Easy Hash Brown and Sausage Casserole
1 lb. mild or hot ground pork sausage (I used mild)
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 1/2 cups frozen cubed hash browns (do not thaw)
5 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups (8 oz) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (I used mild cheddar, and only about a cup)
1 3/4 cups milk
1 cup all-purpose baking mix
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Garnish: fresh parsley sprigs (I skipped this step)
Preheat oven to 350. Brown sausage with onion in a large skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until meat crumbles. Stir in hash browns, and cook, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink and potatoes are lightly browned. Drain mixture on paper towels; spoon into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
Whisk together eggs and remaining ingredients; pour evenly over sausage mixture, stirring well. Bake, uncovered at 350 for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven, and let stand 5 minutes. Garnish, if desired.