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Amish Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Amish Breakfast Casserole Recipe

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


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

Recipe Note

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.
  • 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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    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."

    Becky1954 User ID: 5958039 268308
    Reviewed Jun. 23, 2017

    "This is one of our favorite recipes. We like it with ham...good way to use leftovers. I'm going to do what one other reviewer did, and try ricotta cheese this time, since I have some I need to use. Thanks for recipe."

    Lilmissyvo User ID: 8762929 267609
    Reviewed Jun. 4, 2017

    "Very delicious. I cut the recipie in half and used an 8X8 baking dish. I assembled it the night before and popped it in the oven this morning."

    jwfy User ID: 4335749 264714
    Reviewed Apr. 16, 2017

    "Cooking 1 pound of bacon and a medium onion together does not work. Onion burns before the bacon is crisp (on medium heat). Do them separately or start the bacon well before adding the onion!"

    gooch621 User ID: 7069389 264471
    Reviewed Apr. 8, 2017

    "My mom has made this for years and is the "go to" recipe when all of the family is over for breakfast! EXCELLENT!!"

    mother of 3 User ID: 1726536 264365
    Reviewed Apr. 5, 2017

    "I used to make this several years ago. We really enjoyed it."

    marilynlindquist User ID: 1483674 264359
    Reviewed Apr. 5, 2017

    "A definite keeper! I've made this for gatherings of both family and friends. This recipe is HIT and I make it just as the recipe identifies. Guests always ask for the recipe."

    watsonl1 User ID: 3481416 263688
    Reviewed Mar. 20, 2017

    "I have two breakfast casseroles that I traditionally make and this one is hands down the favorite. Based on the good reviews, I used my Sunday School class as guinea pigs and made this recipe because it is enough to feed a group. There was not one bite left and many request for the recipe. I did put together the casserole the day before and took it out the next morning to bake. I needed about 5 minutes more baking time (45 minutes total). Also, based on some of the other reviewers suggestions I added a small can of diced green chiles which added perfect flavor. Overall this dish is a winner."

    Lynn User ID: 9098468 262030
    Reviewed Mar. 4, 2017

    "I thought the mixture looked dry for an egg casserole so I added 1/4 cup of milk. DON'T DO IT. I had to bake it longer because of the extra moisture. Follow the directions. It tasted excellent!"

    rwippel User ID: 4262008 261544
    Reviewed Feb. 19, 2017

    "This breakfast casserole was delicious. I cooked it in the cast iron skillet I cooked the bacon in. Then served it with sliced avocado and tomatoes."

    Grannyinnc User ID: 8787671 261296
    Reviewed Feb. 14, 2017

    "This sounds wonderful. Does anyone know if it can be put together and then frozen for later use?"

    Caitybug User ID: 5206090 261219
    Reviewed Feb. 13, 2017

    "I have made this several times, and it is so good. I took it to an Easter brunch we had at church, and there wasn't even a crumb left! I got asked for the recipe a lot.

    I agree with andreasmom2u, Mary needs to make the recipe before commenting."

    andreasmom2u User ID: 1952417 261154
    Reviewed Feb. 11, 2017

    "Mary, did you even make this?! It sounds like you didn't based on your comment. If that's the case, you have no right reviewing it. This is a wonderful breakfast treat. Please keep your negativity and baseless commentary to yourself."

    Mary User ID: 1092623 261147
    Reviewed Feb. 11, 2017

    "This sounds good but way too many fat calories from the cheese."

    grandmascooking22 User ID: 5357761 258844
    Reviewed Dec. 30, 2016

    "I love the cottage cheese and Swiss cheese in this breakfast casserole. It's SO good!"

    mjlouk User ID: 1712085 258562
    Reviewed Dec. 24, 2016

    "This was great! I used ricotta instead of cottage cheese. Yummy, everyone except my daughter enjoyed it, but she hates almost everything."

    s_pants User ID: 174050 258210
    Reviewed Dec. 16, 2016

    "Made with sausage instead of bacon. Did not thaw hash browns and made the night before. Refrigerated overnight. Very good!"

    Karen User ID: 8982782 257866
    Reviewed Dec. 9, 2016

    "Would like to cook in crockpot. Any idea how long to cook ?"

    Ohiohillsmom User ID: 8934460 254208
    Reviewed Sep. 17, 2016

    "Everybody loves this recipe! I don't thaw the hash browns if making the night before. I just mix as instructed and put in the refrigerator. Since everything is cold I add 10 more minutes to baking time."

    [email protected] User ID: 5811024 252766
    Reviewed Aug. 16, 2016

    "So simple and tasty!"

    daleylb User ID: 8555411 252281
    Reviewed Aug. 6, 2016

    "would prefer that people not preach their own opinions that refer to ingredients. all can read the recipe and understand and decide if it's to their liking."

    mlhawks User ID: 5429552 252125
    Reviewed Aug. 2, 2016

    "Very good. I added green chili's as well, and it was awesome.

    I think the negative people are real downers and takes away from the fun of this site. Please positive."

    sheeleigh User ID: 6163781 252120
    Reviewed Aug. 2, 2016

    "My grandsons love this casserole. I have to make 2 for the 6 boys! Always a hit! I use 1 1/2 pound drained sausage, and a dozen eggs for each casserole and more cheese and potatoes. One casserole doesn't feed a dozen people."

    dknudson User ID: 3256388 252107
    Reviewed Aug. 1, 2016

    "Used sausage instead of bacon. Added mushrooms and green peppers. Love this recipe!"

    everly User ID: 619809 252100
    Reviewed Aug. 1, 2016

    "It looks good, but I can't have the cheese. Why does everything have to have cheese? What can I use in place of it?"

    hchambers User ID: 7140928 249692
    Reviewed Jun. 22, 2016

    "Really great breakfast dish! I like to add green chilies along with some salt and pepper."

    KarenKeefe User ID: 2062961 246788
    Reviewed Apr. 8, 2016

    "Added green chilis and chopped red pepper. It turned out really good!"

    amsm User ID: 8302234 246261
    Reviewed Mar. 29, 2016

    "I enjoyed this casserole and served it for Easter breakfast at my house. We really liked the combination of the cheddar and Swiss cheeses. I did add some seasoned salt and pepper to taste, as I thought it needed some seasoning."

    sdvitt User ID: 6550588 245218
    Reviewed Mar. 10, 2016

    "I followed this recipe exactly and would never made this dish again. Everyone who tried it thought it was missing something and I agreed. Maybe green peppers or ground mustard?"

    Nanabug55 User ID: 8777899 244218
    Reviewed Feb. 21, 2016

    "The best ever! I add bacon and sausage this morning with onion and peppers. I used Jalepeno cheese and cheddar! Very moist too. A must try if you haven't!"

    Angelkd User ID: 4614355 243495
    Reviewed Feb. 8, 2016

    "easy casserole to make and excellent flavor."

    [email protected] User ID: 193450 242957
    Reviewed Jan. 31, 2016

    "Changed this up just a tiny bit. Used 8 eggs, 6 cups hash browns and diced ham instead of the bacon. It was a huge hit for the guys at the cabin - nice hearty breakfast before a day of snowmobiling in Wisconsin's north woods! And the leftovers were terrific the next morning."

    melindat09 User ID: 5586988 241908
    Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

    "Delicious! I made 2 dishes of this, one with ham and one with sausage. Added a couple extra eggs to one dish. Next time I make this I will also add a couple extra egg giving the dish a little more fluff."

    linda1956 User ID: 3386599 241084
    Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

    "Delicious!! I added a handful of diced ham along with the bacon- just because. Really liked the hash brown base. quick and easy to prepare. The family loved it- multiple requests to for the recipe. Will definitely make this again!!"

