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Cheesy Hash Brown Egg Casserole with Bacon Recipe
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Cheesy Hash Brown Egg Casserole with Bacon Recipe

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"Isn't it about time for you to make your 'egg pie?'" my husband and sons inquire, using the nickname they've given this hearty casserole. It's nice enough for a special brunch and versatile enough for a satisfying family supper. —Patricia Throlson, Willmar, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 12 Eggland's Best Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 391 calories, 28 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 357 mg cholesterol, 887 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 18 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings, reserving 2 tablespoons. In the same skillet, saute onion and green pepper in drippings until tender; remove with a slotted spoon.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk and seasonings. Stir in the hash browns, cheese, onion mixture and bacon.
  3. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Sunday Brunch Casserole in Taste of Home April/May 1998, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 391 calories, 28 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 357 mg cholesterol, 887 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 18 g protein.

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.

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Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

Easy to assemble, but just rather average.

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

This was great! I made it as the main dish of a family brunch and it got good reviews. I substituted diced ham for the bacon, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. The texture and taste were amazing. I would definitely make this again. It also reheats quite nicely in the microwave.

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Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

I am a TOH field editor and like this egg bake for its versatility and ease of prep! I like to add mushrooms and green onions or chives and some sweet red pepper instead of a green pepper-just like it more colorful! Definitely give this one a try!!

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Reviewed Sep. 9, 2013

A very hearty breakfast. I've been requested to make this on several occasions. I generally have to keep it in the oven for about an hour-this is longer than what the recipe calls for.

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Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

Made this exactly as in recipe. Very disappointing because it reminded me of a very good cheesy potato dish I make frequently for parties. This dish was so bland and the texture unappealing that I can't even think how to tweak it other than replacing the potatoes with bread as in a strata. I would never make this again.

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