Amish Breakfast Casserole

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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.

Pan of Amish Breakfast Casserole with coffee

This make-ahead breakfast casserole is one of our many easy Amish recipes.

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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.

Egg bake casserole with berries.
This is our go-breakfast idea when hosting family or friends from out of town.

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.

What’s in it

  • Eggs
  • Bacon
  • Hashbrowns
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Onion
  • Nutmeg
  • Thyme
  • Salt and Pepper
Ingredients for make-ahead breakfast.
Use traditional ingredients for this make-ahead breakfast casserole.

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.

skillet of bacon and onion.
Start by cooking some bacon and onion.

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.

Bowl of bacon and cheese for make-ahead breakfast,
We use three different kinds of cheese in this yummy dish.

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.

Pouring eggs into a mixing bowl.
Look for organic eggs from free-range hens.

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.

Pan of unbaked make-ahead breakfast.
Bake this recipe in a well-greased 9×13 inch baking 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.

A baked egg casserole
Garnish this egg and cheese bake with fresh thyme.

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.

A breakfast casserole with grapefruit
Use the cheese flavors of your choice for this breakfast bake.

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.

A plate of food and a glass of orange juice
Try this easy Amish Breakfast Casserole for your next brunch.

This is a simple recipe that’s perfect for holiday weekends or that special brunch that you are hosting.

A close up of food on a plate
Your family and friends will love this hash brown egg casserole.

For either occasion,  you’re going to love the ease and taste of this creamy and flavorful make-ahead breakfast.

A plate of food with a grapefruit

See all of our Mennonite and Amish Recipes!

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Amish Breakfast Casserole

4 from 2 votes
This Amish Breakfast Casserole is a fast and easy hash brown egg casserole that can be made as a make-ahead breakfast. It’s perfect for weekends or a holiday brunch.
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Yield: 8


  • 1 lb Bacon, Chopped into 1/2 piecces
  • 1/4 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
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 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.


Calories: 893kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 77g, Saturated Fat: 33g, Cholesterol: 234mg, Sodium: 721mg, Potassium: 462mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 790IU, Vitamin C: 11.6mg, Calcium: 447mg, Iron: 2.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfasat
Cuisine: Amish
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  1. 3 stars
    I followed the recipe. The big issue is the cook time. Thirty min was not anywhere near enough. The potatoes were still raw and the center cool…I raised the temp to 375 and have had to add another 30 to 40 min

    1. You can pre-bake, freeze, and then thaw and reheat in the oven for 20 minutues at 350°. This should be good for up to 2 months in the freezer.

  2. I love brunch because I can combine two meals into one. What’s not to love? I Prefer savory foods over sweet.

  3. I need more brunch recipes so this is perfect. I tend to always go for easy , safe…sometimes store bought! You always remind me that I can do more!!

  4. As I am trying to watch my diet, more savory dishes are on my brunch menu. However, a sprinkling of sweet dishes are also welcomed.