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Sausage, Cheese & Egg Breakfast Hash Brown Nests Recipe

You can find a ton of articles online about how important it is to eat dinner together as a family. This activity instills good eating habits and creates family bonding time.

But the truth is eating dinner together as a family doesn’t always work. There are work schedules and evening meetings and practices to get to. A lot of those articles don’t point out that the important thing is not eating dinner together, it’s eating together. If family dinner doesn’t work for your family, consider family breakfast, lunch or even a snack.

Sausage, Cheese & Egg Breakfast Hash Brown Nests Recipe

Sometimes we have big family breakfasts on the weekend, like pancakes, sausage and fruit. That’s great, especially if someone else is making the breakfast and I get to sleep in – ha!. But, I also really like it when my family makes time to have breakfast together on a weekday. I think it’s important for the kids to go off to school with a feeling of connection. It’s also useful for planning purposes, as I like to check-in every morning to know who needs to be where.

Sausage, Cheese & Egg Breakfast Hash Brown Nests Recipe

One way to make sure everyone gets to the table on a busy morning is to serve something a little more fun than your normal cold cereal and toast. My son and I really like to cook together and this recipe for breakfast nests is super easy for us to do together. Because it’s made with Johnsonville Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausage Patties, it’s quick enough to do on a weekday morning!

Here’s our recipe!

Sausage, Cheese & Egg Breakfast Hash Brown Nests Recipe

Sausage, Cheese & Egg Breakfast Hash Brown Nests Recipe

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat over to 425 degrees.
  2. Combine hash browns, olive oil, salt, pepper and 1 cup cheddar cheese in a large bowl.
  3. Spray muffin pan with cooking spray and start to shape the hash brown mixture into each pan, creating a "nest" for each one.
  4. Bake nests until the edges start to turn brown and cheese is melted, around 15 minutes or so. Remove from oven and set temperature to 350 degrees.
  5. Add one Johnsonville sausage patty into each nest, then crack on top of each patty, sprinkle 1 tbsp of cheddar cheese and parsley. Bake until eggs have set, around 15 minutes or so.
  6. Let cool and serve!

Sausage, Cheese & Egg Breakfast Hash Brown Nests Recipe

Keep in mind, we don’t do this everyday. But if you’re having trouble getting your family to the breakfast table, think about incorporating Johnsonville Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausages into your morning meal rotation, too. They heat up so easily and the aroma is a great way to motivate people to breakfast. 🙂

Sausage, Cheese & Egg Breakfast Hash Brown Nests Recipe

When do you have most of your family meals? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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Sausage, Cheese & Egg Breakfast Hash Brown Nests Recipe

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