Contest-Winning Hash Brown Casserole Recipe
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Contest-Winning Hash Brown Casserole Recipe

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I first served this yummy casserole years ago at a family brunch for my husband's birthday. It was such a hit that it became a mainstay at our family get-togethers. It makes a delicious supper, too, served with fruit salad and crusty bread. -Jan Huntington, Painesville, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 12 eggs
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1 package (30 ounces) frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 212 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 199mg cholesterol, 450mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 13g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, salt, pepper and cayenne if desired. Stir in the potatoes, cheese, onion, green pepper and ham.
  2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Hash Brown Casserole in Taste of Home August/September 2002, p27

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tspitler 105982
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"A family favorite! Guests always ask for the recipe."

micheleclow 112478
Reviewed May. 22, 2011

"This is a great breakfast to make ahead of time for kids going to school. It could use a little kick, but I have one kid that won't eat spicy. You could always add some salsa while eating."

gjlcpotter 85853
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"I made this casserole tonight for dinner. My husband and I thought it lacked something. It is very bland. Also the cooking time is off. It took 65 min in my new oven. Not sure I would ever make this again."

kbartels 112477
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2010

"I made this for a brunch at church. I thought it was great as it is. My husband would prefer less potatoes and more ham. I will try with seasoned sausage next time."

bmarana 36508
Reviewed May. 23, 2010

"Best breakfast casserole that I have ever made. I have even made it a day or so before and still turns out. I prefer bacon over the ham but everyone I have served, loves it!"

maxilu57 85852
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2010

"This is a fabulous recipe and I have made it for 5o girls a camp and for church breakfasts and everyone raves about it!!!"

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