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American Breakfast Casserole

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"Meat, potato, and cheese breakfast casserole. Serve for breakfast for dinner or Sunday brunch with mimosas and coffee. Try mozzarella or pepper jack cheese in place of the Cheddar, or colby-jack in place of the Swiss for variations."
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1 h 10 m servings 292
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cook and stir bacon and onion in a skillet over medium heat until the bacon is crisp, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain grease, reserving the drippings.
  3. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with the reserved bacon grease.
  4. Combine the cooked bacon and onion, eggs, hash brown potatoes, Cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, Swiss cheese, bell pepper, and green chilies in the prepared baking dish; stir to combine.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until the eggs are set firm, 35 to 40 minutes.
  6. Let casserole cool 10 minutes before cutting to serve.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can also bake this in 9x9-inch baking dish and any remainder in greased foil-lined muffin tins.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 292 calories; 20.9 10.2 19.6 117 696 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Delicious.. I really liked the tang from the cottage cheese.. was different. I'll make this again

Most helpful critical review

This dish mostly tasted like bacon and took 45 minutes to cook. Overall it was okay but not worth the effort.

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Delicious.. I really liked the tang from the cottage cheese.. was different. I'll make this again

I made this for a ladies brunch and everyone thought it was wonderful. I did not change a thing. I will definitely use this again.

This recipe was delicious. I made it for a family thing hoping to have some leftovers but the family devoured it ALL. I used 8 eggs instead of 6 and added a little extra bacon and used sharp che...

Loved it, but changed it a little bit. Used red and green peppers, swapped bacon for ham and omitted the cottage cheese and added 1/3 c cup half and half to eggs. Sauted meat and vegetables, tha...

It disappeared from the casserole dish right after everyone got home!! However, it was A LOT of work lol!! seriously! It would help to do as much prep work as possible before you actually go t...

I made this for Christmas breakfast and it was delicious. I used 1.5 lbs of bacon instead of 1 lb and added one egg. I also made a veggie version with no bacon and added spinach and red pepper...

Loved it! Made it today and it got rave reviews. I will say that we cooked it for about 10-15 minutes more than stated because it didn't seem to be setting. It was perfect and I will definite...

love this and the kids will clean off their plates everytime.

This was a delicious breakfast casserole! I pretty much went by the recipe except I used sausage in place of the bacon and also I normally don't have cottage cheese on hand, so I replaced it wi...