Amish Breakfast Casserole Recipe
- 1 pound sliced bacon, diced
- 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
- 6 eggs, lightly beaten
- 4 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
- 1-1/4 cups shredded Swiss cheese
- 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.
1 piece: 273 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 153mg cholesterol, 477mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 18g protein.
Reviews for Amish Breakfast Casserole
"Everybody loves this recipe! I don't thaw the hash browns if making the night before. I just mix as instructed and put in the refrigerator. Since everything is cold I add 10 more minutes to baking time."
"So simple and tasty!"
"would prefer that people not preach their own opinions that refer to ingredients. all can read the recipe and understand and decide if it's to their liking."
"Very good. I added green chili's as well, and it was awesome.I think the negative people are real downers and takes away from the fun of this site. Please everyone.....be positive."
"My grandsons love this casserole. I have to make 2 for the 6 boys! Always a hit! I use 1 1/2 pound drained sausage, and a dozen eggs for each casserole and more cheese and potatoes. One casserole doesn't feed a dozen people."
"Used sausage instead of bacon. Added mushrooms and green peppers. Love this recipe!"
"It looks good, but I can't have the cheese. Why does everything have to have cheese? What can I use in place of it?"
"Really great breakfast dish! I like to add green chilies along with some salt and pepper."
"Added green chilis and chopped red pepper. It turned out really good!"
"I followed this recipe exactly and would never made this dish again. Everyone who tried it thought it was missing something and I agreed. Maybe green peppers or ground mustard?"
"The best ever! I add bacon and sausage this morning with onion and peppers. I used Jalepeno cheese and cheddar! Very moist too. A must try if you haven't!"
"Easy casserole to make and excellent flavor."
"Changed this up just a tiny bit. Used 8 eggs, 6 cups hash browns and diced ham instead of the bacon. It was a huge hit for the guys at the cabin - nice hearty breakfast before a day of snowmobiling in Wisconsin's north woods! And the leftovers were terrific the next morning."
"Delicious! I made 2 dishes of this, one with ham and one with sausage. Added a couple extra eggs to one dish. Next time I make this I will also add a couple extra egg giving the dish a little more fluff."
"Delicious!! I added a handful of diced ham along with the bacon- just because. Really liked the hash brown base. Quick and easy to prepare. The family loved it- multiple requests to for the recipe. Will definitely make this again!!"
"I prepare breakfast for 12-16 Methodist fellows once a month, and this particular recipe is their favorite. It contains all the ingredients in one place!!"
"I just have a question about this recipe. It looks really yummy. Has anyone made this exactly how the recipe say's the night before baking? And if so, did it turn out good?"
"I made this recipe for a church event and it was gone in minutes. There was another breakfast casserole dish next to it and mine was gone way before the other! I used browned breakfast sausage and 12 eggs. I didn't have Swiss cheese so I didn't use it and truth be told, we didn't miss it. I think the extra cheese would have made it too rich and greasy. I baked for 1 hour 15 minutes in my oven (likely due to the extra eggs). The addition of cottage cheese was an unexpected surprise, but I didn't even notice it was there. If anything, it added moisture to the dish so that it would not be too dry. This is a great gluten-free recipe to breakfast casseroles that use bread. I also prepped this dish in a pan and let it sit overnight before baking in the morning. Next time, I might add a small can of green chiles to the mix. This will be my go-to recipe for breakfast casserole!"
"I loved this recipe. I substitued sage sausage for the bacon and it was a big hit. I think it could pass as a side dish for any meal."
"Made this last night for my husband and me. We both thought it was just OK. Way too cheesy. If I make it again I would definitely cut the cottage cheese in half as we felt it was overwhelming and cut back a bit on the other cheeses as well. Although the recipe calls for quite a bit of bacon we felt the dish could've used more. Maybe next time I'll substitute chopped link sausages for more substance. Not sure the potatoes add much to the dish. But, overall, a good basic recipe that can be improved with a few tweaks so I'm glad I tried it. Thanks for sharing."
"I have been making this recipe for years. Everybody loves it. I always make it without the meat for those darn vegetarians in our lives! Meat on the side for the rest of us. Always a hit!"
"I used a four cheese Mexican blend and cubed turkey ham instead and it went over big time. It is good."
"made this this morning!! my family loved it!!!"
"Have made this numerous times in my home and everyone loves it. I fry up country sausage and onion, make the bacon in the microwave so it's not so greasy, and I place the sausage and onion mixture at the bottom of the pan and add the rest on top. To die for!"
