Sunday, December 16, 2018

Holiday Brunch

Hash Brown and Egg Breakfast Cups

Cook's Notes: Add a spin to your holiday entertaining with Hash Brown and Egg Breakfast Cups. Recipe was adapted from   and makes 12 breakfast cups. Refrigerate leftovers and reheat during the week for a quick breakfast pick me up. Be creative as there are plenty of options for this recipe that include: diced ham, broccoli florets or make vegetarian cups with spinach and peppers. 
  • 1 package Jimmy Dean Sausage 
  • 3 cups refrigerated shredded hash browns
  • 2 TB. butter, divided
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup combination of diced sweet mini peppers 
  • 3/4 cup diced sweet onions
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 7 eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole or 2 % milk
  • 1 TB hot sauce e.g. Sriracha
  • 1 tsp. parsley flakes
 Step One
  • Brown sausage, crumble and drain and wipe pan clean. Set aside. Saute peppers and onions  for 3-4 minutes in 1 TB. butter. Add in garlic cloves, and saute 2 minutes. 
  • Combine sausage, peppers, onions and garlic. This step can be done ahead, refrigerate until needed.     
Step Two 
  • Spread refrigerated shredded hash browns patted dry out on a baking sheet for 1-2 hours to dry out a bit. 
  • Toss with 1 TB. melted butter, shredded cheddar cheese, salt and pepper mix well. 
Step Three
  • Generously grease muffin pan wells.

Step Four 
  • Preheat oven 425 degrees and press heaping 1/4 cup hash brown mixture into bottom and up sides of muffin wells. 
  • Bake 10 minutes until starting to brown.    
Step Five 
  • Whisk together eggs, milk, parsley flakes and Sriracha. 
Step Six
  • Divide sausage mixture evenly over hash brown cups (about 1/4 cup). Slowly pour  milk/egg mixture over sausage mixture. 
  • Bake 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from center. Loosen cups from pan by running a knife around edges.  
Looking for more brunch ideas? Try some of these previously posted recipes from Ever Ready. 
Puff Pastry Egg Cups
Eggs Benedict Casserole
Chicken Pot Pies
Creamy Scrambled Eggs with Salmon
Como Park Conservatory St. Paul, Minnesota 


  1. What fun and festive recipes! Pinned the whole lot!

  2. I love this kind of meal - make it ahead and enjoy the day with good food! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner link up! Have a wonderful week!


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