I made this for lunch today and we really liked it. It came from Taste Of Home Magazine. I've written it here with the changes I made to the original.
Hash Brown Sausage Pie
Mix and press into the bottom and up the sides of a pie plate:
20 oz hash browns (either the refrigerated kind or frozen-thawed)
1/3 c melted margarine
1 tsp beef bullion
Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350°.
Brown 1# bulk sausage and one small onion-drain well
Add to sausage:
1c small curd cottage cheese
1 c shredded cheese of your choice
3 large eggs-lightly beaten. Add salt and pepper to beaten eggs to taste.
Mix together and pour into potato shell. Bake 40-45 more minutes until knife stuck in the middle comes out clean.
We had it with a salad for a brunch type lunch this afternoon. This has lots of potential. You could add peppers and or mushrooms if you wanted and make it lower fat by using ff cheese and egg sub. Yummy!