Amish Breakfast Casserole Recipe
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Amish Breakfast Casserole Recipe

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We enjoyed a hearty breakfast bake during a visit to an Amish inn. When I asked for the recipe, one of the ladies told me the ingredients right off the top of her head. I modified it to create this version my family loves. Try breakfast sausage in place of bacon. —Beth Notaro, Kokomo, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups 4% cottage cheese
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded Swiss cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 273 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 153mg cholesterol, 477mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 18g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook bacon and onion over medium heat until bacon is crisp; drain. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients; stir in bacon mixture. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  2. Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Create a pretty burst of color and fresh flavor by adding a pinch of minced herbs to the egg mixture. Thyme and parsley are perfect candidates; try 1 teaspoon fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried.
  • Cottage cheese is surprisingly versatile and almost disappears into this dish when baked.
  • Assemble a day in advance, and bake just before serving.
  • Originally published as Amish Breakfast Casserole in Quick Cooking May/June 2002, p12

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    jwfy User ID: 4335749 264714
    Reviewed Apr. 16, 2017

    "Cooking 1 pound of bacon and a medium onion together does not work. Onion burns before the bacon is crisp (on medium heat). Do them separately or start the bacon well before adding the onion!"

    gooch621 User ID: 7069389 264471
    Reviewed Apr. 8, 2017

    "My mom has made this for years and is the "go to" recipe when all of the family is over for breakfast! EXCELLENT!!"

    mother of 3 User ID: 1726536 264365
    Reviewed Apr. 5, 2017

    "I used to make this several years ago. We really enjoyed it."

    marilynlindquist User ID: 1483674 264359
    Reviewed Apr. 5, 2017

    "A definite keeper! I've made this for gatherings of both family and friends. This recipe is HIT and I make it just as the recipe identifies. Guests always ask for the recipe."

    watsonl1 User ID: 3481416 263688
    Reviewed Mar. 20, 2017

    "I have two breakfast casseroles that I traditionally make and this one is hands down the favorite. Based on the good reviews, I used my Sunday School class as guinea pigs and made this recipe because it is enough to feed a group. There was not one bite left and many request for the recipe. I did put together the casserole the day before and took it out the next morning to bake. I needed about 5 minutes more baking time (45 minutes total). Also, based on some of the other reviewers suggestions I added a small can of diced green chiles which added perfect flavor. Overall this dish is a winner."

    Lynn User ID: 9098468 262030
    Reviewed Mar. 4, 2017

    "I thought the mixture looked dry for an egg casserole so I added 1/4 cup of milk. DON'T DO IT. I had to bake it longer because of the extra moisture. Follow the directions. It tasted excellent!"

    rwippel User ID: 4262008 261544
    Reviewed Feb. 19, 2017

    "This breakfast casserole was delicious. I cooked it in the cast iron skillet I cooked the bacon in. Then served it with sliced avocado and tomatoes."

    Grannyinnc User ID: 8787671 261296
    Reviewed Feb. 14, 2017

    "This sounds wonderful. Does anyone know if it can be put together and then frozen for later use?"

    Caitybug User ID: 5206090 261219
    Reviewed Feb. 13, 2017

    "I have made this several times, and it is so good. I took it to an Easter brunch we had at church, and there wasn't even a crumb left! I got asked for the recipe a lot.

    I agree with andreasmom2u, Mary needs to make the recipe before commenting."

    andreasmom2u User ID: 1952417 261154
    Reviewed Feb. 11, 2017

    "Mary, did you even make this?! It sounds like you didn't based on your comment. If that's the case, you have no right reviewing it. This is a wonderful breakfast treat. Please keep your negativity and baseless commentary to yourself."

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