Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole
Get your eggs, hash browns and sausage all in one dish! It can be prepared ahead of time, covered with foil and cooked on Christmas morning.
4 cups frozen hash browns
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground thyme (optional)
1 cup diced ham, cooked ground sausage or cooked and crumbled bacon
2 cups grated cheddar cheese (or another type of cheese you prefer) Optional ideas: diced green bell pepper, diced mushrooms, sliced green onion, fresh spinach
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread the hash browns in the bottom of a greased 9×13 pan*.
2. In a bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, cottage cheese, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and thyme. Add in any of the desired optional ideas. Add in choice of meat and half of the cheese (1 cup).
3. Pour mixture evenly over the top of the hash browns.
4. Place pan in oven for about 50 minutes. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and cook for 5 more minutes or until eggs are set. Slice and serve.
you can use 7 jumbo size muffin cups to make a breakfast casserole muffin. This is perfect for busy mornings or if you want to personalize each serving. Divide ingredients among 7 muffins cups and bake for 25-30 minutes.
Click here to watch Karen Petersen make this delicious recipe.