No Egg Breakfast Casserole is an easy breakfast recipe with hash browns, sausage, and cheese and is great for serving a crowd for breakfast or brunch. It’s easy enough to make the day of, or you can make it ahead to have ready when you’re ready to serve breakfast.
There are tons of ways to make breakfast casseroles, and many recipes call for eggs. So much that you might think you have to make it with eggs, but you don’t. It’s easy to make a no egg breakfast casserole that’s just as delicious.
This is an excellent recipe if you’re not a fan of eggs or if you’re hosting breakfast for family and friends and you’re not sure if there are egg allergies. It’s loaded with sausage, hashbrowns, and cheese – you won’t even miss the eggs!
Plus, you can make it ahead to make things easy, although there’s nothing complicated about it. You only need a handful of ingredients and the prep time is pretty quick.
This is a hearty breakfast and great paired with other brunch dishes like homemade scones or easy beignets.
If you’re looking for a recipe with eggs, I’ve got that for you, too. You should try my hashbrown casserole, but I think you might like this eggless version, too.
- Cooking spray
- Ground sausage
- Cooked and chopped bacon
- Southern-style hash browns
- Chopped onion
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Salt and black pepper to taste
How to Make a Breakfast Casserole with No Eggs
Coat a large skillet with cooking spray and heat it over medium heat. Add the onions, cook them for two minutes and then add the sausage.
Cook the sausage and onions until the sausage is no longer pink. Drain the fat out of the pan and transfer the onions to a large mixing bowl.
Cook the hashbrowns in the same skillet, following the package instructions. Once they are cooked, add them to the sausage mixture in the bowl. Add ½ of the cheese and mix well to combine and season with salt and pepper.
Transfer the mixture to a 9x13” baking dish. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the top and bake the casserole for 8 to 10 minutes at 350°F or until it’s hot and the cheese is melted.
Want a make-ahead no egg breakfast casserole? This recipe is great if you want breakfast ready to go in advance.
Make the recipe as instructed and assemble the casserole. Once it’s in the baking dish, cover it tightly with plastic wrap.
Refrigerate it overnight and then uncover it and bake it the following day as instructed. You may need to add a few minutes to the baking time if it goes in the oven cold.
This is a great dish because you can create different no egg breakfast casserole recipes just by switching up some of the ingredients.
Hashbrowns: We like to use Southern-style hashbrowns, which are small diced potatoes that are seasoned. Any hashbrowns you like will work fine, so feel free to pick your favorite.
Sausage: You can use sausage links for this recipe, but you will need to remove the casings. There are all kinds of sausage you can try to change the flavor – even spicy ground sausage if you want to add some heat.
Veggies: Add some chopped bell peppers, mushrooms, or broccoli when you cook the onions and sausage if you want to add different textures and flavors.
Bacon: You can omit the bacon and use an extra ½ pound to one pound of sausage instead.
I like this breakfast hashbrown casserole – no eggs mean there’s one less step, but you get the same delicious filling breakfast. It’s great to make for family brunches, but it’s easy enough for regular weekends, too. I hope you give it a try soon!
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No Egg Breakfast Casserole Recipe
- 1 pound ground sausage
- 8 slices bacon cooked and chopped
- 32- ounce bag hash browns we used southern style
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Spray a large skillet with cooking spray to medium heat. Cook onions for 2 minutes then add sausage. Cook sausage until no longer pink. Drain and move the sausage and onions to a large mixing bowl.
- Add hash browns to skillet and follow package instructions for cooking.
- Add hash browns and ½ of the cheese to the sausage and mix well. Salt and pepper to taste. Transfer the sausage hash brown mixture to a 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Bake 8-10 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
- Use whatever type hash brown you like.
- You can use any type of ground sausage you like. We used medium.
- You can remove the bacon and add another ½ pound to 1 pound of ground sausage.
This No Egg Breakfast Casserole is a great no-egg option that’s easy to make! Make the day of, or you can make it ahead to have ready when you’re ready to serve breakfast.
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