"Finally, a recipe that doesn't have a lot of hot spices added to it. I go to an Amish town in Missouri and enjoy food that has natural seasoning and taste without all the spices."
"Used bacon, ham, and SW hash browns. Fabulous."
"With this many positive reviews (and yayyy, I'm 200!), I felt like this was a no-brainer to try. It was delicious....easy to throw together, hearty and simple to tweak. I am having a bunch of summer guests staying with us, and I plan to make this a staple breakfast dish. THANK YOU for sharing!"
"I made this for a family brunch and everyone loved it!"
"This recipe is a keeper the newest addition to my recipe file. Today is the first time I had tried this casserole; our cousin was dropping off some papers when she got to the door & she wanted to know what smelled so good. I invited her to come on in & eat; she said my husband & brother are with me; I said there is plenty tell them to come in too...Makes alot!!! Recipe is not dry; moist & is the perfect breakfast or lunch!!!"
"Absolutely delicious! As others did, I added some chopped red and green bell pepper. This addition added some extra flavor and color. This is a great brunch recipe."
"Used both sausage and bacon. Delicious."
"I made this casserole for supper per the recipe & it was wonderful. If you love bacon and hash browns this is the meal. I did end up baking it for about 55 minutes since I felt like it might not be done in the middle (knife wasn't coming out clean). Served with mixed fruit and bagels. Will definitely be making again."
"I only used half the onion and added other veggies - mushrooms, tomato, green pepper, etc. (drain excess water after cooking). I also sprinkled with pepper as well. Everyone loved it!"
"Good stuff for breakfast"
"Good, easy...good staple for a morning brunch."
"This is a good dish for breakfast or brunch. I used potatoes that I shredded myself and left out the Swiss cheese. It turned out delicious."
"Great recipe! I added chopped up broccoli , sausage and pepperoni slices. Great flavor!I have made this twice and my husband loved it. Makes for great leftovers too!"
"This is a great recipe. I added diced green chili's. But don't think it originated with the Amish as they don't have electricity to keep frozen hash browns. They live very frugally without electricity."
"OK Easy to make. Not a strong flavor. Bacon was a nice change from sausage but maybe could use some vegetable ."
"Made exactly as written. This was amazing!"
"Really good! Didnt add cottage cheese for personal preferences and turn out amazing. made for 7 and had no leftovers!"
"I made this this morning but halved the recipe since I didn't have the exact ingredients. I browned the onions,bacon, and added red and green peppers. I used 6oz of leftover Sour Cream and Onion Dip (the one in the container. I didn't have cottage cheese) and added a little extra cheddar cheese to sub for not having the Swiss. It came out excellent!! Very flavorful using the dip mix. It was even better baking it in my cast iron pan- nicely browned on the bottom. This will be in our breakfast rotation!"
"This is so tasty. The last time I made this, I used breakfast sausage, and I really prefer it with bacon. I like the fact that it doesn't have to sit overnight in the fridge. When I have a crowd for breakfast , this is the casserole that I make. The whole family loves it. I prefer this to the one that doesn't include the cottage cheese. One piece makes you want more. Addicting!"
"Really great! Made a few substitutions due to what I had on hand. Used both bacon and crumbled sausage, frozen diced onion and peppers, and Monterey Jack for the swiss cheese. Omitted the cottage cheese, not my favorite and a few dashes of hot sauce. Will be my go to casserole for any meal or that special breakfast/brunch. Thank you!"
"Great casserole & loved every bit of it. For the one/s who said this was tasteless, maybe you don't know how to cook, so you should start taking cooking class 101!!!"
"The whole family loves this casserole. Nice for when you have a houseful for breakfast. Very easy to make and I like the fact you don't have to let it sit overnight. I've made it with bacon several times now. Next time, may try with sausage."
"I made this breakfast casserole for a staff breakfast at work. It was super easy to make. I prepped the bacon and onions the night before and then threw the rest together and baked it in the morning before work. Everybody loved it and a few people asked for the recipe. It literally disappeared within a few minutes. No leftovers!"
"I made this for Easter Brunch. It definitely deserves 5 stars!! It fed a crowd. Adults and children ate it all. I did not have cottage cheese on hand but used Ricotta cheese which I did have on hand. It would have been a little more moist if I had used cottage cheese which I will do next time. I put it together the day before and refrigerated it overnight. Perfect. Great Recipe!! Delicious. This will be my go to breakfast casserole (to serve alongside Pillsbury's French Toast Bake Casserole and a Virginia baked ham)."
