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Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole That’s Not Mushy

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Looking for a good breakfast casserole that’s not mushy but is still delicious? I think you will like this recipe. With a 10 minute prep, it’s really easy and perfect for brunch or breakfast for dinner!Breakfast casserole that's not mushy

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Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole That’s Not Mushy!

I love the ease of breakfast casseroles, but was never satisfied with them before because I think they are “mushy.” You know what I mean, right? I’m a texture gal. I can’t stand mushy textured food. I think anything that resembles oatmeal is gross…and I have really tried to like it because I know it can be so healthy and frugal – but I. Just. Can’t.

make ahead breakfast casserole that's not mushy

So normally, I am not a fan of the breakfast casserole, But, I attended a baby shower where this egg casserole was served and I loved it. I’m convinced that the difference is using potatoes instead of bread. Bread is mushy and potatoes are not! So if you want a make-ahead breakfast casserole that’s not mushy, this recipe is for you!

Here’s how to make a breakfast casserole that’s not mushy. It’s perfect for brunch or quick weeknight dinner!

cook sausage for the make ahead breakfast casserole

Brown sausage and spread in lightly greased 9 X 13 dish. I use my Le Creuset 5 qt braiser. It’s nonstick, oven safe, and so pretty!

add potatoes to the breakfast casserole

Spread potatoes over sausage. Combine eggs, milk, salt, pepper and pour over hash browns.

add cheese before baking

At this point, you can cover and refrigerate overnight. Then sprinkle with cheese and bake uncovered at 350 degrees 35-45 minutes. Or, you can go ahead and cook it immediately too! Your call.

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Egg Casserole that’s not too Mushy

Egg Casserole that’s not too Mushy


  • 1 lb. regular sausage
  • 1 lb. frozen cubed or shredded frozen potatoes
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2  to 1 lb. grated cheddar cheese


  1. Cook the sausage in an oven proof pan and drain the fat.
  2. Combine the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper, and whisk well.
  3. When the sausage is cooked, cover with the frozen potatoes, then pour the egg mixture on top. Stir well.
  4. At this point, you can place the casserole in the fridge over night and cook in the morning.
  5. Before you cook it, add the shredded cheese.
  6. Cook at 350 for 35-40 minutes.
  7. Or, cook it immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2478 Total Fat: 162g Carbohydrates: 110g Protein: 146g

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 Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole That's Not Mushy - 10 minute prep, 5 easy ingredients a must have recipe for brunch or breakfast for dinner.
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About Michelle

Michelle Marine is green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.


  1. P Harlan says

    Quick Question: recipe states to use cubed hash browns, not shredded, yet picture clearly shows shredded hash browns being used. Does it matter?

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