Hash Brown Casserole With Sausage and Chives

Hash Brown Casserole With Sausage and Chives
Photo: Diana Rattray
Ratings (7)
  • Total: 80 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: Serves 8 to 10
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
596 Calories
52g Fat
12g Carbs
21g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 596
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 52g 67%
Saturated Fat 27g 135%
Cholesterol 147mg 49%
Sodium 931mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 21g
Calcium 435mg 33%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The popular hash brown casserole is a versatile and satisfying side dish. This version uses sour cream and condensed soup along with cooked crumbled sausage and cheese.

Spicy or mild breakfast sausage and fresh chives make this an easy and flavorful hash brown casserole. Serve it as a side dish at breakfast or a brunch.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound breakfast sausage, mild, country, or hot
  • 1 bag frozen southern-style hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 2 cans (10 3/4 oz each) condensed cream of mushroom or cream of celery soup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons snipped fresh chives
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F.

  2. Grease a 2 1/2- to 3-quart baking dish. 

  3. Add the sausage to a large skillet and place it over medium heat. Cook the sausage until browned and no longer pink, stirring frequently. Drain well.

  4. In a large bowl, combine the cooked and drained sausage, thawed hash brown potatoes, condensed soups, pepper, salt, sour cream, and chives. Add about 1 1/4 cups of shredded cheese and stir to blend thoroughly.

  5. Spoon the hash brown mixture into the prepared baking dish.

  6. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until the potatoes are hot and bubbly.

  7. Top with the remaining cheese and bake for about 5 to 10 minutes longer, or until the cheese has melted.

Expert Tips

How to Thaw Frozen Hash Brown Potatoes

  • Overnight: Spread the hash browns out in a thin layer on a paper towel-lined rimmed baking sheet or container.  Top with more paper towels and thaw them in the refrigerator overnight.

  • Microwave: Spread the hash brown potatoes out in a single layer on a microwave-safe plate or container. Microwave on 100 percent power for 30 seconds for ​every two cups of hash browns. Pat the potatoes dry with paper towels.