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Better Than The Freezer Aisle: Copycat Jimmy Dean Sausage Breakfast Bowl

I’ll be honest- I’ve never been a huge scrambled eggs person.  However, it turns out once you mix them with some sausage and cheese, I’m all kinds of excited.  If I told you this was absolutely amazing, it would be an understatement.  Of course, my husband took it to the next level and sauteed up some onions to top it.  You won’t find onions in this recipe as it’s a copycat and the original didn’t have onions.  Now, to be completely upfront, this won’t look as pretty once it’s been frozen as the Jimmy Dean version even though it will still taste great.  It will all mix together whereas the other version has each ingredient separately frozen (read more about commercial processing here).  Not only did this homemade recipe taste better than the frozen aisle version, I got 4 servings for $4.25 compared to the grocery store price of $10 for 4 servings.  I would say that’s a no brainer!

Copycat Jimmy Dean Sausage Breakfast Bowl


Katie @ Onceamonthmeals.com


  • 4 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups frozen diced hashbrowns
  • 6 large eggs
  • 0.5 cups water
  • 0.125 teaspoons pepper
  • 0.125 teaspoons salt
  • 0.25 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 0.925 cups breakfast sausage, browned
  • 1 cups shredded cheddar cheese


On a large skillet, heat vegetable oil. Cook hashbrowns on skillet for 5-7 minutes per side, until browned. Remove from skillet and set aside. In a bowl, combine eggs, water, pepper, salt and garlic powder. Pour into skillet and scramble until cooked through. Remove eggs from skillet and combine in a large bowl with ground sausage, hashbrowns and cheese.

Freezing Directions:

Prepare as per directions above. Divide mixture into freezer bags, label and freeze. TO SERVE: Thaw. Reheat in microwave for 1-2 minutes.

Servings:  4

**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann

3 Responses to “Better Than The Freezer Aisle: Copycat Jimmy Dean Sausage Breakfast Bowl”

  1. DB says:

    joined last night, how do i add this to my grocery list- traditional

    • Katie says:

      Hi, since this is a brand new recipe, it won’t be available to swap into your menu until March 1st. We send all of our recipes to test cooks the month before menus are live to catch any errors, etc. Just a little while to wait. All recipes posted in January are already in Menu Builder ready for you!

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