I took this to a ladies Bible Study brunch the other day and I think it went over really well. I found the recipe in a Taste of Home Quick Cooking Annual Recipes cookbook that I ordered recently.
Hash Brown Sausage Bake (Gluten Free)
1 20 oz package frozen shredded hashbrown potatoes
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 pound pork sausage (I used Jimmy Dean Hot)
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 cup (8 0z) small-curd cottage cheese
1/2 tsp season salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
4 eggs lightly beaten
1 cup (8 0z) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
In a large bowl, combine hash browns, butter, and garlic powder. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a greased 10 inch pie plate. Bake at 350 for 20-25 min or until the edges are lightly browned.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook the sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. In a large bowl, combine the sausage mixture, cottage cheese, eggs, salt and pepper, and sharp cheddar cheese.
Pour the filling into the crust. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.