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Simple Country Breakfast Casserole Recipe

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It seems I never have enough time in the morning to make a good hearty breakfast, which bummers me out because I know how important eating a good breakfast is. That’s why my Simple Country Breakfast Casserole is such an awesome dish – you prep it the night before, which makes my mornings “Simple”!

~ Simple Country Breakfast Casserole ~

Make your mornings simple with a Simple Country Breakfast Casserole Recipe!

Simple Country Breakfast Casserole
Ingredients for Breakfast casserole

What you’ll need:

3- cups frozen shredded hash browns

1 & 1/2- cups shredded cheese (I use Colby Jack)

1- cup ham cubed or diced (bacon or sausage is yummy also!)

1/2 cup diced green onions (have also made with sweet onions as well)

4 eggs

12 oz can evaporated milk

salt and pepper to taste

butter (for greasing baking dish)

(diced tomatoes or salsa can be used also!)

serves 6

Layers

The day before prep: Grease a 2 quart baking dish. Evenly layer the hash browns on the bottom, then cheese, ham, and green onions (in that order)

mix eggs

Whisk together eggs, evaporated milk, salt, & pepper..

Breakfast casserole

and pour evenly over layers. Top with more shredded cheese and cover with foil or plastic wrap and place in the fridge overnight. (this allows for the hash browns to soak up the liquids and all the flavors to mesh)

cooking casserole

The next morning pre-heat over to 350F , uncover and bake for 45 mins or until golden brown and an inserted knife comes out clean. (if cheese is browning faster than middle is cooking, cover with foil for last 15 mins) Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 mins.

Simple Country Breakfast Cassarole

Cut and serve! Everyone loves this casserole, serve with a side of salsa or a sprinkle of your favorite hot sauce!

This recipe works great with any add-ins veggies, salsa, turkey bacon, and is perfect for doubling for bigger crowds! Serve this casserole at your next brunch gathering,  so tasty, everyone will be back for seconds! 😉

More Breakfast ideas when Guests are in Town:

Yield: 6 servings

Simple Country Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Simple Country breakfast casserole

Country breakfast casserole is excellent to serve to guests, around the holidays, brunch events, or on weekends. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups hash browns, frozen shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups Colby jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup ham, cubed or diced, bacon or sausage is yummy also!
  • 1/2 cup green onions, diced, have also made with sweet onions as well
  • 4 eggs
  • 12 oz evaporated milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • butter, for greasing baking dish

Instructions

The day before prep:

  1. Grease a 2 quart baking dish.
  2. Evenly layer the hash browns on the bottom, then cheese, ham, and green onions (in that order)
  3. Whisk together eggs, evaporated milk, salt, & pepper and pour evenly over layers.
  4. Top with more shredded cheese and cover with foil or plastic wrap and place in the fridge overnight.

The next morning:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F
  2. Uncover and bake for 45 mins or until golden brown and an inserted knife comes out clean. (if cheese is browning faster than middle is cooking, cover with foil for last 15 mins)
  3. Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 mins.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1/6

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 688Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 202mgSodium: 1419mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 4gSugar: 11gProtein: 28g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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