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If you have been to a potluck in the last 20 years, you have probably had the pleasure of trying “Potatoes Romanoff”. It’s a tasty casserole-type dish with hashbrowns, sour cream, cheese and onions and it was the inspiration behind these Maple Sausage Brunch Bites.
And if you are a little bored with the typical breakfast food or looking for brunch potluck ideas, give these a try. They won the Grand Prize in the 2014 Johnsonville Sausage Recipe Contest. They are not only contest winning, they are easy, quick and freeze well. They are also the perfect portable ‘on the go’ breakfast food.
Reheat for a quick workday breakfast and cook in aluminum lined muffin cups for easy clean up. You can use the shredded or cubed hashbrowns (though the shredded tend to hold together better). Or serve them with fruit (and mimosas, of course) and you have yourself a perfect easy make ahead meal for your Mother’s Day brunch. Why not bring them to your next brunch potluck?!
Maple Sausage Brunch Bites
If you are looking for breakfast or brunch potluck ideas, this Potatoes Romanoff inspired breakfast dish made with hashbrowns, sour cream, cheese, onions and maple sausage is the perfect solution!
- 5 Eggs
- 3 tbsp Butter
- 1/3 cup Light Sour Cream
- 4 cups Frozen Hash Browns Defrosted
- 1 1/2 cups Light Cheddar Cheese Old/Sharp, Grated
- 1/3 cups Canned Low-Fat Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 1/2 cup Finely Chopped Onion Approximately 1 Small Onion
- 1 375 g pkg Johnsonville Maple Syrup Flavoured Sausages Cooked and Cut into 1/4 Inch Pieces
Cook sausages according to package instructions.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 12 muffin cups thoroughly with non-stick cooking spray.
Chop cooked sausage links into ¼ inch circles.
Cook onion in butter for 2 minutes on high in microwave.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the defrosted hash browns, onion cooked in butter, mushroom soup, sour cream, eggs, grated cheddar cheese and sausages.
Scoop mixture into muffin tins to the top and pack down tightly with spatula (ensure they are packed to the top to make for easier removal).
Bake for 20-30 minutes in pre-heated oven.
Remove from oven, let cool for about 3-5 minutes, then run a butter knife around the edge of each muffin cup to loosen the Maple Sausage Brunch Bites.
Let cool a full 10 minutes, run knife around edges once more, then carefully remove with a spatula and place on plates.
Serve immediately topped with salsa garnish and with fruit/fruit salad (optional)
*Optional: Garnish with 2 tsp. salsa
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