"Didn't have bacon on hand so I made the recipe with 1 tube of Jimmy Dean sausage but followed the rest of the recipe exactly... The ladies at church now know exactly what they will assign me to bring to brunch from now on!!"
"Easy and delicious... great if you're feeding many! For two, we had leftovers for a few days (and didn't get sick of it!)"
"This was good and a nice change but I felt it needed a bit more flavor for my tastes. I liked that it used potatoes instread of bread. I did add ground pepper but felt it still needed something else. I will try it again but next time will try some of the other suggestions like pepper jack cheese instead of swisss and/or southwest potatoes instead of plain potatoes and/or the addition of sautéed peppers and garlic. This is just a personal preference for something with a little more "kick"."
"Really yummy, especially with breakfast sausage. I was worried there wouldn't be enough flavor but there totally was! I sprinkled pepper in it and used mozzarella instead of Swiss cheese just because I'm not the biggest fan of Swiss cheese. This would also be a really easy recipe to halve!"
"Yummy and easy. It was the perfect size to feed a large group. This will be served at our home!!"
"This is a wonderful breakfast casserole. I make this up in several small pans and then send one to our daughter in college. She loves it, even rewarmed."
"this was the best b'fast casserole we have had, very good! I added pepper and also some hot sauce to it, awesome! :D"
"Our family really enjoys this breakfast dish. It is so much better than those that are based on bread and you don't have to wait with it in the fridge overnight. I used pork sausage instead of bacon. But like both."
"I made this over the holiday and guests really liked it. I thought it was too rich with all the bacon and cheese. Next time I'd probably half the bacon and increase the amount of hash browns in the recipe. I also used 2% cottage cheese."
"I first made this for guests. They loved it and wanted the recipe. We like it as well and have made it again. It's a great company breakfast casserole."
"Excellent! The entire family loved it!"
"Had a small group and halved the recipe and it was still so yummy! I used cubed hashbrowns because that's what I had on hand. Had to cook it @ 375 for the last 10mins to get it to finish. Great dish for groups big and small!"
"This was awesome. Only substituted mozzarella for the Swiss because we don't really like Swiss."
"This was awesome! We don't really like Swiss cheese, so I substituted mozzarella though. :)"
"I made this recipe for a brunch held after my 40th high school reunion for our committee. I made 2 and their was not a crumb left plus several classmates requested the recipe!"
"Love this! Make it for work all the time because it works for those needing gluten free :-) always takes longer to cook then this says though"
"My family loves this!!! We've even had it for dinner!!!"
"I make this casserole frequently, it was always requested by my co-workers!! I did make it the night before and bake in the AM...I make it with 1 tube of Jimmy Dean Mild sausage and a dozen eggs so it is a larger casserole. I have also used egg substitute for 1/2 the eggs without any difference!! You will love this great and adaptable casserole!!"
"Although this is a great recipe on it's own, I've sauteed bell peppers w/the onions and added green chilis. Just gives it a little extra kick. I rate the original recipe very highly. Everyone loves it!"
"This recipe is so easy & delicious and the left overs were just as tasty reheated. This recipe is awesome as is but next time I make this I want to try fresh mushrooms & maybe some green pepper."
"I've made this recipe many times, especially when I was still working as it was a favorite of my co-workers!! I make it the night before and bake in the AM a little lower and longer since it is cold. I usually make it with Jimmy Dean mild sausage which I cook with the onion and Also use the whole bag of has browns and a dozen eggs as I always need a larger casserole!!! I sometimes use half egg-beaters(egg substitute) and 6 eggs...no one ever knows the difference!! try this...it will become one of your favorites too!"
"I made this for a Mother's Day breakfast for my family. Instead of bacon, I used a hamsteak. It was very good."
"Very yummy and easy to make. Will definitely make again."
"Very tasty! Would definitely make again and again and again."
"I made this for Easter. Assembled everything Saturday night and left it in the fridge, and threw it in the oven for 45 mins on Sunday morning. So good! I used a pound of lunch meat ham instead of bacon, and added chopped mushrooms as well. Very good!"
"Quick, yummy, and my kids even ate it!"
"My favorite breakfast casserole by far. I usually make it with 1lb of Bob Evans sausage instead of the bacon because I keep it frozen. One of our favorites."
"Everybody loved it on a RV trip. So much, that I wouldn't count on serving 12, more like 6."
"Made recipe as is but used more eggs for pot luck. Made it healthier for myself using shreddred summer squash in place of potatoes and was excellent & none knew the difference."