    Cookiegirl40 User ID: 3459747 240967
    Reviewed Jan. 3, 2016

    "I prepare breakfast for 12-16 Methodist fellows once a month, and this particular recipe is their favorite. It contains all the ingredients in one place!!"

    Tokeena User ID: 62175 240271
    Reviewed Dec. 26, 2015

    "This is the best breakfast casserole I have ever made. I cut into 15 pieces and freeze. Thaw in refrigerator the number of squares you want overnight, heat in microwave and you have a quick week day breakfast. Great served with grits and toast."

    kathiesmall1 User ID: 8674669 240140
    Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

    "I just have a question about this recipe. It looks really yummy. Has anyone made this exactly how the recipe say's the night before baking? And if so, did it turn out good?"

    mrschef05 User ID: 6868995 238844
    Reviewed Dec. 6, 2015

    "I made this recipe for a church event and it was gone in minutes. There was another breakfast casserole dish next to it and mine was gone way before the other! I used browned breakfast sausage and 12 eggs. I didn't have Swiss cheese so I didn't use it and truth be told, we didn't miss it. I think the extra cheese would have made it too rich and greasy. I baked for 1 hour 15 minutes in my oven (likely due to the extra eggs). The addition of cottage cheese was an unexpected surprise, but I didn't even notice it was there. If anything, it added moisture to the dish so that it would not be too dry. This is a great gluten-free recipe to breakfast casseroles that use bread. I also prepped this dish in a pan and let it sit overnight before baking in the morning. Next time, I might add a small can of green chiles to the mix. This will be my go-to recipe for breakfast casserole!"

    pneedler User ID: 8438079 236334
    Reviewed Nov. 4, 2015

    "I loved this recipe. I substitued sage sausage for the bacon and it was a big hit. I think it could pass as a side dish for any meal."

    [email protected] User ID: 4098854 233529
    Reviewed Sep. 27, 2015

    "Made this last night for my husband and me. We both thought it was just OK. Way too cheesy. If I make it again I would definitely cut the cottage cheese in half as we felt it was overwhelming and cut back a bit on the other cheeses as well. Although the recipe calls for quite a bit of bacon we felt the dish could've used more. Maybe next time I'll substitute chopped link sausages for more substance. Not sure the potatoes add much to the dish. But, overall, a good basic recipe that can be improved with a few tweaks so I'm glad I tried it. Thanks for sharing."

    Magpie1955 User ID: 2072629 233501
    Reviewed Sep. 26, 2015

    "I have been making this recipe for years. Everybody loves it. I always make it without the meat for those darn vegetarians in our lives! Meat on the side for the rest of us. Always a hit!"

    Hesprich User ID: 6227032 233490
    Reviewed Sep. 26, 2015

    "I used a four cheese Mexican blend and cubed turkey ham instead and it went over big time. It is good."

    debpenns User ID: 5553562 233487
    Reviewed Sep. 26, 2015

    "made this this morning!! my family loved it!!!"

    Madbillkaiwill User ID: 8454006 229795
    Reviewed Jul. 19, 2015

    "Have made this numerous times in my home and everyone loves it. I fry up country sausage and onion, make the bacon in the microwave so it's not so greasy, and I place the sausage and onion mixture at the bottom of the pan and add the rest on top. To die for!"

    grandmamaryk User ID: 8382831 228410
    Reviewed Jun. 23, 2015

    "Finally, a recipe that doesn't have a lot of hot spices added to it. I go to an Amish town in Missouri and enjoy food that has natural seasoning and taste without all the spices."

    pkdavis1495 User ID: 8367986 226125
    Reviewed May. 10, 2015

    "Used bacon, ham, and SW hash browns. Fabulous."

    JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 225683
    Reviewed Apr. 30, 2015

    "With this many positive reviews (and yayyy, I'm 200!), I felt like this was a no-brainer to try. It was delicious....easy to throw together, hearty and simple to tweak. I am having a bunch of summer guests staying with us, and I plan to make this a staple breakfast dish. THANK YOU for sharing!"

    cskrn User ID: 7338987 225388
    Reviewed Apr. 25, 2015

    "I made this for a family brunch and everyone loved it!"

    Cottle85 User ID: 8130015 224985
    Reviewed Apr. 17, 2015

    "This recipe is a keeper the newest addition to my recipe file. Today is the first time I had tried this casserole; our cousin was dropping off some papers when she got to the door & she wanted to know what smelled so good. I invited her to come on in & eat; she said my husband & brother are with me; I said there is plenty tell them to come in too...Makes alot!!! Recipe is not dry; moist & is the perfect breakfast or lunch!!!"

    Dinah66 User ID: 4558177 224852
    Reviewed Apr. 14, 2015

    "Absolutely delicious! As others did, I added some chopped red and green bell pepper. This addition added some extra flavor and color. This is a great brunch recipe."

    habenaroman User ID: 7905288 223834
    Reviewed Mar. 30, 2015

    "Used both sausage and bacon. Delicious."

    cookieladyangel User ID: 245594 223341
    Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

    "I made this casserole for supper per the recipe & it was wonderful. If you love bacon and hash browns this is the meal. I did end up baking it for about 55 minutes since I felt like it might not be done in the middle (knife wasn't coming out clean). Served with mixed fruit and bagels. Will definitely be making again."

    jaclyn_mullahy User ID: 6653625 223186
    Reviewed Mar. 20, 2015

    "I only used half the onion and added other veggies - mushrooms, tomato, green pepper, etc. (drain excess water after cooking). I also sprinkled with pepper as well. Everyone loved it!"

    tazman1953 User ID: 8299761 223141
    Reviewed Mar. 19, 2015

    "Good stuff for breakfast"

    AmyE007 User ID: 6828226 221720
    Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

    "Good, easy...good staple for a morning brunch."

    tammycookblogsbooks User ID: 7112115 221655
    Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

    "This is a good dish for breakfast or brunch. I used potatoes that I shredded myself and left out the Swiss cheese. It turned out delicious."

    cranger2 User ID: 8208237 220014
    Reviewed Feb. 8, 2015

    "Great recipe! I added chopped up broccoli , sausage and pepperoni slices. Great flavor!

    I have made this twice and my husband loved it. Makes for great leftovers too!"

    gourdgal User ID: 4347986 219411
    Reviewed Feb. 1, 2015

    "This is a great recipe. I added diced green chili's. But don't think it originated with the Amish as they don't have electricity to keep frozen hash browns. They live very frugally without electricity."

    maur45 User ID: 7013686 217348
    Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

    "OK easy to make. Not a strong flavor. Bacon was a nice change from sausage but maybe could use some vegetable ."

