Amish Breakfast Casserole is an easy and delicious recipe that you can put together the night before you need it, giving you a little extra time in the morning for number one.
It's ideal for a weekend family breakfast or as the main attraction at a holiday brunch. Special thanks to Cabot Cheese for generously sponsoring this post.
This make-ahead breakfast casserole is one of our many easy Amish recipes.
What is this?
If you're looking for a make-ahead breakfast casserole, then chances are very high that you're going to be cooking for a crowd.
This also means that you have plenty of other work that needs to get done for hosting friends and family.
This easy recipe will wow everyone at your kitchen table, especially when they learn that you slept in late. Or went for a morning walk, or even better - you put it together the night before.
How to make it
Start by frying up a pound of diced bacon and half of a diced onion over medium-high heat. This should about 10 minutes, and you can drain the grease after it has cooled down a bit.
While the bacon and onion are cooling, grab a large mixing bowl and mix the remaining ingredients and then add the bacon and onion mixture.
Crack the eggs and add them to the mixture. Look for the best eggs you can get, preferably from someone who raises hens.
At the very least, make sure they are organic and from cage-free hens. The difference in quality can be incredible and this link from Wake the Wolves does a great job going into more detail for you.
Next, use a 9 x 13-inch baking dish and apply a non-stick spray, or use a little butter to grease it well. Then, pour the mixture into the dish.
At this point, you can wrap and seal it with some kitchen plastic wrap for the next day, or bake it for 35 minutes at 350° F.
For added style points, add some thyme or other fresh herbs to the top of this egg casserole.
Add these herbs when the dish comes out of the oven, and the carry-over cooking will add flavor and curb appeal to this breakfast casserole.
We use sharp cheddar cheese from Cabot in this easy breakfast casserole but feel free to use the flavors of your choice, or what you have in your cheese drawer.
This is a simple recipe that's perfect for holiday weekends or that special brunch that you are hosting.
For either occasion, you're going to love the ease and taste of this creamy and flavorful make-ahead breakfast.
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Amish Breakfast Casserole
- 1 lb Bacon Chopped into ½ piecces
- ¼ Onion Diced
- 4 cups Hashbrowns
- 16 oz Cottage Cheese
- 2 cups Cheddar Cheese Shredded
- 1.5 cups Swiss Cheese Shredded
- 1 tsp Ground Nutmeg
- 2 tbsp Thyme Leaves Fresh
- ½ tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Black Pepper
- 6 Eggs
- Use a large saute pan to brown the bacon and onions over medium-high heat. This should take about 10 minutes and the onions should be soft and translucent. Allow to cool slightly and then drain the grease.
- Combine the remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl and then add the six eggs. Stir to combine well. Pour the mixture into a greased 9 x 13 baking pan.
- If preparing as a make-ahead breakfast, wrap and seal the casserole and refrigerate overnight.
- When ready to eat, bake at 350° F. for 35 minutes. Garnish with additional fresh herbs if desired.