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.
Originally published as Amish Breakfast Casserole in Quick Cooking May/June 2002, p12

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grandmascooking22 User ID: 5357761 258844
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2016

"I love the cottage cheese and Swiss cheese in this breakfast casserole. It's SO good!"

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 258562
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2016

"This was great! I used ricotta instead of cottage cheese. Yummy, everyone except my daughter enjoyed it, but she hates almost everything."

s_pants User ID: 174050 258210
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2016

"Made with sausage instead of bacon. Did not thaw hash browns and made the night before. Refrigerated overnight. Very good!"

Karen User ID: 8982782 257866
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2016

"Would like to cook in crockpot. Any idea how long to cook ?"

Ohiohillsmom User ID: 8934460 254208
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2016

"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."

MY REVIEW User ID: 5811024 252766
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2016

"So simple and tasty!"

daleylb User ID: 8555411 252281
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2016

"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."

mlhawks User ID: 5429552 252125
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2016

"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 positive."

sheeleigh User ID: 6163781 252120
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2016

"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."

dknudson User ID: 3256388 252107
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2016

"Used sausage instead of bacon. Added mushrooms and green peppers. Love this recipe!"

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