp chedd. After cooking 6-7 times with hard cheese this was the tastiest tweak. ENJOY!! Thanks Paula for this rich, tasty, filling recipe. Its WONDERFUL... especially @ 7mo prego. Its my fave dish.FYI: U must add the bread or it will b soggy. This little tweak will add more flavor and fat. This is not a weight watchers dish by any means ;- item not reviewed by moderator and published
I changed the recipe a tad by adding BACON instead of sausage and I didn't add the bread, mustard or nutmeg. My family and office loves this recipe. They talk about it all day, asking when are you going to make it again. YUMMY!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
didnt like at all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this for Easter Brunch today and it was a HUGE success. I browned a bag of Potatoes O'Brien in a half stick of butter in one pan and a pound of sweet Italian Sausage in another. Generously butter a 9 x 13 pan, layer 1st - potatoes, 2nd - 1/2 of the sausage, 3rd - a couple of handfuls of cheese, 4th - the bread, 5th - rest of the sausage, pour egg mixture over all and let set for 1.5 hours. Bake for 40 minutes, top with a little more cheddar, bake about 5 more minutes until the cheese is melted - YUMMY! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for New Year's Day and it definitely needed some modifications. The cheese turned out overdone and crunchy, so next time I try it, I would incorporate it into the rest of the ingredients. Also, my husband suggested the has browns be put on top instead of the bottom. I see that some of the other reviewers browned the has browns and it seemed to work better for them. Otherwise I thought the flavor was good, however, my picky children wouldn't eat it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow, Paula usually has the best recipes, but this one missed the mark. The bread turned out slimy and there was way too much cheese in my opinion. Not good and all five of my guests agreed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow, it was great. Had it for christmas breakfast item not reviewed by moderator and published
I grew up in Alabama and breakfast casserole's were the first I learned how to cook. This casserole we won't make again. The mustard overpowered the casserole which may be because I used a dijon mustard. I will stick to using mustard powder for now on. The hash browns were soggy and the onion (we used half was still too much. This recipe was disappointing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this the first time catering a "Black Friday" breakfast for my good friend's extended family, and it was a hit. (I halved the recipe with no problems for my husband and myself that weekend. This weekend, the same friend has two guests coming to stay, and she wants a 2/3 size recipe of it for them too. I use a multi-grain-and-seed bread for extra fiber and nutrients.Try serving it with a fresh-fruit salad, and you will have no complaints! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a family favorite! I've use different kinds of bread - depending on what day-old bread is on the discount rack at the bakery - and it's always perfect. I love that I can prepare it the night before and have a wonderful breakfast treat in the morning. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Four Stars for this decadent casserole. I made this today for my mom---it was a huge hit!! It is very rich and a special occasion dish for when you are not counting carbs or fat. Give it a try when you are in the mood for a one dish extravaganza!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
delicious recipe. I made this up the day before so the eggs could absorb the bread. It was great to be able to do that and just pop in the oven next day. Followed recipe exactly. Great dish Paula!!!! My family loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So tasty &amp; delicious !!!!! Great way to start the day....or even have for supper !!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great dish when the kids and or guest come by early morning! item not reviewed by moderator and published
WONDERFUL!!!! My staff cleared 4 dishes. I made one as is, second with turkey sausage, third with salmon, and the fourth with spinach. They loved it! Just one hint, I used potato bread stuffing cubes.(Martins has it already cubed and baged for you Saved time and money on the bread. item not reviewed by moderator and published
used chix sausage - 2nd that yummy below! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy!!! The second time I made it I did make more egg mixture because the bread was dry when I made it the first time or cut back on the amount of bread. I agree there is a bit too much mustard. Also I layered 1/2 the sausage between the potato and bread layer the rest on top of the bread layer. Turkey sausage works great as well. Try different cheeses to change it up, Jalepeno cheddar, smoked gouda, Italian Fontina. I have also made it with morningstar spicy blackbean patties instead of sausage for vegetarians and served with spicy salsa to top it with. I have made this 12 times or so and it is always a hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great, my family really enjoyed it, the first time I made and even the next time. It's great, and it's Paula Deen item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe I use every year for my new years day brunch. I make as directed, but substitute with vegetarian Morningstar Farms Breakfast Sausage Patties. Nobody knows its vegetarian until I mention it ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was very deliciuos. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this breakfast casserole last Christmas for brunch and everyone just could not stop talking about how good it was, and were asking for the recipe! Paula, it is a HIT! It is a 'Wake Up Call!'; Love, and Best Dishes.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
