Who doesn’t love a great breakfast casserole? This is taking that old idea and adding it to the grill! Grilled Sausage Breakfast Casserole was perfect for a busy weekend of overnight guests. I can meal prep it and still provide a yummy homemade meal while not taking time away from friends that you don’t get to see that often.
We are a small family of three, so when we added guests to our home, it is a huge impact! Now, add a family of five you see the excitement, the laughter, the fun and the food that is needed for that to be pulled together. To feed all eight of us breakfast at the same time without heating up the kitchen, I grilled this Sausage Breakfast Casserole. The craziness of the kitchen has been moved outdoors so it is one less thing to think about.
Selfishly, it is also having the men take over one meal! ***Enter my devilish laughter*** 😇
How to Make Grilled Sausage Breakfast Casserole
When we are grilling something like a breakfast casserole or our Beer Brat Chili, I prefer to use disposable pans. It makes cleanup a breeze. Plus, this was the weekend that I didn’t want to spend over the sink washing dishes.
I love a good “toss and go” recipe in times like holidays and while entertaining friends. But, I still need it to taste amazing. This is a “toss and go” recipe and is super easy to pull together. The taste is so good that I wonder why we don’t have it more often.
In one large bowl, combine potatoes, cheese (you can use smoked cheese for this one if you have some left over) along with onion, red pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.
In a second, medium bowl, combine eggs, seasoning and milk and whisk together. Add the salt and pepper and combine.
Pour the egg mixture over the hashbrown potatoes and combine. Pour into a disposable pan.
Grill the Breakfast Casserole
Grill over indirect heat at 350 for about one hour. You are looking for the edges to be getting brown and the eggs to be set in the middle. I usually check it at about 30-40 minutes in and again at 50-60 minutes.
How Long does it take to Grill?
This should take about one hour, but if your grill is not keeping heat, it could take longer or go faster. This is why we always suggest to check it early on. So many factors go into the temperature like the wind, air temperature, the age of the old coals underneath, where the fire decided to heat up more inside the grill. It’s best to be flexible and roll with it. Plan on an hour but be flexible to 75 minutes.
Optional Ingredients for the Breakfast Bake
This is my favorite part of making these casseroles! There are so many variations that this list is just endless.
- Substitute ham or bacon for the sausage
- Make it all vegetables for a “Veggie Lovers” version
- Mix in hamburger, taco seasoning and make it a Mexican version
- Use smoked cheese and make it a smokey breakfast casserole
- Substitute the shredded hash browns in place of the cubed hash browns
- And my favorite – Use whatever you have available in your fridge already
Grill this for Holidays and Special Events
As I mentioned above, this is the best dish to grill for holidays and special events!
- For Thanksgiving, put the men in charge of this one and have them make it the night before so they can pop it on the grill Thanksgiving morning while the turkey is being prepped.
- For Christmas Eve or Christmas morning, prep this the night before and pop it on the grill in the morning. The grill may take longer to heat up on those cold winter mornings but it is so much fun to have a mess free holiday morning! Once it is on the grill, it doesn’t require a lot of active monitoring, so you can spend time as the kids open gifts.
- Easter is perfect for Grilled Sausage Breakfast Casserole! There is so much hustle and bustle going on that having a hands-free breakfast is perfect!
- Don’t forget to look for this recipe if you are hosting a sports team at your home before games! It is hearty and will keep everyone going for hours. This leaves your busy kitchen free for fruit, orange juice and kiddos.
Can I Make This in the Oven
Absolutely! Bake at 350 for one hour.
Meal Prep The Breakfast Casserole the Night Before
Grilled Sausage Breakfast Casserole is so awesome for holidays and entertaining. You can prep 100% of it the night before.
Make the recipe in its entirety and place it in the refrigerator, covered overnight. In the morning, take it out for 30 minutes before you place it on the grill.
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- 1 bag frozen hashbrowns
- 1 lb sausage cooked and crumbled
- 8 oz mexican cheese shredded
- 12 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 red pepper chopped
- 1/2 large onion chopped
- Preheat grill to 350 degrees over indirect heat.
- In one large bowl, add the frozen hashbrowns, cheese, onions and peppers. Mix together.
- In another medium sized bowl, combine the eggs, seasonings and milk and whisk together. Add to the hashbrown mixture. Mix and combine well.
- Pour entire mixture into a 9×13 sized foil pan. (In the photos, I had an 11×13 at home and used that and it worked out fine!)
- Grill for 60-75 minutes until the top is starting to brown and the eggs have cooked all the way.