Breakfast Upside Down Cake
A mixture of all things good about breakfast. Potatoes, bacon, cheese and eggs are baked into one easy to make dish. It presents beautifully and is excellent for company.
A mixture of all things good about breakfast. Potatoes, bacon, cheese and eggs are baked into one easy to make dish. It presents beautifully and is excellent for company.
I have been making this dish for a long time now! It is wonderful! I do add 2 extra eggs and 1/2 a cup of milk. I have left the peppers out as well if I didnt have any on hand. I also slice the potatoes with my grater, they work out much better this way. All in all and excellent dish when a few modifications are done! Thanks for sharing a great recipe!Read More
Large baking potatoes might be the wrong description...I used 3 large ones and it was too many potatoes. The eggs wouldn't set as the dish was too thick. I dumped it onto a cookie sheet finally and finished it that way. It was tasty, but use smaller potatoes or a larger pan!Read More
I have been making this dish for a long time now! It is wonderful! I do add 2 extra eggs and 1/2 a cup of milk. I have left the peppers out as well if I didnt have any on hand. I also slice the potatoes with my grater, they work out much better this way. All in all and excellent dish when a few modifications are done! Thanks for sharing a great recipe!
Definitely a keeper! Great for substitutions too. Used some thawed french fries in place of diced potatoes. Took advice of earlier poster and cooked bacon first and used bacon drippings to saute onion, red pepper, garlic and potatoes. Parchment paper is a must for a non-stick flip. Mine worked perfectly. Can't wait to put it in the weekend rotation! Thanks!
Large baking potatoes might be the wrong description...I used 3 large ones and it was too many potatoes. The eggs wouldn't set as the dish was too thick. I dumped it onto a cookie sheet finally and finished it that way. It was tasty, but use smaller potatoes or a larger pan!
Stuff you already have...love this recipe. It will wow you and guest. If you don't have the par. paper just do the recipe backwards...
This is my recipe...the key to non sticking cheese is parchment paper..not wax paper...I have never had a problem with the cheese sticking :)
My family loves this. We like to have "Breakfast" for dinner. This is perfect for that. I doubled the recipe and made it in a 9x13 pan.
I changed the order of the ingredients and did not flip over the "cake" after it was done. I used sliced Simply Potatoes, fried to a golden brown, as the crust. Then I topped with the sauteed onions, pepper and garlic, then the bacon and cheese. I used 6 eggs and 1/2 cup half 'n' half. Delicious! Next time I will lightly salt the potatoes after they have fried.
I really liked this and was impressed with the presentation. I did not have any troubles with the cheese sticking to the parchment paper. I did a few things differently: I used one more egg and next time I think I may use even more eggs to make it a little more moist (maybe add a little more milk too). I thinly sliced the potatoes and left out the peppers. I used garlic powder and onion powder in the potatoes for a little milder garlic/onion flavor. I only used 8 pieces of bacon, which I thought was plenty. I baked it in a 8x8 square pan and added a little more grated cheese after I poured the egg over. All in all, this was tasty, unique and filling.
Awesome! The only thing I did differently was instead of using olive oil, I just cooked the bacon first and used the bacon grease to saute the veggies. There was so much grease that I had to soak some of it up with a paper towel after it came out of the oven. When I make this again, I will use the bacon grease instead of olive oil, but perhaps discard half of what the bacon yielded. Regardless, it was awesome. Definately a keeper!
Very tasty! It ended up making enough for two whole cake pans. I just added 4 more eggs to even it out. Would recommend and make again!
This was really good. Following some of the other reviewers suggestions, I made some substitutions for my husband's taste and quicker prep time: 2 potatoes - shredded, 5 lg eggs, 3 Tbs. milk, 8 Tbs Hormel real bacon bits, no onion or peppers, a little hot sauce mixed in the eggs. Baked it all in a greased 7x11 glass baking dish for 23 minutes, and it came out nice and neat when I flipped it.
Excellent! A question: Has anyone made it up the night before, refrigerated it, and then cooked it the next day???
A little heavy in calories and fat for my family. We used eggbeaters and turkey bacon instead, along with reduced fat cheese. We cut the olive oil in half, only used 2 potatoes and fat free milk. Who knows how much we cut it by, but we did not have any grease issues that I have read in other reviews. The people we served it to could not tell that we modified it.
Time consuming....but very good. I omitted the pepper because we just don't like them and reduced the amount of onion by half (personal preference). I also made biscuits and gravy and it was wonderful on top of this. Will definately make again, thanks.
