Farmer's Casserole

This hearty meat, potato, cheese, and egg casserole can be served at just about any meal. Try it for breakfast, brunch, or lunch, or even as an easy dinner recipe. Just alter your side dishes accordingly.

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Makes:
6 servings
Prep:
25 mins
Bake:
40 mins 350°F
Stand:
5 mins
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Farmer's Casserole

Ingredients
 
Nonstick cooking spray
3
cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
3/4
cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers or shredded cheddar cheese (3 ounces)
1
cup diced cooked ham, cooked breakfast sausage or Canadian-style bacon
1/4
cup sliced green onions (2)
4
beaten eggs or 1 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
1 1/2
cups milk or one 12-ounce can evaporated milk or evaporated fat-free milk
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon black pepper

Directions

  1. Coat a 2-quart square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange potatoes evenly in the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle with cheese, ham, and green onions.
  2. In a bowl combine eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Pour egg mixture over potato mixture in dish.
  3. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree F oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Makes 6 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

Prepare as above through step 2. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Farmers Casserole for 12:

Prepare as above, except double all ingredients and use a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Bake, uncovered, for 45 to 55 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Farmer's Casserole)
    Per serving:
  • 265 kcal cal.,
  • 12 g fat
  • (6 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 3 g monounsatured fat),
  • 175 mg chol.,
  • 590 mg sodium,
  • 23 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 3 g sugar,
  • 17 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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