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[Recipe] Overnight Slow-Cooker Sausage and Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

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I am very excited!

My parents (the best parents a girl could ask for, by the way) got me a brand new slow cooker for my birthday (just a couple of days ago)! A new appliance in my household is always cause for serious celebration. It’s kind of a “throw your arms in the air” situation. I love new kitchen stuff.

A slow cooker might just change the way we eat around here. Well, at least the way we cook. I love the new possibilities this one appliance holds.

This overnight casserole, perfect for a Christmas morning set-it-and-forget-it meal for a crowd, is hearty, filling, and great for serving a crowd. It was first served to us my our great friend Holly. Holly is one of the best hostesses I’ve ever had the pleasure of staying with – she always makes sure we’re well taken care of when we visit she and her husband and their cutie pants daughter.

Holly, I stalked your Pinterest boards to find it again. Now I can’t wait for breakfast tomorrow morning!

You heard me right – I’m not actually eating this on my Christmas morning. It’s a family tradition of ours to have a huge Christmas breakfast prepared mostly by my dad on Christmas morning. We all agree, it’s our favourite meal of the year. It’s the meal with “all the meats” and dessert. I think it might really be our favourite meal because we’re all together at the table laughing in front of the Christmas tree. With shortbread cookies. 🙂

Either way, there’s no messing with Christmas breakfast in our family. No need to fix what’s never been broken.

I hope this casserole sneaks onto your table Christmas morning. You won’t be disappointed. Don’t skip adding the sun-dried tomatoes (or regular tomatoes, if you’d prefer). We used hot italian sausage, for a bit of an added kick. Additional vegetables, like mushrooms, onions, and green peppers would be great in this casserole.

Thanks again Holly!

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[Recipe] Hashbrown Casserole

It was my husband’s birthday a couple of weeks ago. We aren’t fancy people, and so we don’t do a lot of fancy things on birthdays. We mostly enjoy a good meal, usually at home, and then eat cake. Well, we eat cake if I have anything to do with it. *Psst…* Cake’s my favourite thing.

So when I asked Husband what he’d like to eat for his birthday, he immediately said, “Steak. With blue cheese butter. And hashbrown casserole.”

Yup, his favourites. He’d never heard of hash brown casserole before he’d met me. Now I swear I’ve created a monster. He LOVES these potatoes. I don’t blame him though, really. They are the ultimate comfort food. Creamy carbs and cheese covered in buttered crackers.

Just as an aside too, did you know that a lot of people call hash brown casserole ‘Funeral Potatoes’?!? Eek! I think it’s because you might have to bump your funeral up a couple of days every time you eat them. Yup, I hope it doesn’t come as a complete surprise when I tell you that this dish is NOT your healthiest choice. Super awesome creamy cheesy goodness, yes. Nutritionally sound, no.

Enjoy.

[Recipe] Hash Brown Casserole

1 750g package frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
1 cup onions, finely chopped
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 cups crushed crackers (or cornflakes, or potato chips, or Ritz, or whatever crunchy thing you’d like)
1/4 cup butter, melted

Preheat oven to 375F.

In a large bowl, combine hash browns, 1/2 cup melted butter, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, chopped onion, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper.

Place mixture in a large casserole dish.

Cover the potato mixture with crushed crackers.

Drizzle second amount of melted butter over the crackers.

Bake, covered, for 40 minutes. If you’d like the brown the crackers a bit at the end, uncover and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes.

Serve to your husband for his birthday alongside steak, blue cheese butter, and green beans.

Expect something really nice for your next birthday.