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Potato Bacon Casserole

I came up with this recipe when unexpected company arrived and I didn’t have enough lettuce and tomatoes on hand to make a traditional salad. Everyone enjoyed it so much that it became a regular at our table.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 4 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt


  • In a greased 8-in. square baking dish, layer half of the potatoes, onion, bacon and cheese. Repeat layers.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the egg, milk and seasoned salt; pour over potato mixture. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 181 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 381mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • TNbluffbaker
    Oct 5, 2017

    Easy to prepare, but a little bland. Would make it again, but spice it up a bit.

  • cbenne12
    Nov 23, 2014

    This meal was pretty ordinary, to be honest. Nothing fantastic about it.

  • rmorse154
    Nov 12, 2014

    Made it for the first time last night and the family really seemed to like it. Very easy to assemble, loved the taste. I grated the onion as the grandkids do not like onion chunks. The fresh onion is really a very key ingredient or else it would be bland. It's going in my personal cookbook and will also be a hit at our monthly pot-luck suppers.

  • mattashtori
    May 8, 2013

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  • Rcanary
    Feb 21, 2013

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  • Imaginative1
    Oct 21, 2012

    Instead of hash browns, I fried peeled diced red potatoes with onions, garlic and hatch green chilis in light olive oil until crispy. Added a few tablespoons of green chili salsa to my egg mixture with Lawry's seasoned salt. Incorporated some grated parm cheese with sharp cheddar. Layered potatoes, bacon, cheese and poured egg mixture over.

  • CasRene
    Dec 14, 2011

    Made this for family who visited this past summer, and they are requesting it for their next upcoming visit. Also, will make to take to a few Christmas party events, and looking forward to creating some variety w/sausage and/or bacon.

  • pohl1959
    Feb 15, 2011

    These were super easy and pretty tasty. Instead of onion, I added 1 t. onion powder. I also used 1 t. regular salt instead of 1/2 t. seasoned salt. The egg and milk combination gave the dish a different texture, but it was very good.

  • need2learn2cook
    Nov 24, 2010

    I love to try new recipes. I will make this again, but I will add a few things to it to spruce up the taste. It was bland with very little taste. But, it was easy and has potential.

  • Brenda D
    Nov 3, 2010

    Good recipe. I did add some salt & fresh ground black pepper because that is the way we like our potato dishes seasoned. I also added a little onion & garlic powder because I was short on fresh onion. Super easy to throw together.