Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr
This one I had found online. I altered it to suit our tastes. My mother suggested using breakfast sausage instead of smokies and serving it with eggs and having a breakfast meal out of it. I haven't tired it yet. Recipe Source: Hillshire Farms http://www.hillshirefarm.com/mealideas/recipes.aspx?id=125
- 3 cups refrigerated southern style hash browns (1 lb. 4 oz. package)
- 1⁄4 cup melted butter
- 1 (16 ounce) packagehillshire farm Little Smokies sausages
- 2 cups cheddar cheese, cheese*
- 1 large egg
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 13Hash Brown Crust:.
- Preheat oven to 425º Fahrenheit.
- Press potatoes onto bottom and up sides of a 9” pie plate.
- Drizzle with ¼ cup melted butter.
- Bake at 425ºFahrenheit for 20 to 25 minutes or until crust is lightly browned.
- While crust bake, prepare filling.
- Let crust cool slightly.
- Reduce oven temperature to 350º Fahrenheit. Add 1 cup of cheese.
- Spoon into hash brown crust.
- Cut smokies in thirds and top with Hillshire Farm Lit'l Smokies®.
- Combine eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
- Beat with a wire whisk.
- Pour over Lit’l Smokies™ and cheese.
- Top with additional cheese.
- Bake at 350º Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes or until filling is set.
- Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
- *Recipe Altered to Our Tastes.
- *You can use whatever variety of cheeses you want.
This was really good; we served it for dinner. The hashbrowns made a great crispy crust and the cheese was ooey gooey. The only thing I would change is to add another egg or two. Will be making this again! Made for All You Can Cook Buffet.
I've been a little burned out with the usual "BBQ Smokies" and "Pigs in a Blanket" party food. So, imagine my despair when, in a pinch for dinner, I found a bag of Lit'l Smokies in the bottom bin of my freezer. Desperate, I searched 'Zaar and found your recipe and was pleased to discover that I had all the ingredients on hand. I used a 3 qt.casserole dish in place of the pie pan (extended cooking time) and used a tad bit more hash browns, butter and cheese to make up the difference. DH and kids (ages 2 & 12) loved it and even asked for seconds. I served this with Pan-Roasted Broccoli. http://www.recipezaar.com/155018 Thanks for the recipe!