On the weekends I like to sleep in. All week I have done chores and cooked many meals. When Saturday rolls around I would like to have an extra couple hours of sleep please! But I don’t want my girls starving either. So I taught them this easy Cheesy Sausage and Hash Brown casserole. It is a great starter recipe that teaches two types of cooking. Skillet and Oven. I would DEFINITELY suggest supervising them the first couple of times to avoid burned humans and food.
When it comes to sausage, which can be full of fillers if you are not careful, I try to the buy the best. I really love Johsonville’s Naturals Link Sausage. The are made with 100% natural ingredients and don’t have any fillers. Plus they taste amazing!
Just to be totally transparent- Johnsonville paid for this post. However, all opinions are my own and this really is a recipe I taught my girls 🙂
Cheesy Sausage and Hash Brown Casserole
***I am a moron and forgot to take a picture of the hash browns. I tell you in the instructions where to add them :)***
- 1 Package of Johnsonville Naturals Sausage Links, cut up
- 1 large onion diced
- 2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
- 1 package of Simply Potatoes Shredded hash browns
- 1 cup of milk
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spray a large baking dish.
Step 1- Cut up sausage into chunks.
Step 2- Cook sausage until it is just getting brown.
Step 3- Add onions and saute until the sausage is cooked through and the onions are nice and brown.
Step 4- Add your 1 cup of milk and cook for a few minutes longer. ( I would say about 3 or 4 minutes but use your own judgement.)
Step 5- Add your hash browns and 1 cup of cheese. Mix it together until all the ingredients are distributed evenly. Cook for 5 minutes.
Step 6- Add mixture to your casserole dish. Add the remaining cheese to the top. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. The cheese will be nice and crusty while the casserole will be hot and bubbly.
This super simple dish will be a great way for your teens to learn to cook, impress their friends, and even be a comfort dish when they go off to college!