Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Best Breakfast Casserole

This is my new favorite recipe for breakfast and brunch. Don't let the cottage cheese fool you. IT and the Swiss cheese make the recipe!! I do make this 'semi-homemade'. I used the package of Real Bacon Bits (not granules of imitation)and all the cheese I bought pre-shredded- it was on sale of course. There is a suggestion for using cold baked potatoes and shredding them, but I semi'ed and bought a frozen bag of shreads. This is more hashbrowns and bacon than eggs - which is why it appeals to me.

I make this the night before and then pop it in the cold oven before preheating so the glass dish warms with the oven and doesn't break. I served this recipe this past Saturday for a brunch celebrating my son's 18th Birthday! It was a hit as always!

Amish Breakfast Casserole
• 1 pound sliced bacon, diced
• 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
• 6 eggs, lightly beaten
• 4 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
• 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
• 1 1/2 cups small curd cottage cheese
• 1 1/4 cups shredded Swiss cheese
-In a large skillet, cook bacon and onion until bacon is crisp; drain. In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; stir in bacon mixture. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. glass baking dish.
-Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until set and bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.

I originally found this recipe here... where you will find other suggestions to mix it up a bit. I have used variatons of different cheeses, and I always go back to swiss.

My photo didn't turn out too well, so I used one from allrecipes.


  1. wow looks yummy, just stopping by to see this, love the hashbrowns, already a follwoer

  2. That sounds DELICIOUS!!! I love a good breakfast Casserole!

  3. Mmmmm! This looks delish, i cant wait to try!

    blessings, sarah beth

  4. Now I'm hungry. We love breakfast food. Thanks for the recipe and linking to Food on Fridays!

  5. Our family enjoys breakfast, and this is so differnt it is a must try! Thanks for sharing!


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