Rise & Shine: Farmer’s Breakfast Baked Cheesy Egg Casserole

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

This easy Farmer’s Breakfast Bake Casserole with eggs, breakfast sausage or smoked ham, cheddar, onions, bell peppers has a crispy hash brown crust. It’s delicious, and today I’m sharing the simple recipe with you.

Farmers Breakfast Casserole with eggs, sausage, onions, peppers and cheese and hash brown crust. #TexasHomesteader

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We have a few free-range hens and they’re providing eggs for us very well, #thankyouverymuch. So I’ve been coming up with ways to use those delicious nutritious eggs.

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But one of our favorite ways to use these eggs is to have breakfast for supper. So I decided to make a Farmer’s Breakfast Bake Casserole.

Simple Breakfast Casserole Ingredients

This Farmer’s Breakfast Casserole is pretty straightforward and fast & easy to make with standard kitchen ingredients:

Breakfast sausage or smoked ham,




Bell Pepper

Sharp cheddar cheese

Hash brown potatoes

Farmers Breakfast Casserole Eggs, Breakfast Sausage, onions, peppers and cheese. #TexasHomesteader

I used a 9×13 casserole dish to make my breakfast casserole. (The full printable recipe is at the bottom of this post.)

Crispy Hash Brown Crust For Breakfast Casserole

I wanted a quiche-like crust but didn’t want a traditional pie crust. So I decided that the ‘crust’ for my breakfast casserole would be hash browns. YUM!

For my hash brown crust I rehydrated and drained some of my dehydrated shredded potatoes, but of course you could use store-bought hash browns.  You won’t even have to thaw them first. Just make sure to use enough to cover the bottom of your casserole dish.

Farmers Breakfast Casserole - Make crust by covering bottom of dish wish hash browns - #TexasHomesteader

I placed my dish with the crumbled hash browns into the oven set to broil until the hash browns were golden brown and crispy – about 5 minutes or so.

How To Make A Simple Breakfast Casserole

Making this breakfast casserole is so easy!

Farmer's Breakfast Bake Casserole with eggs, sausage, onions, peppers and cheese on a hash brown crust. #TexasHomesteader

Prepare crust by crisping hash brown potatoes in the bottom of a 9″x13″ dish in the oven.

In the meantime cook a pound of breakfast sausage with chopped onions & bell peppers & drain meat.

In a bowl mix a dozen fresh eggs with some milk, salt & pepper.

Place cooked sausage on top of crisped hash browns

Top with the egg filling.

Bake at 350ºF until eggs are set – about 45 minutes.

Top with shredded cheese & allow to melt – SERVE!

It really doesn’t get easier than that, y’all! The recipe calls for about 2 cups of shredded cheese on top. But feel free to really pile it on if your family loves it!

How To Garnish This Breakfast Casserole

You can enjoy this cheesy breakfast casserole just as it is. It’s absolutely delicious! But there are fun toppings you can add as well, here are our favorites.

Homemade Pico de Gallo

Quick Healthier Sour Cream Substitute

Garlic Herb Sauce (made with fresh herbs!)

Can You Make This Breakfast Casserole Ahead?

Assembling the breakfast casserole ahead of time is a great option when you have overnight guests. You won’t pre-crisp the hash browns when you make it in advance, but it’s still delicious.

Just assemble the baking dish with hash browns topped with cooked meat/onions/peppers and pour the egg mixture on top. Then cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.

The next morning pop the casserole in the oven and cook it at 350ºF until the eggs are set. (You might have to add 5 minutes or so since you’ll be bringing the dish out when it’s cold.)

Then sprinkle shredded cheese on top of the cooked casserole, let it melt and you’re ready go serve.

How Many Does This Breakfast Casserole Serve?

I cut my 9″x13″ pan of breakfast casserole into 15 hearty servings.

Farmer's Breakfast Bake Casserole with eggs, sausage, onions, peppers and cheese on a hash brown crust. #TexasHomesteader

It can be served alone, crumbled and rolled into a tortilla for a hands-on breakfast burrito or with one of the accompaniment options listed below for a full blown sit-down family breakfast.

What To Serve With Breakfast Casserole?

If you want to make a full rounded breakfast there are some delicious things you can serve with this Famer’s Breakfast Bake Casserole:

Country-Style Buttermilk Biscuits

Fluffy Homemade Pancakes

Homemade Glazed Cinnamon Rolls

Chunky Apple Muffins

Homemade Banana Bread

Give this Farmer’s Breakfast Bake Casserole a try. You’ll be glad you did!

Did you make this Breakfast Casserole? Please rate the recipe in your comment below!

Farmers Breakfast Casserole Eggs, Breakfast Sausage, onions, peppers and cheese. Recipe card - #TexasHomesteader
5 from 2 votes

Farmer's Breakfast-Bake Casserole

A quick & easy breakfast egg casserole with eggs, cheese, lots of veggies & a hash-brown crust.  A real crowd pleaser! #TexasHomesteader

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, breakfast sausage, casserole, cheese, eggs, hash browns, smoked ham
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Crisping Hash Brown Crust 5 minutes
Servings 15 people
Author www.TexasHomesteader.com



  • Hash browns (enough to crumble into bottom of casserole dish)
  • 1 pound Breakfast Sausage (approximately 2 cups)
  • 12 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 8 ounces Shredded cheddar cheese (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt & pepper, or to taste



  1. Cover bottom of a 9"x13" casserole dish with crumbled hashed browns & place them in an oven set to broil to crisp the hash-brown crust - about 3-5 minutes.

  2. In the meantime in a medium bowl mix 12 eggs with 3/4 cup milk, 1/2 teaspoon salt & 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper until thoroughly blended. St aside.