The only recipe of Paula's that I had to THROW AWAY. 2 tablespoons of dijon mustard? I cut it back to one. Two problems... one: where are the hashbrowns? two: Gross, overpowering mustard taste. Add some more potatoes and zero mustard and it probably would be very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was out of this world. Great flavors, easy to make and the whole family loved it. The cheeses were delish and there were no leftovers. Will make for Christmas morning. Great with fresh fruit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My Sister is not a sausage fan. However, she loved this when I served it to her for breakfast when she came to visit us. I have tried this with hamburger using an envelop of taco seasoning, used Mexican cheeses and it was great. Voila a Mexican dinner. I have tried it with hamburger and/or Italian suasage, Italian or pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese. Voila an Italian pizza. I use this recipe at least once a month. I keep trying new meats and cheeses to see what I can come up with. Thanks for this recipe I love it. Carol Wilson, Chef #359978 item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just nasty. My eyes popped out of their sockets when I read '1 teaspoon of salt'. I left it out of the recipe because no one needs that much salt in one dish. Ever. Especially with the amount of butter. I adjusted the amount of butter down as well. The potatoes and the bread together with nutmeg, etc. It ended up being disgusting. Threw it out and made some toast instead. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it! I never made any thing like this before and I am so glad I tried it. It was time consuming, but the results were awesome. I will try it on a weekend rather than a weeknight!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe for a pot luck breakfast last weekend. My husband was concerned that it made so much, considering how many other people would also be bringing items. Mine was the first to go, as people kept coming back for more. Everyone there has asked me to share this recipe, and I shall. It is too good to be kept a secret! I followed the recipe ALMOST exactly, however I used Southwestern Style Hash Browns which gave it an extra little kick and interest. I also cut back a bit on the milk, using only 2 cups. I assembled the casserole the night before, to allow the custard mix to fully permeate the other ingredients. Then of course I had to add just a little cooking time to compensate for the casserole being cold as it went into the oven. Try this, it is great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it! I have a different recipe for a breakfast casserole, but I decided to try this one because of the hash browns and parmesan. This is a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious! I think it may have been the hint of dijon mustard that gave it its great flavor. Baked it for overnight guests along with Paula's garlic cheese grits. This is now my go to recipe for breakfast casseroles! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Every year I cook a big breakfast for my daughter and her friends on the first day of school...Today I made this wonderful dish and the kids LOVED it! I've made a breakfast casserol for years but never with hash browns...Very east to do, however, it tastes liked you've slaved all day! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love, love this recipe. It's quick and easy to make. Very flavorful, yummy, everyone of my friends and family has loved also. In-fact I was asked to make it at our women's tea this weekend! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great for a crowd. After reading the reviews stating it was plain or bland, I adjusted the recipe slightly. a. Browned 6 strips of bacon, drained and ruff chopped. b. Saute onion in reserved bacon drippings, when done add the chopped bacon. c. Sprinkled Morton's Natures Seasons blend &amp; 2Tlbs fresh chopped basil over hash browns &amp; onions, and saute........ OMIT ADDITIONAL SALT &amp; PEPPER. d. Served casserole with Sour Cream and side of fresh fruit. YUM, YUM, YUM item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this for brunch twice, and everyone asked for seconds each time. The first time I followed the directions exactly. The second time, I used 1% milk, and since I didn't have any Italian bread, I spread a layer of croutons instead, which worked out great (and was easier than cubing a loaf of bread). For the reviewers that didn't like this recipe, I'm not sure how you can mess it up unless you don't follow directions (and I know a few people that just can't cook, so that is probably the case). item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made many of Paula's recipes, but this one wasn't one of my favorites.... Although there somes to be quite a bit of seasonings, it lack seasoning... Definitely brown the hashbrowns and add more seasonings and dijon, because you can't taste it.... WHATEVER you do wait until the end to add any and all cheeses!!! If not the cheese that is placed on in the beginning will be hard as a rock!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am a true fan of Paula Dean and love most of her recipes, but this recipes lacks flavor and the texture was not pleasing at all. This dish is more like a keesh in my opinion and not a casserole. If you like keesh dishes than this is for you. I would reccommend adding more seasoning to the dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
awsome. Very easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an awesome recipe!! I served it for a family sunday breakfast and everyone from Grandma to children loved it. Easy and delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was tasty however it was not a favorite for my family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula NEVER makes a bad recipe!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
