3 cups hash browns, thawed
3 tablespoons melted butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
12 links Johnsonville Original breakfast sausage ~ I have used cooked bacon crumbled
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded 4-cheese Mexican blend cheese
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
Fresh chives or green onions, chopped ~ I leave these out most of the time.. personal taste
In bowl, combine hash browns, butter, salt and pepper. Press mixture onto bottom and up sides of 12 greased muffin cups. Bake at 400°F for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
Meanwhile, cook sausage according to package directions; cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Divide sausage among muffin cups.
Combine eggs, cheese and bell pepper. Spoon over sausage. Sprinkle with chives. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until set.