Hashbrown Egg Bake Meal Prep

Looking for a tasty breakfast that you can prep ahead of time? This breakfast egg bake meal prep is just for you! It has all the flavors of a classic hashbrown egg bake casserole in a convenient single serving meal that you can make ahead of time for a quick and fast breakfast.

This recipe has crisp, golden hashbrowns forming a perfect bed for a layer of fluffy, protein-packed eggs, all customizable with your favorite mix-ins.

egg bake meal prep

What is an Egg Bake?

What exactly is an egg bake though? An egg bake is essentially a versatile and hearty dish that marries the simplicity of eggs with a variety of mix-ins – think of it like a quiche without the crust or a more substantial version of an omelet.

The beauty of an egg bake is that it’s so flexible! You can mix in almost anything – from veggies and meats to cheeses and herbs. It’s like taking the best parts of breakfast and baking them into one convenient, individual servings.

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Ingredients Needed

You just need a few simple ingredients to make this meal prep.

Eggs and Seasonings:

  • Eggs: The star of the show, bringing a rich, creamy texture and a powerhouse of protein.
  • Egg Whites: A lean, cholesterol-free addition that enhances the fluffiness and adds to the protein count.
  • Garlic Powder: Just enough to add a subtle, aromatic depth.
  • Salt: To balance and enhance all the flavors.
  • Black Pepper: For a gentle, warming kick.

The Hashbrown and Sausage Combo:

  • Simply Shredded Hashbrowns: This recipe using Simply Shredded Hashbrowns to make our simply hash brown breakfast casserole. These crispy bits add a delightful texture and a comforting potato touch.
  • Jimmy Dean’s Turkey Sausage Crumbles: We like using turkey sausage for a leaner protein option, adding a savory, meaty dimension.

Fresh Veggies for Crunch:

  • Red Bell Pepper, diced: Adds a sweet, colorful zing.
  • Green Bell Pepper, diced: Brings a mild, earthy contrast to the mix.

Cheesy Goodness:

  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese: Melts into the bake, offering a gooey, rich, and tangy layer.
egg bake meal prep ingredients

Substitutions

Let’s talk about substitutes, because who doesn’t love a bit of customization in their meals? If the turkey sausage crumbles aren’t quite your thing, no worries! You can easily swap them out for any breakfast sausage that you prefer. Be it pork sausage for that classic richness, Italian sausage for a bit of spice, or even a vegetarian sausage for a plant-based twist – your egg bake, your rules.

We all have our cheese preferences, don’t we? The recipe calls for sharp cheddar, but feel free to let your cheese flag fly. Maybe you’re a fan of the creamy goodness of mozzarella cheese, the tang of feta, the unique flavor of goat cheese, or the spicy kick of pepper jack. Each brings its own character to the dish, making your egg bake a reflection of your palate. And for those embracing a dairy-free lifestyle, a vegan cheese substitute will work just as wonderfully.

The beauty of this egg bake is its ability to adapt to your taste and needs. So, go ahead, experiment with these substitutes, use your favorite toppings, and make this egg bake uniquely yours. After all, the best recipes are the ones that come with a personal touch.

Equipment Needed

Ready to make this hashbrown egg bake meal prep? Great! You’ll be happy to hear that you don’t need an arsenal of kitchen gadgets. A few basic pieces of equipment are all it takes to bring this dish to life. Here’s the rundown:

  • Souper Cubes – 1 Cup Trays (instead of muffin tins!): These are an absolute game-changers for portioning your egg bakes. Souper Cubes are ideal for both meal prep efficiency and single-serve ease, making these trays are a must-have. Plus, you can bake and freeze in them, making them super versatile. Want a little tip? Score a 10% discount on your first order by signing up for the Souper Cubes mailing list and buying them directly from the company, or grab them on Amazon.
  • Airtight Meal Prep Containers: To ensure your egg bakes stay fresh and tasty, airtight containers are the way to go. They’re essential for preserving the goodness of your prep.
  • A Large Bowl: The starting point for mixing your eggs and chosen ingredients into a perfect blend.
  • Whisk: For beating those eggs into the light, airy foundation of your bake.
  • Knife & Cutting Board: Essential for prepping any veggies or add-ins you decide to throw into the mix.

And that’s it! With these items in your kitchen, you’re all set to whip up a batch of individual egg bakes that are as convenient as they are delicious. 

Tools You’ll Need

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Pyrex Smart Essentials 3-Piece Prepware Mixing Bowl Set, 1-Qt, 1.5-Qt ,and 2.5-Qt Glass Mixing Bowls, Dishwasher, Microwave and Freezer Safe
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Step-By-Step Guide: How to make a Breakfast Egg Bake Meal Prep

Alright, let’s get down to business and make this meal prep breakfast. Let’s walk through this recipe step-by-step (visually). Here’s how you’ll create this breakfast casserole

Step 1: Chop your veggies

Cut your red and green bell peppers on your cutting board and set them to the side.

Step 2: Preheat your oven and get your Souper Cubes ready

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and set aside the Souper Cubes 1-cup tray.

Step 3: Scramble the eggs, egg whites, and seasonings

In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, egg whites, and seasonings. Mix until fully incorporated.

egg bake meal prep eggs mixed in a bowl

Step 4: Combine mix-ins to the eggs

Once the eggs are scrambled, mix in the rest of the ingredients. Add your beaten eggs to the veggie mixture, simply hash brown shreds, turkey sausage crumbles, and shredded cheese for the simply hash brown breakfast casserole filling.

egg bake meal prep bowl of mixed ingredients

Step 5: Pour the egg mixture into the Souper Cube trays

Using a ladle or spoon, pour the egg mixture into the Souper Cubes tray and fill each well about ¾ full. Make sure not to overfill it as the eggs expand when baking and may overflow if filled past the 250 ml line.