There is too much sodium in this recipe!It just doesn't appeal to me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was really good. My family loved it too. (3 kids) We have chickens and have sooo many eggs that I was looking for some way to use them up. This did the trick and tasted good too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I personally was disappointed with this recipe. I followed it exactly and found it lacked flavor. I couldn't taste the Dijon or nutmeg at all and wished I had cooked the potatoes longer so they were brown. I did think it was moist and has potential, but I'll have to play around with it a bit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It is unbelievable so testy, moisture, even my picky eater son loved it. I love ms. Paula I think she is the best cook in the universe. she is calm and nice soft voice and the best cook thank you item not reviewed by moderator and published
yum item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pretty good. I added sour cream to the eggs and it made it wonderful item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree with those who state the bread is too much- I cut it in half and this recipe was amazing for my "breakfast dinner party!" We enjoyed the tang with the mustard, tho I changed the sausage to turkey sausage without noticing a bit of difference the second time around. Very homey and comforting! Next time I'm going to try adding onions and peppers for some extra zing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a GREAT recipe! I only rated it a 4 because I changed some things: 1. used ground dry mustard vs. dijon for less tang; 2. omitted the nutmeg; 3. fried up some diced bacon vs. sausage; 4. used butter flavored cooking spray vs. veg oil; 5. cooked hash browns first according to package directions but not all the way done, then pressed them into the bottom of my casserole dish to form a "crust"; 6. added some sauteed red, yellow &amp; green peppers to the hash browns; 7. used all cheddar and no parmesan; 8. omitted bread for more "egg-i-ness." Turned out GREAT, and pretty too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The consistency was great but the Dijon mustard and nutmeg over powered the dish. My kids wouldn't eat it. :( Might try again with out using these 2 ingredients. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family didn't much care for this recipe. You couldn't taste the hash browns on the bottom and the custard got absorbed by the bread so it was like eating soggy bread. Not much flavor except for the cheese. Everyone put hot sauce on it to add flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I got up this morning early and fixed this casserole exactly as written, except for the nutmeg. Took it to my daughter's house and put it in the oven. It was DELICIOUS!! Everyone raved and had second helpings! I can't tell you what a hit it was with the mimosas. I'll certainly make this again and again for a breakfast or brunch. Thanx, Paula for another great recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've been making a similar casserole for years. So has my sister. tried this out on her this weekend and we both agreed. This is our new stand by casserole. So much better than our old one. The only change I made is our old recipe allowed you to assemble and refrigerate overnight/bake off in the morning. I did this with Paula's and it worked like a charm! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a Christmas brunch and everyone loved it. I tweaked the recipe after reading the reviews. I used only 5 cups of Italian loaf bread and made that the bottom layer. I cooked the sausage first and used the fat from that to cook the onions &amp; hash browns and I added bell pepper. I added a little EVOO to the pan before adding the hash browns. I combined the sausage with the hash brown mixture and put this over the cubed bread. I used a bit more cheddar and less of the Parm. It was so good. Making it the night before so the flavors could develop and blend is the key. And because it was going from frig to oven, I baked it for an hour instead of the 45 min the recipe calls for. I will definitely make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My boyfriend and I made this together for a late Sunday morning breakfast. It was quick, simple, and Delish! And we already had everything we needed at home : We cut everything in half since we were only feeding ourselves and we used an Oat and Nut whole grain bread instead of Italian, the nuts were an nice added crunch. We also added a thin layer of sliced tomatoes on top and sprinkled it with some fresh basil when it was out of the oven, YUM!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was OK. Didn't like the soggy bread too much. If I do make it next time I won't put as much of the egg/milk mixture, not as much bread and maybe try Italian this time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I could eat this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! It has all my favorites in it: cheese, sausage, and hash browns. I've tried it with slighty dry French and Italian bread, and the Italian bread adds a little more flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for an office breakfast meeting and got RAVE reviews. It was delicious. I used the Italian bread, much easier to remove the crust and not as messy as hard French bread. Next time I will add the bell pepper as I see others have done. The only downside is that it took much longer to prepare than described - at least 20-25 minutes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great breakfast casserole recipe!!!! I used 4 slices of bread as others suggested, added bell pepper, cut down on the sausage and used a mixture of sausage, ham &amp; bacon. Everything else was the same as Paula's recipe and it was GREAT. You know it was soooo good when your 15 year old grandson wants me to make at least 2 of them to take on their hunting trip. This is definitely a keeper! YUMMM item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe! I used it for a Christmas Eve brunch and then used it again today for brunch after my son's baptism. I put it together last night and baked it in the morning, left it in the oven while at church. Everyone loved it! I think the mustard adds a distinct flavor. I don't use quite as much bread, about 1/2 the amount actually - I just make a layer of bread, it doesn't need 8 cups. I made 2 of them and fed 20 people with a lot of people having seconds, and only had fruit salad and cake as side dishes. Enjoy!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
