Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Instant Pot Hash Brown Egg Bake

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Instant Pot Hash Brown Egg Bake

The Instant Pot can do amazing things!
This Hash Brown Egg Bake is simple, easy, quick and delicious.

This post is sponsored by the Iowa Egg Council, but all opinions are my own.

Instant Pot Hash Brown Egg Bake...an easy, quick and delicious, hearty breakfast!  Filled with sausage, hash browns, green chiles and of course eggs - make this for your back-to-school mornings and watch everyone devour. #ad #iowaegg (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

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Well, I have all three kids back to school and we survived the summer.  Can I get an AMEN to that?  We cruised through the past three months and per usual they flew by like lightning.  Trust me when I say, we were all ready for a bit more routine in our lives.

This Mama, hands down, for sure.

The one problem with going back to school are the crazy mornings.  I want them to eat something healthy, with a hefty amount of protein to carry them till lunch, but I often don't have the time to be standing at the stove frying up single portion eggs, bacon or even a bowl of oatmeal.

What's a Mom to do?

Instant Pot Hash Brown Egg Bake...an easy, quick and delicious, hearty breakfast!  Filled with sausage, hash browns, green chiles and of course eggs - make this for your back-to-school mornings and watch everyone devour. #ad #iowaegg (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Well, this Mom right here drug out her Instant Pot.

If you've been reading for awhile you know I've used mine for various meals - baked French Toast, soups, hard-boiled eggs, creamy pastas and more.

I wanted to use this QUICK appliance and come up with a dish that can serve us for a few days.  The Iowa Egg Council and I teamed up and came up with my Instant Pot Hash Brown Egg Bake.  A perfect meal that can be eaten as dinner or "brinner", yet even more perfect to make on Monday morning and let the kids dig in till it's gone on Wednesday.

Instant Pot Hash Brown Egg Bake...an easy, quick and delicious, hearty breakfast!  Filled with sausage, hash browns, green chiles and of course eggs - make this for your back-to-school mornings and watch everyone devour. #ad #iowaegg (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I'm super lucky my kids love eggs {I have many Mom friend's who kid's don't} because eggs contain 13 essential nutrients, including 6 grams of high-quality protein.  We are usually eating breakfast around 7 a.m. here and the kids will not eat again until around 11:30 a.m. with lots of learning in between.

They need something filling!

Breakfast boosts brainpower...studies show that kids who eat breakfast have better attendance, improved test grades and fewer behavioral and disciplinary issues at school.  At one Iowa school, take a look at how student behavior improved, when the students were offered high-protein snacks like eggs, in place of high-carb snacks, like crackers and granola bars.

I feel like I knew this, but to actually see the results is pretty impressive.

Instant Pot Hash Brown Egg Bake...an easy, quick and delicious, hearty breakfast!  Filled with sausage, hash browns, green chiles and of course eggs - make this for your back-to-school mornings and watch everyone devour. #ad #iowaegg (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

With just five minutes of prep and 20 minutes of total cooking time, you can put this together on Monday morning right before the kids get up and it will be ready when they are sitting down for breakfast.

You can also eat this for an easy weeknight supper {we did that too!} and serve it along side a good, homemade blueberry muffin {another family favorite}.

Unless you have a lot of kids, say 5 or more, this Hash Brown Egg Bake can easily stretch out for two to three meals.  Hearty, big eaters?  Maybe just one, but it will be the best one they've had all week!  Hand down, the best.

Instant Pot Hash Brown Egg Bake...an easy, quick and delicious, hearty breakfast!  Filled with sausage, hash browns, green chiles and of course eggs - make this for your back-to-school mornings and watch everyone devour. #ad #iowaegg (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

The flavor in this dish is incredible!  I decided on a whim to add a can of diced green chiles, along with the sausage, because they always provide a TON of flavor, but little to no heat.  Which, when cooking with kids, is sometimes a deal breaker, you know?

My other secret ingredient to many of my breakfast casseroles is to add cottage cheese to the cracked eggs.  It provides a creaminess and rich flavor that you can't get from other cheeses.  Then of course, the hash browns...any potato goes well with eggs!

Instant Pot Hash Brown Egg Bake...an easy, quick and delicious, hearty breakfast!  Filled with sausage, hash browns, green chiles and of course eggs - make this for your back-to-school mornings and watch everyone devour. #ad #iowaegg (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

If you're an egg lover like me and purchase eggs in your local grocery store, there is a good chance the eggs you bought were from an Iowa farm.  See?  We're more than just corn and pigs!

Iowa is the No.1 egg-producing state in the country, producing 15 billion eggs per year.  Almost 1 out of 5 eggs produced in the U.S. come from Iowa egg farms.

I remember how I was telling a friend years ago about how I buy 4-6 cartons of eggs at a time at the grocery store.  Her eyes got HUGE.  Maybe we are a bit over the top around here, but I do also bake quite a bit, so that helps amp up our egg consumption as well.

Instant Pot Hash Brown Egg Bake...an easy, quick and delicious, hearty breakfast!  Filled with sausage, hash browns, green chiles and of course eggs - make this for your back-to-school mornings and watch everyone devour. #ad #iowaegg (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Iowa’s egg farming families want to help you kick off a healthy school year! Enter to win a $200 grocery gift card to use for the ingredients to build healthy breakfasts {like this Instant Pot Hash Brown Egg Bake}. 

Follow this link to enter through September 16, 2018.

And still need an Instant Pot?  It's okay!  I love my 8 Quart version, you can purchase yours HERE.  Let me know if you make this fun breakfast and let me know how you like it!  If active on social media, be sure to tag me {@sweetsavoryeats} and I'll be sure to comment and like your post.

Cheers to having the kids back in school!

Thank you to the Iowa Egg Council for sponsoring this post.

Yield: 6-8

Instant Pot Hash Brown Egg Bake

Healthy, filling breakfasts are made easy in the Instant Pot! This egg bake can be thrown together on a Monday morning and eaten off of the entire week.
prep time: 5 minscook time: 20 minstotal time: 25 mins

ingredients


  • 1 lb. breakfast pork sausage
  • 4 oz can diced green chiles
  • 3 cups shredded hash browns
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste

instructions


  1. Turn the Instant Pot to saute setting.  Generously spray the inside cavity of the Instant Pot with cooking spray.  When hot, add in the sausage and diced green chiles.  Break up the sausage and cook until no longer pink.  Spoon out any extra grease.  
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs, milk, cottage cheese, salt and pepper.  Set aside.
  3. Add in the hash browns, stirring and cooking for an additional 2 minutes.  Turn off the saute setting.  If any brown bits are on the bottom of the pan, remove the sausage/hash brown mixture and scrape these off, cleaning out the bottom of the pan.  THIS IS IMPORTANT.  If any burnt pieces remain the Instant Pot will have trouble pressurizing.
  4. Pour the egg mixture over the sausage/chile/hash brown combo, making sure all the potatoes are covered.  Top with shredded cheese.
  5. Turn the Instant Pot to MANUAL and set for 20 minutes.  When done do a Quick Release method to release the steam.  Serve warm straight out of the Instant Pot.
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