I really enjoyed this breakfast casserole. I omitted the red pepper and added one egg. Next time I might add bell pepper with the potatoes and use less onion since I really dont like it. And, like other reviewers, the cheese stuck to the wax paper. I wish I knew what to do to prevent that. It really would have been great with more cheese. Overall, I definitely recommend this recipe. The leftovers are good heated up and put in a flour tortilla for a breakfast burrito.
Per other comments, I made the following adjustments: Sliced 4 medium potatoes very thin sprinkled w/pepper and garlic powder; one 12 oz pkg bacon; 7 eggs with 4 tbsp milk; 1 cup shredded chipotle cheddar. Layered: potatoes, eggs, bacon, cheese. Used 9 inch glass pie plate and covered with foil. Baked for a total of 35 minutes at 325 degrees. I did not flip it over. I cannot tell you what a hit this was in my household! Thank You!
This turned out really pretty. I used the parchment paper and when I turned it out, it worked perfectly. I used leftover Easter ham, which turned out really good, but I can see that bacon would be good, too. Next time I'll either use hash browns or shred the potatoes and I'll use more onions as I felt that the potatoes overwhelmed the rest of the dish. It was very filling with the amount of potatoes, but it needed a bit more flavor in the potatoes part. Great recipe, though!
My husband and best friend loved this. But I only gave it four stars because I had to change it a little bit. The first time I made this all of the cheese and most of the bacon stuck to the paper. So the second time I made it, I reversed the order by putting the potato mixture first, then poured the egg mixture on top of that. Then I put the bacon on and finally covered it with cheese. And put aluminum foil on top so the cheese wouldn't burn. I also had to cook it longer, about 30 minutes, for the eggs to not be runny.
Good recipe. I made this for breakfast last week. I did modify it for out tastes I used jack cheese instead of cheddar, didn't use any bell pepper but used more onion. One thing that does need to be adressed no matter what you put into this dish is that you need to use 1-2 more eggs than the recipe calls for and an extra splash of milk if you want to have enough to coat the other ingredients.
This was great! I made it for my wonderful manfriend (he's NOT a boy) and his mother - we all thought it was soooo good!! I added two more eggs like another note suggested; also used a tad bit more milk. I didn't chop the onions too finely, and used garlic powder in addition to the onions. I did grate the potatoes, but used 3, as called for. OH! I decided to use sliced sweet honey ham instead of the bacon, and it was very very good that way too! This is a recipe which can make many people happy: potato fans, egg fans, and whatever kind of meat you have available, I'm sure sausage would work well too~ I think with the additional 2 eggs, the time to cook is extended by five minutes, it was great!!!
We all enjoyed this recipe. I didn't have parchment paper so I lined the pan with aluminium foil sprayed with cooking spray. To make it faster I used frozen hash browns. Everything turned out perfectly. Thanks for the recipe.
did this recipe with a little hot sauce in with the eggs this is killer
I couldn't get the eggs to set, it was awful.
I added extra eggs and milk and this was still far too dense. Not something I would make again.
I love this recipe! I modified alittle. I only cook for 3 so I used a mixture of bacon and canadian ham, aso addded tomatoe and cheese on my last layer and eliminated the bell pepper. I loved this recipe, it is a good base to start your own tradition. MMMMMMMMM!!!!!
This was an awsome find! Very good recipe, I did make a few changes, I shredded the potatoe, and used 6 eggs and a 1/2 cup of milk. Didn't have any of the paper so just spayed the pan, it was a little messy but it was becasue Ididn't have the paper. Will be making this alot! We love breakfast for supper and this is a easy way to have it. Oh an leftovers taste just as good!
Do not use a springform pan. May leak. I used FROZEN HASH BROWNS and it worked just fine. THAW them half way though, or the potatoes may not cook all the way through. Enjoy! We did!
I made this recipe "as is" and had a few problems. The cheese stuck to the paper, so I had to add more after I removed it from the pan. The flavor was a little bland, and I feel it could have used more onion and bell pepper. After reading the other reviews I agree that more eggs and less potato would make it a lot better.
I wish I would have read the other reviews before I made this. Definitely would use more eggs, less potatoes, and cook longer. I might even layer the potatoes first, the bacon, the egg, and add the cheese at the end. I didn't like adding the cheese first. This is a good meal if you need something different or want all your breakfast items "on the go." I loved sending it with my fiance to work.
I made a bit of a mess of this - bad idea to use a springform pan - the egg started leaking out into the oven. Next time I make it, I'll use a different pan and I would reduce the amount of potato and add an extra egg or two. It still tasted great despite the mess I ended up making.
