Overnight Sausage Hash Brown Casserole

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Overnight Sausage Hash Brown Casserole is a delicoius breakfast that’s also incredibly convenient to make. This mouthwatering casserole is the perfect solution for those mornings when you want a hearty and satisfying breakfast without all the morning hustle. Just prepare it the night before, pop it in the oven in the morning, and voila, you have a delightful morning delight ready to enjoy.

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Overnight Sausage Hash Brown Casserole

This recipe is a symphony of flavors that will awaken your taste buds. The combination of savory breakfast sausage, crispy hash browns, and two kinds of cheese makes for a rich and indulgent experience. The addition of green chiles adds a subtle kick, while the green onions provide a refreshing contrast. The eggs and cream (or whole milk) create a creamy, custardy texture that binds everything together. Seasoned with salt, pepper, and a touch of paprika, the casserole offers a perfect balance of flavors and a satisfying, cheesy, and slightly spicy bite in every forkful.

This is great served for brunch with a Dutch Baby.

A piece of cheesy hashbrown casserole on a plate.

When you take your first bite, you’ll be greeted by the crispy texture of the golden-brown hash browns, followed by the explosion of flavors from the sausage and cheese. It’s like a breakfast party in your mouth. This casserole is the epitome of comfort food, and the best part is, you can enjoy it with minimal effort.

Overnight Sausage Hash Brown Casserole in a white dish.

What you’ll need for this breakfast casserole

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  • Oil
  • Breakfast sausage
  • Hash browns, thawed if frozen
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Paprika
  • Green chiles diced, undrained
  • Green onions sliced
  • Cheddar cheese shredded
  • Pepper jack cheese shredded
  • Eggs
  • Heavy cream or whole milk
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Overnight Sausage Casserole FAQ

Can I prepare this casserole in advance and freeze it for later?

Yes, you can assemble the casserole and freeze it for up to three months. When ready to bake, allow it to thaw in the refrigerator overnight before baking as directed.

Can I use a different type of meat, like bacon or ham, instead of sausage?

Absolutely! You can customize this casserole to your preference. Bacon or ham can be excellent alternatives to sausage.

Can I use regular potatoes instead of hash browns?

While hash browns are recommended for their convenience, you can certainly use regular peeled and shredded potatoes if you prefer. Just be sure to remove excess moisture to achieve a crispy texture.

Is there a way to make this casserole lighter?

If you’re looking for a lighter version, consider using turkey or chicken sausage, reduced-fat cheese, and a lower-fat milk alternative. You can still enjoy the flavors while reducing the calorie content.

A Overnight Sausage Hash Brown Casserole with cheese and meat in it.

Hash Brown Casserole Summary

Our Overnight Sausage Hash Brown Casserole is a breakfast sensation. It’s the ideal choice for a cozy family breakfast, brunch with friends, or even a make-ahead option for busy weekday mornings (or nights). The convenience of preparing it the night before means you can wake up to the smell of a delicious, freshly baked casserole without the stress of morning cooking. This dish offers a combination of textures and flavors that will leave you craving for more.

A casserole dish with meat and cheese in it.

Overnight Sausage Hash Brown Casserole is a scrumptious breakfast option that caters to your taste buds and busy schedule. Give it a try, and you’ll be amazed at how it can transform your mornings into something special.

A Overnight Sausage Hash Brown Casserole with a wooden spoon in it.

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Breakfast casserole on a plate with a fork.
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Overnight Sausage Hash Brown Casserole

This breakfast bake can be made ahead of time and cooked later. Or, it can be baked immediately. If you bake it later, add 10 minutes to the cooking time.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
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  • 1 – 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 pound breakfast sausage cooked and drained
  • 20 ounces hash browns thawed if frozen
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 4 ounces green chiles diced, undrained
  • 2 medium green onions sliced
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 cups pepper jack cheese shredded
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups heavy cream or whole milk


  • Preheat the oven to 375℉ (175℃) if you're cooking it immediately. Grease a 12×7-inch baking dish or a 9-inch, deep-dish pie plate with oil.
  • Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.
  • Spread hash browns in the bottom of the baking pan. Bake, covered, for 15 minutes.
  • Add the green chiles, shredded cheddar, salt, pepper, paprika, and green onions to the sausage and stir. Remove the hash browns from the oven and spread the sausage mixture over the hash browns.
  • Whisk heavy cream and eggs together in a bowl. Pour the heavy cream and eggs over the sausage and hashbrowns. Top with shredded pepper jack cheese.
  • Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight. Or, if you're cooking immediately place in preheated oven.
  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until the eggs are cooked and the hashbrowns are tender. Allow the casserole to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.


Calories: 609kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 221mg | Sodium: 1113mg | Potassium: 463mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1184IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 460mg | Iron: 2mg
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