Ultimate Breakfast Casserole
Blue Ribbon Recipe
A very fitting title for this breakfast casserole ... it truly is the ultimate. It reminds us of a breakfast bowl that has everything you love about breakfast inside and topped with a creamy gravy. Hash browns are the base for the layers of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, cheese, and country gravy. When baked, the gooey cheese and gravy layers melt into the other ingredients. This does take a little longer to prepare but it's so worth it.
NOTE: This recipe makes a huge casserole. For testing, we cut this recipe in half and baked it in a 9x13 baking dish. It was big enough to serve 5-6 adults at that size. If you're preparing the recipe as written, you'll definitely need the large disposal lasagna pan. The Test Kitchen
2 pkgdiced, frozen hash browns (or you can make homemade if you prefer)
2 (rolls) lbpork sausage, mild
2 pkgbacon, maple flavored
12 largeeggs, scrambled
3 cFiesta blend cheese, finely shredded
3 pkgcountry milk gravy mix (do not buy cheap brands, they taste watery)
3 cwater (for gravy mix)
·salt and pepper
How to Make Ultimate Breakfast Casserole
- You can deep fry the hash browns in oil until golden brown (I did this once and it turned out really well). Or in a skillet, add some butter and brown the hash browns really well. You have to cook the hash browns a little at the time to get an even browning. You could also do this in a large baking pan (you would have to just stir them to get them evenly browned).