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The Best (and Easiest!) Breakfast Casserole Recipe Ever

If you’re looking for the absolute best breakfast casserole recipe ever, you’ve come to the right spot. With only a few minutes of prep work and a handful of ingredients, this protein-packed (and actually healthy) breakfast casserole will become a family favorite. This breakfast casserole is great fresh out of the oven, as a make-ahead casserole, or as leftovers. 

The Best (and easiest) breakfast casserole recipe ever

You can officially stop looking for the best breakfast casserole recipe on earth. This is it, folks!

This casserole will make you want to go to sleep at night just so you can wake up and eat it for breakfast.

Or you could just eat it for supper.

Then, go to sleep, have sweet dreams about it, and wake up and eat it again for breakfast.

Oh, and that reminds me, this makes great leftovers!

The Best (and easiest) breakfast casserole recipe ever

This delicious, protein-packed breakfast casserole is easily one of my top 5 favorite dishes around here. I prepare it very regularly – it’s just SO easy to assemble, it is always a favorite when we have guests, and even when we don’t, it’s perfect to make early in the week and to eat as leftovers for a few days. It’s just so darn good.

The Best (and easiest) breakfast casserole recipe ever

We typically eat this casserole just as it is, but I’ve also scooped it into a warm tortilla, slathered some salsa on it, and called it a breakfast taco. We like to live on the wild side around here.

If you want to dress it up even more, you can add some jalapenos, green chiles, spinach, or diced bell peppers. You’ll also be thrilled to know that it freezes and reheats well!

The Best (and easiest) breakfast casserole recipe ever

If you’re looking for a breakfast casserole that’s truly easy, delicious, and healthy, this is a GREAT one to choose. It never fails – it is always a winner! Pair it with a delicious fruit salad and a slice of banana bread, and you have yourself the perfect breakfast!

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This is the absolute best and easiest breakfast casserole recipe ever! Made with hashbrown potatoes, light ground pork sausage, and cheese, you can easily do this as a make ahead recipe that you assemble the night before and bake the day of. Easy, healthy, and totally delicious! Perfect for a Christmas morning recipe! #breakfastcasserole #christmasmorning #easybreakfastideas #breakfastrecipes #healthybreakfast

This breakfast casserole recipe, made with hashbrowns, cheese, and sausage, is full of protein, easy to make ahead of time, and makes delicious leftovers. Perfect for easy weekday breakfast ideas, to prepare for a brunch shower, as a main dish for breakfast for dinner, or to make when you’re having overnight guests. Super simple prep! #breakfastcasserole #christmasmorning #easybreakfastideas #breakfastrecipes #healthybreakfast

This is the absolute best and easiest breakfast casserole recipe ever! Made with hashbrown potatoes, light ground pork sausage, and cheese, you can easily do this as a make ahead recipe that you assemble the night before and bake the day of. Easy, healthy, and totally delicious! Perfect for a Christmas morning recipe! #breakfastcasserole #christmasmorning #easybreakfastideas #breakfastrecipes #healthybreakfast

 

The Best (and easiest) breakfast casserole recipe ever

The Best (and Easiest!) Breakfast Casserole Recipe Ever

Yield: 8-10 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Absolute best breakfast casserole recipe ever! With only a few minutes of prep work and a handful of ingredients, this protein-packed (and actually somewhat healthy) breakfast casserole will become a family favorite. This breakfast casserole is great fresh out of the oven, as a make-ahead casserole, or as leftovers.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb light ground pork sausage
  • 6 eggs
  • 4 c frozen shredded hashbrowns, thawed
  • 1 24oz container low fat cottage cheese (I use small curd)
  • 8oz light shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Brown meat in skillet over medium heat.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs.
  4. Stir in cottage cheese, hashbrowns, and cheese.
  5. Add cooked sausage and stir until well-blended.
  6. Pour egg mixture into lightly greased 9x13" pan.
  7. Bake in oven for 35-40 minutes. Bake for an additional 5 minutes if you insert a knife in it after 40 and it doesn't come out clean!

Notes

Add in sauteed veggies or canned green chiles if you'd like to add some color. However, this casserole is in no need of additional flavor - it's absolutely delicious all on its own! Serve straight out of the casserole dish, or scoop and place into tortillas for easy breakfast tacos.

8 Comments

  1. When you freeze this do you cook it before hand or just assemble it and then freeze. Then cook after? I have made this before and its wonderful!

    1. Goodness, so sorry for the late response!! Bake before you freeze. Then remove from the freezer, thaw overnight, and reheat in the oven or in the microwave (if you’re just wanting to reheat individual servings at a time).

    1. Yes! I’ve done it many times. The texture slightly changes, but it’s NOT a big deal. For reheating, I’d just take it out of the freezer the night before, let it thaw on the counter, and then just reheat it on warm in the oven…maybe 45 minutes or so? Or you can just slice out individual pieces and heat them in the microwave.

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