"This is a great casserole for breakfast or any other meal! It lends itself to being very adaptable. I used pepperjack and a little less cheese also. I have tried it with spicy Italian sausage and another time with diced Polish Kielbasa. Always rave reviews from the peanut gallery!"
"This is my go to recipe when I am having overnight guests! Love it! "
"My family loved it."
"Easy and delicious!"
"Tasty and easy to create but somewhat bland. I will definitely make it again adding green & red peppers, perhaps black olives. My son added salsa as a topping saying it was perfect."
"This was good but can use improving - I used 8 eggs, didn't have swiss cheese so used some sour cream, added salt (and it still needed some when I served it!). Very good idea and you can definitely play with the recipe, add ingredients that you like!"
"Excellent. Always goes fast."
"I made some changes due to suggestions from other reviewers. I used 9 eggs instead of 6. I used ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese because I really dislike cottage cheese. My potatoes were added frozen because I did not notice that the recipe said thawed. The casserole was very, very dry. I assume it was because I added too many eggs. The flavor was good and I will try this recipe again only this time I will not make any changes to the original recipe."
"Made this for company breakfast and everyone loved it and asked for the recipe. Making it today again... So easy and I think I cut back slightly on fat and it was still good... A definite keeper!"
"This was so easy to make and everyone in my family loved it!! This casserold will be a mainstay in my family for many years."
"this was great! I would add a couple more eggs but even without doing that this was great as in!! It was all gone with no leftovers!"
"MY husband really liked this. Used Sasuage & added a dash of Cayenne pepper. Will try pepper jack next time. We like kick"
"I have been using this recipe from TOH for years and we still love it. I do change it up sometimes...sausage instead of bacon, add green chilies, different cheese...it's always great. I do always have to bake it a little longer than called for, and I let it stand a little longer than called for also...if we can wait that long to dig in it!"
"Although this recipe was great as is, I added 2 more eggs and substituted smoked gouda cheese for the Swiss and that really put it over the top!"
"Didn't have Swiss, so just used cheddar and added green peppers. Very tasty. All the kids and hubby liked it. We made it for supper with a little left over. The kids want the left overs for breakfast."
"This is the recipe that I use to feed a hungry crowd.When I made it the first time, I followed the recipe to the letter. It was wonderful.Over time the only changes that I make is that I use 9 eggs instead of just 6. I have also made it using breakfast sausage in place of the bacon. I imagine it would be good with ham too. YUM!"
"Way to much cheese, to little eggs, only 2 out 10 people finished it."
"easy and great tasting and the kids all like it!"
"I made it first time the way the recipe suggests for a breakfast with my son and grandchildren. It was well received. The basic rescipe lends itself to variations of your choice so I've used smoke cured Ham, bulk breakfast sausage, smoked sausages, and even crabmeat and shrimp. I added fresh sliced mushrooms, red bellpeppers, and even the long green chile peppers seeded and diced small. I made fresh salsa with Cilantro and served it on the side. Ialso made fresh biscuits with butter and honey and a fresh fruit or melon. Great breakfast."
"Simply delicious!!! Have made this several times and it's always a huge hit! I always add extra meat - sausage and canadian bacon. I NEVER have leftovers!"
"Made this for a family brunch and divided into 2 pans (1 w/bacon and 1 without for a vegetarian) and both were a big hit. I followed various people's suggestions, substituted cottage cheese with ricotta and used half mexican cheese and half mexican cheese with taco seasoning for a little kick. Very easy to make and yummy!"
"I made this for breakfast for the 4th of July, and it was fantastic. It was super easy and really enjoyable. I did make one substitution. I don't like cottage cheese, I don't even like the idea of cottage cheese, so I used ricotta cheese instead and it was perfect. This is a recipe to keep!!"
"It was alright. My husband did not really like it but he liked that it kept him full for a long time."
"I put my own spin on this recipe. I didn't use the bacon but instead use ham and added mushrooms and used cheddar cheese. I made it for company and everyone enjoyed."
"I made this for an employee breakfast at work today and it was HIT!!"
"Made this for some company and it was a big hit. Even though I cooked it for the full time and let it stand before serving, the very center had not set up fully. But that won't stop me from serving this dish regularly."
"I've made this recipe several times. Each time I have omitted the onion and replaced the bacon with sausage. It's always a hit."
"I made this for our LWML breakfast meeting and it was a great hit - any leftovers freeze well...."
"Wow! This is an awesome recipe!I cut it in half, substituted feta for the cheddar and hot pork sausage for the bacon. Since there are only 3 in my family, that gave me a meal for one breakfast and I froze the other half for another morning. This is SO easy and my hubby who doesn't really care for casseroles for breakfast said it was a "keeper"."
