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Wake-Up Casserole

You'll find everything you want for breakfast--potatoes, eggs, cheese and ham--in this satisfying casserole from Iris Frank of Eureka Illinois. "It can be made the night before and kept in the refrigerator," she comments. "I frequently make it for church potlucks and for company. Everybody loves it."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 8 frozen hash brown patties
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound cubed fully cooked ham (2 cups)
  • 7 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard


  • Place hash brown patties in a single layer in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and ham. In a large bowl, beat eggs, milk, salt and mustard. Pour over ham.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour. Uncover; bake 15 minutes longer or until edges are golden brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 437 calories, 26g fat (16g saturated fat), 280mg cholesterol, 1307mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein.

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  • katecrid47
    Nov 15, 2020

    The whole family loved this recipe! I made it for a brunch. It was easy to put together and delicious! Thank you for sharing! I think I'm going to make it for Christmas morning!

  • R
    Apr 1, 2018

    Love this easy, versatile recipe. I started making this in 2008. Bacon crisped in oven instead of ham is my preference.

  • kmpatch
    Dec 26, 2015

    This is super easy to prepare. I put it together the night before and put it in the oven the next morning. I added a small can of chopped green chilies, which tasted great and provided some balance to the richness of the cheese. This dish has A LOT of cheese. I might add some chopped onion or more chilies, and cut back a bit on the cheese next time.

  • bedros7
    Dec 22, 2015

    Isn"t 16 oz 2 cups?

  • charlesa
    Mar 9, 2014

    This is my favorite egg bake casserole!! It is so easy and everyone loves it!!

  • Sillyman1
    Apr 27, 2013

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  • Sdit
    Oct 23, 2012

    This recipe is a favorite! Its great for pot-lucks or bunches. Love it!

  • jamesandannie
    Nov 17, 2011

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  • Subie
    May 17, 2011

    Love this casserole, and it's a favorite of the hubby as well. I sometimes use tater tots instead of the hash browns, browning them a bit beforehand. I'm making it this week using sausage instead of ham since that's what I have in the house right now. That's one thing that's so good about this casserole; it's very versatile.

  • debbiezalaznik
    Dec 31, 2010

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