How far in advance can I make this? Can I make it ahead and freeze it? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good stuff...even the kids liked it too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this as a savory dinner casserole. I used heavily seasoned hamburger meat to replace the sausage and didn't add as much of the egg and milk mixture or bread. I also didn't cook the hash browns. I defrosted the potatoes and added garlic powder, extra onion, and a can of chopped green chilies before putting them in the pan. I think this is a great basic recipe for busy weeknight dinners or early weekday breakfasts. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone who ate the casserole really like the flavors, taste and texture, though it is very rich. Read my full adventure and see the photos on my blog: Adventures In Food at: http://adventuresinfood123.blogspot.com/2010/07/paula-deens-hash-brown-casserole.html Adventures In Food: Author: Kerry Howell item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe almost to the T. I used 2% milk and a little less cheese. I made it the night before and just set it in the fridge overnight. The next morning I baked it in the oven. It is a lot of food so I put it in 2 dishes. Made the other one for dinner that night, because I had guests coming over. We all loved it and thought the flavors were great together and it is very filling. The next time I make which will be next week. I am going to add some green bell pepper to the potato and onion. IF YOU MADE THIS AND IT DIDN'T TURN OUT GREAT. THEN YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO COOK. AND IF YOUR FOOD BURNS. SHAME ON YOU FOR LETTING IT! THX PAULA this dish is very delicious!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this was terrible. This dish is a good example of why people eat breakfast items separate on their plate. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for breakfast this morning after watching paula make this yesterday on her show. I did make some adjustments and used what I had on hand. I used Can't Beleive Its not Butter rather than butter; 2% milk rather than whole milk; fresh potatoes (squeezed the water out of them) rather than frozeen ones; I used half chedder cheese and half mozzorela cheese (made with skim milk). I didn't have french bread so I just used the two ends of the a loaf of wheat bread since I usally toss them out anyway. I didn't use nutmeg or mustard of any kind and even with these changes it came out great for the first try. I will add more seasoning to the potatoes next time I make this and perhaps cook them in the pan with the butter a little longer. The family loved it and I will make it again...great for a potluck. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I assemble this recipe on Christmas Eve and leave iit in the refrigerator overnight. On Christmas morning while opening presents, it's in the oven and ready when we are. You can leave the kitchen and join the family. I've done it with bacon, sausage and ham and each time, it's a winner. This could be for Easter breakfast or anytime you want. Try it, experiment as to what your family likes, and ENJOY! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a "basic" recipe made for adjusting to personal taste. I omiited the extra bread, properly seasoned and cooked my potatoes almost the whole way first, seasoned my eggs and reduced the cheese a bit. I will never understand how morons who admittedly don't follow the recipe can write a bad review. SHAME ON ANYONE who doesn't completely read the recipe (and a couple of the reviews) first. If you write a review you should have the brains to read a few before you make it and use a bit of common sense to alter it if needed. THIS IS EGGS, POTATOES AND CHEESE people-if you cant make it taste good, then you are the problem, not the recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this casserole to bring into work today, and my co-workers loved it. The only thing I did different was leave out the breaed and added mushrooms and green peppers, it was delicious. Being a single person I never get the opportunity to cook dishes like this for myself, but lately have been learning alot on how to cut recipes down to accomodate one person and not 6-8. I will continue making this dish when I have to bring something for work or a family gathering. I thought it was VERY Good. I have made a lot of Paula's recipes and they have always went over well, and for me they are "never fail recipes" Thanks Paula for sharing your recipes with us. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was very nasty. I just couldn't get all the flavors item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was easy to make and made a very large amount. Could have used something, maybe some cayenne or tabasco. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love how easy this was to make.This makes enough ,so you can serve it for a brunch the next day with a side salad,and fresh fruit.Perfect . item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this as family yard sale breakfast, so everyone could eat when they had the chance. I used hot sauage and added green chilies to the egg mixture. We loved it, but found the potato layer lacking. Maybe the chilies should have been added there. Otherwise, a crowd pleaser. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe for work. Before making it, I read through the reviews and made a couple of adjustments due to other comments that were posted. I cooked the sausage first, set it aside, and then cooked the onions and potatoes in the same pan (I did add maybe a tablespoon or two of butter to help brown the potatoes). I think cooking it in the same pan helped add some more flavor to the potatoes. I did season the potatoes with some salt, pepper, and "Garlic Garlic" from Tastefully Simple. I skipped the bread altogether and just added an extra 2 cups of potatoes. I layered the potatoes and then the sausage and covered and left in the fridge overnight (just for convenience in the morning). I made the egg mixture as well and let it sit overnight, covered, separate from the potatoes/sausage. In the morning, all I had to do was dump the egg mixture on, the cheeses (parm/mozz mix &amp; cheddar), and bake. It was a hit! Everyone ate it all up and complimented it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yes this meal is quick and tasty, but it is a bit bland. The potato mixture didn't have enough salt and pepper, so I ended up sprinkling pepper on the top, but when you get a bite of sausage, then it's too salty. I will make this again, but not one of my favorites. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I read the review prior to making this dish. I did make a few modifications I used only 4 cups of Italian bread. If you buy 1 mini loaf of Italian bread once you cut the crust off it's a little over 4 cups(food for thought). I was concerned about the bread and being too cheesy. I don't know how anything could be too cheesy in my family's book. I added a little rosemary to the potatoes and cooked them a little longer, used sage sausage, and did 1 part parm to 3 parts cheddar. It was Amazing. I will try different variations of this recipe because it's so versatile. I will probably use medimum cheddar next time also. PS..Noone even knew there was bread in the casserole. I'm not sure how you could get this wrong? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thank you Paula Dean LUV LUV LUVED it My husband raved, made it with a little less fat never have made a casserole, yes it`s true, am hooked item not reviewed by moderator and published
i know it may not be the healthiest thing for them to eat but they ate their serving and asked for 2nds... i used 2% milk and chorizo instead of the sausage. the other thing was that i put the meat with the cheese and it came out great... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used Organic fat-free milk, yellow mustard and ground Italian sausage as substitutions in the recipe. I was out of dijon mustard and prefer Italian sausage. We enjoyed it for dinner and the leftovers will be good at breakfast. It's very "rich", so a small serving is plenty. I think you could probably get by with 6 eggs, too. But, we love eggs here so we used all 8. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Didn't care for this one that much. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was great, but I wondered if I could use 2% milk instead of whole milk- does anyone know? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this recipe several times for Easter, Christmas &amp; other holiday breakfasts. Would highly recommend!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe rocks. Granted, it's sinful, but it was amazingly good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Actually I did this casserole the night before and let it sit. I was carful about the bread layer and only added half, per others comments. I think that was just right. I also think sitting overnight may have made the difference for the bread layer. The only substitute I used was kielbasa instead of sausage. Simply what I had on hand and we prefer it in most cases. I brought this for a breakfast casserole over the weekend and everyone loved it. I only got to bring home an empty pan! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband loved this! Its going on our weekend breakfast rotation! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't use the bread but has brown where enough starch also what I love most is you really can change this receipe around to fit what you have on had item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious and easy to make. For those that were worried about the calorie count of this dish...ITS CHRISTMAS! You wont eat it everyday, and who wants to worry about calories one day a year. Maybe you should spend your time worried about spending money you don't have, on people you don't like for stuff they don't want anyway and enjoy this beautiful breakfast! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I changed the recipe a tad by adding one medium green pepper chopped to the onions when I sauteed them. It was fantastic! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Like most, I cooked the hash browns to a light golden brown (they absorb moisrture from the eggs). I also used Italian Sausage and cooked the hash browns in 2-3 tablespoons of its drippings instead of butter. I also cut the bread in half and turned it in with the hash browns instead of layering - based on readers dislike of it as its own layer - and it turned out great. Since I was also making French Toast for this brunch I completely ommited the nutmeg. I went 3 to 1 Parm to Cheddar (I'm Italian)... It ended up being a very savory compliment to the french toast and other brunch dishes. Thanks Paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
This has become our Christmas morning tradition. I made a few substitutes I use bacon instead that I pre cook the night before, I add scallions to the egg mixture and left I out the bread and it was fabulous! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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