Back Woods Breakfast Pie

Back Woods Breakfast Pie

(6 servings)    Printable Version
  • 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.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Back Woods Breakfast Pie?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 8 votes.

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom maugui (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

Loved it! Thanks!

Comment submitted: 9/22/2013 (#16589)

From W.J. Ellis

Sounds great but I didn't see anything about the pie having a top cover to it or it doesn't call for a top crust. Oh well.

Comment submitted: 8/31/2013 (#16337)

From myers-harris
Rating (out of 5):  

You can make this without the pie crust. Just put everything in a well-grease pie plate. We make this (or very close variations) all the time.

Comment submitted: 11/17/2011 (#13200)

From Twag1
Rating (out of 5):  

Easy and fun breakfast with the kids. Just enough ingredients for everyone to have a job. :)

Comment submitted: 9/26/2010 (#11295)

From AJHerring
Rating (out of 5):  

This looks fantastic! Ya'know, we never had a breakfast on Thanksgiving. Even as a kid I was up early with the smell of Turkey in the oven, my male cousins would come over and we'd take off into the woods for a hike until dinner was done. I think this year I am going to make this for breakfast! Thank-you!

Comment submitted: 11/6/2009 (#8980)

From Tammy
Rating (out of 5):  

We make a similar dish - called breakfast pizza. We use crescent roll dough and add a few TBLS of parmesan cheese to the top. We also press the potatos with a towel/ppr towels to decrease moisture. Everything but the eggs can be prepared and assembled the night before, cover in plastic wrap and regrigerate. Add eggs/milk to top in morning and bake. EVERYONE loves this recipe, so make plenty. We use is for every brunch and holiday breakfasts.

Comment submitted: 11/9/2008 (#6773)

From cooking teacher
Rating (out of 5):  

I made this for our school pitch-in. Everyone loved it. I accidentally used 1/4 cup of Green and Red peppers---I need to use my bifocals more often. It tasted great with the alteration and the color was magnificent! I would also like to add that the recipe was very easy to follow. I would highly recommend this recipe even for a novice.

Comment submitted: 5/29/2008 (#5398)

From Julie
Rating (out of 5):  

This is the best quick and easy breakfast pie! It is so good any time of the day! I teach and all my friends beg me to make this when we do a breakfast! It is great for Christmas with the red and green veggie colors! You'll love it!

Comment submitted: 2/17/2008 (#4648)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom PhersMom (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

My son and I loved it. However we assembled it and baked it on a pie plate. It was even good the next day as a leftover. Yummy

Comment submitted: 11/20/2007 (#4036)

From adri

It was good but I would have like for there to be a picture in this page to show me how it would have comed out to be.

Comment submitted: 1/28/2007 (#1351)

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