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Farmer’s Casserole


Farmer’s Casserole Hearty Breakfast Comfort in a Dish


Farmer’s casserole is the ultimate comfort breakfast, packed with hearty ingredients that will keep you satisfied all morning. This dish combines the earthy flavors of eggs, potatoes, cheese, and sausage, all baked to golden perfection. It’s perfect for lazy weekend brunches, family gatherings, or when you want to treat yourself to a wholesome and comforting breakfast.

As you embark on making farmer’s casserole, imagine the aroma of sizzling sausage, the anticipation of biting into layers of savory goodness, and the joy of sharing this hearty breakfast with loved ones. Visualize the smiles on their faces as they savor each flavorful bite. Let’s dive into the world of breakfast comfort and create this irresistible casserole together.


A Collection of Ingredients for Farmer’s Casserole

For the Casserole:

  • 3 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1 cup cooked breakfast sausage, crumbled
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup diced green onions (optional)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For Topping:

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons diced green onions (optional)


Create Farmer’s Casserole Bliss

1. Preparing the Oven and Pan:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.

2. Assembling the Layers:

  • Spread the thawed hash brown potatoes evenly in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the crumbled breakfast sausage, shredded cheddar cheese, and diced green onions (if using) over the potatoes.

3. Mixing the Egg Mixture:

  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and black pepper until well combined.

4. Pouring the Egg Mixture:

  • Pour the egg mixture over the layered ingredients in the baking dish.

5. Baking to Perfection:

  • Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 45-55 minutes or until the center is set, and the top is golden brown.

6. Adding Toppings:

  • Remove the casserole from the oven and sprinkle the remaining shredded cheddar cheese and diced green onions (if using) over the top. Return it to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

7. Cooling and Serving:

  • Allow the casserole to cool slightly before slicing. Serve your farmer’s casserole hot and enjoy the hearty breakfast goodness.

Tips and Variations:

Elevate Your Farmer’s Casserole Experience


  • If you prefer a spicier casserole, you can use spicy breakfast sausage or add a dash of hot sauce to the egg mixture.


  • Vegetarian Version: Skip the sausage and add sautéed vegetables like bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms for a vegetarian twist.

Pairing Suggestion: Farmer’s casserole pairs wonderfully with a side of fresh fruit, a green salad, or a dollop of sour cream and salsa for added flavor.

Storage and Enjoyment: Store any leftover farmer’s casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat it in the oven or microwave for a quick and satisfying breakfast.


Cook’s Note: Farmer’s casserole is a celebration of hearty breakfast flavors. As you savor each bite, take pride in the way you’ve transformed simple breakfast ingredients into a satisfying and comforting dish. This casserole isn’t just about taste; it’s a tribute to the joy of breakfast comfort. Share it with friends and family, embrace the hearty goodness, and enjoy the experience of making and enjoying a wholesome farmer’s casserole.


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