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Breakfast Casserole with Bacon, Egg and Cheese

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  Hot water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Dried hash brown potatoes 5 1⁄5 Ounce
  Eggs 5 , well beaten
  Shredded swiss cheese/Any other cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cottage cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Ground black pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Hot sauce 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Green onion 1 , chopped
  Bacon slices 6 , cooked, drained and crumbled
  Paprika To Taste (For Sprinkling The Top)
  Cooking oil spray 1

In a large bowl, place the entire 5.2 oz. hash brown mixture. Pour 4 cups hot water over the hash browns, and let stand for 10 minutes. Drain, and pat off any extra moisture with a paper towel. In a large bowl, combine 5 well-beaten eggs, 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese, ½ cup cottage cheese, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce, and 1 chopped green onion. Add drained hash browns, and mix thoroughly. Pour mixture into a deep-dish pie plate that has been sprayed with cooking oil spray. Sprinkle with crumbs from 6 slices of cooked bacon and a dash of paprika. Cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and refrigerate at least 3 hours (or overnight). Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until mixture is set. (You can check for doneness by inserting a clean knife in the center, and it should come out clean.) Cut into wedges, and serve immediately. This breakfast goes well with cherry tomato halves or sliced tomatoes. I also served mine with freshly made hot cocoa. Delish!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bacon, Milk Product
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
The yummy, comforting, filling casserole is ideal for breakfast, but it is so delicious that you will be tempted to try it for lunch or dinner too. Betty whomps up a rich and satisfying breakfast casserole that features bacons, eggs and cheese. This make-ahead dish can be assembled a day in advance and then baked the next day for a fresh-out-of-the-oven treat.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 211 Calories from Fat 118

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g20.8%

Saturated Fat 6.1 g30.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 196.4 mg65.5%

Sodium 531.3 mg22.1%

Total Carbohydrates 9 g3.1%

Dietary Fiber 0.65 g2.6%

Sugars 1.7 g

Protein 14 g27.3%

Vitamin A 10.7% Vitamin C 4.4%

Calcium 19.2% Iron 7.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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