Tip: We filled ours about ¼ inch below the 250 ml line

egg bake meal prep being poured into souper cubes

Step 6: Bake directly inside the Souper Cube trays

Bake for 35-45 minutes at 350 F or until the eggs have firmed and are no longer runny. There should be no wet areas on top of the eggs.

Step 7: Let cool and pop out of the Souper Cubes

When it has finished baking, let it cool in the trays for 15 minutes before removing. They should easily pop right out by gently pushing the silicone bottoms up.

hashbrown egg bake meal prep basked in souper cubes with toppings on the table.

Step 8: Add to your meal prep containers and enjoy!

Serve with a side of fresh spinach and berries or toast: whole wheat bread, gluten-free bread, or our favorite peanut butter toast. Enjoy!

hashbrown egg bake meal prep in meal prep containers

Find the measurements and full recipe below!

Storing and Reheating

Proper storage is crucial to maintaining the quality and freshness of your egg bake. Once it has cooled completely, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days for breakfast the whole week. If you want to keep it longer, you can also freeze the individual portions of the simply hash brown casserole for up to 4 months in your freezer and re-heat each piece as you need them.

To reheat the egg bake, simply microwave it on high for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Alternatively, you can place it in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 10-15 minutes or until warmed to your liking.

egg bake meal prep on a plate.

Variations and Customization Options 

The great thing about egg bakes is that you can customize them to suit your taste and dietary preferences. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Mediterranean Egg Bake: Add chopped sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, and black olives for a Mediterranean twist.
  • Tex-Mex Egg Bake: Mix in diced green chilies, shredded pepper jack cheese, and top with salsa and sliced avocado for some great flavor.
  • Veggie Lover’s Egg Bake: Load up on an assortment of your favorite vegetables, such as mushrooms, zucchini, and asparagus.
  • Keto-Friendly Egg Bake: Replace the milk with heavy cream and omit the vegetables and meats high in carbs. Instead, add low-carb options like spinach, mushrooms, and cheese.

The possibilities are endless, so feel free to get creative and make it your own!


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Good question! It depends on the ingredients you’re using and the texture you’re looking for. Fresh ingredients should be prepped no more than 24 hours in advance, while canned or frozen ingredients can be prepped up to 48 hours in advance. Similarly, fluffy egg bakes should be prepped no more than 24 hours in advance, while dense egg bakes can be prepped up to 48 hours in advance. 

Absolutely! Eggs are a great addition to any meal prep routine and a great way to use up eggs before they go bad. They’re versatile, low carb, easy to make, and packed with protein to keep you fueled throughout the day. Whether you’re looking to make breakfast sandwiches, omelets, or hard-boiled eggs for a snack, there are plenty of ways to incorporate eggs into your meal prep.

If you plan on making an egg bake ahead of time, you can keep it in the fridge for up to 24 hours before baking. Cover your baking dish tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent drying out, and make sure it’s fully cooked before serving. Happy cooking!

Yes, using cold eggs in your baking is perfectly fine as long as you’re following a recipe that calls for them. Just be sure to keep in mind the potential texture changes and consider mixing your wet ingredients together beforehand to avoid any clumping or solidifying. And remember, always use fresh eggs for the best results!

How long your egg bake or healthy breakfast casserole lasts depends on several factors, including how you store it, the ingredients used, and whether you notice any signs of spoilage. With proper storage and ingredients, your egg bake can last for several days in the refrigerator or several months in the freezer.

Simplifying Mornings with This Egg Bake Meal Prep

Preparing this egg bake in advance is great because it means you only need to spend 30 minutes on Sunday morning getting your breakfast meal prep ready. Just make your mini hashbrown egg bake casserole and store it in your refrigerator until you’re ready to heat it up again. Because this recipe has a limited number of servings there will be less waste and less food fatigue if you want to eat something else for breakfast.

If you love egg bakes as much as we do, you’re going to love this egg bake meal prep and you’ll have a savory breakfast on your busy weekday mornings. The best part? This is our go-to recipe when we need a quick, easy, healthy and nutritious make-ahead breakfast.

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Four bowls of food with berries, spinach, and eggs.

Hashbrown Egg Bake Meal Prep

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  • Author: The Solo Spoon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Looking for a tasty breakfast that you can prep ahead of time? This breakfast egg bake meal prep is just for you! It has all the flavors of a classic hash brown egg bake casserole in a convenient single-serve meal that you can make ahead for a quick breakfast. This small batch recipe makes just 4 servings to stay fresh in the fridge all week.


Ingredients

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  • 8 Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Egg Whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 3/4 cup Simply Shredded Hashbrowns
  • 3/4 cup Jimmy Dean’s Turkey Sausage Crumbles
  • 1/2 cup Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup Green Bell Pepper, diced
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and set aside the Souper Cubes 1-cup tray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, egg whites, and seasonings. Mix until fully incorporated. Once the eggs are scrambled, mix in the rest of the ingredients for the filling.
  3. Using a ladle or spoon, pour the egg mixture into the Souper Cubes tray and fill each well about ¾ full. Make sure not to overfill it as the eggs expand when baking and may overflow if filled past the 250 ml line.
  4. Bake for 35-45 minutes at 350 F or until the eggs have firmed and are no longer runny. There should be no wet areas on top of the eggs.
  5. When it has finished baking, let it cool in the trays for 15 minutes before removing it. They should easily pop right out by gently pushing the silicone bottoms up.
  6. Serve with a side of fresh spinach and berries. Enjoy!
 

Notes

  • We filled these about ¼ inch below the 250 ml line to prevent overflowing in the Souper Cubes
  • This recipe makes 4 servings in the 1-cup Souper Cube trays

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