When the holiday season rolls around, I go through a cycle of emotions.

CYCLE 1.

The first cycle is pure excitement because OH MY GOODNESS IT’S THE HOLIDAYS! Twinkling lights are hung downtown, holiday music is playing on the radio, and the weather may even produce a snowflake or two. It feels like a real-life fantasy.

CYCLE 2.

Then the second cycle hits. The panic. The fear. The I-HAVEN’T-STARTED-MY-SHOPPING-AND-THERE-IS-NO-TIME-LEFT freak out that has me in a tizzy until I reach the last and final cycle.

CYCLE 3.

The last cycle is the breath. I take a deep breath and remind myself that the holidays are meant to be enjoyed in a positive way. There are no strict rules of how my family spends time together, only that we do.

After that, everything seems to flow along swimmingly and naturally.

When I’m in this zen-like calm, I also remember that it’s smart to keep holiday tasks like food preparation simple and easy.

 

Overnight Cheesy Sausage and Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Overnight Cheesy Sausage and Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole Recipe

One holiday tradition that my family and I have tried to stick to each year is a yummy breakfast on Christmas day. This breakfast need not be complicated, either, because I’m devout in keeping my “deep breath” mantra! So, to keep things simple and easy, I often prepare our Christmas breakfast the night before.

Overnight Cheesy Sausage and Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole Recipe

This deliciously cheesy sausage and hash brown breakfast casserole are one of our favorite recipes. It’s super simple to prep, store in the refrigerator overnight, then baked into the oven the next morning. Less time in the kitchen equals more time for opening those presents!

Overnight Cheesy Sausage and Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Print the recipe below. 🙂

Overnight Cheesy Sausage and Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Overnight Cheesy Sausage and Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Deliciously cheesy sausage and hash brown breakfast casserole! It's so easy to prep, stick in the refrigerator, then pop into the oven the next morning.
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded mild cheddar
  • 1 30 oz bag frozen shredded hash browns
  • 2 lb breakfast sausage hot if you want a more kick
  • 2 cups milk
  • 8 medium eggs
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (if making the casserole day of).
  • In a large frying pan, cook sausage until brown. Drain and set aside.
  • In same frying pan, lightly brown hash browns (if your skillet is on the smaller side, you may want to do this in two separate batches), then place hash browns into a greased 9x13 casserole dish. Top with sausage and cheese.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, milk, and all spices until combined. Pour over casserole mixture.
  • Cover casserole dish with aluminum foil and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until cheese starts to bubble and brown and top.

For another delicious breakfast recipe, check out this great Biscuit and Gravy Casserole recipe!