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Sausage Egg Casserole

Looking for a delicious and satisfying breakfast dish that’s perfect for feeding a crowd? Look no further than sausage egg casserole! This hearty and flavorful easy breakfast casserole combines savory sausages, creamy eggs, and melted cheese in one delightful bite.

Whether you’re hosting a brunch or simply craving a comforting morning meal, this article will guide you through the process of making the ultimate sausage egg casserole that will have everyone coming back for seconds. Get ready to awaken your taste buds with this mouthwatering recipe!

Packed full of sausage, egg, cheese, and potatoes this Sausage Egg Casserole is overflowing with flavor and oh so delicious. Keep reading to discover the recipe and give it a try.

Sausage Egg Casserole with hash browns, eggs, shredded cheese, and sausage.  A breakfast idea for family.
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Casserole Heaven

I admit it that I love a good casserole dish. Whether it is a breakfast or brunch casserole, or a dinner casserole I love them all.

They are the perfect dish to make when meal prepping for the week. And a hearty casserole feeds a large crowd without creating multiple dishes.

And a perfectly balanced casserole is just plain delicious.

So what makes the perfect casserole?

In my opinion the perfect casserole is when there is a balance between a carb, protein, fat, and flavor with seasonings. This sausage and egg casserole with hash browns is the perfect combination when feeding a crowd.

And this my friends is what creates casserole heaven. When you think of your favorite casseroles I imagine that they have some of those elements.

This sausage egg casserole brings all of those things together.

This Casserole dish has tater tots as the carb. Eggs and cheese bring the fat. And the sausage helps with the protein. And for that extra flavor there is a host of seasonings.

This my friends is what creates casserole heaven. When you think of your favorite casseroles i imagine that they have some of those elements.

Sausage Breakfast Casserole a quick breakfast idea and potluck dish.  Can make ahead for meal planning.
Sausage Egg Casserole

Sausage Egg Casserole Ingredients

In my opinion breakfast needs to involve some typical ingredients. Eggs, sausage, and potatoes are high on that list and this casserole has them all. Top that with an obscene amount of shredded cheddar cheese and I am one happy lady.

Most of us have some if not all of these ingredients on hand. I like to keep them in my refrigerator or freezer for when I need to whip something up quickly.

  • 8 Eggs
  • 1 pound Tater Tots
  • 1 pound Breakfast Sausage
  • 1 Cup Milk or Heavy Cream
  • 2 Cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 Onion Chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Sausage Egg Casserole Recipe

The fact that this casserole has so many elements is what brings the flavor and makes it so delicious. I like to layer this sausage egg casserole with all of the ingredients one at a time.

My preference is to place the tater tots on the bottom of the casserole in a single layer. On top of that I place the cooked breakfast sausage, and then the caramelized onions.

If there are other vegetables that you are wanting to add to this dish then this is the time to do that. I spread a generous dose of cheese on top of all of that.

My preference is extra sharp shredded cheddar cheese. It brings a rich cheese flavor that elevates this casserole to the next level.

The final layer is a mixture of eggs, milk or cream, and spices.

Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe is an easy breakfast recipe with egg, hash browns, and shredded cheese.
Sausage Egg Casserole

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my egg casserole rubbery?

If you’ve ever made an egg casserole only to find it rubbery and less than appetizing, you’re not alone. Many home cooks have experienced the frustration of a rubbery egg dish that just doesn’t hit the mark. But fear not, because we’re here to uncover the reasons behind this common issue and provide helpful tips on how to avoid it in the future.

  1. Overcooking: One of the most common culprits behind rubbery egg casseroles is overcooking. Eggs are delicate proteins that can become tough and rubbery if cooked for too long or at high temperatures. To prevent this, make sure to keep a close eye on your casserole while it’s baking and remove it from the oven as soon as it sets but still has a slight jiggle in the center.
  2. Incorrect ratios: Another reason your egg casserole may turn out rubbery is using incorrect ratios of eggs to other ingredients. If there are too many eggs compared to other fillings like cheese, vegetables, or meat, you might end up with a dense and rubbery texture. Aim for a good balance between eggs and fillings for a more tender result.
  3. Low-fat dairy products: Using low-fat dairy products such as skim milk or reduced-fat cheese in your egg casserole can contribute to its rubbery texture. Fat helps create richness and tenderness in baked dishes, so opt for whole milk or full-fat dairy options instead.

Do you cover a casserole in the oven?

I definitely cover this casserole during the first 40 minutes of cooking.