    BoosBug User ID: 7052546 215893
    Reviewed Dec. 25, 2014

    "Made exactly as written. This was amazing!"

    squishygumdrop User ID: 7173038 215053
    Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014

    "Really good! Didnt add cottage cheese for personal preferences and turn out amazing. made for 7 and had no leftovers!"

    holeyone User ID: 8130785 37218
    Reviewed Nov. 29, 2014

    "I made this this morning but halved the recipe since I didn't have the exact ingredients. I browned the onions,bacon, and added red and green peppers. I used 6oz of leftover Sour Cream and Onion Dip (the one in the container. I didn't have cottage cheese) and added a little extra cheddar cheese to sub for not having the Swiss. It came out excellent!! Very flavorful using the dip mix. It was even better baking it in my cast iron pan- nicely browned on the bottom. This will be in our breakfast rotation!"

    kemmage666666 User ID: 6777292 94874
    Reviewed Nov. 28, 2014

    "This is a Christmas brunch dish which is always on my menu...delicious! It is super simple to assemble the night before and just pop in the oven to bake on Christmas morning. My six sons and their Dad all love it!"

    vbak User ID: 1660180 49090
    Reviewed Nov. 13, 2014

    "This is so tasty. The last time I made this, I used breakfast sausage, and I really prefer it with bacon. I like the fact that it doesn't have to sit overnight in the fridge. When I have a crowd for breakfast , this is the casserole that I make. The whole family loves it. I prefer this to the one that doesn't include the cottage cheese. One piece makes you want more. Addicting!"

    mom5 User ID: 32139 204868
    Reviewed Oct. 3, 2014

    "Really great! Made a few substitutions due to what I had on hand. Used both bacon and crumbled sausage, frozen diced onion and peppers, and Monterey Jack for the swiss cheese. Omitted the cottage cheese, not my favorite and a few dashes of hot sauce. Will be my go to casserole for any meal or that special breakfast/brunch. Thank you!"

    ferryal User ID: 3337544 34902
    Reviewed Jul. 14, 2014

    "Great casserole & loved every bit of it. For the one/s who said this was tasteless, maybe you don't know how to cook, so you should start taking cooking class 101!!!"

    Montana86 User ID: 5344864 110425
    Reviewed Jul. 10, 2014

    "Very bland."

    mrssarge User ID: 2654969 55888
    Reviewed Jul. 8, 2014

    "The whole family loves this casserole. Nice for when you have a houseful for breakfast. Very easy to make and I like the fact you don't have to let it sit overnight. I've made it with bacon several times now. Next time, may try with sausage."

    learning2cook2013 User ID: 7835684 37217
    Reviewed Jun. 5, 2014

    "I made this breakfast casserole for a staff breakfast at work. It was super easy to make. I prepped the bacon and onions the night before and then threw the rest together and baked it in the morning before work. Everybody loved it and a few people asked for the recipe. It literally disappeared within a few minutes. No leftovers!"

    diannevdv User ID: 7733207 61159
    Reviewed May. 6, 2014

    "I made this for Easter Brunch. It definitely deserves 5 stars!! It fed a crowd. Adults and children ate it all. I did not have cottage cheese on hand but used Ricotta cheese which I did have on hand. It would have been a little more moist if I had used cottage cheese which I will do next time. I put it together the day before and refrigerated it overnight. Perfect. Great Recipe!! Delicious. This will be my go to breakfast casserole (to serve alongside Pillsbury's French Toast bake casserole and a Virginia baked ham)."

    zookeeperk User ID: 819663 55834
    Reviewed Apr. 24, 2014

    "Didn't have bacon on hand so I made the recipe with 1 tube of Jimmy Dean sausage but followed the rest of the recipe exactly... The ladies at church now know exactly what they will assign me to bring to brunch from now on!!"

    wedensday User ID: 7763121 204867
    Reviewed Apr. 18, 2014

    "I always make this recipe for Easter Sunday breakfast! I love it!"

    Asterx User ID: 7126565 36996
    Reviewed Mar. 28, 2014

    "easy and delicious... great if you're feeding many! For two, we had leftovers for a few days (and didn't get sick of it!)"

    ksupey User ID: 2500901 105222
    Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

    "I make this every Easter and every bit of it goes. So good! I prep it the night before and toss it in a pan on Easter morning, couldn't be easier. I use sausage sometimes to switch it up."

    cathycooking User ID: 3735084 49088
    Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

    "This was good and a nice change but I felt it needed a bit more flavor for my tastes. I liked that it used potatoes instread of bread. I did add ground pepper but felt it still needed something else. I will try it again but next time will try some of the other suggestions like pepper jack cheese instead of swisss and/or southwest potatoes instead of plain potatoes and/or the addition of sautéed peppers and garlic. This is just a personal preference for something with a little more "kick"."

    caree929 User ID: 3830950 132856
    Reviewed Feb. 28, 2014

    "Really yummy, especially with breakfast sausage. I was worried there wouldn't be enough flavor but there totally was! I sprinkled pepper in it and used mozzarella instead of Swiss cheese just because I'm not the biggest fan of Swiss cheese. This would also be a really easy recipe to halve!"

    doodlebug65 User ID: 7672994 85575
    Reviewed Feb. 26, 2014

    "Yummy and easy. It was the perfect size to feed a large group. This will be served at our home!!"

    lindemann4 User ID: 4082495 204866
    Reviewed Jan. 26, 2014

    "This is a wonderful breakfast casserole. I make this up in several small pans and then send one to our daughter in college. She loves it, even rewarmed."

    bkfstfav User ID: 2362846 85573
    Reviewed Jan. 14, 2014

    "This is the best breakfast casserole I've ever made or eaten. I take it to our monthly birthday parties at work and get lots of raves and asking for the recipe. I use sausage and add more eggs than what it calls for."

    mooreda User ID: 761454 127271
    Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

    "this was the best b'fast casserole we have had, very good! I added pepper and also some hot sauce to it, awesome! :D"

    LAADYLEXUS User ID: 3668133 132855
    Reviewed Dec. 31, 2013

    "Made this for Xmas breakfast. It was the most tasteless breakfast casserole I have ever made.

    Glad I also made biscuits and sausage gravy. I had 3/4 that I had to throw in the garbage. Would not recommend at all. Too many other great breakfast casserole's available."

    Idella Rogers User ID: 1675298 94873
    Reviewed Dec. 31, 2013

    "Our family really enjoys this breakfast dish. It is so much better than those that are based on bread and you don't have to wait with it in the fridge overnight. I used pork sausage instead of bacon. But like both."

    chin-chilla User ID: 2872569 105171
    Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

    "I made this over the holiday and guests really liked it. I thought it was too rich with all the bacon and cheese. Next time I'd probably half the bacon and increase the amount of hash browns in the recipe. I also used 2% cottage cheese."

    puzzlemad User ID: 3329799 84182
    Reviewed Dec. 28, 2013

    "I first made this for guests. They loved it and wanted the recipe. We like it as well and have made it again. It's a great company breakfast casserole."

    kegr1978 User ID: 7534762 127131
    Reviewed Dec. 12, 2013

    "This is an amazing & easy-to-make casserole...I always prepare it on Christmas Eve and throw it in the oven Christmas morning!"

    Bajaspeed User ID: 6369857 61158
    Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013

    "Excellent! The entire family loved it!"

    ktype User ID: 4188985 132847
    Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013


    LaceyCapshaw User ID: 7266349 61157
    Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

    "Had a small group and halved the recipe and it was still so yummy! I used cubed hashbrowns because that's what I had on hand. Had to cook it @ 375 for the last 10mins to get it to finish. Great dish for groups big and small!"

    lutherallie User ID: 2823623 94588
    Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

    "This was awesome. Only substituted mozzarella for the Swiss because we don't really like Swiss."

    lutherallie User ID: 2823623 61156
    Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

    "This was awesome! We don't really like Swiss cheese, so I substituted mozzarella though. :)"

    WSUHomeEcDenise User ID: 6150534 61155
    Reviewed Sep. 9, 2013

    "I made this recipe for a brunch held after my 40th high school reunion for our committee. I made 2 and their was not a crumb left plus several classmates requested the recipe!"

    bwinfrey269 User ID: 3021515 78324
    Reviewed Sep. 3, 2013

    "Love this! Make it for work all the time because it works for those needing gluten free :-) always takes longer to cook then this says though"

    sddeck User ID: 7279512 78323
    Reviewed Aug. 25, 2013

    "My family loves this!!! We've even had it for dinner!!!"

