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Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole

This quick & easy Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole recipe is made with 5 simple real food ingredients. Perfect for weekends or holidays.


  • 2 ½ cups shredded potatoes (about half of a 26oz frozen bag, thawed)
  • ½ lb ground sausage (about 2 cups)**
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup milk (any type)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, Colby jack, Monterey jack, etc.)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp ground fennel (or fennel seeds)
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cayenne


  1. Turn on the pressure cooker to “sauté” and add the ground sausage (or the ground meat + sausage seasonings). Break the meat up with a wooden spoon and cook until the meat is brown and no longer raw.
  2. Remove the sausage from the Instant Pot, add 1 cup of water (1 ½ cups for an 8 quart Instant Pot) and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Add the trivet to the pressure cooker.
  3. Measure the milk and eggs into a large Pyrex measuring bowl and whisk together well. Add the salt and pepper and whisk again to combine.
  4. Lightly spray an oven-safe round 7” x 4” baking dish with cooking spray and spread the hash browns evenly over the bottom of the pan. Press down to create a solid “crust” layer.
  5. Sprinkle the cooked sausage over the hash browns, and pour the egg mixture over the sausage. Sprinkle the top with cheese.
  6. Cover the baking dish tightly with aluminum foil and carefully place it inside the Instant Pot, on top of the trivet. Set the pressure to HIGH and cook for 25 minutes. When the timer goes off, let the pressure release naturally.
  7. Note: The Instant Pot will take about 10 minutes to come to pressure, 25 minutes to cook, and about 5 minutes for the pressure to release.
  8. Uncover the baking dish and enjoy your hot breakfast casserole!


** You can substitute ground sausage for any other ground meat. Beef, pork, turkey, chicken, bison and venison would all work great! Be sure to add the “sausage seasoning” to the Instant Pot when you cook the ground meet, otherwise your breakfast casserole will be bland.