Bacon Egg And Hash Brown Casserole – Treat yourself to a morning delight, with our Bacon Egg And Hash Brown Casserole. This hearty breakfast dish combines the comforting flavors of crispy bacon, fluffy eggs, and golden hash browns baked to perfection. With its mouthwatering blend of ingredients, this casserole is a delightful addition to any breakfast spread.
Imagine the aroma of sizzling bacon wafting through the air, the clatter of dishes in the background, and the eager anticipation in my husband and child’s eyes as they eagerly awaited their first bite of my Bacon Egg And Hash Brown Casserole. It all began one Sunday morning when I decided to prepare something special for breakfast. Little did I know that this simple yet irresistible dish would soon become a family favorite. The combination of crispy bacon, creamy eggs, and the comforting warmth of hash browns created a symphony of flavors that instantly won their hearts.
What makes this Bacon Egg And Hash Brown Casserole truly special?
Discover breakfast bliss with our Bacon Egg And Hash Brown Casserole. Prepare for an experience as savory bacon gracefully dances alongside tender hash browns all enveloped in a luscious blend of eggs. Effortless to make this dish effortlessly cater to leisurely weekends and busy mornings alike. Whether it’s for gatherings or everyday enjoyment its crowd-pleasing nature ensures smiles, around the table. Indulge, in the combination of textures and flavors that this casserole brings with every mouthful. It’s a culinary creation that turns breakfast into a savory feast worth celebrating.
What You Need To Make This Bacon Egg And Hash Brown Casserole Recipe?
Frozen Shredded Hash Browns: For the best results choose a high-quality brand of shredded hash browns and make sure they are fully thawed before using them. This will ensure even cooking. Allow the hash browns to absorb the flavors seamlessly.
Bacon: When it comes to bacon go for a smoky flavorful option. Cooking it until it becomes crispy adds a crunch, to the casserole. You can adjust the amount of bacon based on your preference. Its savory richness is hard to resist.
Eggs: To achieve flavor and texture use fresh eggs. Whisking them with milk creates a base that binds all the ingredients together.
Milk: For a velvety texture it’s recommended to use whole milk. If you prefer something lighter you can opt for reduced-fat milk. Keep in mind that it may slightly affect the overall creaminess.
Salt, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Pepper, Cayenne Pepper: The secret, behind the flavorful taste of this casserole lies in these seasonings; salt, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Feel free to adjust their amounts according to your personal taste preferences. The touch of cayenne pepper adds a gentle heat that complements the flavors perfectly.
Shredded Cheddar Cheese: To infuse the casserole with a cheesy flavor choose cheddar cheese. You have the option to try out other types of cheese such as Monterey Jack or a blend to give your dish a touch.
Chopped Green Onions: Chopped onions though not necessary can add a pop of color and a subtle onion flavor.
Steps To Make Bacon Egg And Hash Brown Casserole:
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure to grease a baking dish that measures 9×13 inches as it will provide the canvas for your creation.
Step 2: Take the hash browns. Gently spread them in an even layer, at the bottom of the baking dish creating a solid base, for your hearty dish.
Step 3: In a bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, and just a pinch of cayenne. This aromatic mixture is what brings out the essence of your casserole.
Step 4: With care pour this egg mixture over the waiting hash browns allowing all those flavors to blend together beautifully.
Step 5: Sprinkle half of the shredded cheddar cheese over this mixture. Then add in those bacon crumbles. Let your taste buds savor what’s yet to come.
Step 6: Complete this symphony of flavors by layering on the remaining cheese to seal in all that goodness. Make sure you cover the dish tightly with foil so that all those amazing flavors can meld together.
Step 7: Place the dish into your oven. Let it bake for approximately an hour. When times up remove the foil. Let it bake for another 5 to 10 minutes. Your masterpiece will be ready when you insert a knife into its center comes out clean.
Step 8: Before revealing your creation to the world give it a chance to rest for around 5 to 10 minutes allowing the flavors to fully develop. If you’d like you can add some chopped onions on top for a refreshing touch.
Step 9: Present this delicious Bacon Egg and Hash Brown Casserole with pride. Relish the smiles it brings when served at the breakfast table.
To enhance the flavor profile you might want to think about including some onions and bell peppers, between the layers of bacon and cheese. This small addition adds sweetness and a pop of vibrancy, to your Bacon, Egg, and Hash Brown Casserole taking it to a whole new level of culinary enjoyment.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I prepare this casserole the night before?
Absolutely! You can definitely prepare this casserole the night before. Store it in the refrigerator. Just remember to adjust the baking time since a chilled casserole might require more time in the oven.
Can I substitute the bacon with a vegetarian option?
Certainly! You have the flexibility to substitute the bacon with a vegetarian option if you prefer. You can use vegetarian bacon. Even omit it entirely to create a meatless version.
Can I freeze leftovers?
Indeed you can freeze any leftovers from this casserole. Simply portion them out, wrap them tightly and store them in the freezer for a convenient breakfast option.
Bacon Egg And Hash Brown Casserole
Indulge, in the medley of flavors with our Bacon Egg And Hash Brown Casserole. As the golden hash browns create a base the crispy allure of bacon combines with velvety eggs to form a captivating blend. A sprinkle of seasonings – from the warmth of cayenne pepper, to the hints of onion and garlic powder – enhances each mouthful. Topped generously with cheddar cheese this breakfast masterpiece is a heartwarming treat. Whether it graces a brunch table or brings joy to a morning this casserole promises an unforgettable breakfast experience where simplicity meets unbeatable taste.
- Prep Time: 10 MINUTES
- Cook Time: 1 HOUR 10 MINUTES
- Total Time: 1 HOUR 20 MINUTES
- Yield: 12-16 1x
1 (30 oz.) package frozen shredded hash browns, thawed
1/2 pound bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1/2 c. milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. pepper
Pinch of cayenne pepper
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
Chopped green onions for garnish, optional
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease a baking dish that measures 9×13 inches.
Evenly distribute the hash browns, in the greased baking dish.
In a bowl whisk together 8 eggs, 1/2 cup of milk, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder, 1/4 teaspoon of powder, 1/4 teaspoon of pepper and a pinch of cayenne pepper until well combined.
Pour the egg mixture over the hash browns in the baking dish.
Sprinkle half of the shredded cheddar cheese ( 8 ounces) over the egg and hash mixture.
Next, add bacon on top of the cheese layer.
Finish by sprinkling the remaining cheese over the bacon layer.
Cover the baking dish tightly with foil to seal in moisture during cooking.
Bake for an hour. Then remove the foil. Continue baking for 5 to 10 minutes until the center is fully cooked and a knife inserted comes out clean.
Allow the casserole to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving to allow flavors to meld together nicely.
If desired garnish with chopped onions, for added freshness. Enjoy your delicious Bacon Egg And Hash Brown Casserole!
To ensure that this delicious Bacon Egg And Hash Brown Casserole is gluten-free make sure that all of your ingredients have a certified gluten-free label. Choose a brand of hash browns that are specifically made without gluten and double check that the bacon, eggs, milk and seasonings you use are also free, from any traces of gluten. Instead of using all-purpose flour you can lightly sprinkle the baking dish with gluten-free flour or use a cooking spray that is specifically designed to be gluten-free for greasing. By making these substitutions you can enjoy the flavors of this casserole while ensuring it remains completely free from gluten making it suitable for those, with sensitivities to gluten.
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