Make Ahead Breakfast Muffins

Imagine having more time in the morning? Time to sip your coffee and check your email. Time with your family and to just relax 🙂 During the week I find breakfast is often rushed and on the go. Never the hearty breakfasts we enjoy on the weekends. I sometimes worry that my children are getting enough of what they need. Luckily I came across this yummy breakfast that is good for eating on the run or while catching up on work 🙂



Makes 12


  • 4 cups shredded hash browns, thawed
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 1⁄2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1⁄2 pound sausage, cooked and crumbled


1. Preheat oven to 400

2. In a large bowl combine the hash browns, butter, salt and pepper.

3. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray. Fill the cups about 3⁄4 of the way full with the hash browns.

Press with your fingers to mold the hash browns to the cups all the way to the top. Try to make the sides the same thickness all the way around for even cooking. Make sure there are hash browns on the bottom of the cup.

4. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until they are starting to brown. Let cool slightly.

5. Reduce oven to 350 ̊.


6. Take half of the shredded cheese and sprinkle in the bottom of the cups. Repeat with half of the sausage crumble.

7. Whisk the eggs together and fill the cups until almost full.

8. Top with the second half of cheese and sausage.

9. Bake until eggs are set, 20-25 minutes.

10. To freeze: Let cool for two hours, then place muffins in a ziploc gallon bag until you’re ready to enjoy. Microwave for a few minutes before serving for breakfast.


  1. Oh my goodness! These look so good. I will definitely have to try make them one weekend for the week ahead!
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  2. These look and sound good!

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  4. These sound really good! I am going to have to make a batch of these up to pop in the freezer, my hubby would love these for breakfast! Thanks for sharing!

  5. AMAZING!! im always looking for different ways to do breakfast. these look so delicious

  6. massholemommy says

    I love making things ahead, especially when it comes to breakfast. Mornings are so rushed around here as it is, who has time to cook?

  7. These look yummy and so easy to make! Thanks for this recipe!

  8. MMM..
    Those look super yummy!
    Will have to make some this weekend so my hubby can take them to work for breakfast.

  9. I have made breakfast burritos and froze them before but this is perfect for my hungry boys
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  10. I need to make some of these so that my son will have them for breakfast. He is not big on breakfast foods and I need to find something that he will willingly consume before leaving for school! I will give them a try!

  11. I love that I can make these ahead of time! So handy!

  12. Those look amazing. I am so tired of cold cereal for breakfast!
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  13. This looks deeeeelicious. This is great to pull out the fridge on school mornings..

  14. milenabarrett says

    Pinning this! I'm always looking for quick grab and go breakfast items! Thanks!
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  15. This is such a great idea! We are always in a hurry in the morning and my kids would LOVE these!

  16. I just love make ahead muffins. They are easy to make and saves time in the morning.

  17. loisaltermark says

    These look delicious! I would switch out the sausage for bacon and I would eat these every day!
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  18. I like everything in those. What a great start to the morning these would be!
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  19. Oh so yummy. Very easy make ahead meal.

  20. I am definitely going to have to make this one day. Thanks for the idea.

  21. This sounds like a great time saving idea. I would love to make these ahead and just have the boys grab and go in the morning.

  22. I just posted this exact recipe on my blog a couple weeks back! We used bacon rather than sausage but they are so yummy! And! The bonus is the are gluten free!
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  23. springmount6pack says

    Love making things like this ahead. That way all the kids can grab what they need on their way out the door.

  24. These look so delicious. I will have to make these for my kids. I think they would eat more breakfast if these were available.

  25. We make a breakfast casserole that's similar to this. MUST try to make these muffins too!

  26. Oh my, these are such a great idea for breakfast! Can't wait to try them 🙂

  27. Well talk about better than those 4 english muffins for almost $10 a box! lol. I'll try this!
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  28. That looks awesome and super easy to make too! Thanks for sharing.

  29. These are a great idea! I didn't realize that you could freeze cooked eggs. Mind blown! I'll be making mine with mushrooms instead of sausage. 🙂

  30. Elva Roberts says

    These muffins look hearty and delicious. The best part is, once they are cooked, some may be cooled and frozen for another time or times. Thank you for this recipe.


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