Back Woods Breakfast Pie

(6 servings)

  • 1 frozen pie crust
  • 8 ounces pork breakfast sausage
  • 1 cup frozen shredded hash brown potatoes - thawed
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 chopped red or green bell pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons canned diced green chilies
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
I liked everything about this recipe. It was easy. It was filling. And it was tasty! You can easily adjust the recipe to be mild or spicy depending on the type of breakfast sausage and green chilies that you use. I made my pie the night before and then warmed it up in the morning. The only change I made was that I used freshly shredded potato (that I browned in butter for about 10 minutes) rather than using frozen hash browns. One of my breakfast guests commented that the pie filling reminded her of a really good breakfast burrito. This is a fun recipe to experiment with. Next time, I might try adding some bacon and Pepper Jack cheese. (This recipe was submitted in 2003. It was tested and photographed in May 2015.)

Making a Back Woods Breakfast Pie

How To Make A Back Woods Breakfast Pie

In a frying pan over medium-high heat, cook and crumble the sausage. Add the chopped onion and bell pepper. Cook until sausage is no longer pink and vegetables are softened.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Place crust on a baking sheet. Scatter sausage mixture around bottom of crust. Top with potatoes and cheese.

Beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper until completely blended; pour over sausage-potato mixture in crust. Bake for 35 minutes or until the egg mixture is cooked and the crust is lightly browned.

Sprinkle with additional cheese and peppers, if desired.

Back Woods Breakfast Pie

A hearty, satisfying breakfast pie. After you cook the sausage, it's just a matter of putting everything in a pie crust and baking for about 30 minutes.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank CellPhone for this recipe.

Recipe number 1029. Submitted 7/9/2003.