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5 from 2 votes
Cook Time : 25 mins
Total Time : 35 mins
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Last Updated on October 24, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt

This Air Fryer Breakfast Casserole recipe is so easy to make and full of flavor! It’s the perfect dish to feed a crowd for brunch or breakfast. It can be made ahead of time so you can just pop it in the air fryer when you’re ready to eat!

If you love air fryer hashbrowns then this is the recipe for you. It’s so simple to make and tastes amazing on a busy weekday morning, you won’t regret making this dish.

Air Fryer Breakfast Casserole on a plate garnished with parsley with a fork on the side.

Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole 

One of the best things about hashbrowns breakfast casserole is that it’s an excellent balance between carbs and protein. Plus, it’s filled with eggs which are full of iron and other nutrients, and you can sneak vegetables in for picky eaters. 

Why I Love This Recipe

This breakfast casserole is so easy to make and full of flavor! It’s the perfect dish for feeding a crowd, whether at brunch or as your morning meal.

  • Easy to make
  • Perfect for picky eaters
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma

If you love hash browns next time you may want to give these Ham and Cheese Hash Brown Waffles a try. 

Ingredients

Air Fryer Breakfast Casserole Ingredients.

You only need a few simple ingredients to help you make this hearty casserole. You may need to make a quick trip to the grocery store, but you won’t regret it after you give this casserole recipe a try. 

milk – I used whole milk, but lower fat milk will work just as well. It may just reduce the flavor slightly. 

ground sausage – Turkey or pork sausage will work fine in this breakfast casserole. 

frozen hash browns – Shredded works best. You can use fresh or refrigerated hashbrowns also. 

Substitutions

Sausage: Instead of sausage you can use any type of breakfast crumbles that your family enjoys. 

Milk: Your favorite non-dairy milk will work in this recipe also. 

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Do you want to change up this air fryer casserole recipe? Here are a few tips that can help you do that. 

Spice: If you love a little spice, add in some diced jalapeno peppers or top with some hot sauce. 

Extra Cheese: For a cheesier casserole, add in an extra cup of cheese. 

Vegetables: You can also add in other vegetables that your family enjoys, such as diced bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

  • air fryer – I recommend using an air fryer that is at least 6 quarts or larger to make this. 
  • shallow dish or baking pan – I used a pie plate but you can use any type of shallow dish that fits into your air fryer. A cake pan would also work. 

How to Make Air Fryer Breakfast Casserole

Making this breakfast casserole is simple. Just follow the instructions below and you will have a hearty breakfast that your family will devour in no time at all. 

Step 1: Whisk together the eggs and milk

In a bowl, whisk the eggs and milk.

Step 2: Stir in the remaining ingredients and mix 

Add the remaining ingredients and mix. Crumble the bacon before adding.

Egg, milk and other ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Step 3: Pour into a pie pan

Pour egg mixture into an 8” pie pan. This pie pan fits my air fryer basket. You can use any dish that fits your basket. A shallow dish helps it cook evenly. We made 2 batches. 

Egg mixture in a pie pan inside the Air Fryer basket.

Step 4: Air fry until done

Cook at 350 for 25 minutes. If the top starts to cook faster, cover with foil to finish. 

Step 5: Allow the casserole to cool before serving

Let sit for 15 minutes after cooking, resting allows the egg to become firm.

Breakfast Casserole in Air Fryer.

Step 6: Garnish and serve

Serve with salsa, hot sauce, or ketchup if that’s your thing! 

a closeup of Air Fryer Breakfast Casserole on a plate garnished with parsley.

Serving Suggestions

While this breakfast casserole is perfect on its own I like to serve mine with this Iced Coffee recipe for the adults, and this Creamy Raspberry Smoothie for the kids. 

Air Fryer Breakfast Casserole on a plate garnished with parsley with a fork on the side.

Pro Tips

Do you want to make sure that your breakfast turns out perfectly? Here are a few tips to ensure a great tasting dish every time you make it. 

  • Be sure to let the casserole cool slightly before serving. This allows the egg to firm up and makes it easier to slice. 
  • Spray your baking dish well with nonstick cooking spray so that clean up is a snap.
  • Be sure to beat your eggs before you add them to the casserole so that they cook evenly in the air fryer. 
  • It’s important to use cooked bacon, I like to use extra crispy bacon for this egg casserole. 
  • Make sure that your baking dish is oven-proof so that it can stand up to the heat of the air fryer. 

FAQs

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe. 

How to store

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. 

How to reheat

I’ve found that it’s best to reheat this casserole in the air fryer or oven at 350 degrees until it warms all the way through. You can also reheat in the microwave at 50% power for one to two minutes. 

Can I freeze? 

I don’t recommend freezing this dish, as it may thaw and be runny. 

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Air Fryer Breakfast Casserole

Corinne Schmitt
This Air Fryer Breakfast Casserole recipe is easy to make and full of flavor!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 439 kcal

Equipment

  • Large bowl
  • Whisk
  • shallow dish or pie plate
  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 pound ground sausage cooked
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
  • 20 ounces frozen hash browns thawed
  • 8 strips of bacon cooked
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, whisk the eggs and milk.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix. Crumble the bacon before adding.
  • Pour in an 8” pie pan. This pie pan fits my air fryer basket. You can use any dish that fits your basket. A shallow dish helps it cook evenly. We made 2 batches.
  • Cook at 350 for 25 minutes. If the top starts to cook faster, cover with foil to finish.
  • Let sit for 15 minutes after cooking, resting allows the egg to firm.
  • Serve with salsa, hot sauce or ketchup if that’s your thing!

Notes

  • Be sure to let the casserole cool slightly before serving. This allows the egg to firm up and makes it easier to slice. 
  • Spray your baking dish well with nonstick cooking spray so that clean up is a snap.
  • Be sure to beat your eggs before you add them to the casserole so that they cook evenly in the air fryer. 
  • It’s important to use cooked bacon, I like to use extra crispy bacon for this egg casserole. 
  • Make sure that your baking dish is oven-proof so that it can stand up to the heat of the air fryer. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 439kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 23gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 265mgSodium: 739mgPotassium: 511mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 555IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 242mgIron: 2mg
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