Hashbrown and Sausage Casserole

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Hashbrown Casserole WITH Sausage!

Wanna know how to take a side dish that is already fab on its own and make it SUPER FAB? Add MEAT! My husbands psychology is that everything is better with Meat! So that is what we did. We took a tried and true Hashbrown Casserole recipe and added some cooked, ground sausage to the mix!

What you have here is a meal made from a side dish! THIS is why I love cooking! You can make almost any recipe your own by changing a tad here or adding something new there.  Here is how we did it.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground breakfast sausage, browned

  • 26 oz bag frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

  • 1 can cream of chicken soup

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 16 oz cheddar cheese, grated and divided into 1 cup portions

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 8 oz sour cream

Method

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a large casserole pan. I use a 9 X 13 for this recipe.  In a large bowl, add in Hash brown potatoes, salt and pepper and mix well. In a medium bowl, mix sour cream and cream of chicken soup. Add onions, cooked sausage, butter and 8 oz of cheese to potatoes and mix well. Combine soup/sour cream mixture with potato mixture and spread evenly in lightly greased pan. Top with remaining 8 oz of cheese and bake for 30-45 minutes until top is melty an potatoes are bubbly and browned around edges. Remove from oven and allow to cool and rest for about 10 minutes.

Enjoy!

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Hashbrown and Sausage Casserole
A breakfast side dish favorite, Hash Brown Casserole made into a meal! Adding cooked sausage makes this a one pan delight for any meal!
Ingredients
  • 1 pound cooked and drained Ground Sausage
  • 26 oz bag Frozen Hash Brown Potatoes, thawed
  • 2 cups, grated and divided Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 small, diced Onion
  • 1/2 cup, melted Butter
  • 8 oz Sour Cream
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
Instructions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a large casserole pan. I use a 9 X 13 for this recipe. In a large bowl, add in Hash brown potatoes, salt and pepper and mix well. In a medium bowl, mix sour cream and cream of chicken soup. Add onions, cooked sausage and 8 oz of cheese to potatoes and mix well. Combine soup/sour cream mixture with potato mixture and spread evenly in lightly greased pan. Top with remaining 8 oz of cheese and bake for 30-45 minutes until top is melty an potatoes are bubbly and browned around edges. Remove from oven and allow to cool and rest for about 10 minutes.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 12