One simple hash brown casserole recipe calls for one 2-pound package frozen hash brown potatoes, 1/2 cup butter (softened), 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper and 1/2 cup chopped onion. It also requires 1 can condensed cream of chicken soup and 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese.
Preheat your oven to 360 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a nonstick cooking spray, grease a 9-by-13-inch baking pan and set it aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add in thawed hash brown potatoes, onion, butter, salt, pepper, cheddar cheese and cream of chicken soup. Mix well and carefully pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 35 minutes or until well browned.
To make a simple sausage breakfast hash brown casserole, use a large skillet to cook and crumble 1 pound each of mild and spicy pork sausage. Prepare 1 pound of frozen hash browns according to package directions and season with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper. Combine sausage, hash browns and 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Pour mixture into a 13-by-9-inch baking pan that has been greased.
In a medium bowl, add 1 teaspoon of salt, 6 large eggs and 2 cups of milk. Whisk together and pour over hash brown mixture. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.