Egg Casserole

funny_egg_picture_37This is an incredibly easy breakfast casserole and one of my go-tos when I have people in my space.

Quite a few years ago, I was in a group of great friends that met once a month for dinner somewhere and as we caught up on our lives, we spent a lot of time laughing and crying with each other. Babies were born, weddings happened, kids grew up and life was just … life.

Every one of us loves to cook, so we pulled together our favorite recipes and shared them. This is one of those recipes. Diana was another transplanted Iowan (we lived in Nebraska) and her grandparents lived near where I am now, so we had fun things in common. I love her and I love her recipe.

Diana Wilkey’s Egg Casserole

1 stick of butter (you can skimp on this – but the hash browns really like it)
32 oz. shredded hash browns
1 dozen eggs (ten will work, but why would you?)
1 C. milk
4 C. grated American cheese (1 bag – and honestly, any cheese will do – you want it to be cheesy)
1 lb. cooked sausage (this is on you – mild, hot, whatever you like)
Alternatively, you could use bacon or ham

Melt butter in 9×13 pan.  Spread hash browns out on top of it.

Mix together eggs, milk, cheese and cooked sausage (or whatever meat you choose – mix ’em up and fill it with joyous flavor!) Salt & pepper to taste.

Pour over hash browns

Bake at 350 degrees for an hour. Do NOT make my mistake and try to get by with 45 minutes. You want the middle of that casserole to be cooked through.

Let it sit for a few minutes while you make toast for everyone and then cut and serve.

My sister loves this casserole best when served with a side of sausage gravy.

17 thoughts on “Egg Casserole

    1. nammynools Post author

      I know – but I’m thinking that cutting it into portions and freezing it would make some wonderful meals.

  1. Kathi

    I was just sitting here trying to decide what to make for dinner. I hollered in to my husband and said, “How about breakfast for dinner?” We do this once in a while. I have the sausage cooking as I write this. All I have to do is throw the rest together. Thanks SO much for the great idea. I see this served at Bellingwood so often and I always wonder what goes into it. Thanks again 🙂

    1. nammynools Post author

      I’m gonna have to buy the ingredients this week. I think I could probably cut it in half and use the other half of the sausage for, oh, I don’t know … SAUSAGE GRAVY!

  2. Diana

    Aw, thanks, Diane. Love you, too. I still look at those recipes you put together from all of us. I really miss those monthly LNO get togethers with an amazing group of friends. I love your books. You have an amazing talent– actually, many amazing talents! Wishing you all the best in 2016.

    1. nammynools Post author

      Haha! There you are! I wasn’t sure if you knew that it was your recipe Polly kept making!

    1. nammynools Post author

      It’s so simple, too! And honestly, though I adore the casseroles made with chunked up bread, I never remember to make them up the night before. Bad Diane

  3. Annie

    Sounds g o o d…I will make soon…love those kinds of meals.
    Just finished 12.
    Glad you have chapter one done on 13!!!
    I will need to crochet and sew a lot between now and March.
    Polly is in my heart and on my mind!!!!!

    1. nammynools Post author

      I’m going to try to sew, too … have to keep myself going all day long! Have fun!

  4. Amanda

    One question….. Have I missed the Sausage Gravy recipe at some point? I mean, how can I make this without the gravy?

    1. nammynools Post author

      Ruh roh! I need to work this one out. It’s always just a hodge podge of flour, seasonings, water, milk and sausage. I’ll get a real recipe here soon!

  5. Chris Adam

    Thanks Diane!
    This recipe is really similar to the one I make for our Christmas brunch! I like it because it is gluten free. I serve it along with overnight sticky buns (not gf ) and fruit soup!
    This year was a little different. My daughters contributed much of the food. 🙂

    1. nammynools Post author

      Haha – You’re so good. Me with my gravy and all – not so much. But hello … sticky buns! Yum!

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