Farmer's Casserole Recipe

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Farmer's Casserole Recipe
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Farmer's Casserole Recipe

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4.5 62 75
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Between family and friends, we average 375 visitors a year! This casserole is handy—you can put it together the night before, let the flavors blend, then bake it in the morning. —Nancy Schmidt, Center, Colorado
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

Place potatoes in an 8-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese, ham and onions. Whisk eggs, milk, pepper and salt; pour over all. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake, uncovered, 55-60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Yield: 6 servings.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Regular milk is a fine substitute for evaporated.
  • This is a great casserole to make for gluten-free guests—no bread!
  • Originally published as Farmer's Casserole in Country Woman March/April 1997, p29

    Nutritional Facts

    1 each: 252 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 187mg cholesterol, 531mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein.

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    • 3 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
    • 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
    • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
    • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
    • 4 large eggs
    • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    1. Place potatoes in an 8-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese, ham and onions. Whisk eggs, milk, pepper and salt; pour over all. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
    2. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake, uncovered, 55-60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Yield: 6 servings.

    Test Kitchen Tips
  • Regular milk is a fine substitute for evaporated.
  • This is a great casserole to make for gluten-free guests—no bread!
  • Originally published as Farmer's Casserole in Country Woman March/April 1997, p29

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    S.C.319 User ID: 9417184 282820
    Reviewed Jan. 28, 2018

    "I prepared and baked this recipe EXACTLY as it was written, boy was i in for a surprise!!! After the 55 minute bake time, i removed it and discovered the center was still uncooked and runny! I put it back into the oven and baked for another 10 min. STILL RUNNY!!! I put a thermometer in the oven to confirm that the temp was correct and baked for another 10 min. STILL RUNNY!!! I turned the oven off and tossed this THING into the microwave and it took two more 10 min. "Nuke blasts" to finally get the center firmed up enough to eat, and as expected, the entire perimeter was WAY overcooked and inedible. What a complete waste of time and good ingredients! I sat and thought about this huge failure and figured that if this was not crammed in such a small dish.... possibly use larger dish so the mixture isn't so THICK it might possibly COOK all the way through and more EVENLY. I will never know if that is the answer because I will never waste my time and food to find out! This was my experience with this Hog slop of a recipe, I'll never try it again, good luck everyone, have a happy day."

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    3LabHm User ID: 6259378 277985
    Reviewed Nov. 19, 2017

    "I really liked this. I made it exactly as stated. The flavors of the ham and cheese with the potatoes and onions was very satisfying. My husband added a little hot sauce to his serving as he prefers spicy food. I prefer to taste the flavor of the food the way it is. Great breakfast on a cold, wintery morning, and so easy to put together. Plus I like the fact it only requires 4 eggs. So many other casseroles want a half dozen or more. Thanks for sharing!"

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    walkerjo User ID: 7514182 274784
    Reviewed Oct. 2, 2017

    "Make for overnight guests. Yum!"

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    ladams1221 User ID: 1484868 272934
    Reviewed Sep. 11, 2017

    "This was very quick to put together. I didn't see the need to let it chill for any time, since it didn't have bread in it that needed to soak up the egg & milk, so i baked it right away. That may be why I did have to bake it 10 minutes longer, so that the center didn't have any jiggle to it. I added 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard, a handful of fresh spinach, chopped, & I used 1% milk instead of evaporated milk. Even my 8 year-old granddaughter liked it! I have a gluten-allergic daughter, so I appreciate any tasty gluten free recipe I can find. Thanks for the recipe!"

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    Jan User ID: 8835277 272594
    Reviewed Sep. 3, 2017

    "I have success with this recipe by OMITTING THE MILK and beating in some SMALL CURD COTTAGE CHEESE instead! I like the texture and its NOT runny. I like it with bacon bits instead of ham too. Also use the frozen hash browns that already have onion and green pepper in it....even easier!"

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    cassjax45 User ID: 7926441 272584
    Reviewed Sep. 3, 2017

    "I've made this many times and we really like it. I've always used evaporated milk and I use O'Brien style Simply Fresh potatoes (found in the refrigerator section). I also use Canadian Bacon rather than ham which tends to be saltier. There are only 2 of us at home so I cut the casserole into serving pieces and freeze the extras for a quick meal when I'm rushed for time."

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    eileen344 User ID: 673346 271821
    Reviewed Aug. 15, 2017

    "Did not care for this. The potatoes were flat and tasteless. Didn't like the texture either. It seemed to be "fluffy". Maybe with some additions and changes it would be good. Probably will not make it again as is."

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    lmmanda User ID: 1101093 15425
    Reviewed Aug. 15, 2017

    "Very good."

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    fitnessguru User ID: 7387619 41629
    Reviewed Aug. 15, 2017

    "It's very good"

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    voodoowitch User ID: 635464 16227
    Reviewed Aug. 15, 2017

    "easy, yummy, and filling."

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