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Hash Brown Egg Bake

A package of frozen potatoes makes this hash brown egg casserole simple to prepare. Featuring bacon and cheddar cheese, this easy egg bake is tasty breakfast or brunch fare. You can even make it the night before, keep in the fridge and bake the next morning—so convenient! —Cheryl Johnson, Plymouth, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (30 ounces) frozen cubed hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • Paprika

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the hash browns, bacon, 1/2 cup cheese and salt. Spoon into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. In another large bowl, beat eggs and milk until blended; pour over hash brown mixture. Sprinkle with paprika.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° until a knife inserted in center comes out clean, 45-50 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Hash Brown Egg Bake Tips

Can you keep an uncooked egg casserole in the refrigerator?

Egg casseroles are perishable and should be cooked within 2 days. If you'd like to enjoy your egg casserole for longer, consider freezing it. Uncooked egg casseroles can be tightly covered and frozen for up to 2 months.

Do you bake a casserole covered or uncovered?

It depends on the casserole recipe, so always follow the instructions. For this hash brown egg bake, we recommend baking it uncovered at a temperature of 350°.

What else can I make from eggs?

If you are trying to use up eggs, egg bakes are a great option. Otherwise, consider making egg salad, scrambled eggs, egg muffins, fritattas or any of these other egg recipes. There are plenty of ways to use up a carton of eggs!
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 354 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 227mg cholesterol, 649mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.

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  • Shelley
    Nov 19, 2020

    Due to remarks, I added slightly more cream, which I prefer to milk for these egg dishes. I also added about 1/3 c. Finely chopped onion, and about 2 T. of spicy mustard, because I didn’t have Dijon. I also used peppered-edge bacon within and crumbled on top, so these all added some much needed flavor and my husband did not remark that it was dry (and he would have! Haha)

  • Margie
    Apr 29, 2020

    Wish I'd read all the comments and suggestions beforehand ... It's tasty but definitely dry vs what I thought it would be. Some onion and garlic powder would have helped... And a little smoked paprika or cayenne (and I cannot tolerate much spiciness) would've helped. Onions and garlic fried with the bacon would be great too. But I often like to make the recipe as is initially... I did use extra cheddar and Applewood smoked bacon though...

  • Dannah
    Dec 28, 2019

    Glad I read the comments ahead of time! I used 8 cups of potatoes, 2 cups of cheese, 10 eggs, and equal parts heavy cream and milk (1 cup of each). I also added 1 Tbsp of garlic powder and chopped dried onions to the potatoes, along with 1/2 Tbsp of salt and pepper and 1 tsp of paprika. Extremely simple and delicious!

  • adamscook
    Jun 3, 2018

    Very good!

  • loverton
    May 12, 2018

    My husband made this for me one weekend. We prefer ham rather than bacon. He used chopped ham. It was super easy for him to make and was rather tasty. We also like the potatoes o'brien with onions and peppers already in it. I think you could add whatever meat you want and any seasonings you want too.

  • Dorothy
    Apr 10, 2018

    I made this for a get-together and was very disappointed in it. It was very bland to the point that even a bit of salt didn't help. IF I ever make it again, I will add onions, peppers and anything else that will bring this out of a plate of boredom. I usually love the Taste of Home recipes but this was just too much.

  • Jeanne
    Jan 16, 2018

    No comment left

  • Cgmaui
    Dec 24, 2017

    This is a family get together favorite!

  • ckchrist
    Oct 8, 2017

    The only time consuming part of the recipe (besides cooking time) is frying the bacon. Took about 90 minutes to make and bake. It did need a lot more seasoning. Increase the salt next time and add pepper or other favorite seasonings would help. I agree to cut down on the potatoes as an option, but another option it to increase the eggs-perhaps add 2 more eggs.

  • Maddie
    Jul 20, 2017

    This is a very easy recipe to make, although I did add some changes to it. Instead of 30 ounces of hash browns I used 20 ounces. I also reduced the amount of milk and added sausage and onions. It turned out pretty good. You just need to adjust the ingredients.