    SuziT User ID: 56999 61153
    Reviewed Aug. 19, 2013

    "I make this casserole frequently, it was always requested by my co-workers!! I did make it the night before and bake in the AM...I make it with 1 tube of Jimmy Dean Mild sausage and a dozen eggs so it is a larger casserole. I have also used egg substitute for 1/2 the eggs without any difference!! You will love this great and adaptable casserole!!"

    lovetheholidays User ID: 5575896 127129
    Reviewed Aug. 11, 2013 Edited Mar. 10, 2016

    "Although this is a great recipe on it's own, I've sauteed bell peppers w/the onions and added green chilis. Just gives it a little extra kick. I rate the original recipe very highly. Everyone loves it!"

    tlwoodard User ID: 1581776 41633
    Reviewed Jul. 30, 2013

    "This recipe is so easy & delicious and the left overs were just as tasty reheated. This recipe is awesome as is but next time I make this I want to try fresh mushrooms & maybe some green pepper."

    bmal9713 User ID: 4715142 49086
    Reviewed Jul. 25, 2013


    SuziT User ID: 56999 110365
    Reviewed Jul. 7, 2013

    "I've made this recipe many times, especially when I was still working as it was a favorite of my co-workers!! I make it the night before and bake in the AM a little lower and longer since it is cold. I usually make it with Jimmy Dean mild sausage which I cook with the onion and Also use the whole bag of has browns and a dozen eggs as I always need a larger casserole!!! I sometimes use half egg-beaters(egg substitute) and 6 one ever knows the difference!! try will become one of your favorites too!"

    inotsmile User ID: 6516227 35084
    Reviewed May. 12, 2013

    "I made this for a Mother's Day breakfast for my family. Instead of bacon, I used a hamsteak. It was very good."

    christycincy User ID: 6445428 94345
    Reviewed May. 6, 2013

    "Very yummy and easy to make. Will definitely make again."

    lberry222 User ID: 4948624 132761
    Reviewed Apr. 6, 2013

    "Very tasty! Would definitely make again and again and again."

    christiweker User ID: 4243107 110360
    Reviewed Mar. 31, 2013

    "I made this for Easter. Assembled everything Saturday night and left it in the fridge, and threw it in the oven for 45 mins on Sunday morning. So good! I used a pound of lunch meat ham instead of bacon, and added chopped mushrooms as well. Very good!"

    tlcole14 User ID: 7137274 127127
    Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

    "quick, yummy, and my kids even ate it!"

    trishgale User ID: 2598261 35062
    Reviewed Feb. 5, 2013

    "My favorite breakfast casserole by far. I usually make it with 1lb of Bob Evans sausage instead of the bacon because I keep it frozen. One of our favorites."

    Dale2650ford User ID: 2553271 78312
    Reviewed Jan. 30, 2013

    "Everybody loved it on a RV trip. So much, that I wouldn't count on serving 12, more like 6."

    bjgreen User ID: 4229391 85569
    Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

    "Made recipe as is but used more eggs for pot luck. Made it healthier for myself using shreddred summer squash in place of potatoes and was excellent & none knew the difference."

    cookiemouse User ID: 3900007 127126
    Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

    "This is a great casserole for breakfast or any other meal! It lends itself to being very adaptable. I used pepperjack and a little less cheese also. I have tried it with spicy Italian sausage and another time with diced Polish Kielbasa. Always rave reviews from the peanut gallery!"

    AnneViolaP.S. User ID: 3517238 84181
    Reviewed Jan. 24, 2013

    "This is my go to recipe when I am having overnight guests! Love it! "

    Bingmower User ID: 6460087 105170
    Reviewed Jan. 9, 2013

    "My family loved it."

    Braudt User ID: 3651523 85487
    Reviewed Jan. 8, 2013

    "easy and delicious!"

    Donalie Guin User ID: 5930308 84179
    Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

    "Tasty and easy to create but somewhat bland. I will definitely make it again adding green & red peppers, perhaps black olives. My son added salsa as a topping saying it was perfect."

    germanycook User ID: 6411056 55829
    Reviewed Dec. 29, 2012

    "This was good but can use improving - I used 8 eggs, didn't have swiss cheese so used some sour cream, added salt (and it still needed some when I served it!). Very good idea and you can definitely play with the recipe, add ingredients that you like!"

    bowler_jen User ID: 1977143 34900
    Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

    "Excellent. Always goes fast."

    [email protected] User ID: 5432671 36995
    Reviewed Nov. 29, 2012

    "I made some changes due to suggestions from other reviewers. I used 9 eggs instead of 6. I used ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese because I really dislike cottage cheese. My potatoes were added frozen because I did not notice that the recipe said thawed. The casserole was very, very dry. I assume it was because I added too many eggs. The flavor was good and I will try this recipe again only this time I will not make any changes to the original recipe."

    geocarjoh User ID: 4578474 127050
    Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

    "Made this for company breakfast and everyone loved it and asked for the recipe. Making it today again... So easy and I think I cut back slightly on fat and it was still good... A definite keeper!"

    Machensmama User ID: 6955561 55828
    Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

    "This was so easy to make and everyone in my family loved it!! This casserold will be a mainstay in my family for many years."

    Rufus55 User ID: 6311329 49038
    Reviewed Oct. 26, 2012

    "this was great! I would add a couple more eggs but even without doing that this was great as in!! It was all gone with no leftovers!"

    juanitahanzel User ID: 1591074 105152
    Reviewed Oct. 23, 2012

    "MY husband really liked this. Used Sasuage & added a dash of Cayenne pepper. Will try pepper jack next time. We like kick"

    julieeee User ID: 831695 49035
    Reviewed Oct. 15, 2012

    "I have been using this recipe from TOH for years and we still love it. I do change it up sometimes...sausage instead of bacon, add green chilies, different's always great. I do always have to bake it a little longer than called for, and I let it stand a little longer than called for also...if we can wait that long to dig in it!"

    DebGL User ID: 6275940 132759
    Reviewed Oct. 15, 2012

    "Although this recipe was great as is, I added 2 more eggs and substituted smoked gouda cheese for the Swiss and that really put it over the top!"

    danleydoff User ID: 2966851 110358
    Reviewed Sep. 26, 2012

    "Didn't have Swiss, so just used cheddar and added green peppers. Very tasty. All the kids and hubby liked it. We made it for supper with a little left over. The kids want the left overs for breakfast."

    WyomingOma User ID: 3359347 35058
    Reviewed Sep. 21, 2012

    "This is the recipe that I use to feed a hungry crowd.

    When I made it the first time, I followed the recipe to the letter. It was wonderful.
    Over time the only changes that I make is that I use 9 eggs instead of just 6. I have also made it using breakfast sausage in place of the bacon. I imagine it would be good with ham too. YUM!"

    WASteve User ID: 6842224 84177
    Reviewed Sep. 2, 2012

    "Way to much cheese, to little eggs, only 2 out 10 people finished it."

    KENNETHSNOW User ID: 4833016 55813
    Reviewed Sep. 1, 2012

    "easy and great tasting and the kids all like it!"

