January 13, 2020

Easy Make Ahead Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

This post is sponsored by Ello Products. All opinions are my own.

These Easy Make Ahead Hash Brown Breakfast Casseroles are exactly what your weekly meal prep needs. They are packed with veggies, shredded potatoes, and crisp bacon to give you a hearty and healthy breakfast. They bake and store in individual meal prep containers which makes them so easy to grab and go on busy mornings. The best part is that these simple and easy casseroles are also dairy-free and Whole30 compliant. Made in partnership with my friends at Ello Products.

Easy Make Ahead Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

The Perfect Meal Prep Recipe: Easy Make Ahead HashBrown Breakfast Casseroles

Out of all the meals in a day, the one people tend to struggle with the most is breakfast. Usually the issue is that they just do not have the time to make a filling and nutritious breakfast each morning, which is why prepping breakfast in advance can be so helpful. 

These easy make ahead hash brown breakfast casseroles are full of fresh veggies, bacon, and shredded hash brown potatoes. They are a delicious and protein packed way to start your morning off strong. 

The best part is that you can easily make these casseroles in advance and have them for a quick and easy breakfast all week long. Not only are these casseroles delicious, they are also Whole30 compliant and gluten-free. I know you’ll love them!

Easy Make Ahead Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients for the Best Breakfast Casserole

Easy Make Ahead Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

These easy breakfast casseroles pack a ton of flavor while still having a pretty simple ingredients list. It just goes to show you that you do not need a ton of complicated ingredients to make a delicious healthy breakfast. 

To make these breakfast casseroles, here’s what you need: 

  • Bacon (look for a sugar-free variety if you need to keep this casserole Whole30 compliant)

  • Red bell pepper

  • Baby spinach 

  • Green onion

  • Eggs 

  • Coconut milk

  • Buffalo sauce

  • Salt, pepper, and garlic powder

I like to drizzle a little extra buffalo sauce over the casserole once it’s finished for even more flavor, but of course, that is totally optional. 

 

How to Make a Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole? 

Easy Make Ahead Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Making these hash brown breakfast casseroles really could not be any easier. All you need is an hour on a Sunday afternoon to prep your breakfast for the entire work week!

Step 1: Cook your bacon and prep your ingredients. To make the bacon, slice it into small strips and cook until crisp. When the bacon is done cooking, remove it from the pan and let it drain on paper towels.

While the bacon is cooking is the perfect time to prep the rest of the veggies. Dice your bell pepper, chop the spinach, and prep the green onion. This recipe calls for frozen shredded hash browns which keeps things extra easy. 

Step 2: Make the egg mixture. A lot of the flavor in these casseroles comes from the egg mixture. The eggs are whisked with buffalo sauce, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. They also get a heavy pour of full-fat coconut milk to make sure the eggs are light and fluffy.

Step 3: Once the veggies, bacon, and eggs are prepped, all you have to do is assemble each of the casseroles in their individual baking dishes. I love using the Ello DuraGlass 10pc Meal Prep Set to keep things simple and easy. 

Start with a tiny bit of oil in each container to ensure that nothing sticks, then add the potatoes, red bell pepper, baby spinach, and bacon. Pour the egg mixture evenly into each container, top with sliced green onions, and bake at 400 degrees until cooked through and set in the middle. So easy!

Why I Love Ello Meal Prep Containers for these Easy Casseroles

Easy Make Ahead Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

I love using Ello DuraGlass Meal Prep 10pc Meal Prep Set to make these casseroles because they can go from freezer to oven to table. You can easily bake and store the casseroles in the exact same dish, which is literally a meal prep dream come true.

 I also prefer to store food in glass containers over plastic because they are free from any harmful chemicals and also better for the environment. These containers are BPA free, which is a must for me, and dishwasher safe. 

Easy Make Ahead Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Meal prep can feel a little daunting for people but it does not have to be. I love that Ello DuraGlass containers help to take some of that overwhelm away. Not only does baking and storing these casseroles in the same container save you time on washing dishes, it makes the entire process of meal prep easier and more efficient. 

Each Ello DuraGlass meal prep container also has an air-tight lid that easily snaps on to keep my food fresher longer. Plus each lid is crystal clear which so you can see what is in each container, so there is no more second-guessing what’s in your fridge. The bright silicone sleeves also makes it easy for you to see them in your refrigerator which is super helpful. 

Can You Make These Casseroles Overnight? 

Easy Make Ahead Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Yes! These make ahead casseroles are the perfect thing to make the night before and then bake in the morning. Just do all of the prep the night before, including pouring over the egg mixture. The snap on the container lids and store them in the refrigerator. 

The next morning, when you are ready to cook, remove the lids from the container and place in the oven to bake. I love letting the casseroles bake while I’m getting ready for work in the morning. By the time I’m all set for the day, breakfast is done and ready to eat!

Easy Make Ahead Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
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Easy Make Ahead Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bacon, sliced into small strips

  • 2 ½ cups shredded hash brown potatoes

  • 1 red bell pepper, diced small

  • 2 cups baby spinach, chopped

  • ½ cup green onion, sliced

  • 1 dozen eggs

  • ¼ cup buffalo sauce

  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • ½ tsp black pepper

Method

  1. Cook the bacon strips in a skillet until crisp and then drain on paper towels.

  2. While the bacon is cooking, combine the eggs, buffalo sauce, coconut milk, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper in a mixing bowl. Whisk until well combined.

  3. Next, assemble the casseroles. Start with ½ a cup of potatoes and then evenly divide the red pepper, spinach, and bacon among each container.

  4. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the bacon and veggies into each container. Top with sliced green onions and bake the casseroles for 30-35 minutes at 400 degrees or until cooked through and set in the middle. Enjoy!

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