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 User ID: 1149544 105982
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

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

micheleclow User ID: 6777152 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 User ID: 1564602 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 User ID: 1129416 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 User ID: 2129710 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 User ID: 762206 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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