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Contest-Winning Hash Brown Casserole

 Contest-Winning Hash Brown Casserole
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
12-15 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.


  • 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


  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, salt, pepper and cayenne if
  • desired. Stir in the potatoes, cheese, onion, green pepper and ham.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 212 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 199 mg cholesterol, 450 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 13 g protein.