    Travlnman02 User ID: 5805527 85349
    Reviewed Aug. 17, 2012

    "I made it first time the way the recipe suggests for a breakfast with my son and grandchildren. It was well received. The basic rescipe lends itself to variations of your choice so I've used smoke cured Ham, bulk breakfast sausage, smoked sausages, and even crabmeat and shrimp. I added fresh sliced mushrooms, red bellpeppers, and even the long green chile peppers seeded and diced small. I made fresh salsa with Cilantro and served it on the side. Ialso made fresh biscuits with butter and honey and a fresh fruit or melon. Great breakfast."

    bpmsr User ID: 1608184 35057
    Reviewed Aug. 14, 2012

    "Simply delicious!!! Have made this several times and it's always a huge hit! I always add extra meat - sausage and canadian bacon. I NEVER have leftovers!"

    debstamp User ID: 6321450 110343
    Reviewed Jul. 18, 2012

    "Made this for a family brunch and divided into 2 pans (1 w/bacon and 1 without for a vegetarian) and both were a big hit. I followed various people's suggestions, substituted cottage cheese with ricotta and used half mexican cheese and half mexican cheese with taco seasoning for a little kick. Very easy to make and yummy!"

    CookingAmanda User ID: 6761071 36791
    Reviewed Jul. 4, 2012

    "I made this for breakfast for the 4th of July, and it was fantastic. It was super easy and really enjoyable. I did make one substitution. I don't like cottage cheese, I don't even like the idea of cottage cheese, so I used ricotta cheese instead and it was perfect. This is a recipe to keep!!"

    ilka896 User ID: 6549264 61152
    Reviewed Jun. 25, 2012

    "It was alright. My husband did not really like it but he liked that it kept him full for a long time."

    Ilovemypuppies User ID: 6424576 127049
    Reviewed Jun. 21, 2012

    "I put my own spin on this recipe. I didn't use the bacon but instead use ham and added mushrooms and used cheddar cheese. I made it for company and everyone enjoyed."

    shancooks User ID: 4728097 41632
    Reviewed Jun. 10, 2012

    "I made this for an employee breakfast at work today and it was HIT!!"

    walkingfit User ID: 4734545 35044
    Reviewed Jun. 2, 2012

    "Made this for some company and it was a big hit. Even though I cooked it for the full time and let it stand before serving, the very center had not set up fully. But that won't stop me from serving this dish regularly."

    slimzsister User ID: 4647402 41614
    Reviewed May. 28, 2012

    "I've made this recipe several times. Each time I have omitted the onion and replaced the bacon with sausage. It's always a hit."

    stewhep User ID: 2879732 94312
    Reviewed May. 28, 2012

    "I made this for our LWML breakfast meeting and it was a great hit - any leftovers freeze well...."

    RosannTSarka User ID: 6447612 78240
    Reviewed May. 28, 2012

    "Wow! This is an awesome recipe!

    I cut it in half, substituted feta for the cheddar and hot pork sausage for the bacon. Since there are only 3 in my family, that gave me a meal for one breakfast and I froze the other half for another morning. This is SO easy and my hubby who doesn't really care for casseroles for breakfast said it was a "keeper"."

    Juliaauliveld User ID: 6231777 84174
    Reviewed May. 27, 2012

    "This is soooooooooooo good"

    joannemg User ID: 650652 55812
    Reviewed May. 26, 2012

    "My husband liked the recipe. I used ham slices that I had. It was good."

    happygirl_pa User ID: 6684609 41613
    Reviewed May. 10, 2012

    "I followed the recipe exactly as stated. It baked to a lovely golden brown. I served today to teachers at a Staff Appreciation Brunch. They loved it and I brought home an empty container less than an hour later. I've added this to my "go to" list of recipes."

    Grammy B User ID: 5347028 61151
    Reviewed May. 6, 2012

    "My son-in-law says he hates cottage cheese, but he declared this recipe "A keeper". Because I was feeding a crowd, I added a few more eggs, a pound of Lil Smokie links sliced (yes, I also added the bacon as directed) and switched the cheddar and swiss for a combo of cheeses we had on hand. I liked the kick the pepper jack cheese gave it. Hearty and delish!"

    kerrynjames User ID: 5662698 84173
    Reviewed Apr. 29, 2012

    "This recipe is tasty and easy to make. I gave it 4 stars as it could be considered a little bland. Next time, I'm going to try pepperjack instead of swiss.

    All in all, I liked it and would not hesitate to make this dish again! Thanks for the recipe!"

    kerrynjames User ID: 5662698 104813
    Reviewed Apr. 29, 2012

    "This recipe is tasty and easy to make. I gave it 4 stars as it could be considered a little bland. Next time, I'm going to try pepperjack instead of swiss.

    All in all, I liked it and would not hesitate to make this dish again! Thanks for the recipe!"

    robbinthornton User ID: 3362574 94305
    Reviewed Apr. 27, 2012

    "quick, simple and delicious!"

    K_Ortiz User ID: 6643568 84161
    Reviewed Apr. 15, 2012 Edited Mar. 10, 2016

    "My family LOVES this casserole! I had to alter it a bit for my large family. I use 8-12 eggs, use pepper jack cheese instead of swiss and add a couple spoonfuls of sour cream. I also substitute sausage when i didn't have bacon, and it was just as delicious. This adds to my cooking time, approximately 50-60 minutes total but it is worth the wait."

    blondentexan User ID: 4912861 55722
    Reviewed Apr. 1, 2012

    "Absolutely delicious! A family favourite."

    careyportell User ID: 4721051 41612
    Reviewed Mar. 5, 2012

    "i made breakfast for dinner and the entire casserole was eaten! everyone had seconds."

    revmo User ID: 116376 132745
    Reviewed Mar. 4, 2012

    "I made it without the bacon (I didn't have any) and it was still fabulous! Great recipe - thanks!"

    Petrich User ID: 6046723 110342
    Reviewed Feb. 29, 2012

    "I made this recipe for family visiting from out of town and it was a hit. They took the recipe home and used it for a family gathering over Christmas...everyone wanted the recipe! easy recipe and excellent tasting."

    Sillyman1 User ID: 1306631 41610
    Reviewed Feb. 18, 2012

    "I blended the cottage cheese and eggs (8 eggs) in a blender and added 1/4th cup of milk. I also substituted cubed ham for the bacon. I sauteed up a yellow onion and mushrooms to add. I omitted the swiss cheese. I also added salt, pepper, ground mustard, and garlic powder. This was supper yummy. My husband likes to eat this with salsa. Would be okay with ketchup for kids."

    KeriM User ID: 5351487 49033
    Reviewed Feb. 15, 2012

    "This recipe was easy to make and tasty, however I found it very bland. I was worried when preparing it that it would be, but wasn't sure if the saltiness of the bacon would be enough, so I didn't alter the recipe except to make it with 10 eggs. After eating it, I would definitely add salt and pepper, and maybe even some green and red peppers. It has the potential to be a wonderful recipe."

    ValerieMS User ID: 4364700 104807
    Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

    "This recipe is ok, but I have another similar recipe we like much better. I think the hashed browns make this a little heavy."

    Tammy_Girl User ID: 4329568 78238
    Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

    "Trust me, you don't taste the cottage cheese.  My son and husband can't stand cottage cheese, but they don't even know it's in the recipe.  I am so craving this recipe now too."

