Egg & Sausage Potato Hash Squares

I broke tradition this year. I always make my homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning, but I decided to switch it up and do something different. Christmas in my new home means new traditions I suppose! I usually relax Christmas morning, but this year I went for a long run with my friend on the trails. It was so nice out and a the run was so peaceful. I’m going to try to make running a new Christmas tradition πŸ™‚
Instead of my cinnamon rolls, I made a breakfast inspired by Kyle’s mom! When we were visiting her in Florida, she made these amazing breakfast cups. I don’t know what to call them, but they had cheese, egg, and potatoes! I loved that idea, so I decided to do something similar with the ingredients I had in the house.Β 
I added a bag of breakfast potatoes to a large pan with olive oil and cooked them up!Β 
Meighan was in charge of sausage! She cooked up the meat in a pan on high heat. You can also use turkey sausage to lighten it up.Β 
We had a brilliant idea to add a little leftover queso from the Christmas Eve party.Β 
PERFECT.Β 
I set the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a muffin pan and add 1/3 cup of the potatoes to the bottom. Top with a couple tablespoons of sausage. Pour the egg all around these sausage and potatoes until it reaches the top. Sprinkle with black pepper.Β Β 
Cook for about 16-18 minutes. They’ll be lightly brown on the edges. Let them cool and firm for about five minutes.
Β I made breakfast lattes to go with!Β 
And fresh orange juice with the oranges Kyle’s mom sent from Florida!
Β I also made a couple of the egg squares without potatoes! I added Havarti cheese on top of those ones.
Β Filling, high protein, and delicious! This was a great post-run breakfast. Cinnamon rolls would have been great, but these are better for the body after a workout. It’s all about fueling properly.

Questions for you!

  1. Are you a sausage or bacon person?
  2. Do you stick to a Christmas breakfast tradition?

Comments

  • Caitlyn M

    May I ask where you got that Hot Buttered Rum candle from?

    I used to following traditions when I lived back home but now I follow traditions at a minimum. Now that I have a family of my own I want to create new traditions that they would like — I’m just not much of the creative type to think of something. haha

    Reply to Caitlyn M
    • Taralynn McNitt

      I got it at Michaels Arts & Craft! They sell them for like $2

      I don’t think you’re giving yourself enough credit! I’m sure you’re creative! πŸ™‚

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  • Carly

    I finally got around to making a variation of these! I can’t believe I didn’t make them sooner! SOO GOOD!

    I made mine with half egg whites/half eggs, sausage, spinach, tomatoes, garlic, and a bit of cheese!

    I think I’ll be making these at least once a week now for meal prep because they are so easy and quick for busy mornings! πŸ™‚

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  • Tara

    Thank you for this recipe! I made it apart of my food prep this week!

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  • Emily Weir

    Bacon all the way! I love sausage too, but bacon has always been my go-to. This was the first year my husband and I were in our new house as well, so we made our own breakfast tradition of eggs, bacon, and cinnamon rolls. Before that we always ate with my parents, and my dad would do an English style breakfast with sausages, so I’m glad to finally be getting my bacon! πŸ™‚ Happy New Year!

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  • Anonymous

    What kind of gluten free cheese do you use?! I haven’t found one that tastes good!

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  • Amanda Marcus

    I loveeeee bacon! My family usually makes big batches of pancakes with all kinds of mix-ins. This looks like a great new tradition to try! Do you think I can freeze them??

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  • Jakie

    This recipe is awesome! Our family also had leftover queso, so I chopped up some sweet potatoes instead of using frozen hash and made your recipe! It was a hit! I am going to make this with a pie crust next time!

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  • Shellie

    Love Bacon but turkey sausage is now my favorite believe it or not. When you get used to having it you crave it:)) Happy New Year.

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  • Traci

    Happy New Year! These look so delicious! Have you noticed any changes since going gluten free? I’m a gluten nut but I’m pretty sure my digestive issues would probably clear up if I cut it out :/

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  • Jessica

    1. That’s such an unfair question! I love both honestly but it depends one what I’m eating. Both in syrup is too good.
    2. Our Christmas breakfast has been different every year, quiche sometimes, breakfast hash but cinnamon rolls usually win.

    Happy New Year Taralynn!

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  • Jennifer

    HAPPY NEW YEARS πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    I’m loving that square pan! It’s so fun! I’m more of a bacon person. I’m pretty picky when it comes to breakfast sausages! Fun fact: I didn’t eat bacon for like 5 years when I was little once I found out it came from pigs. Ate every other meat except for bacon haha

    Yes we always have the same Christmas breakfast every year! My mom makes one casserole that is almost the same as these breakfast cups! Hash browns, onions, Jimmy Dean Sausage, etc. and she also makes a cheesy grits casserole! With a side of biscuits and gravy. (can you tell she’s from the south?! haha)

    Hope you had fun in D.C.!

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  • Sara Massey

    My boyfriend and I just moved 10 hours from the town we went to college in so we mixed a couple of my family’s traditions with new ones. We did the cinnamon roll thing and mimosas as our little tradition and then we had gumbo for dinner bc that’s what my family has always done! We didn’t do any meat with the cinnamon rolls to keep it easy, but I’m definitely a sausage person when he’s a bacon person.

