Amazing Muffin Cups

12 servings

3 cups refrigerated shredded hash browns
3 tablespoons melted butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
12 links JohnsonvilleOriginal Breakfast Sausage
6 eggs
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded 4-cheese Mexican blend cheese
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
Chopped fresh chives or green onions, for garnish

Place 12 paper liners in a muffin pan; spray liners with cooking spray.

In bowl, combine hash browns, butter, salt and pepper. Press hash brown mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the muffin cups.

Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Meanwhile, cook sausage according to package directions; cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Divide sausage between muffin cups.

Combine eggs, cheese and bell pepper. Pour over sausage. Sprinkle with chopped chives or green onions.

Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until set.