    19fernwood User ID: 6348812 41594
    Reviewed Jan. 19, 2012

    "enjoyed the cottage cheese, made it creamy! easy to make and I used turkey sausage vs. bacon."

    benenati User ID: 1018870 34898
    Reviewed Jan. 4, 2012

    "made this for Christmas Eve brunch 2011 everyone said it was year I will make (2) 9x13's because it was gone so fast after people took seconds and thirds!!! I didn't change anything in the recipe, however, I did make it the day before, covered it and put it in the refrigerator. I took it out 30 minutes before I baked it. It is a keeper and the only breakfast casserole I will make from now on."

    sherri6332000 User ID: 2580978 204865
    Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

    "I am eating this as I speak. It is really good, flavorful. I added chopped ham instead of bacon and I had a block of Irish Cheddar so I used that instead of the standard orange. Other than that, the recipe is the same. Oh, and I added a little bit of green onions along with the sweet. The cottage cheese makes it creamy and delicious. Excellent brunch dish"

    jillanglemyer User ID: 2065875 49029
    Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

    "Delicious! I have never made a breakfast casserole before because none of the other recipes appealed to me. This one was a big hit for a holiday breakfast."

    wombie User ID: 5672227 126957
    Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

    "We have tried this with bacon and sausage and enjoyed both."

    C.Laughlin User ID: 6306255 35042
    Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011 Edited Mar. 10, 2016

    "This was kind of boring by itself, but a good standard to add green chilies and spices. Could probably also use only one cheese."

    drumminmomma User ID: 5666153 126955
    Reviewed Dec. 25, 2011

    "Made this again this morning! Absolutely LOVE it! I double the eggs, 12 total and sauté red and green pepper to throw in it! Delicious!!!! We even eat it for dinner too!"

    jlester User ID: 5494015 85345
    Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

    "This was soooo good and easy. I took it to work and everyone loved it! I followed the recipe except I did put 10 eggs. Next time I think I will add green pepper and mushrooms. You can't taste the cottage cheese but don't leave it out...I think it inhances the taste of the other cheeses."

    dmitch64 User ID: 3180008 104806
    Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

    "Delicious! Kids and adults alike loved it!"

    cowgirl_one User ID: 4989299 41592
    Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

    "I made this last year for Christmas breakfast and all my family loved it! I cooked the bacon and onion mix the night before and put it in a sealed bowl till the morning and was perfect to mix the last bit and pop in the oven while presents were being opened! It has been requested for a repeat Christmas breakfast again this year!"

    Twren User ID: 5983065 126954
    Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

    "Excellent! Everybody wanted more!"

    leslie1966 User ID: 3337908 78233
    Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

    "Really good and easy too. I used a combo of bacon and sausage that worked out well."

    countess cookie User ID: 4170037 94257
    Reviewed Oct. 24, 2011

    "Delicious!!! Made with 12 eggs and turkey sausage. A very easy and cheap meal that the entire family will enjoy! Also, for those who don't like cottage cheese, you can't taste it in this dish a bit!"

    ambarr User ID: 3026298 110258
    Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

    "After I made this recipe I have'nt even tried

    another one. This is a keeper!"

    pinkiepie User ID: 5517629 126952
    Reviewed Sep. 30, 2011 Edited Mar. 10, 2016

    "Made this when I had family in from out of town and every on loved it. So much they asked for a copy of the recipe."

    Shhhari User ID: 6198013 84152
    Reviewed Sep. 12, 2011

    "Yummy! And for "Grampa," who doesn't like cottage cheese, you won't notice it if you put it in a blender with the eggs.

    I've changed the recipe by using less potatoes (hubby can't eat a lot of carbs!) and adding fresh spinach, mushrooms & bell peppers. It also can be spiced up lots more if that's your taste. Very adaptable recipe!"

    zachary.abramovitz User ID: 6079392 110255
    Reviewed Aug. 19, 2011

    "Simply Amazing! My wife and I tried this one out a few months ago, and it IMMEADIATELY became a weekly dish. a Must Try!"

    hzhrmyn3 User ID: 3585605 35041
    Reviewed Aug. 18, 2011 Edited Mar. 10, 2016

    "I made the Amish breakfast casserole this week for friends. Everyone gave it 10/10. However cholesterol wise, it's quite a bit when you consider all the cheese. It's a great recipe for a one dish breakfast. Will do a repeat again when we have guests for breakfast of for a brunch.

    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada"

    lluvbear User ID: 1631984 126951
    Reviewed Aug. 17, 2011

    "Lot of potatoes and potato taste in this recipe. Almost tastes like a hashbrown casserole."

    Tammy_Girl User ID: 4329568 85342
    Reviewed Jul. 31, 2011

    "This is my first time writing a review for a recipe, but this one deserved a review, it was that good. This was so tasty; I made it just as directed, except I used a pound of sausage (Bob Evans breakfast sausage). Be sure to let stand for 10 minutes, in fact, I think 15 minutes is better. I made it quicker by frying the sausage a day ahead."

    fivstar User ID: 5906005 84151
    Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

    "Does anyone know if this can be made ahead and frozen? It is delicious and I'd like to have it in the freezer for unexpected company."

    fivstar User ID: 5906005 85341
    Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

    "I want to make this casserole for company. Has anyone tried making it and freezing it ahead of time?"

    amymc1217 User ID: 562316 41547
    Reviewed Jul. 14, 2011

    "I will make this again and again. My family and co-workers love this. A tip to make it even quicker is that I used a package of the Oscar Meyer real bacon bits you find on the salad Dressing aisle and it was fantastic!! This is a recipe I will keep forever and so quick and easy to make!"

    russwife User ID: 4179779 61150
    Reviewed Jul. 12, 2011

    "Am so glad that you posted this as this is more than just a 5 star..everyone loves this thank you for this wonderful recipe."

    regrimm User ID: 6084487 48814
    Reviewed Jul. 8, 2011

    "I always use 12 eggs but otherwise follow this to a T, and love it! Have tried with both bacon and turkey sausage and it's great both ways!"

    scsvatek User ID: 4971420 204864
    Reviewed Jun. 19, 2011

    "There are never any leftovers when I make this. It is hearty and delicious."

    nativenewmexican User ID: 5578297 94124
    Reviewed Apr. 13, 2011 Edited Mar. 10, 2016

    "I made this as a test to see if it's what I wanted to take to a bridal shower. It was great! I did follow the advice of one lady and made it with 12 eggs and 30 oz hash browns so it would be a little bigger. Being from the Southwest, you can't make an egg dish without throwing in green chili. I bought the frozen kind and drained it before adding. Since it was bigger I baked it an hour."

    tarrahlea User ID: 5863265 41546
    Reviewed Apr. 12, 2011

    "easy and delicious!"

    chinamaxx User ID: 5745592 204863
    Reviewed Apr. 5, 2011

    "I made this for my kids this morning and they both gave me 2 thumbs up!! easy and delicious."

    SandyLaurie User ID: 3046534 204862
    Reviewed Mar. 9, 2011

    "This is a great recipe! One reviewer said hers turned out dry. Gas and electric ovens don't cook the same. For anything you cook, if you're using a gas oven, lower the temp. by 15 degrees."

    BowieSuzette User ID: 4916153 78230
    Reviewed Feb. 11, 2011 Edited Mar. 10, 2016

    "I made this for my husband the other night. He LOVED it. Instead of the cottage cheese, I added a little more shredded cheese and extra hash browns. I also cut up an extra tomato I had laying around and threw some green, orange and red peppers on tops just for color. Was soooo good! Will make it again, very soon!!"

    loopyjane3377 User ID: 4588054 41530
    Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011 Edited Mar. 10, 2016

    "This was very tasty and relatively easy to make. Made with bacon and next time I will try the breakfast sausage."

    jbstephens User ID: 5806840 126950
    Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

    "I made this for our Ladies Bible Study today and everyone luved it...i did make a few changes because i needed it to make a lager casserole...i used 12 eggs instead of hash-browns was a 30 oz bag..and i added extra cheddar cheese to the top when it was done and left it just long enough 2 melt...we r big on Cheddar Cheese...Was Very Good...might try it another way next time r make as recipe calls 4 . i just needed a bigger casserole this mornin...Thanks 4 sharing ..Will be making it again !!!!!"

    vlm40 User ID: 1125791 34895
    Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011 Edited Mar. 10, 2016

    "I made this casserole yesterday with 1 lb of breakfast sausage. It's okay, but don't think it has enough flavor that I would make it again."

    swinny User ID: 1858482 61145
    Reviewed Feb. 5, 2011

    "My daughter is going back to college this morning and I wanted to make something she would enjoy & get her back on the road to finish up her last year of college. We all enjoyed this very much."