    Hope you had a great holiday and can’t wait for your next blog!

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  • Linda @ the Fitty

    I don’t have a breakfast tradition for Christmas, but I’m thinking someone should make me breakfast in bed! I am not much of a breakfast person, to be honest. I am much more of a bacon person, but I’ve been a little bit and out lately and I would like to have some sausages. The only problem with sausages, is that it has some added gluten in wheat and starch, which I do not eat.

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  • Amanda

    Looks delicious! Are you 100% gluten free right now? Also – where did you get that square shaped muffin pan?? I want one! Happy new year!

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  • Siobhan

    Thanks for posting this recipe! It looked delicious on your last recap post and I can’t wait to make it for myself. I love bacon and sausage; my Christmas dinner contribution every year is bacon wrapped sausages.

    My family changed up our Christmas breakfast tradition this year just like you did haha. Usually my mom makes a french toast bake with leftover challah bread slices, eggs, sausage, and apple. This year though, she made a HUGE Dutch baby that we had with sausage links and pineapple on the side. I sprinkled my pieces with cinnamon sugar and it was delicious! I think my mom might stick with this breakfast because it is a lot less work than the breakfast bake.

    Have you ever had a Dutch baby? I think they are also called German pancakes.

    Happy New Year’s Eve!

    Reply to Siobhan
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi Siobhan!

      I think you’ll LOVE them! I make something similar with bacon wrapped little smokies, but bacon wrapped sausage sounds incredible!

      Looks like we were all changing up traditions πŸ™‚ Your mom’s new breakfast sounds so good! I had a cherry almond dutch baby one time and it was unbelievable!

      Happy New Year! xo <3 Taralynn

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  • Jamie

    1. Both! At restaurants when they give you an option I usually ask for one of each so I can get the best of both worlds.
    2. Yes, and there is not a lot of wiggle room. We make German Pancakes, German Egg Cups, bacon, pumpkin bread, cinnamon rolls, and fruit. That’s what my grandma always made when I was a little girl and even now that she’s gone we still make the same foods to remember her and those happy Christmases by. <3

    Reply to Jamie
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hahaha I like how you think!

      I need to come over to your house on Christmas morning! That food sounds so good!

      I hope you had a great New Year!

      xo

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  • Emily

    Both!- Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day but I find I never have time to do it right! (Working on that).
    I don’t have a Christmas breakfast tradition either ? My husband and I have very weird schedules- he works nights and I was in retail. But that’ll end this coming year! We both have new jobs that will allow us to celebrate holidays again! So I’m super excited for 2017! Can’t wait to create new habits and traditions!
    Thanks for sharing though! I love reading your blog and your recipes!

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  • Jenny B

    Good morning and Happy New Year’s Eve Taralynn!!
    2016 has been such a rollercoaster ride for all of us! I love that you’ve stayed a consistent happy place for me to swing by and read the blog. Kudos girl can’t wait for 2017!
    Anyhow, let’s talk about the food lol! I will gladly echo the brilliance of using leftover queso cheese dip in this recipe. I can’t wait to have some leftover from a gathering just to make this! I also plan to try this lightened up with some turkey sausage and a reduced fat cheese. Maybe a little light cottage cheese could work well? I have to admit the step by step cooking tutorials are always a favorite. It’s fun to see it all come together. πŸ™‚

    1.)I’m a turkey sausage person, but I do like bacon.
    2.)No Christmas breakfast traditions per say, but I like to make a healthier breakfast like egg casserole or baked oatmeal since we usually start with candy from our stockings! Life is short, dessert first!

    Hope you have a fun and safe New Years Eve!

    Reply to Jenny B
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi Jenny!

      Good Morning and Happy New Year!!

      Thank you for the kind words and for reading my blog. Sometimes a roller coaster ride is good because it leads to a something great! You’ll only come out stronger. 2017 is a whole new year!

      I’m glad you appreciated the leftover queso! πŸ™‚ lol I hope to do more recipe in 2017!

      How can you not like bacon!?

      Hahaha stocking candy is the best. We had the best candy in our stocking this year, it gets better the older you get!

      xo xo

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      • Jenny B

        I agree, candy is better in stockings for grown ups! I got my husband Bailey’s Irish Cream chocolates from world Market this year lol they are sooo good!
        I look forward to more recipes from you. I’m going back to gluten free this year after falling off the wagon. I’m not celiac but I have endometriosis and it helps my symptoms to cut it out of the diet. I find it also helps me eat more nutritious, BONUS!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Yay, a new recipe!

    I’m a sausage person. I dunno why I’ve never really liked bacon. I don’t even like sausages much as well actually, but if I had to choose… I guess it’s because there’s not much MEAT in bacon, haha.

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

    Reply to Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Never liked bacon!? Wuuuuut. There are certain things I do not like bacon on! I don’t want it on my donuts, my pizza, or other random desserts! I do like it dipped in my pancake syrup. YUM! But I also like sausage dipped in syrup! I wish I didn’t like them lol

      Hope you had a wonderful New Year!

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