Hearty Sausage and Potato Breakfast Casserole


Kickstart your day with the ultimate comfort food – our Hearty Sausage and Potato Breakfast Casserole. This rich and satisfying dish combines savory sausage, tender potatoes, and creamy cheese, baked to golden perfection. Perfect for a family breakfast or brunch, this casserole is sure to become a favorite morning treat..

Hearty Sausage and Potato Breakfast Casserole

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 6
  • Serving Size: 1 slice (approximately 200g)

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 450 kcal
  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fat: 30g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sodium: 900mg


  • 500g (1 lb) Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 4 cups (800g) potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups (200g) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 cup (240ml) milk
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh chives, chopped (for garnish)

Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9x13 inch (23x33 cm) baking dish.
  2. Cook the Sausage: In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook until browned, breaking it up into small pieces, about 7-10 minutes. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Cook the Vegetables: In the same skillet, add the remaining olive oil. Sauté the onion and bell peppers until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the diced potatoes, garlic powder, and paprika. Cook for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Combine Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Add the cooked sausage, sautéed vegetables, and 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Stir to combine.
  5. Assemble the Casserole: Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Top with the remaining shredded cheddar cheese.
  6. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the casserole is set and the top is golden brown.
  7. Garnish and Serve: Let the casserole cool for a few minutes before slicing. Garnish with freshly chopped chives and serve warm.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Potato Prep: Make sure the potatoes are diced evenly for uniform cooking.
  • Cheese Choices: Experiment with different cheeses like mozzarella, Monterey Jack, or a blend for added flavor.
  • Vegetable Variations: Add other vegetables like mushrooms, spinach, or zucchini for extra nutrition.
  • Make Ahead: This casserole can be assembled the night before and baked in the morning for a hassle-free breakfast.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Can I use frozen hash browns instead of fresh potatoes? Yes, you can use frozen hash browns to save time. Just ensure they are thawed and drained before using.
  2. How do I store leftovers? Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave until warmed through.
  3. Can I make this casserole vegetarian? Absolutely! Substitute the sausage with a plant-based sausage or additional vegetables for a vegetarian version.
  4. What sides go well with this casserole? Serve with fresh fruit, a green salad, or toast for a complete meal.

Start your day on a delicious note with our Hearty Sausage and Potato Breakfast Casserole. With its savory blend of sausage, cheese, and tender potatoes, this casserole is the perfect way to bring the family together for a hearty breakfast or brunch. Enjoy the comfort and warmth of a home-cooked meal that will keep you energized all morning long.