"This is soooooooooooo good"
"My husband liked the recipe. I used ham slices that I had. It was good."
"I followed the recipe exactly as stated. It baked to a lovely golden brown. I served today to teachers at a Staff Appreciation Brunch. They loved it and I brought home an empty container less than an hour later. I've added this to my "go to" list of recipes."
"My son-in-law says he hates cottage cheese, but he declared this recipe "A keeper". Because I was feeding a crowd, I added a few more eggs, a pound of Lil Smokie links sliced (yes, I also added the bacon as directed) and switched the cheddar and swiss for a combo of cheeses we had on hand. I liked the kick the pepper jack cheese gave it. Hearty and delish!"
"This recipe is tasty and easy to make. I gave it 4 stars as it could be considered a little bland. Next time, I'm going to try pepperjack instead of swiss.All in all, I liked it and would not hesitate to make this dish again! Thanks for the recipe!"
"This recipe is tasty and easy to make. I gave it 4 stars as it could be considered a little bland. Next time, I'm going to try pepperjack instead of swiss.All in all, I liked it and would not hesitate to make this dish again! Thanks for the recipe!"
"Quick, simple and delicious!"
"My family LOVES this casserole! I had to alter it a bit for my large family. I use 8-12 eggs, use pepper jack cheese instead of swiss and add a couple spoonfuls of sour cream. I also substitute sausage when i didn't have bacon, and it was just as delicious. This adds to my cooking time, approximately 50-60 minutes total but it is worth the wait."
"Absolutely delicious! A family favourite."
"I made it without the bacon (I didn't have any) and it was still fabulous! Great recipe - thanks!"
"I made this recipe for family visiting from out of town and it was a hit. They took the recipe home and used it for a family gathering over Christmas...everyone wanted the recipe! Easy recipe and excellent tasting."
"I blended the cottage cheese and eggs (8 eggs) in a blender and added 1/4th cup of milk. I also substituted cubed ham for the bacon. I sauteed up a yellow onion and mushrooms to add. I omitted the swiss cheese. I also added salt, pepper, ground mustard, and garlic powder. This was supper yummy. My husband likes to eat this with salsa. Would be okay with ketchup for kids."
"This recipe was easy to make and tasty, however I found it very bland. I was worried when preparing it that it would be, but wasn't sure if the saltiness of the bacon would be enough, so I didn't alter the recipe except to make it with 10 eggs. After eating it, I would definitely add salt and pepper, and maybe even some green and red peppers. It has the potential to be a wonderful recipe."
"This recipe is ok, but I have another similar recipe we like much better. I think the hashed browns make this a little heavy."
"Trust me, you don't taste the cottage cheese. My son and husband can't stand cottage cheese, but they don't even know it's in the recipe. I am so craving this recipe now too."
"enjoyed the cottage cheese, made it creamy! easy to make and I used turkey sausage vs. bacon."
"made this for Christmas Eve brunch 2011 everyone said it was delicious..next year I will make (2) 9x13's because it was gone so fast after people took seconds and thirds!!! I didn't change anything in the recipe, however, I did make it the day before, covered it and put it in the refrigerator. I took it out 30 minutes before I baked it. It is a keeper and the only breakfast Casserole I will make from now on."
"I am eating this as I speak. It is really good, flavorful. I added chopped ham instead of bacon and I had a block of Irish Cheddar so I used that instead of the standard orange. Other than that, the recipe is the same. Oh, and I added a little bit of green onions along with the sweet. The cottage cheese makes it creamy and delicious. Excellent brunch dish"
"We have tried this with bacon and sausage and enjoyed both."
"This was kind of boring by itself, but a good standard to add green chilies and spices. Could probably also use only one cheese."
"Made this again this morning! Absolutely LOVE it! I double the eggs, 12 total and sauté red and green pepper to throw in it! Delicious!!!! We even eat it for dinner too!"
"This was soooo good and easy. I took it to work and everyone loved it! I followed the recipe except I did put 10 eggs. Next time I think I will add green pepper and mushrooms. You can't taste the cottage cheese but don't leave it out...I think it inhances the taste of the other cheeses."
"Delicious! Kids and adults alike loved it!"
"I made this last year for Christmas breakfast and all my family loved it! I cooked the bacon and onion mix the night before and put it in a sealed bowl till the morning and was perfect to mix the last bit and pop in the oven while presents were being opened! It has been requested for a repeat Christmas breakfast again this year!"
