Cheesy Sausage Hashbrown Bake, forever and ever, AMEN.

Good Evening, friends!
I had high hopes while throwing this recipe together a couple of weeks ago.
I am not big on vegetables alone.
I pretty much only eat lettuce, carrots, and celery RAW. BUT, I love a good challenge!
So, I always challenge myself to add at least ONE nutrient packed vegetable into whatever it is that I am making.
It’s becoming a hobby. (Don’t judge my lack of interesting hobbies, please)

It literally turned into something magic while cooking in the oven. It is one of my new favorites to have prepared for the week. It’s family approved and oh so yummy!



Just look at that slice of cheesy heaven!

If you read through the recipe and scrunch your nose up at the cup of cottage cheese. Please trust me, I am not a cottage cheese person and this is pretty much perfection.

It adds a sharpness and creaminess to the bake that we all need in life.

I hope you enjoy this as much as my family has.


Cheesy Sausage Hashbrown Bake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Author MamaCupcake


  • 20 oz hashbrowns, refrigerated I use simply potatoes
  • 8 oz lean turkey breakfast sausage I use Jennie-O
  • 1 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 1 1/4 cup Reduced Fat Shredded Mild Cheddar i use Sargento
  • 2 1/2 cups Liquid Eggs Substitute or liquid Egg Whites
  • 3-4 cups fresh spinach torn into small pieces
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 tbs Lawry's Seasoned Salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper or to taste


  1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9x13 casserole dish with cooking spray.

  2. In a large skillet, cook the turkey sausage, and drain any excess grease.
  3. Add onions to turkey sausage and cook until soft. Add spinach and cook just until slightly wilted. 

  4. Add the hash browns to skillet with sausage and veggie mixture, sprinkle seasoned salt and pepper to taste. Continue to cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. (Potatoes don't need to be browned, but warmed)

  5. Transfer the mixture to mixing bowl or casserole dish, add the cottage cheese, egg whites or substitute, and 3/4 cup of the shredded cheddar. Stir until combined well. 

  6. In the lightly sprayed casserole dish, spread the mixture evenly. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar. Bake for 40 minutes. Let sit for a few minutes, then slice into 6 servings. ENJOY!

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 1/6 of casserole


7 Freestyle Smart Points (Calculated using Weight Watchers Recipe Builder)

8 Smart Points (Calculated using Weight Watchers Recipe Builder)

295 Calories 7g Fat, 3g Fiber, 3g Sugar, 32g Protein (Calculated using My Fitness Pal)




  1. I just made this for the first time and it was AMAZING. Thank you for sharing your recipes.

  2. Kate Adkins

    Does this freeze well?

  3. Kate Adkins

    How well does this freeze? It sounds delicious!!

    • mamacupcake

      I am not sure! It doesn’t last long enough in this house, but I can put a piece in and try! I’ll get back to ya!

  4. Kate Adkins

    This may be silly, but are the hash browns sold in the freezer section of the store? I really want to make this!!!

    • mamacupcake

      Hi! I’m sorry I took awhile to respond. I just saw this for some reason it didn’t show up on my notifications- anyways, they are in the refrigerator section normally by the eggs/butter/yogurt they are in a green bag Simply Hashbrowns!

  5. Kate Adkins

    I made this and it is a hit with my hubby and I. I did find hash browns (I am from MI and I love them). Thank you for the clarity of where to find them at the store (: Thank you for this great recipe!!!

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  7. Nicole Lyons

    I made this with frozen hash browns, and it was delicious. Do you think that will change the point value?

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  9. I think I died and went to heaven. This is amazing!! I am ready to make your chopped salad and sausage and biscuits next. I can’t believe these are so few smart points! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  11. Betsy Maness

    I just made this this morning and I have to say it was fabulous! I used frozen hashbrowns and they worked wonderfully! Thanks for the recipe!

  12. I love your website and all your dishes are delicious! I have made a few and they have been a bit hit in my house! Thanks for the awesome recipes!!

    This is a favourite for sure!

  13. Saved as a favorite, I actually like your site!

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  16. Rachel Parrish

    what size casserole dish do you use to make this? I just want to be sure that the serving size is the same since that is based on the size of dish used.

    • I use a 9×13 casserole dish for this. However, as long as you spread it evenly in any dish and divide it into 6 equal pieces it really doesn’t matter the size dish. I hope you enjoy!

  17. If you used eggs instead of egg whites how many eggs ?

  18. I am planning on making this soon!
    I am currently doing the Weight Watchers Freestyle Program . I was told there wasn’t any Freestyle Points, only Smart Points. I built this recipe on the WW app using Sargento Off the Block Fine cut shredded mild cheddar cheese and came up with 6 Smart points!

  19. This may be a silly question but where do I find bulk Jennie o sausage? Can I use links and cut them?

    • I find the turkey sausage in the roll near the regular sausage in the grocery stores around me, but your store may not carry them. You can use the links, for sure!

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