Amish Breakfast Casserole Recipe

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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
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.
Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Create a pretty burst of color and fresh flavor by adding a pinch of minced herbs to the egg mixture. Thyme and parsley are perfect candidates; try 1 teaspoon fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried.
  • Cottage cheese is surprisingly versatile and almost disappears into this dish when baked.
  • Assemble a day in advance, and bake just before serving.
  • Originally published as Amish Breakfast Casserole in Quick Cooking May/June 2002, p12

    Nutritional Facts

    1 piece: 273 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 153mg cholesterol, 477mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 18g protein.

    • 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
    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 in the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.

    Test Kitchen Tips
  • Create a pretty burst of color and fresh flavor by adding a pinch of minced herbs to the egg mixture. Thyme and parsley are perfect candidates; try 1 teaspoon fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried.
  • Cottage cheese is surprisingly versatile and almost disappears into this dish when baked.
  • Assemble a day in advance, and bake just before serving.
  • Originally published as Amish Breakfast Casserole in Quick Cooking May/June 2002, p12

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    Shelley User ID: 9252587 273227
    Reviewed Sep. 19, 2017

    "Made this on a beach trip. Used potatoes o'brien, and added mushrooms, used shredded bacon cheddar cheese and sharp cheddar. This was fantastic! So many different things you could add. Loved it!"

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    willworkforfood User ID: 7240831 273213
    Reviewed Sep. 19, 2017

    "I made this as the recipe directed (except I prepared my bacon on a sheet pan in the oven and then added it along with drippings to the skillet with onion), and it was delicious. The first batch went to the kids at church, so my own family requested a batch for home. Simple to prepare. Hearty and Satisfying."

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    Rebecca User ID: 9242870 272881
    Reviewed Sep. 10, 2017

    "I made this with ham and green chilis so my husband could grab a scoop and heat it up quick before heading off to work in the mornings. He loved it and thought the recipe deserved 4 and a half stars. He said he left the half star off because there might be a little too much cheese. Will try with bacon and less cheese next time!"

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    Jody User ID: 9051917 271929
    Reviewed Aug. 18, 2017

    "Is there a substitute for the cottage cheese? I'm not too fond of the texture of cottage cheese. This recipe sounds great otherwise."

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    robbiejackson User ID: 4907377 271437
    Reviewed Aug. 7, 2017

    "Served this for guests and everyone enjoyed it. I used hot turkey sausage instead of bacon and Monterey Jack cheese instead of Swiss. I seasoned the eggs and threw in some red bell pepper because I had it on hand. I made it the day before and did not thaw the hash browns per another reviewer's suggestion. Worked great. Next time I'll add some diced green chiles or hot peppers to spice it up a bit more. Really good!"

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    nancyreginac User ID: 8362334 271405
    Reviewed Aug. 5, 2017

    "I made this for Saturday dinner and my son and I like it. I substituted sausage for bacon. The next time I think I might add green pepper. Definitely a keeper."

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    Nana9a User ID: 8591372 270364
    Reviewed Aug. 4, 2017

    "I made this and it was a huge hit. Substituted sausage for bacon since I didn't have bacon. Added chopped up red pepper instead of onions as well. Served with homemade biscuits and fruit. Will make again."

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    Rosemary User ID: 8032397 270312
    Reviewed Aug. 3, 2017

    "I like recipes where I have all the ingredients so tasty and easy to fix .and a family that finds eggs a problem enjoyed every bite of this and when we're having this again! Next Saturday when we will have guest. Thanks for this breakfast recipe~~Rosemary"

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    Connie User ID: 9084680 270277
    Reviewed Aug. 2, 2017

    "Recently made this one; it was very good. Will definitely make again."

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    Kim User ID: 9224799 269775
    Reviewed Jul. 21, 2017

    "The whole family loves this! When I've brought this dish for potluck gatherings, literally EVERYONE asks for the recipe."

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