Good recipe. We reduced the bacon to 8 slices and added chicken apple sausage. Used 1 package refrigerated hash brown potatoes instead of whole baking potatoes. Also added 1/2 cup of egg beaters. It was a little dry, so next time I will use 1 cup of egg beaters and 1/4 cup nonfat milk as well.
I followed another reviewer's advice and spread into two cake pans - added 2 eggs and increased baking time. This was very tasty. I thought that it was a nicer presentation to serve baked side up. The cheezy bottom was very flat and somewhat undesirable looking. Perhaps additional grated cheese melted quickly under the broiler would spruce it up.
I only cook for 2 so I used 2 potatoes but I used 5 eggs. I cooked the bacon and veggies earlier in the day and then we had "breakfast for dinner". Next time I am going to try using cooked ham instead of bacon to save a little prep time. My husband also requested that I add chopped tomatoes next time. This was so good, thanks for sharing!
I made the bacon first and fried the tatters, pepper and garlic in the left over bacon fat. This came out great. I put it together the night before except for the eggs. So this morning i mixed up the eggs and put it in the oven while getting ready for work. The family enjoyed it! I did have to cook an extra 10 minutes because the eggs were still runny.
This was a huge hit in our house. I used a package of frozen hash browns that was browned with the onion and peppers. I doubled the bacon and used seven eggs. Thanks for this great breakfast pie!
I've made this for dinner several times and love it! I didn't have parchment paper, so the first time I used wax paper. It stuck pretty good. The second time I reversed the bacon and cheese layers (put the bacon 1st, then the cheese). Then I served it without the upside down process. Much easier that way.
My family really liked this dish. I will make it again.
This was great! I used cooked crumbled sausage and cooked the vegs in the microwave without the oil. I forgot the garlic but will add it next time. This would be good to fix the night before and add the eggs in the morning before cooking. My husband loved it and had the leftovers the next morning. Thanks for a great recipe!
This was very good and looked good with some nice garnish on a platter, I will definately use it again and again. I used ham instead of bacon because that is what I had and I did add some sauted mushrooms, it was yummie .... thanks
very good, I increased the amount of eggs to 6 and a little more bacon. Very good as is, will make again but will play with a little, frozen potatos, maybe sausage instead of bacon
The nice thing about this recipe is that it is very adjustable, based on what you have on hand. The egg mixture looks like it won't be enough, but when it is finished baking it comes out to the perfect amount. I had to cut the amount of potatoes in half, because three large baking potatoes was way too much. I also would have liked to see more seasoning. Tabasco sauce would be perfect with this. I think I would make this again with some adjustments.
So easy and very tasty. I served it with sweet chili sauce (kids and hubby like ketchup with their eggs) and it all got eaten up. Thanks for sharing, I will keep this in mind for an easy Christmas morning breakfast.
Other than substituting turkey keilbasa sausage for the bacon I thought recipe turned out Wonderful!
Good idea but not the right mixture of ingredients- too much potato and too bland. With a lot of changes though I think it could be great...
This was very good. I didn't have parchment paper, so just sprayed the pan . There wasn't any left over. Will make again real soon.
Didn't like it the first time-read the reviews & loved it the second time! Definitely prepare potatoes hashbrown style-I left skins on & used Pam cooking spray. Left garlic out too.
Very good. I used 4 medium sized red potatoes. Skipped the red pepper only because I did not have any on hand. Used an 8" cake pan lined with foil, sprayed with a little Bakers Joy & it came out of the pan beautifully-no sticking. A little long on prep, otherwise I would have given it 5 stars. Thank you for sharing!
Very Good! Had to substitute as we were camping. Used 1 can of canned potatoes - diced. Diced ham steak - warmed. Quick, easy and Good! An I am not much of an egg eater and I still liked it.
It was a tasty dish, but I felt like it needed something more. It was almost like the potatoes, eggs and cheese didn't meld together correctly.
Based on previous reviews, I only used 2 potatoes. I also baked these the night before so that they were already cooked and ready to use in the morning. I put the cheese in the pan, spread with a combination of breakfast sausage and bacon and then the cooked potatoes, followed by the eggs. Mine did take about 25-30 minutes to bake, and in the end, the top looked better than the bottom, so I chose not to invert. We all loved the taste and I will for sure be making this one again.
would be better with sausage rather than bacon
We really enjoyed this recipe. The only thing I did different was to use 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter. I just love butter.
This was a wonderful recipe for brunch and feeds a whole family. I didn't have the parchment paper so I just sprayed the pan and it still came out beautifully. The only thing I did different was sprinkle more cheese on the top at the very end. Delicious!
