About 6 weeks ago, a friend of mine threw a baby shower brunch. She made this casserole and I loved it (thanks Sheree). I have made it at least 4 times since then. Last night I made a huge batch for my husband to bring into work to share with everyone. They all loved it too. This is in no way a healthy recipe, but boy is it good!
Here is the recipe for one batch, which can easily be doubled for a huge batch:
1 bag of hash brown potatoes
1 brick of cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 small can of chopped green chilies
1/2 cup, diced up, roasted bell pepper strips
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 small roll of pork breakfast sausage
salt and pepper to taste
In a large mixing bowl mix everything, except the sausage. Put in the crockpot. Cook on high for 3-4 hours, or low for 5-6 hours. When almost finished, brown and cook sausage in frying pan. When done add to crockpot. Cook another 20-30 minutes and it is ready to serve. This would be perfect to serve on Christmas morning. Enjoy!