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Farmer's Casserole Recipe

Farmer's Casserole

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"Layer the ingredients in a baking dish the night before, then cover and refrigerate. In the morning, pop the casserole into the oven about an hour before serving. Serve with melon wedges, fresh strawberries, and orange wedges."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2 quart baking dish.
  2. Arrange hash brown potatoes evenly in the bottom of the prepared dish. Sprinkle with pepperjack cheese, ham, and green onions.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the eggs, evaporated milk, pepper, and salt. Pour the egg mixture over the potato mixture in the dish. The dish may be covered and refrigerated at this point for several hours or overnight.
  4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes (or 55 to 60 minutes if made ahead and chilled) in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 16, 2009

Absolutely Delicious! A great breakfast casserole to serve for overnight guests that will keep you with them and out of the kitchen! I took the advice of others and used Ore-Ida Potatoes O'Brien. I used one extra egg and 2% evaporated milk. I used cheddar cheese vs. pepper jack. For people who complained that this was not "spicy" enough, it's a breakfast casserole it's not supposed to be filled with a bunch of spices unless you want heartburn all day. This is a great recipe because of its versatility. You can substitute another breakfast meat for the ham or put some in addition, add veggies such as chopped fresh tomatoes or mushrooms. You could also change the pepper jack cheese to whatever cheese blend you prefer. It's up to you. I would suggest making the recipe once first then play around with it. It's definitely a keeper! I served it with fresh fruit, toast, and bagels.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 20, 2010

Followed this recipe exactly as stated except I used 1/2 a grated onion instead of the green onions because that was what I had on hand. This turned out just OK; not great but not bad either; just kinda ho-hum. I usually make a breakfast casserole that uses crescent rolls and no potatoes that I love and I think I will continue use it instead of this recipe. I think the combinatin of the evaporated milk and the potatoes gave this a strange texture that we did not care for. Not really sure why the recipe calls for the evporated milk instead of just using regular milk. This also took much longer to cook than stated in the recipe. I had to bake it for an hour and 30 minutes before the center set up. Sorry, this one is not a keeper.

Jan 24, 2004

I made this for brunch on Christmas morning. I doubled the recipe using a 9x13 baking dish. I also used O'Brien potatoes which I feel added a lot of flavor. The pepperjack cheese is a must--it really adds a nice zip to the casserole. It turned out perfectly and everyone loved it. It was also great the next day leftover. I will definately make again!

Jan 15, 2004

I made this with potatoes O'Brian, added some sour cream and used spicey country sausage instead of ham. A little garlic powder and lots more onion turned this from bland to delicious. Thanks for the idea Lorrie.

Jan 13, 2003

This was really good. My husband absolutely loved it! He almost ate the whole thing by himself. The only thing that I would do differently the next time I make it would be to substitute half of the Pepper Jack Cheese with Cheddar Cheese and maybe add more seasonings like garlic powder and oregano.

Jun 25, 2003

I cringe when I see the bread/milk/eggs brunch casserole recipes; so this was the ticket for me! Made it on Christmas morning and it was delicious. I used O'Brien potatoes (cubed frozen hash browns with peppers/onions), and it made it very flavorful and colorful. Thanks for sharing this recipe. P. S. This recipe should be added to the brunch category!

Dec 29, 2002

My husband walked in the door and said "What are you cooking - it smells good". I substituted shredded Cheddar and diced green chili peppers for the pepper-jack and added 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard to milk-egg mixture. It was good. A keeper.

Jul 23, 2003

A GREAT recipe!! The pepperjack cheese gives it a nice "kick" that some meals lack. This is good for breakfast or dinner and my family always eats every last bite...never fails. I plan to use my leftover easter ham to make this again...and again..and again. Thank you for sharing this with us Lorrie!


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  • Calories
  • 316 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 173 mg
  • 58%
  • Fat
  • 22.4 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 17.8 g
  • 36%
  • Sodium
  • 576 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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