Refrigerated or frozen hash browns can be substituted for the baking potatoes. They make this quicker and easierr to assemble.
We enjoyed this for breakfast this morning! It could easily serve 6 people. I used frozen hash browns which saved a lot of time. Extra seasonings which we love in it are: pepper flakes and Penzey's Fox Point seasoning which I added to the eggs before pouring them over the potatoes.
This recipe is a keeper. I sliced the potatoes instead of dicing them. I used a silicone cake pan, so I had no sticking problems even without parchment paper. I think that next time I will try using frozen obrien potatoes.
We LOVE this recipe. It is fantastic. I do add a pound of cooked breakfast sausage and I use 6 eggs and double the milk and cheese. I also use a 9x13 pan, line it with parchment paper (wax paper is not the same as parchment paper and will not work in this recipe). It is always the best breakfast casserole at brunches and I always get compliments. This is a must have recipe for any brunch and any other time you want to make a meal out of breakfast.
This was alright, I thought I'd like it a lot more. The potato flavor seemed to take over the flavor of the dish but it's not bad, just not what I expected. I followed the recipe exactly too except for using a square pan vs a round one - that shouldn't impact the flavor though :)
Needs more eggs!!! I used 5 and it still wasn't enough, but it was all that I had. Maybe less potatoes would have helped?!
This was pretty good. My husband thought it was "too potatoey". It was easy to make, but I don't know if I will make it again.
Made this last night for dinner and my husband flipped. I'll apparently have to make two next time so he can have the leftovers! It was still a bit time consuming even though I did a little bit of altering: I just eyeballed it and used Garlic powder, Minced Onion (dried) and Crushed Red Pepper instead of the real thing. Also used veggie oil instead of olive and put potatoes in a bowl w/ papertowels to absorb some of the oil before baking. And I used a cheddar/monteray/mozzerella along with a Turkey Bacon/Regular bacon mix for the bottom of the pan. Might try a few other things next time to make it a tad bit lighter/healtheir but overall a FANTASTIC recipe!
Very good recipe. My husband and picky 2 yr old loved it. Can't wait for relatives to visit for the holidays, by that time I would change up the recipe and make it my own. Thanks.
I prepared this for Easter brunch and everyone liked it. You must like potatoes, though. It took alot longer to cook than recipe stated but my oven temp might have been off. It is a unique dish that I might make again.
Good Taste. A bit bland for a dinner meal. Would be better for breakfast (as the title suggets). Used 1/2 bag of frozen hashbrowns instead of potatoes and a casarole dish instead of a cake pan. Both worked fine. The parchment paper called for in the recipe worked perfectly.
This recipe made my boyfriend and his roommates so happy! The suggestions I have are: 1. add more eggs, 2. use a deeper dish to bake in, 3. maybe use shredded potatoes (haven't tried this, but I think it will work), and 4. cook for longer...it's better when the egg is set up!! Great recipe though! Definitely will make again!
This was really good and easy so I gave the recipe 4 stars, even though with the way I served it I would give it 5. The only thing I did different was make a package of instant Country Style Gravy and top the cake with it. I think that really made it.
This was very tasty. My husband and I both enjoyed it. I used two potatoes, four pieces of bacon, and three eggs for the two of us in an eight inch round casserole dish. That was just a little more than we could eat. Some of the cheese stuck to the parchment paper, but there was still plenty on the dish. Very good, thanks.
Thank you very much for a wonderful Christmas Brunch recipe. They turned out just like you said they would, no sticking, no fuss, just good eats!!! I especially liked that I could do a lot of the prep work in advance and just pour in the eggs in the maorning and pop it in the oven. This is going to be a Christmas tradition and I am going to play with variations for dinners. Thanks again for the valuable contribution!
Everyone loved it! The only change was: I mixed everything together rather than the layered approach. Great pot-luck dish!
Loved it. Able to make ahead. Great for the cottage.
Very good! I followed the advice of another reviewer and did the arrangement in opposite order so I didn't have to flip it since I didn't have parchment paper.
This was an easy meal to make. We had it for dinner. I used two medium potatoes and one small potato, since there are only two of us and I didn't want the pan to overflow. I also used leftover Easter ham instead of bacon. I baked mine in a 9" pan, and I would recommend adding another egg if you're baking in a 9" pan.
i've made this recipe many many times now. i usually add lots of chunky mushrooms and put buttermilk gravy on top. sometimes i make it with crumbled breakfast sausage.
I love This Dish, It's Super Easy To Make. And It Taste Awesome. :)
This was excellent, I made it the first weekend just as directed. My family loved it, then the next weekend for company adding more eggs and less potatoes and everyone loved it.