    Melissa S. User ID: 4957673 204861
    Reviewed Feb. 3, 2011

    "Wow! This was great! I used extra-sharp cheddar cheese. My husband and kids loved it. Thank you for a great recipe I will use a lot. :)"

    trishgale User ID: 2598261 61144
    Reviewed Feb. 3, 2011

    "We were snowed in and I made this, and it is fantastic . . . cannot wait to make it again. I used Bob Evans sausage since I had it on hand and probably used close to 5 cups of shredded hashbrowns to make it firmer. My husband and I love it, and this is our new favorite breakfast casserole now. The next time I will use bacon instead to see if it is as good."

    djmirous User ID: 4163727 110247
    Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

    "I have made this for Christmas morning the last two years. It is a hit. I substitue Monterey Jack for the Swiss. And I cook the bacon and onion up the night before and measure out the other ingredients in a large bowl. Basically do everything except add the eggs. I do that in the morning. I get it out a few minutes earlier and bake it a little longer. Works really well."

    pac12 User ID: 5795340 34891
    Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

    "very good made for faimly"

    Researchergal User ID: 1524012 110239
    Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011

    "I made this for our Christmas morning breakfast and we really enjoyed it. Now that I've tried it once I would add some additional ingredients next time I made it."

    PeggyJanea56 User ID: 5651692 132736
    Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011

    "Made this for a Bible Study Brunch and was a huge success. The potatoes are a welcomed change from bread and the cottage cheese makes it oh so creamy. Wouldn't change a thing and will definately make again."

    Estherwaayenberg User ID: 5568053 126948
    Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011 Edited Mar. 10, 2016

    "Being I'm watching the fat intake, I found this recipe easy to defat with turkey bacon and lowfat or no fat cheeses. If you don't have frozen hash browns, shred or dice the potatoes."

    susansimonds User ID: 5399212 204860
    Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011

    "I haven't tried it yet but wonder how the Amish prepared potatoes for it. I'm SURE they didn't use frozen hash browns."

    patzconklin User ID: 2381511 94023
    Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011 Edited Mar. 10, 2016

    "This recipe is delicious. To the person who would like to substitute Ricotta instead of cottage cheese, that would work fine also but since Ricotta is alot more expensive you might consider just putting your cootage cheese through a food processor or blender and your cottage cheese hater will not know the difference."

    bagsdeb User ID: 1434370 110226
    Reviewed Jan. 29, 2011

    "Has anyone ommited the cottage cheese and used something else? I have one in the family that if they see cottage cheese they won't use it. Would ricotta cheese work?"

    yeibmom User ID: 4454320 36781
    Reviewed Jan. 29, 2011

    "I have made this for Christmas morning the last 3 years in a row. Delicious for breakfast or dinner."

    lisaviolette User ID: 5270132 94022
    Reviewed Jan. 29, 2011 Edited Mar. 10, 2016

    "I have had this recipe from Taste of Home years ago and it is a staple in my family. It feeds alot of people and everyone loves it. I use chives or scallions instead of onion."

    RhondaKBowman User ID: 4284737 48760
    Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

    "This recipe is the same one I found in a quilters cookbook several years ago. I make it all the time. I like the sausage, but I also use Canadian bacon. It's easier and a little less fat. Give it a try. We like this recipe with pancakes."

    SharonHughart User ID: 2421284 132733
    Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

    "Looked this up a few days before Christmas when seraching for breakfast idaes. We really liked this -- made it for Christmas breaksfast for the fisrt time AND it had nice presentation for guests. Very easy to make! I reduced the onion (used sweet onion) because I don't really care for onions. I will make again ~ thanks!"

    tood1es User ID: 375243 84150
    Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

    "My husband LOVED this dish! He said it needs to replace our annual tradition of breakfast pie (see other Taste of Home recipe) for Christmas breakfast."

    ShereeHedrick User ID: 1141740 34887
    Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

    "I made this on Xmas Eve to serve Xmas Morning...VERY Good...It is already slotted for the menu for Xmas 2011!"

    julieehle User ID: 1716709 48755
    Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

    "This is my new favorite breakfast casserole. Great as written, or do as we do and add in other meats & veggies we have on hand. The cottage cheese in it adds creamy goodness."

    DKM2 User ID: 5049165 110225
    Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

    "Our family loves this."

    embatt User ID: 2414376 55718
    Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

    "I substituted sausage for the bacon and omitted the onions, and received rave reviews on Christmas morning. It's a keeper!"

    Strong Family User ID: 5747150 41529
    Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

    "Everyone in the family thought it was very good. Next time will sub mozza cheese for the swiss."

    LauraManning User ID: 968398 104805
    Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

    "Good flavor but mine turned out a little on the dry side. I think it needs a little milk."

    theplowmanswife User ID: 5271693 84142
    Reviewed Jan. 2, 2011 Edited Mar. 10, 2016

    "I prepared this for our family Christmas breakfast. My family devoured it. It is so easy. I made it the night before and refrigrated it and put it in the oven to cook while we opened presents. It was great. I added cubed ham to it; it was delicious. It is now on the menu for next year."

    cherrylady User ID: 1073547 41527
    Reviewed Jan. 2, 2011

    "We did not enjoy this casserole. My family all agreed that our all-time favorite egg casserole by Jimmy Dean is MUCH better."

    doedeer User ID: 4917939 78224
    Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

    "I can honestly say that I have not yet tried this recipe, but my husband and I love brunch. I am Amish decendent (Yoder) and they have the best country and simple brunch dishes.I can tell just by readind the ingredient's that I will make this dish and have created my own simular to this recipe that it is a hit!"

    hvermillera User ID: 3081790 41526
    Reviewed Dec. 25, 2010

    "My family really liked this casserole. The next time I make it I want to try other veggies and meat. I think you can do a lot with this and it will always taste good."

    ruschca21 User ID: 5350267 78223
    Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

    "Friends LOVED it! Used ham instead of bacon, and it was absolutely delicious!"

