We love hash brown breakfast casseroles! Our popular shredded hash brown casserole has been one of our best breakfast casserole recipes. This year we’re adding to our collection with an easy hash brown patty casserole version with hash brown patties.

Hash Brown Patty Breakfast Bake in a casserole

Easy Hash Brown Patty Casserole Recipe

For this recipes, we’re layering the casserole with crispy hash brown patties instead of the shredded potatoes. The crispy patties are the perfect base and layers to our hearty morning breakfast casserole. You’ll love this version especially if you prefer crispy patties over shredded hash browns.

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How to Make Hash Brown Patties Crispy

The best part about this easy breakfast egg casserole is how simple it is to make. It’s much easier to make hash brown patties crispy than it is to crisp up the shredded hash brown potatoes. Just heat a cast iron pan with little oil, and fry both sides of the hash brown patties. This will just take a few minutes but adds an extra layer of texture and flavor to the breakfast casserole. It’s so good, you can always double the amount of hash brown patties for a more hearty meal.

  • Heat your pan with a little oil. Lay the hash brown patties on the hot pan and cook until they are crisp. Flip and repeat on both sides.
  • Remove the patties from the pan. Add the onion, sausage and veggies.
  • Cook the sausage mix until browned. Layer the casserole with the hash browns, sausage mix, cheese and egg mix.
  • You can also add or substitute with chopped ham, bacon bits or your favorite chopped kielbasa sausage.
  • More recipe details are in the recipe box below.
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Hash Brown Patty Casserole Bake

You can use any combination of sausage, bacon or ham. Or you can make it a meat lovers casserole and use 1/2 cup of all 3 meats (cooked). If you want to make it more colorful, use half of two different colored bell peppers, or have extra bell peppers & use 2 whole, different colored bell peppers. The casserole is super flexible. Use as many hash brown patties as needed to create complete layer of hash browns at the base of your baking dish.
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Ingredients

  • 6 hash brown patties , thawed
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) oil , divided
  • 1/2 onion , minced
  • 1 bell pepper , seeded & diced
  • 1/2 pound (227 g) uncooked breakfast sausage
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) black pepper
  • 1 cup (113 g) shredded cheddar cheese , divided
  • 1 cup (240 ml) milk
  • 5 large eggs

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven at 400°F (205°C).
  • Heat large skillet on medium-high heat. Add 1 Tablespoon of oil and after oil is hot, cook hash brown for a few minutes on both sides so they’re crispy. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • In same pan on medium-high heat add remaining 1 Tablespoon of oil. Add onions, bell peppers, and sausage. Break up sausage and add garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Cook until sausage is browned. Set meat mixture aside.
  • In a bowl, beat together the milk and eggs.
  • Spray 9×9 pan with oil spray. Layer hash browns on bottom of pan. Cut the hash browns in half if needed to cover the bottom of the pan. It’s ok if they’re layered on top of each other.
    Sprinkle 3/4 cup of cheese on top of hash browns. Pour meat mixture on top of the cheese. Then pour the egg/milk mixture over the whole dish. Spread everything even. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
  • Bake un-covered at 400°F (205°C) for about 20-25 minutes, or until the egg is set and cheese is browned on top. Allow to cool a bit before serving.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 326kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 160mg, Sodium: 702mg, Potassium: 398mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 1074IU, Vitamin C: 26mg, Calcium: 204mg, Iron: 1mg

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