Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hash Brown Casserole

I'm a fan of serving hot breakfast, especially to people who have to go out and work all day or go to school all day. I find that a hot breakfast keeps people fuller longer. Also, most of the time, serving a hot breakfast is more economical than milk & cereal. Eggs are certainly an example of that.

Today, it's hash brown casserole. Breakfast? Side dish? Dinner? Whatever you serve this as, it's tasty. Plus, the hands-on time is less than 15 minutes, freeing you up to get ready for your day while it bakes in the oven.

Hash Brown Casserole

What You Need:
  • 1 lb hash brown shredded potatoes (homemade, frozen, or refrigerated, your choice)
  • 1/2 lb bulk breakfast sausage
  • 1/2 a large onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste
How it's Done:
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 10" square baking dish.
  2. Melt the butter in a skillet with high sides. Add onion and sausage and cook until the sausage is no longer pink.
  3. Sprinkle the flour over the onion and sausage. Cook and stir until no flour is visible. Pour in the milk. Cook and stir until thick (should only take a couple of minutes). Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in potatoes, sour cream, and cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Turn mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  6. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until heated through and top is lightly browned.


Amy said...

I am making this this looks amazing! My husband will love it!

Jenn said...

Oh how I love hash brown casserole. Which reminds me, I've only made it once in the last 2 years!! Yours looks fabulous Michelle!

StephenC said...

This is gorgeous! I'll be keeping my eyes open for some on-sale breakfast sausage (they're often available).

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Mmmm...thanks for the reminder of how delicious this is!! Looks delicious Michelle1

Yenta Mary said...

That is consummate comfort food!

Yenta Mary said...

Good morning! "Eight to the Eight to the Eight" was passed on to me, and now I'm passing it along to you ... :)

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