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Sausage Hash Brown Casserole

This sausage hash brown casserole is made with a special ingredient - French onion dip! Perfect for weekend breakfast or brunch.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings


  • 9x13 baking dish
  • one large and one small bowl


  • 30 ounces frozen hash browns thawed according to package directions
  • 1 pound breakfast sausage cooked until no longer pink
  • 6 eggs, large
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Spanish paprika
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 8 ounces french onion dip
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion chopped
  • 8 ounces shredded colby jack cheese


  • Defrost the hash browns according to the package directions.
    30 ounces frozen hash browns
  • In a pan on the stovetop, cook the breakfast sausage until cooked all the way through. Should take around 8-10 minutes.
    1 pound breakfast sausage
  • Remove the sausage from the pan and place it on a plate with a few paper towels. Drain if needed.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 dish.
  • In a bowl whisk the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and Spanish paprika.
    6 eggs, large, 1/2 cup milk, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1/4 teaspoon Spanish paprika
  • Add the containers of sour cream and French onion dip. Stir to combine.
    8 ounces sour cream, 8 ounces french onion dip
  • Then add the thawed hash browns and egg mixture.
  • Finally, add the cooked sausage, chopped onions, and half of the shredded cheese. Stir to combine well.
    1/2 cup yellow onion, 8 ounces shredded colby jack cheese
  • Pour it into the prepared pan and spread it all evenly. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese on the top.
    8 ounces shredded colby jack cheese
  • Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 50 minutes.
  • Cut into 12 pieces and serve. Enjoy!



Tips for making this recipe:

  • Do not skip defrosting the frozen hash browns. 
  • Need this recipe for an even bigger crowd?  Double the batch and bake in a large foil 20x12 baking pan.  Add 20 additional minutes to the baking time.