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 hearty breakfast casseroles 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.

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    • 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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    Regi M User ID: 4585753 284092
    Reviewed Feb. 22, 2018

    "Not many recipes have 258 reviews! I made this for supper for my adult son and I the other night. I had read a lot of the reviews and also checked out other recipe sites online for the same recipe title. I used a dozen eggs and roughly chopped half a container of fresh, sliced mushrooms from Costco - which I fried with the onions - in the same pan as I had fried the bacon (I used low sodium), separately. I added a generous amount of freshly ground pepper (my son loves it) but didn't add salt as I felt the bacon and the cheese would provide enough. Seeing as I hadn't made this before I didn't make any other changes - unusual for me. It was a wholesome meal! I accompanied it with a dish of stewed, herb and spice whole tomatoes - but will use vine ripened local ones when they are available - I might even fry fresh tomato halves in the leftover bacon drippings. I will also serve it with a variety of relish and chutney recipes I make. Another reviewer's comment about using salsa is an option. Before warming the leftovers my son asked me to ramp up the flavour so I sprinkled some cayenne and garlic powder on the top and then added a layer of shredded cheddar cheese. I was pleased with the result (I don't like food as hot/spicy as my son), and my son thought it was an improvement. He wants me to make another one next week mixing the cayenne and garlic into the mixture before putting it in the casserole dish - adding a bit more of both than I'd put on the one I reheated. Obviously a personal preference. He also wants me to substitute half the hash browns for thawed mixed veggies. I'll also add the whole 500g container of cottage cheese (that's 1/2 cup more than in this recipe), as we both love cheese. Really pleased to find this recipe - thanks Beth Notaro for sharing! It reminds me of an Old Order Mennonite friend I had who died too early a few years ago with cancer. I'm sure that association added to my enjoyment of this casserole. I'm sure I'll be making this countless times with numerous variations - as well as ones close to the original. I like the idea that it's bread and gluten free as I have friends who are conscious of needing to avoid gluten."

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    rfluker User ID: 8096639 283602
    Reviewed Feb. 12, 2018

    "I’ve made this several times and it’s always a hit.

    I use bulk sausage in place of the bacon. Just my preference.
    Definitely one of my favorite go to recipes for an easy and tasty breakfast or brunch dish."

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    Dawn User ID: 8365962 283284
    Reviewed Feb. 6, 2018

    "We made this for our guests on Christmas morning. A HUGE hit, even for the picky eaters! We also crave it for lunch and dinner now. :)"

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    Mary L. Collins User ID: 398086 281473
    Reviewed Jan. 3, 2018

    "Made this for a church pot luck and brought home an empty dish. I did use hot sausage instead of bacon and liked the flavor it added."

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    Misty User ID: 9385232 280337
    Reviewed Jan. 1, 2018

    "Fantastic! I use this for Holiday breakfast time when family comes over. I make it up the night before and it's so easy for morning. I add some additional ingredients like mushrooms and green peppers. Everyone enjoys!"

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    momtotomandmike User ID: 5358731 280264
    Reviewed Dec. 31, 2017

    "I make this several times a year, I bring it to staff breakfasts at my school as well. Always a hit."

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    juicyfruit007 User ID: 1404522 280012
    Reviewed Dec. 27, 2017

    "Yummy! I’d make it again."

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    [email protected] User ID: 1672743 279726
    Reviewed Dec. 21, 2017

    "Used sausage instead of bacon, added 1/2 cup milk, 2 minced garlic cloves and 1/2 tsp black pepper. Very good."

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    tayrose User ID: 4552806 278596
    Reviewed Dec. 2, 2017

    "Very good, will make again for sure."

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    keajay User ID: 1051146 278499
    Reviewed Nov. 29, 2017

    "Family enjoyed it!"

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