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American Breakfast Casserole Recipe

American Breakfast Casserole

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"Meat, potato, and cheese breakfast casserole. Serve for breakfast for dinner or Sunday brunch with mimosas and coffee. Try mozzarella or pepper jack cheese in place of the Cheddar, or colby-jack in place of the Swiss for variations."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cook and stir bacon and onion in a skillet over medium heat until the bacon is crisp, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain grease, reserving the drippings.
  3. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with the reserved bacon grease.
  4. Combine the cooked bacon and onion, eggs, hash brown potatoes, Cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, Swiss cheese, bell pepper, and green chilies in the prepared baking dish; stir to combine.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until the eggs are set firm, 35 to 40 minutes.
  6. Let casserole cool 10 minutes before cutting to serve.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • You can also bake this in 9x9-inch baking dish and any remainder in greased foil-lined muffin tins.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 19, 2012

Delicious.. I really liked the tang from the cottage cheese.. was different. I'll make this again

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 05, 2014

This dish mostly tasted like bacon and took 45 minutes to cook. Overall it was okay but not worth the effort.

Sep 20, 2012

I made this for a ladies brunch and everyone thought it was wonderful. I did not change a thing. I will definitely use this again.

Dec 24, 2012

This recipe was delicious. I made it for a family thing hoping to have some leftovers but the family devoured it ALL. I used 8 eggs instead of 6 and added a little extra bacon and used sharp cheddar and pepperjack cheeses. It was so great. Will definitely make again.

Dec 18, 2012

Loved it! Made it today and it got rave reviews. I will say that we cooked it for about 10-15 minutes more than stated because it didn't seem to be setting. It was perfect and I will definitely be making this again.

May 22, 2013

It disappeared from the casserole dish right after everyone got home!! However, it was A LOT of work lol!! seriously! It would help to do as much prep work as possible before you actually go to assemble the casserole. Thaw the hashbrowns in the fridge, grate the cheese, chop the green peppers, dice the bacon put the eggs on the counter to warm them to room temp etc. But everyone liked it a lot! I would probably add a couple more eggs to keep it moist, it was sort of dry (we don't use too much cheese and I used only two cups of cheese). It would probably be good to add Rotel Diced tomatoes at the end to top it. I'd make it again maybe try sausage and more eggs :)

Mar 31, 2013

love this and the kids will clean off their plates everytime.

Sep 20, 2014

So yummy! Didn't use the cottage cheese or Swiss. I had cheddar and pepper jack on hand. I used 6 cups of shredded hash browns and 9 Eggs. Made a wonderfully large batch! My boys loved it too!


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  • Calories
  • 292 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.2 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 117 mg
  • 39%
  • Fat
  • 20.9 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 19.6 g
  • 39%
  • Sodium
  • 696 mg
  • 28%

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

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