This farmers breakfast egg casserole will be the highlight of your breakfast table! It is made with soft and slightly hash browns, eggs, veggies, and lots of cheese!
This breakfast dish is super easy to make and perfect for any occasion. Wake up on a weekend and enjoy this tasty recipe or serve it up on busy holiday mornings like Christmas.
You are going to love how easy this recipe is and you only need one bowl! This recipe starts by arranging packaged hash browns on the bottom of a baking dish. The hashbrowns get topped with crumbled (cooked) sausage, ham, and shredded cheese.
What is An Egg Casserole?
An egg casserole is a baked dish loaded with eggs and often has extras like vegetables cheese and sometimes meats like sausage, bacon, and ham.
This dish is a great choice for feeding a crowd at any breakfast or brunch. It is easy, can handle so many additions and it is filling to boot!
- Frozen Hash Browns
- Italian Sausage
- Deli Ham
- Jack Cheese
- White Cheddar Cheese
- Dried Oregano
- Dried Basil
- Mini Peppers
For the exact amounts needed, please see the recipe card below.
How To Make An Egg Casserole
In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and seasoning, and then pour this over the hash browns.
Top the eggs with sliced peppers and toss the whole thing in the oven.
At this point, you can cover and refrigerate the casserole and bake it in the morning when you need it.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 55 minutes or until set.
If needed, allow the casserole dish to come to room temperature before baking (if you’re making this the following morning).
- Make ahead. You can make this recipe the night before and keep it stored, covered in the fridge for the following morning. Allow the dish to sit on the counter for about an hour as the oven preheats before baking.
- Hashbrowns. If you use frozen hash browns, be sure they are thawed, or else you may end up with a soggy casserole. If you are preparing this dish the night before, frozen hashbrowns are fine because they’ll be thawed by morning.
One thing about this recipe is that it is adaptable. You easily and quickly make any substitutions.
- Sausage. I used a rolled breakfast sausage for the recipe, but you could use Italian sausage, cooked and sliced smoked sausage, and of course bacon (try pancetta, just like this easy quiche recipe).
- Cheeses. Swap out cheese or add cheeses as you see fit.
- Swap the peppers for greens. Not a fan of peppers, not a problem, cooked broccoli would be wonderful as would spinach!
How Do I Know When Egg Casserole Is Done?
The top of the casserole should look golden and set. The internal temperature should also reach a minimum of 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. This means that the eggs have been cooked to a safe consumption temperature.
Can Farmers Breakfast Egg Casserole Be Frozen?
Yes! Cover the unbaked casserole with plastic wrap and refrigerate as per the instructions. Freeze the casserole for 1 month and when ready allow the casserole to come to room temperature. When ready bake as per the instructions.
You can also prebake the casserole, bake just until it starts to set. Cool, cover, and freeze. When ready thaw the casserole in the fridge and bake for 15-20 minutes.
How Long Can Breakfast Casserole Be Refrigerated Before Cooking?
This recipe can be prepared up to two days in advance in the fridge if well covered with plastic wrap. After baking, it can last up to 5 days, covered, in the fridge.
- 2 cup frozen hash browns
- ¾ cup cooked and crumbled Italian sausage
- ½ cup diced deli ham
- ½ cup shredded jack cheese
- ½ cup shredded white cheddar cheese
- 4 eggs
- 1 ½ cup milk
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- ½ cup sliced mini peppers
Spray an 8-inch baking dish with non-stick spray. Place the frozen hash browns on the bottom of the baking dish. Top with crumbled sausage, ham, and cheeses.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, oregano, and basil, pour egg mixture over the hash browns and top with sliced mini peppers.
Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and allow the casserole to come to room temperature while the oven heats. Bake the casserole for 55 minutes or until set
Nutrition InformationYield 8
Amount Per Serving Calories 319Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 134mgSodium 690mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 17g