"Excellent! Everybody wanted more!"
"Really good and easy too. I used a combo of bacon and sausage that worked out well."
"Delicious!!! Made with 12 eggs and turkey sausage. A very easy and cheap meal that the entire family will enjoy! Also, for those who don't like cottage cheese, you can't taste it in this dish a bit!"
"After I made this recipe I have'nt even triedanother one. This is a keeper!"
"Made this when I had family in from out of town and every on loved it. So much they asked for a copy of the recipe."
"Yummy! And for "Grampa," who doesn't like cottage cheese, you won't notice it if you put it in a blender with the eggs.I've changed the recipe by using less potatoes (hubby can't eat a lot of carbs!) and adding fresh spinach, mushrooms & bell peppers. It also can be spiced up lots more if that's your taste. Very adaptable recipe!"
"Simply Amazing! My wife and I tried this one out a few months ago, and it IMMEADIATELY became a weekly dish. a Must Try!"
"I made the Amish breakfast Casserole this week for friends. Everyone gave it 10/10. However cholesterol wise, it's quite a bit when you consider all the cheese. It's a great recipe for a one dish breakfast. Will do a repeat again when we have guests for breakfast of for a brunch.Ottawa, Ontario, Canada"
"Lot of potatoes and potato taste in this recipe. Almost tastes like a hashbrown casserole."
"This is my first time writing a review for a recipe, but this one deserved a review, it was that good. This was so tasty; I made it just as directed, except I used a pound of sausage (Bob Evans breakfast sausage). Be sure to let stand for 10 minutes, in fact, I think 15 minutes is better. I made it quicker by frying the sausage a day ahead."
"Does anyone know if this can be made ahead and frozen? It is delicious and I'd like to have it in the freezer for unexpected company."
"I want to make this casserole for company. Has anyone tried making it and freezing it ahead of time?"
"I will make this again and again. My family and co-workers love this. A tip to make it even quicker is that I used a package of the Oscar Meyer real bacon bits you find on the Salad Dressing aisle and it was fantastic!! This is a recipe I will keep forever and so quick and easy to make!"
"Am so glad that you posted this as this is more than just a 5 star..everyone loves this thank you for this wonderful recipe."
"I always use 12 eggs but otherwise follow this to a T, and love it! Have tried with both bacon and turkey sausage and it's great both ways!"
"There are never any leftovers when I make this. It is hearty and delicious."
"I made this as a test to see if it's what I wanted to take to a bridal shower. It was great! I did follow the advice of one lady and made it with 12 eggs and 30 oz hash browns so it would be a little bigger. Being from the Southwest, you can't make an egg dish without throwing in green chili. I bought the frozen kind and drained it before adding. Since it was bigger I baked it an hour."
"Easy and delicious!"
"I made this for my kids this morning and they both gave me 2 thumbs up!! Easy and delicious."
"This is a great recipe! One reviewer said hers turned out dry. Gas and electric ovens don't cook the same. For anything you cook, if you're using a gas oven, lower the temp. by 15 degrees."
"I made this for my husband the other night. He LOVED it. Instead of the cottage cheese, I added a little more shredded cheese and extra hash browns. I also cut up an extra tomato I had laying around and threw some green, orange and red peppers on tops just for color. Was soooo good! Will make it again, very soon!!"
"This was very tasty and relatively easy to make. Made with bacon and next time I will try the breakfast sausage."
"I made this for our Ladies Bible Study today and everyone luved it...i did make a few changes because i needed it to make a lager casserole...i used 12 eggs instead of six..my hash-browns was a 30 oz bag..and i added extra cheddar cheese to the top when it was done and left it just long enough 2 melt...we r big on Cheddar Cheese...Was Very Good...might try it another way next time r make as recipe calls 4 . i just needed a bigger casserole this mornin...Thanks 4 sharing ..Will be making it again !!!!!"
"I made this casserole yesterday with 1 lb of breakfast sausage. It's okay, but don't think it has enough flavor that I would make it again."
"My daughter is going back to college this morning and I wanted to make something she would enjoy & get her back on the road to finish up her last year of college. We all enjoyed this very much."
"Wow! This was great! I used extra-sharp cheddar cheese. My husband and kids loved it. Thank you for a great recipe I will use a lot. :)"
"We were snowed in and I made this, and it is fantastic . . . cannot wait to make it again. I used Bob Evans sausage since I had it on hand and probably used close to 5 cups of shredded hashbrowns to make it firmer. My husband and I love it, and this is our new favorite breakfast casserole now. The next time I will use bacon instead to see if it is as good."
