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Sausage Gravy Breakfast Casserole

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Every layer of this sausage gravy breakfast casserole is good on its own, but baked together, they form an amazing dish. This hearty mix of potatoes, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy, and cheese is sure to become a new favorite.

Serving of breakfast casserole with layers of potatoes, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy and melted cheddar cheese on small plate with fork ready to eat.

This stick to your ribs breakfast bake is loaded with all of our favorites, then it’s backed until bubbly and hot. Plus, you can make it ahead of time if you want to, so all you have to do it bake it when you are ready.

Breakfast Casseroles

At our house, we don’t often sit down to a big breakfast. However, we do enjoy having the occasional breakfast casserole for dinner.

Well, two of the three of us do, anyway. My husband is not a huge breakfast casserole fan.

Serving of breakfast casserole with hash browns, eggs, sausage gravy and cheese on plate with remaining casserole in pan behind it.

He doesn’t usually like the texture of the baked eggs. Though he has decided he likes the hash brown and sausage breakfast bake I shared a while back.

So when I learned that a coworker makes his breakfast casserole by layering fried potatoes, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy and cheese, and then baking it just long enough to melt the cheese, I was intrigued. It sounded absolutely delicious, and I was curious if my husband would like it better.

I took his idea and made a few tweaks to fit my cooking style and schedule. The rest, as they say, is delicious history.

Spoonful of freshly baked breakfast casserole showing potatoes, eggs, sausage gravy and cheese all cooked together.

I loved it. Even my husband got seconds.

Little Dude ate two helpings as well. Then he got more for his snack later that evening.

He had another helping for breakfast the next morning. Then he was disappointed when I suggested we each have one of the two remaining servings for lunch. He was hoping to claim them both!

So I would say this was a big win at our house. I hope it’s a big win at your house as well!

Layering the Casserole

Because there are several components to this recipe, I decided to shortcut the potatoes. You can certainly pan fry some potatoes if you want.

But I tossed some southern style hash browns into the greased 9×13-inch pan and added a little butter, seasoned salt and pepper. Then I tossed that in the oven to get the potatoes cooked.

Cooking the potatoes that way meant I could focus on making the gravy and eggs without having to babysit too many pans at once. Just take them out and toss them once, and let the oven do the rest of the work.

While the hash browns are cooking, go ahead and brown up some breakfast sausage in a large skillet. Once the sausage is browned, add some flour and seasonings and allow that to cook for a few minutes.

Stir in the milk and let it continue to cook. Once it gets bubbly and most of the way thickened, go ahead and remove it from the heat.

Then scramble up some eggs. Again, you will want to pull them off the heat when they are still just a tad loose.

Everything is going to cook more in the oven, so keep that in mind. You don’t want to overcook the eggs and make them rubbery.

Now that the components are ready, go ahead and layer the scrambled eggs over the hash browns. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but you don’t want them to be pretty evenly distributed.

Pour that delicious sausage gravy over the eggs. Top with shredded cheese, and it’s ready to go.

Bake it until the cheese is melty and the gravy is bubbly. It is soooo good.

Can I make this breakfast casserole ahead of time?

Yes! Go ahead and assemble the casserole like described. Then, cover it with aluminum foil and put it in the refrigerator.

When you are ready to bake it, remove the casserole from the refrigerator when you preheat the oven to 375F. This will help to start taking the chill off of the dish.

Fork getting ready to get a bite of layered breakfast casserole with potatoes, eggs and gravy.

Then keep the casserole covered with foil and bake it for about 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 5 or so minutes.

Test the center to make sure it is heated through, then enjoy.

More Fun Breakfast Ideas

If you are looking for more interesting ways to enjoy your favorite breakfast foods, breakfast pizza with a hash brown crust is a great option. It layers eggs and potatoes in a different but still delicious way.

Monte Cristo breakfast bake is another fun option. It takes the delicious sandwich combination and turns it into a casserole.

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Serving of sausage gravy breakfast bake with eggs, potatoes and cheese on plate with fork, ready to eat.

Sausage Gravy Breakfast Casserole

Carlee
Every layer of this sausage gravy breakfast casserole is good on its own, but baked together, they form an amazing dish. This hearty mix of potatoes, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy and cheese is sure to become a new favorite.
4.74 from 19 ratings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 566 kcal

Ingredients
 

Hash Browns

  • 32 oz frozen Southern style hash browns defrosted
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • teaspoons seasoned salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Sausage Gravy

  • 1 lb. breakfast sausage
  • cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 cups whole milk

Scrambled Eggs

  • 12 large eggs
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F and grease a 9×13" pan.
  • Spread hash browns on bottom of pan. Sprinkle with seasoned salt and pepper. Drizzle with melted butter.
    32 oz frozen Southern style hash browns, 4 Tablespoons butter, 1½ teaspoons seasoned salt, ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Bake for 25 minutes. Stir the potatoes, then spread them back out in an even layer. Bake for another 10 minutes.
  • While the potatoes are baking, prepare the sausage gravy. Start by browning the sausage in a large skillet.
    1 lb. breakfast sausage
  • When the meat is browned, add the garlic powder, onion powder and flour. Stir to coat everything. Cook for a minute or two to cook the raw flour taste out.
    ⅓ cup all purpose flour, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Stir in the milk. Continue to cook over medium heat until the gravy starts to bubble and thicken. Remove from heat and set aside.
    3 cups whole milk
  • To make the scrambled eggs, beat together the milk and eggs. Cook in a large skillet over medium low heat. Remove from heat when they are at a soft scramble stage. They don't have to be cooked all the way through. Season with salt and pepper.
    12 large eggs, ½ cup whole milk
  • Layer the scrambled eggs over the cooked hash browns. Pour the sausage gravy over the eggs and potatoes.
  • Distribute the shredded cheese over the casserole then bake for 10-15 minutes or until the gravy is bubbly and the cheese is melted.
    2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Notes

Store leftover casserole in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Freeze the casserole for up to 3 months for longer storage.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 566kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 22gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 254mgSodium: 1206mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5g
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Beth

Saturday 11th of November 2023

Can I make this ahead and freeze this casserole before baking it?

Beth

Saturday 11th of November 2023

@Carlee, Thank you!

Carlee

Saturday 11th of November 2023

You can. I would pull it out of the freezer about 24 hours in advance and let it defrost in the refrigerator and then you'll need to add to the bake time because it will be cold.

Lori

Thursday 2nd of November 2023

Can you assemble this the night before and bake in the morning?

Carlee

Thursday 2nd of November 2023

Yes, you can. It will take longer to heat through, but it will be great. Just cover it with foil and bake it at 375F for about 30 minutes, then remove the foil and finish it off for about 5 more minutes.

Rachel D

Wednesday 1st of November 2023

Could I use shredded hashbrowns and decrease the bake time do you think?

Carlee

Wednesday 1st of November 2023

I think that should work great! If you like crispy hashbrowns, you probably wouldn't even need to reduce the bake time unless you want to.

JANIS

Thursday 12th of October 2023

Can half recipe and bake for how long??? Just love your web site and recipes

Carlee

Thursday 12th of October 2023

Yes and thank you! The bake time for a half recipe shouldn't be much different, maybe a few minutes shorter.