Sausage Hashbrown Bites Recipe

Sausage Hashbrown Bites

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When I think back to Sunday mornings growing up, the kitchen was always filled with the enticing aromas of breakfast being cooked by my grandmother. One of my absolute favorite treats from those mornings were her Sausage Hashbrown Bites. These savory little morsels are not just incredibly delicious but also simple to make, making them perfect for any breakfast or brunch gathering.

I remember the first time I tried making these on my own for a family brunch. I was nervous, but they turned out perfectly golden and crisp, just like Grandma’s. What I love most about this recipe is its versatility. You can easily tweak it to suit your taste or what you have on hand. Sometimes, I like to add a bit of chopped green onion or diced bell pepper for a pop of color and extra flavor. For a spicy kick, a pinch of red pepper flakes does the trick. And if you’re a fan of different cheeses, swapping out the cheddar for pepper jack or mozzarella can bring a delightful twist to these bites.

Whether you’re preparing for a big family gathering or just looking for a quick and satisfying breakfast option, these Sausage Hashbrown Bites are a winner. They’re easy to make, require minimal ingredients, and always impress. Plus, they freeze well, so you can always have a batch ready to go for those busy mornings. Trust me, once you try these, they’ll become a staple in your breakfast rotation just like they did in mine.

Making Sausage Hashbrown Bites

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese
  • 4 cups frozen shredded hash browns
  • 1 ½ cups Bisquick mix
  • 1 lb. uncooked breakfast sausage

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the breakfast sausage, shredded hash browns, softened cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and Bisquick mix until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Form the mixture into evenly sized balls and arrange them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until they are golden brown and fully cooked.
  5. Let them cool slightly before serving.

Serving Sausage Hashbrown Bites

FAQs:

Can I use fresh hash browns instead of frozen for this recipe?

Yes, you can use fresh hash browns instead of frozen. However, you should ensure they are well-drained and patted dry to avoid adding excess moisture to the mixture.

What type of breakfast sausage works best for these bites?

Any type of breakfast sausage will work, but it’s recommended to use a mild or medium-spiced sausage to complement the other flavors without overpowering them.

Is there a substitute for Bisquick mix in this recipe?

If you don’t have Bisquick mix, you can substitute it with a combination of 1 cup of flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1 tablespoon of shortening. Mix these ingredients well before adding to the recipe.

How can I store leftover sausage hashbrown bites?

Leftover sausage hashbrown bites can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can reheat them in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes or until warmed through.

Can these bites be made ahead of time and frozen?

Absolutely, you can make these bites ahead of time and freeze them. After baking, let them cool completely, then place them in a single layer on a baking sheet to freeze. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container. Reheat in the oven directly from the freezer at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until heated through.

What dipping sauces pair well with sausage hashbrown bites?

Sausage hashbrown bites pair well with a variety of dipping sauces. Some popular options include ketchup, ranch dressing, honey mustard, or even a spicy aioli. Choose a sauce that complements your taste preferences.

Sausage Hashbrown Bites Recipe

Sausage Hashbrown Bites

Delicious and simple Sausage Hashbrown Bites recipe, ideal for any gathering.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 24

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. Breakfast sausage uncooked
  • 4 C. Frozen shredded hash browns
  • 8 oz. Cream cheese softened
  • 1 ½ C. Cheddar cheese
  • 1 ½ C. Bisquick mix

Instructions
 

  • Heat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the breakfast sausage, hash browns, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and Bisquick mix until everything is well incorporated.
  • Shape the mixture into uniform balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Allow to cool slightly before serving.
Keyword Hashbrown, sausage

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