  3. In a medium skillet cook a pound of breakfast sausage with 1 cup chopped onions & 1/2 cup chopped bell peppers until meat is no longer pink. Drain away any grease.

  4. Remove dish with crisped hash browns from oven. Sprinkle cooked sausage over surface of crisped hash browns, then pour egg mixture evenly on top and place casserole dish in an oven set to 350℉.

  5. Bake until eggs are cooked all the way to the middle of the dish and the top is light golden brown - about 45 minutes.

  6. Remove casserole from oven and sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top and allow dish to sit out for about 5 minutes to melt the cheese before serving.

  7. Serve with garnish of chopped chives, sour cream, salsa, Pico de Gallo or sliced jalapenos if desired.

Recipe Notes

NOTE: Can substitute breakfast sausage with cubed smoked ham. Just sauté the onions/peppers by themselves.


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30 thoughts on “Rise & Shine: Farmer’s Breakfast Baked Cheesy Egg Casserole

  1. Thelma Briggs

    5 stars
    A delicious way to feed a crowd. I had one overnight guest that can’t eat pork so I used ground beef and the breakfast sausage seasoning on this site instead of pork breakfast sausage. 5 stars!

  2. Angela DeGroot

    5 stars
    Thanks for reminding me about this recipe you posted; we tried it last night for a pot luck dish. I scaled it back slightly as I had a smaller dish to use I also added several sprigs of fresh dill to the egg mixture and then pulled it out 5 mins before done add the cheese and put back in so it melted nicely on top. It was a big hit. Another great one.

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Thanks Angela. I love easy breakfast for supper recipes. And this one sure fits the bill for us. Glad you enjoyed it too. ~TxH~

  3. Sherry Legan

    Oh this looks so good! Perfect timing! I was going to look for a recipe! I’ll have to try this week!
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Alicia Owen

    This sounds so freaking good! I’m a big fan of breakfast casseroles. I don’t know why I don’t make them more often! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  5. Elaine

    I love this hearty breakfast casserole and will feature you on Thursday!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! See you later this week!! Pinned!

  6. Lisa M

    I love this one dish idea! Sounds yummy yet simple!

    Thanks agai for linking up with Green Thumb Thursday. I hope to see you back this week.


  7. Jennifer A

    I’ve loved all your posts tonight you shared on the Homestead Blog Hop last week! (Those peppers looked HOT!) This recipe sounds fantastic, and you could do so much with it. I really love a good versatile recipe. I would put cheese on top, and probably some cream cheese mixed in, just because I love cheese and eggs, and potatoes too. Yum! Thanks for sharing, I’ll pin for later!

  8. Elaine

    Yummy!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again this week!! I pinned this to My 2 Favorite Things Pinterest Board!

  9. simple nature decor

    I used to have big breakfast with my family, but now that everyone is away, its only me and my hubby so we eat small! But it sure looks yummy

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      It’s only the two of us here as well, but this casserole freezes beautifully. So we enjoy it for breakfast (or even when having breakfast for dinner) and then I section & freeze the rest. It usually doesn’t last very long, RancherMan loves it!

  10. Trisha @ Home Sweet Homemade

    Looks awesome! I love the addition of jalapenos! I am loving the combination of chilies/jalapenos and eggs lately!

    Found you on Simple Saturdays blog hop!

  11. Alli @ Tornadough Alli

    Yum, this looks so great! We love a good breakfast casserole. Can’t wait to give this on a try! Thanks for sharing at #ThrowbackThursday!

  12. Marye

    Yummy! This looks like a great way to start the day! We used to have chickens…and goats.. and sheep… and horses… but life happened and now we have dogs and cats. Stopping in fromFront Porch Fridays. 🙂

  13. Rebecca

    Breakfast is our favorite meal at our house and we love casseroles. I like the hash brown crust on this one. A must try. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Shelly

    That looks so delicious.. we love recipes like this. Going to add this to my “things to try” list!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      RancherMan sure loved it Shelly and has asked me to make it again & again. True sign of a winner in the Taylor Household.

  15. Teresa

    Can I ask you how you dehydrated your hash browns, cooked potatoes then grated and dryed? Looks like it might be a very good potatoe year here. I have a new 9 tray dehydrator and am ready to get busy.

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Yes ma’am Teresa. This year I’ll be dehydrating potatoes with my Excalibur dehydrator but before I had my Excalibur I first tried dehydrating using the oven – a raging failure! Then I dehydrated using the the sun and that worked better. But you can’t dehydrate raw potatoes – I wrote about making dehydrated hash browns here –> https://texashomesteader.com/draft-dehydrating-potatoes/ ~TxH~

  16. Gentle Joy

    This looks great… and I really like breakfast casseroles for my family… they provide a blend of protein and other nutrition for a good start to the day… plus they can be filling when served w/ toast… and my family loves them. 🙂

  17. ColleenB.

    I’m with you when it comes to cooking once and eating twice or maybe 3 times. I do that a lot when making casseroles; making 2, one for the freezer and one to eat at the moment which is usually enough for 2 meals.
    One thing to say about your Farmer’s Breakfast-Bake Casserole………….. Fantastic!
    Thank you
    Enjoy your evening

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Me too Colleen. Hey those preparatory dishes are being dirtied once and the oven is turned on only once but you have several meals prepared. Win/win ~TxH~

  18. Janet

    I am pinning, sharing and drooling over this recipe. I love baked egg casseroles. This sounds perfect. I don’t have frozen hash browns in the house usually but I will try it with fresh potatoes, julienne sliced and see how it works Thank you . Please come and visit so you can cook for us! 🙂


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