Breakfast Essentials: Hash Brown Sausage Casserole

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Andy Anderson !

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@ThePretentiousChef

Here’s a wonderful comfort food to serve on a cold Winter’s morning… or any morning, for that matter.

It’s made up of simple ingredients, and is sure to put a smile on your houseguest’s faces. I serve it up in individual ovenproof dishes; however, you could make a larger version in a casserole dish, and serve it up family style.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
2
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • PLAN/PURCHASE

  • 4 oz
    breakfast sausage
  • 1 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted
  • 2 Tbsp
    yellow onions, finely diced
  • 2 Tbsp
    green bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/4 c
    fresh whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp
    beef stock, not broth
  • 8 oz
    shredded hash browns
  • 1/2 c
    sharp or mild cheddar, freshly shredded
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • OPTIONAL ITEMS

  • 2 slice
    provolone cheese, thinly sliced for topping
  • ·
    sautéed, sliced mushrooms, for garnish

How to Make Breakfast Essentials: Hash Brown Sausage Casserole

Step-by-Step

  1. PREP/PREPARE
  2. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Cook the sausage in a small sauté pan over medium heat, until cooked through, about 5 – 7 minutes.
  4. Chef’s Note: Use a wooden spoon to break up the sausage.
  5. Remove sausage from the pan, and drain on a paper towel.
  6. Melt the butter in the same sauté pan over medium heat.
  7. When the foaming subsides, add the onion, and green bell pepper.
  8. Cook until the onions are translucent, and the bell pepper softens, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  9. Remove from the heat, drain off any excess oil, add the milk and beef stock, and then reserve
  10. Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 425f (220c).
  11. Combine the hash browns with the shredded cheese and sausage.
  12. Add the reserved liquid and gently stir until the liquid is absorbed by the hash browns.
  13. Chef’s Note: Salt and pepper the ingredients, to taste.
  14. Divide the mixture between two ovenproof dishes.
  15. Chef's Note The ramekins that I'm using hold 1 cup each.
  16. Add the provolone cheese on top of the dish, if using.
  17. Place in the preheated oven and bake until the hash browns have cooked, and the cheese is bubbly, about 30 to 35 minutes.
  18. PLATE/PRESENT
  19. Serve with a single sautéed mushroom in the center... for presentation. Enjoy.
  20. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Breakfast Essentials: Hash Brown Sausage Casserole

Course/Dish: Meat Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids



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