Betty’s Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Casserole


Betty demonstrates how to make her fabulous Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Casserole. You can start this the night before, and put it in the oven for a tasty and terrific start to your day!

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

4 cups hot water
5.2 oz. package dried hash brown potatoes
5 eggs, well beaten
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese (You may substitute a different kind of cheese, if you like.)
½ cup cottage cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
1 green onion, chopped
6 slices of bacon, cooked, drained, and crumbled
paprika (for sprinkling the top)
cooking oil spray

In a large bowl, place the entire 5.2 oz. hash brown mixture. Pour 4 cups hot water over the hash browns, and let stand for 10 minutes. Drain, and pat off any extra moisture with a paper towel. In a large bowl, combine 5 well-beaten eggs, 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese, ½ cup cottage cheese, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce, and 1 chopped green onion. Add drained hash browns, and mix thoroughly. Pour mixture into a deep-dish pie plate that has been sprayed with cooking oil spray. Sprinkle with crumbs from 6 slices of cooked bacon and a dash of paprika. Cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and refrigerate at least 3 hours (or overnight). Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until mixture is set. (You can check for doneness by inserting a clean knife in the center, and it should come out clean.) Cut into wedges, and serve immediately. This breakfast goes well with cherry tomato halves or sliced tomatoes. I also served mine with freshly made hot cocoa. Delish!

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20 comments

  1. You could cut it in half and just use 2 or 3 eggs, depending on how much you like eggs. Also, it can be frozen. Just wrap it in aluminum foil, and when you are ready to use it, thaw it completely and place the aluminum foil-wrapped casserole on a baking pan or dish at 350 degrees (F). It just needs to be heated through. about 20 minutes.
    –Betty 🙂

  2. Hi Betty, I would love to make this recipe but I live alone. What to do with leftovers? Can it be frozen? How do you warm it up, Will the bacon go soggy? I just love this recipe. I could also cut it in half, but you are using 5 eggs (?) Thank you. You are indeed the sweetest lady on the planet.

  3. Hi Betty, this looks delicious!
    I’d like to make this recipe but I’m not sure my local supermarket sells dried hash browns. Would regular hash browns work or is it necessary to use the dehydrated ones?
    Thank you!

    Julie

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