"I have made this for Christmas morning the last two years. It is a hit. I substitue Monterey Jack for the Swiss. And I cook the bacon and onion up the night before and measure out the other ingredients in a large bowl. Basically do everything except add the eggs. I do that in the morning. I get it out a few minutes earlier and bake it a little longer. Works really well."
"very good made for faimly"
"Made this for a Bible Study Brunch and was a huge success. The potatoes are a welcomed change from bread and the cottage cheese makes it oh so creamy. Wouldn't change a thing and will definately make again."
"Being I'm watching the fat intake, I found this recipe easy to defat with turkey bacon and lowfat or no fat cheeses. If you don't have frozen hash browns, shred or dice the potatoes."
"I haven't tried it yet but wonder how the Amish prepared potatoes for it. I'm SURE they didn't use frozen hash browns."
"This recipe is delicious. To the person who would like to substitute Ricotta instead of cottage cheese, that would work fine also but since Ricotta is alot more expensive you might consider just putting your cootage cheese through a food processor or blender and your cottage cheese hater will not know the difference."
"Has anyone ommited the cottage cheese and used something else? I have one in the family that if they see cottage cheese they won't use it. Would ricotta cheese work?"
"I have had this recipe from Taste of Home years ago and it is a staple in my family. It feeds alot of people and everyone loves it. I use chives or scallions instead of onion."
"This recipe is the same one I found in a quilters cookbook several years ago. I make it all the time. I like the sausage, but I also use Canadian bacon. It's easier and a little less fat. Give it a try. We like this recipe with pancakes."
"Looked this up a few days before Christmas when seraching for breakfast idaes. We really liked this -- made it for Christmas breaksfast for the fisrt time AND it had nice presentation for guests. Very easy to make! I reduced the onion (used sweet onion) because I don't really care for onions. I will make again ~ thanks!"
"I made this on Xmas Eve to serve Xmas Morning...VERY Good...It is already slotted for the menu for Xmas 2011!"
"This is my new favorite breakfast casserole. Great as written, or do as we do and add in other meats & veggies we have on hand. The cottage cheese in it adds creamy goodness."
"Our family loves this."
"I substituted sausage for the bacon and omitted the onions, and received rave reviews on Christmas morning. It's a keeper!"
"Everyone in the family thought it was very good. Next time will sub mozza cheese for the swiss."
"Good flavor but mine turned out a little on the dry side. I think it needs a little milk."
"We did not enjoy this casserole. My family all agreed that our all-time favorite egg casserole by Jimmy Dean is MUCH better."
"I can honestly say that I have not yet tried this recipe, but my husband and I love brunch. I am Amish decendent (Yoder) and they have the best country and simple brunch dishes.I can tell just by readind the ingredient's that I will make this dish and have created my own simular to this recipe that it is a hit!"
"My family really liked this casserole. The next time I make it I want to try other veggies and meat. I think you can do a lot with this and it will always taste good."
"Friends LOVED it! Used ham instead of bacon, and it was absolutely delicious!"
"This was delicious. I made it with ham instead of bacon since that was what I had on hand. I also used tator tots and broke them up as that was what I had. It needed to cook a bit extra as the tator tots were not completely thawed out. It made me nervous at first as it didn't seem to be setting up but I just cooked it til a knife came out clean and it turned out great!"
"Have been making this for years we love it. I've even used leftover spam,onion,green pepper and cheese which we use for a grilled sandwhich."
"Delicious! Will make this again. I didn't have fresh onion so i used minced instead and didn't have any swiss so i used extra cheddar. MM MMM good."
"Wanted to try something new for x-mas morning, we've had the same thing every year for a while. I made it early to give it a try and avery one loved it, even the kids."
"I make this at least once a month, however, I've tweaked it to our liking. I use a lb of bacon AND a lb of sausage...I also make my own homemade hashbrowns and brown them with onions. We like them better if they are cooked to make them a little crunchier than the frozen ones used in the original recipe. I also put 1/2 of the mixture in the pan and then put swiss slices and the rest on top, with cheddar to cover the top...Guess you could say all I use the recipe for anymore is a list of ingredients :) But, it was awesome as it is written as well!"
"Loved this Recipe... My Daughter had a birthday sleepover with 8 girls and this made enough for all of them, they loved and it was a good lower carb recipe as to one of the girls is a diabetic. Needless to say that girls mom walked out the door with this recipe too."
