Sausage & Hash Brown Casserole!

This is a really easy casserole with sausage, eggs, cheese and hash browns, which sounds like a breakfast dish, and it can be, but it's also great for lunch or supper!    This is so easy to put together and the results are just wonderful!  Most of the ingredients are things you have on hand most of the time also!   Here is what you will need:

1 (1 lb.) roll of breakfast sausage, browned
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 Tbs. butter, melted
1/3 cup half and half (could use whole milk)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 heaping Tbs. mayonnaise
1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
dash of hot sauce, optional (I used Tabasco sauce)
1/2 of a 32. oz. bag of frozen hash brown potatoes, slightly thawed
8 oz. bag of shredded cheddar cheese

Spread the browned sausage in the bottom of a deep pie plate or a 2 quart casserole dish that has been sprayed with nonstick spray!

Beat the eggs, melted butter, half and half cream, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, salt, pepper and dash of hot sauce together.  Pour evenly over the sausage!

Spread the hash browns over the egg mixture.  They do not have to be completely thawed, just enough to separate for spreading.  I prefer the cubed hash browns, but you can used the shredded ones also.   Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top!  Place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 55 minutes to 1 hour. 

The top will be nicely browned!

Add some bread, biscuits or rolls, and serve immediately! 

I like to garnish with a little chopped green onion!

If you are serving a larger family or company, just double everything in the recipe and prepare it is in a 13"x9" baking dish!   That takes it from serving 4 to serving around 8 -10, depending on how many adults and their appetites!   This can be prepped the night before and baked the next day also, which makes it nice for company brunch or breakfast!

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