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Festive Hash brown Casserole

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving

Ingredients

Hashbrown Mixture

  • 1 lb shredded potatoes
  • 1/2 large red bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 large green bell pepper diced
  • 3 slices Johnsonville Sausages cut into 1/4"

Creamy Cheddar Mushroom Sauce

  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 lb crimini mushrooms roughly chopped
  • 1/2 Tsp dried Thyme
  • 1/2 Tsp dried Black Pepper
  • 2 cups broth
  • 2 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large casserole dish combine the shredded potatoes, diced bell pepper, and sausages.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In a skillet over medium heat melt the butter.
  5. Add in the onions and garlic and saute until lightly golden brown, roughly 4 minutes.
  6. Next add the chopped mushrooms and the spices.
  7. Cook for until the mushrooms are soft, roughly 5 minutes.
  8. Add in the broth and stir with a spoon.
  9. Remove the mixture from the stove and pour unto a blender.
  10. Add in 2 cups of the cheddar cheese and then blend until completely smooth.
  11. Pour this over the hash brown mixture.
  12. Top with the remaining cheese and place in your oven.
  13. Bake until for 45 - 55 minutes until golden brown on the top.