The best breakfast casserole I've ever made. I combine a few different recipes and this is my picky hubby's most favorite!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange bacon slices in a single layer on a baking sheet.

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  • Bake in the preheated oven until browned and crisp, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels and transfer 1 to 2 tablespoons bacon grease to a skillet, reserving the remaining bacon grease. Add butter to skillet.

  • Cook and stir potatoes in the hot bacon grease-butter until lightly browned, about 10 minutes; season with salt and black pepper. Transfer potatoes to the prepared baking dish.

  • Heat about 1 tablespoon reserved bacon grease in the skillet over medium heat; cook and stir mushrooms until softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Layer mushrooms over potatoes.

  • Place green onions in the same skillet and remove from heat. Allow green onions to soften from the residual heat in skillet; layer over mushrooms. Crumble bacon over green onion layer; top with 1 cup Cheddar cheese.

  • Blend eggs, milk, and 1 teaspoon salt in a blender until smooth; pour over Cheddar cheese layer. Top casserole with remaining 1 cup Cheddar cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until casserole is set and a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can use Eggbeaters(R) or already cooked bacon. Any variety of cheese can be substituted for the Cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Facts

511 calories; protein 33.3g; carbohydrates 24.4g; fat 31.7g; cholesterol 378.4mg; sodium 1258.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2015
Excellent! This was the delicious breakfast that I served to my family today! I followed the recipe except added maybe a little more butter to the potatoes when I browned them and some sausage along with the bacon that I had on hand. Otherwise I followed the recipe and got a very yummy dish! I think next time I'll let the potatoes thaw a little more but that was not a problem---just a little more time browning them. We already have plans for making this again! Thanks Cindy! You rock! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/18/2016
Did anybody else wonder where the celery in the photo comes into the recipe? Or do people just submit random photos to accompany their recipe. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2015
Excellent! This was the delicious breakfast that I served to my family today! I followed the recipe except added maybe a little more butter to the potatoes when I browned them and some sausage along with the bacon that I had on hand. Otherwise I followed the recipe and got a very yummy dish! I think next time I'll let the potatoes thaw a little more but that was not a problem---just a little more time browning them. We already have plans for making this again! Thanks Cindy! You rock! Read More
(32)
Rating: 3 stars
10/17/2016
Did anybody else wonder where the celery in the photo comes into the recipe? Or do people just submit random photos to accompany their recipe. Read More
(29)
Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2016
This one however for me and my family seemed a little bland. So I made it with crumbled Sausage diced ham and the crumbled bacon. I sauteed the mushrooms and onions together with a half tsp of minced garlic and three jalapeno peppers that had been de-seeded and minced in butter. I used O'Brien Potatoes because they already have Green Red and Yellow bell peppers and diced onions. I used both Pepper Jack Cheese and Sharp Cheddar and I diced up about a quarter pound of fresh asparagus and I used Egg Whites with just two Yellows in them. I realize this completely changes Cindy's Recipe but for me it helped. When it was served I also had a bowl of fresh made Pico De Gallo (Salsa) for those who wanted more spice. I haven't tried it with Spanish Style Chorizo yet but it does sound promising with Cilantro. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2016
This is really very good. Many things that you can add to make it your own. One suggestion is, I put the bacon in the freezer for about ten minutes then I take it out and cut it in small strips starting at one end of the pound of bacon to the other end then I fry it. This way you don't have to break the bacon up after it is done. You can cut it to the size of chunks you want and it is ready to go for anything you need small pieces for. I always do this when I need chunk's of bacon for salads or really anything. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2016
What appears to be celery is the green onion. Easy recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/29/2015
I substituted green bell pepper for mushrooms. If I make it again I'll add more flavour dill maybe & more green onion to the hash browns. The top layer with all the cheese & bacon was delish but the bottom was somewhat bland. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2015
We really enjoyed this breakfast dish I left out the mushrooms because I'm the only one who likes them. It was perfect for dinner all I needed with this dish was some hot biscuits. Thanks for sharing this recipe I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2016
I baked the hash browns in the same baking dish so did not use a frying pan. I also added red onion, and spicy sausage. My family LOVED it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2016
I was out of potatoes and bacon. So I substituted sweet potatoes and Kielbasa sausage. I added a small amount of red pepper flakes and a little bit of Jamaican jerk seasoning. Very tasty and I would make it like this again since we like sweet potatoes better. Read More
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