Great recipe, one thing I added was half of a kielbasa sausage diced, it adds a little zip to the mixture.
My husband & I loved this recipe and have had it regularly since. Thanks Motmik
This recipe never fails to please. I'v made it several times and recently converted it to dutch oven. I don't even try the flipping thing though. I coo the veggies as instructed. cook the bacon in a seperate pan then layer on the veggies, then the egss and cheese. I cook until the eggs are cooked through. It still has a pretty layered look to it. TRY IT if you like dutch oven or if you want a nice breakfast for company
This was easy to make. I used Cubed Hash Browns instead, it was so easy. I put bacon and ham together, it add to the color and flavor. I took it to a family brunch and flipped it when we were ready to serve, it worked fine, i don't think it would of traveled well. We served it with Salsa. That was awesome! Definitely will make it again. Every one loved it & was different from all of the other egg dishes. Will definitely keep it in my brunch recipes file.
I used frozen steak fries and 1 pack of oscar mayer pre-cooked bacon to save some time. I also used cheddar cheese and about 8 eggs in a 9 inch round pan. Took a little longer than expected in the oven but well worth the wait :) My family absolutely loved this! They were a bit turned off by the name when I told them what I was making but they ended up eating it all. They can't wait for me to make it again
Loved it! I made it a lazy way, though. I used frozen hashbrowns and pre-cooked sausage links instead of bacon. Will definetely make it again.
Fantastic Recipe! I changed it up a bit to fit what I had on hand. I used 3/4 lb of sausage, Package of shredds hashbrowns, 8 eggs(to feed my crew!) and used an 8x10 baking dish. When precooking the potatoes, I added garlic powder and paprika. I sprayed dish with pam, and had no problem with it sticking to the pan. My kids absolutely loved this dish! Thanks for sharing!
I cooked everything the night before and layered it in the pan, ready to pop in the oven in the morning. My family loved it!
This is a great pot luck dish. It is not mushy and has good flavour. I have received many requests for this recipe. I will be making this again. I also used hashbrowns from a bag and made this super fast.
I made this "right-side-up. I was fantastic. Very hearty!
This was ok. We cut down on the amount of potato and added extra eggs but it was still too much potato in my opinion. Not really worth the effort.
We love this recipe! I omited the red peppers and served it up with sour cream and Louisana hot sauce. It was a huge hit. Cooking times were very accurate as well! 5 Stars!
I liked the seasoning and that was about it. The cheese stuck to the wax paper, I'll try this again as a skillet meal, didn't work as a cake.
Much easier breakfast than making eggs, bacon, potatoes separately. Like other reviewers, i didn't have any parchment paper on hand, so i made this in reverse, more like a breakfast casserole. Still fabulous! I omitted the red peppers and added chives, also left out the bacon for my vegetarian taste and just added some chopped turkey bacon onto my husbands half of the dish, tasty and delicious! Will definitely use this for an easy Christmas breakfastl
This was very easy to make and everyone loved it!!! A+
this recipe was very good and my whole family loved it, but, i did need to add four more eggs and some more cheese would have been nice.
I put this together last night and baked this morning. Only used two potatoes, sausage instead of bacon and skipped the garlic. Served with Sausage Balls from this site. Made an easy breakfast for this busy morning. Thanks for posting, MOTMIK.
The family loved it! A very versatile dish that I will be using often. I used two medium potatoes (fried in bacon grease), left out the garlic & green pepper, added two more eggs and about 1/2 c milk. This baked up nicely in a deep glass pie pan, but next time I might give the sides of the pan a light non-stick spray.
I made this recipe today and my son, husband and I thought it was a very good dish. I think the next time I make it I will cook the potatoes the night before to save time.
made this for my mum and I as was just the 2 of us and it was awesome. I ended up adding 2 more eggs cause it didn't look like enough eggs. Next time i think i will mix the bacon and potato mixture together then put it in the pan just to try something different but will be making this again for sure thanks
This was tasty although it didn't come cleanly out of the pan and so looked a bit of a mess. Luckily it wasn't for company and still tasted good. I followed some other review suggestions and added an extra egg and more milk.
OMG...this is wonderful! Why didn't I think of it! I made it..took it to work...and they devoured it! It was perfect!
I used 7 eggs and had to cook an extra 15 minutes or so. I thought it turned out good except something about the cheese wasn't so good. I think next time I'll try a different flavor and/or brand of cheese.
Perfect! Made this Christmas morning and it was a easy hit!!!!! I get alot of overnight company and this will be on my menu for a long time. Thank you!