    Aliciarogers User ID: 4526116 34886
    Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010 Edited Mar. 10, 2016

    "This was delicious. I made it with ham instead of bacon since that was what I had on hand. I also used tator tots and broke them up as that was what I had. It needed to cook a bit extra as the tator tots were not completely thawed out. It made me nervous at first as it didn't seem to be setting up but I just cooked it til a knife came out clean and it turned out great!"

    mschwark User ID: 727367 41523
    Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

    "Have been making this for years we love it. I've even used leftover spam,onion,green pepper and cheese which we use for a grilled sandwhich."

    anray86 User ID: 3539524 36779
    Reviewed Dec. 18, 2010

    "Delicious! Will make this again. I didn't have fresh onion so i used minced instead and didn't have any swiss so i used extra cheddar. MM MMM good."

    sdmckinley User ID: 5530898 132639
    Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

    "Wanted to try something new for x-mas morning, we've had the same thing every year for a while. I made it early to give it a try and avery one loved it, even the kids."

    stacia183 User ID: 5095790 35039
    Reviewed Dec. 3, 2010

    "I make this at least once a month, however, I've tweaked it to our liking. I use a lb of bacon AND a lb of sausage...I also make my own homemade hashbrowns and brown them with onions. We like them better if they are cooked to make them a little crunchier than the frozen ones used in the original recipe. I also put 1/2 of the mixture in the pan and then put swiss slices and the rest on top, with cheddar to cover the top...Guess you could say all I use the recipe for anymore is a list of ingredients :) But, it was awesome as it is written as well!"

    ljdeem User ID: 3028337 132637
    Reviewed Oct. 19, 2010 Edited Mar. 10, 2016

    "Loved this Recipe... My Daughter had a Birthday sleepover with 8 girls and this made enough for all of them, they loved and it was a good lower carb recipe as to one of the girls is a diabetic. Needless to say that girls mom walked out the door with this recipe too."

    soulfoodcook User ID: 3854155 35016
    Reviewed Oct. 1, 2010 Edited Mar. 10, 2016

    "I've made this many times. Used ham, bacon, & hot sausage. I always use fresh potatoes. For the lady that said her potatoes were brown, all you need to do is soak them in water as soon as you take them out of food processor. It is so much cheaper this way instead of buying the frozen ones and I always have potatoes on hand."

    MSMurphy User ID: 5090041 61143
    Reviewed Aug. 17, 2010

    "Had guests for breakfast on Sunday. 6 adults ate the entire pan! I used one lb. of bulk italian sausage instead of bacon. I added two more eggs and I used the entire bag of potato's. This will become a regular dish at our house. When I shared this with a friend, she said this dish is safe for those with Celiac disease because - no bread."

    HydeeShrader User ID: 3724893 35015
    Reviewed Jul. 27, 2010

    "I added a handful of left over italian sausage from the previous nights lasagna, omitted thw swiss cheese and used freshly shredded potatoes. It turned out a bit dark from the fresh potatos but we all really enjoyed it. There was enough for left overs the next morning which were even better!"

    hevnbndmum User ID: 1650999 34885
    Reviewed Jul. 27, 2010

    "It's a favorite at home and church."

    lyndireed User ID: 2869743 61139
    Reviewed Jun. 6, 2010 Edited Mar. 10, 2016

    "Excellent casserole, easy and delicious. I cook for the young adults for our Church and this is one of their favorite dishes."

    [email protected] User ID: 1305711 85340
    Reviewed Apr. 10, 2010

    "We fix this recipe often. It is great to prepare it the night before and bake it in the morning. Try this with sausage or ham! My family loves this recipe!"

    osborngr User ID: 1144871 84102
    Reviewed Mar. 21, 2010

    "I made this recipe for a special family brunch and it was the absolute best! I used 1 1/2 pounds of sausage and 12 eggs. Instead of Swiss cheese I used a colby/jack mix. To make sure it was spicey enough I added a pinch of cayenne pepper. Even with these additions, it served only 8. This is my new favorite brunch recipe"

    jennilu User ID: 1344059 41522
    Reviewed Mar. 16, 2010

    "I make this for brunch with the ladies. My good friend is wheat-intolerant. She loves this recipe."

    sandy101 User ID: 2723453 94009
    Reviewed Feb. 23, 2010

    "This casserole was fantastic! Will try sausage next time! I don't feel this recipe is 12 servings, as stated, I feel it's more like 8 or 9!"

    madaboutjohn User ID: 3269988 61138
    Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

    "I made this recipe last weekend and LOVED it. I used sausage in place of bacon. This recipe will be tagged as one of our favorites."

    elkluvr User ID: 50686 126941
    Reviewed Feb. 15, 2010

    "My husband and I made this Amish breakfast casserole on Valentines Day for a family breakfast brunch. Absolutely a hit! Very good the next day too!"

    kcarrlcsw User ID: 4553053 35014
    Reviewed Feb. 5, 2010

    "This is a deliious breakfast casserole. My entire family enjoyed it! I am making it again this weekend while we are snowed in! Thank you for submiting it!!"

    Kathy828 User ID: 664552 204859
    Reviewed Jan. 29, 2010

    "Needed something for a birthday food day at work....this was easy, delicious and everyone loved it. I highly recommend it."

    danib3rry User ID: 4626684 132635
    Reviewed Jan. 5, 2010

    "Excellent - really really good. I used kielbasa instead of bacon and it was fantastic. A hit with the entire family!"

    pjppacheco User ID: 4601729 61137
    Reviewed Dec. 28, 2009

    "we had 28 family members coming for breakfast on Christmas morning. So we had two different recipes to try and this one was a hit. No one had any idea cottage cheese was in it. I cooked the chopped onions with the bacon and used the freeze dried hashbrowns (just added the water and waited 10 min) and then added everything and baked. Next year we are only going to make this recipe! We added a ham, fresh fruit and a stuffed french toast casserole and everyone was happy!"

    thomasgipson User ID: 2879669 36777
    Reviewed Dec. 24, 2009

    "The most delicious breakfast cassarole I've ever made."

    retrodicey User ID: 4598670 55686
    Reviewed Nov. 18, 2009

    "oh my. this turned out just perfect! I made a half batch, just in case we didn't care for it, and it was GONE in no time. I've been looking for a simple breakfast recipe to serve Thanksgiving morning and this is it! I used breakfast sausage in place of the bacon and I skipped the onions on accident - still, it was just perfect. It's like a cheesy quiche meets yummy scrambled eggs. Thanks for sharing!"

    deb.hinman User ID: 4308740 36772
    Reviewed Nov. 18, 2009

    "This was delicious. I like sauteing my onions in the bacon drippings. I added chopped bell pepper and used the cheeses I had on hand (no swiss). It is an easy recipe and is easy to make changes to fit what is in your pantry."

    kennedyd User ID: 2563276 61136
    Reviewed Nov. 13, 2009

    "I love this recipe. Every time I make it I have an empty pan. I like to fry the bacon and cut the onion up the night before to cut down on prep time in the morning."

    ncyoungen User ID: 3262330 36738
    Reviewed Oct. 30, 2009

    "I have made this recipe multiple times and our Ladies Sunday School Class asks for it everytime there is a ladies brunch, etc. I use a pound of real bacon bits instead of cooking up bacon, dried onion pieces can be used in place of chopped onion, I increase the eggs to 12, use 1 package of shredded hash brown potatoes (16-20 oz package from the refrigerator section), I chop up sliced swiss cheese since I can never find shredded Swiss already packaged and make no changes on the cottage cheese. This casserole is a big hit and by using some of the easier ways to get ingredients it is not hard to make. I have never tried to freeze this but since I am making one for Sunday I may try freezing a small amount to see how it holds up."

    Diane Chambers User ID: 2973570 78037
    Reviewed May. 27, 2008 Edited Mar. 10, 2016

    "This is one of my favorites, we are on a cooking team with four other couples at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Wichita Kansas. Each week a team cooks breakfast every Sunday during the year. My husband and I take turns choosing what we want to fix. This is high on my list as the cottage cheese makes it so moist and delicious.I vary on the Cheddar cheese and use what I have on hand, sometimes I may add two or more different cheeses when I make a triple batch. I add different meats as well, to the casserole depending what is on sale at the store. This is always a big hit with our parish of 45 people.We charge a $2.00 donation to cover the cost of the meal and what money is over the cost goes back to the Church. As my husband would say, " The best $2.00 breakfast in town. Diane Chambers"

    Shawn Morgan User ID: 1893759 48723
    Reviewed Mar. 28, 2008 Edited Mar. 10, 2016

    "This recipe is SOOOO good! I make it all the time for potluck breakfasts & brunches!"

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