"I've made this many times. Used ham, bacon, & hot sausage. I always use fresh potatoes. For the lady that said her potatoes were brown, all you need to do is soak them in water as soon as you take them out of food processor. It is so much cheaper this way instead of buying the frozen ones and I always have potatoes on hand."
"Had guests for breakfast on Sunday. 6 adults ate the entire pan! I used one lb. of bulk italian sausage instead of bacon. I added two more eggs and I used the entire bag of potato's. This will become a regular dish at our house. When I shared this with a friend, she said this dish is safe for those with Celiac disease because - no bread."
"I added a handful of left over italian sausage from the previous nights lasagna, omitted thw swiss cheese and used freshly shredded potatoes. It turned out a bit dark from the fresh potatos but we all really enjoyed it. There was enough for left overs the next morning which were even better!"
"It's a favorite at home and church."
"Excellent casserole, easy and delicious. I cook for the young adults for our Church and this is one of their favorite dishes."
"We fix this recipe often. It is great to prepare it the night before and bake it in the morning. Try this with sausage or ham! My family loves this recipe!"
"I made this recipe for a special family brunch and it was the absolute best! I used 1 1/2 pounds of sausage and 12 eggs. Instead of Swiss cheese I used a colby/jack mix. To make sure it was spicey enough I added a pinch of cayenne pepper. Even with these additions, it served only 8. This is my new favorite brunch recipe"
"I make this for brunch with the ladies. My good friend is wheat-intolerant. She loves this recipe."
"This casserole was fantastic! Will try sausage next time! I don't feel this recipe is 12 servings, as stated, I feel it's more like 8 or 9!"
"I made this recipe last weekend and LOVED it. I used sausage in place of bacon. This recipe will be tagged as one of our favorites."
"This is a deliious breakfast casserole. My entire family enjoyed it! I am making it again this weekend while we are snowed in! Thank you for submiting it!!"
"Needed something for a birthday food day at work....this was easy, delicious and everyone loved it. I highly recommend it."
"Excellent - really really good. I used kielbasa instead of bacon and it was fantastic. A hit with the entire family!"
"we had 28 family members coming for breakfast on Christmas morning. So we had two different recipes to try and this one was a hit. No one had any idea cottage cheese was in it. I cooked the chopped onions with the bacon and used the freeze dried hashbrowns (just added the water and waited 10 min) and then added everything and baked. Next year we are only going to make this recipe! We added a ham, fresh fruit and a stuffed french toast casserole and everyone was happy!"
"The most delicious breakfast cassarole I've ever made."
"oh my. this turned out just perfect! I made a half batch, just in case we didn't care for it, and it was GONE in no time. I've been looking for a simple breakfast recipe to serve Thanksgiving morning and this is it! I used breakfast sausage in place of the bacon and I skipped the onions on accident - still, it was just perfect. It's like a cheesy quiche meets yummy scrambled eggs. Thanks for sharing!"
"This was delicious. I like sauteing my onions in the bacon drippings. I added chopped bell pepper and used the cheeses I had on hand (no swiss). It is an easy recipe and is easy to make changes to fit what is in your pantry."
"I love this recipe. Every time I make it I have an empty pan. I like to fry the bacon and cut the onion up the night before to cut down on prep time in the morning."
"I have made this recipe multiple times and our Ladies Sunday School Class asks for it everytime there is a ladies brunch, etc. I use a pound of real bacon bits instead of cooking up bacon, dried onion pieces can be used in place of chopped onion, I increase the eggs to 12, use 1 package of shredded hash brown potatoes (16-20 oz package from the refrigerator section), I chop up sliced swiss cheese since I can never find shredded Swiss already packaged and make no changes on the cottage cheese. This casserole is a big hit and by using some of the easier ways to get ingredients it is not hard to make. I have never tried to freeze this but since I am making one for Sunday I may try freezing a small amount to see how it holds up."
"This is one of my favorites, we are on a cooking team with four other couples at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Wichita Kansas. Each week a team cooks breakfast every Sunday during the year. My husband and I take turns choosing what we want to fix. This is high on my list as the cottage cheese makes it so moist and delicious.I vary on the Cheddar cheese and use what I have on hand, sometimes I may add two or more different cheeses when I make a triple batch. I add different meats as well, to the casserole depending what is on sale at the store. This is always a big hit with our parish of 45 people.We charge a $2.00 donation to cover the cost of the meal and what money is over the cost goes back to the Church. As my husband would say, " The best $2.00 breakfast in town. Diane Chambers"
"This recipe is SOOOO good! I make it all the time for potluck breakfasts & brunches!"