By doing this the eggs are able to steam and cook completely. I choose to cover my sausage egg casserole with aluminum foil.

The last five minutes of cooking I will remove the aluminum foil and allow the top of the casserole to brown.

Should you cook onions before putting in casserole?

Cooking the onions ahead of time serves a few purposes.

Keeping your sausage egg casserole from becoming watery requires that vegetables such as onions be cooked ahead of time.

And sautéing the onions in butter give them a great caramelized flavor.

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Baking Utensils

Having the right tools to make any dish is key. Here are a few items that I use to make this recipe as well as other that you will find on this site.

I purchased this Non-Stick Skillet a few months ago and I absolutely love it. Some of the best things about this skillet is that it comes with a lid, and is dishwasher safe.

When it comes to mixing the egg mixture in this dish I use a Mixing Bowl to place all of the ingredients in. I will also use a Metal Whisk to mix the ingredients. It just works the best to ensure that all of the ingredients are mixed completely.

Using a high quality 9×13 inch Baking Pan is key to being able to make this recipe. And the great news is it can be used to cook more dishes down the road.

Sausage Egg Casserole Recipe Variations

One of the best things about this easy breakfast casserole is that it can be modified and made ahead for easy meal prepping. That makes this a fun breakfast idea that can be changed based on the season, and what you have on hand.

If you are looking for a healthy breakfast idea on the go then make this casserole ahead of time and store it in small containers to reheat when needed. Being able to make this casserole and store it makes it the perfect option when looking for a breakfast idea for work days.

  • Make it Keto: Leave out the potatoes and you have yourself the perfect keto or low carb breakfast casserole.
  • Add some Veggies: I love this sausage egg casserole with diced red and green bell peppers. When I want to add them to this casserole I will sauté them with the onions. Doing this gives them a nice roasted taste that adds a lot of flavor to this breakfast dish.
  • Substitute Hash browns: If you prefer to use hash browns over tater tots then feel free to do so. I find using tater tots gives a more dense casserole where hash browns creates a lighter casserole.

What to serve with Sausage Egg Casserole

Is it really a good breakfast casserole if you don’t have some extra toppings to put on top of it?

  • Sour Cream: Rich and creamy this is a great addition to this casserole.
  • Salsa: I love to bring a little spice or southwest flavor to this dish and salsa does just that.
  • Hot Sauce: Speaking of spice, hot sauce is literally fire on this dish.
  • Sliced Avocado: My absolute favorite addition to sausage egg casserole is to have it with some sliced avocado on top of it. Avocado brings a creamy richness to this dish that is delicious.

When I am looking to feed a crowd I like to pair this sausage egg casserole with a few other recipes such as Brioche French Toast or Cinnamon Roll Casserole. Both dishes bring a sweet balance to the Sausage Egg Casserole.

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Sausage Egg Casserole

Sausage Egg Casserole

The perfect breakfast dish for your next family get together, potluck, or if you are meal prepping for the week ahead.
Packed full of sausage, egg, cheese, and potatoes this casserole is overflowing with flavor and oh so delicious. Give it a try.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 9


  • 1 Non-Stick Skillet
  • 1 9×13 Pyrex
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Whisk
  • 1 Pam Cooking Spray


  • 8 Eggs
  • 1 pound Tater Tots
  • 1 pound Breakfast Sausage
  • 1 Cup Milk or Heavy Cream
  • 2 Cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 Onion Chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Salt


  • Preheat oven to 375 Degrees
  • In a non-stick skillet melt a tablespoon of butter. Add 1/2 of a chopped onion to the pan and sauté it until the onion is translucent. Remove onion from the pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan that you cooked the onion cook the breakfast sausage breaking it into small pieces. Cook completely and then drain off the fat.
    Add the sausage and sautéed onions together and mix.
  • Spray a 9×13 Pyrex pan with cooking spray like Pam.
    Line the bottom of the pan with the Tater Tots in a single layer.
  • Add the sausage onion mixture to the top of the Tater Tots spreading evenly.
    Add 1 1/2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese on top of the sausage onion mixture.
  • In a mixing bowl add the eggs, milk or heavy cream (I prefer the cream) garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley, salt, and pepper. Whisk the ingredients together completely.
    Pour mixture on top of the casserole spreading evenly.
    Sprinkle the remainder of the cheese on top of the casserole.
  • Cover the casserole with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes.
    Remove the foil after 40 minutes and cook an additional 5 minutes to brown the top.
    Remove the casserole from the oven and let it sit for 5 minutes before serving.

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