Here is the recipe I used: (It came from Allrecipes.com)
Hash Brown and Egg Casserole
"Classic breakfast favorites come together in this layered hash brown casserole with eggs, cheese, and sausage."
1 (2 pound) package frozen hash brown
1 pound pork sausage
1 small onion, diced
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and ground black pepper to taste
12 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
|1.||Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2 quart baking dish. Place the hash brown potatoes in the bottom of the baking dish.|
|2.||Heat a skillet over medium heat and cook and stir the sausage and onion until the sausage is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink; drain. Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs, milk, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, and pour over the potatoes. Layer with half the Cheddar cheese, the sausage mixture, and the remaining Cheddar cheese. Cover with aluminum foil.|
|3.||Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Remove cover; return casserole to the oven and bake until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, about 10 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.|
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I made a few minor modifications: I added 1/2 teaspoon of ground mustard, 1 extra egg to the egg mixture, and we fried bacon and crumbled it to add with the sausage. Once the casserole was assembled we covered it and refrigerated it over night. We pulled the casserole out of the fridge about a half hour before we baked it and the whole thing was lovely. You can serve it with ketchup or salsa, it's good either way.
The best thing about this was that not only was it good, but both Nick and I could spend time with the grandparents and the boys instead of cooking like mad fools and barely seeing them. This casserole will be making the rounds again Christmas morning at our house. It was just so very good.
What are your holiday recipe favorites?