Amish Breakfast Casserole for Easter Morning?

Posted on: April 12th, 2011 by Kay Swatkowski

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Amish Breakfast Casserole


Breakfast Casseroles can make life easier on any holiday!  But, you can get tired of the same bread, egg and cheese combination. Using hash browns instead of bread and adding some unique cheese choices, this recipe looks like a great alternative. I think our family will try this recipe this Easter.

We’d love to see your recipes as well!

* Note – I like to put the stack of uncooked bacon slices in the freezer for five or ten minutes before cooking.  It makes the bacon firmer and then you are able to dice it into small pieces before you cook!  These smaller pieces of bacon cook more quickly and mean you don’t have to dice hot bacon after it is done.  It streamlines the process.


  • 1 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 cups frozen, shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups small curd cottage cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded swiss cheese

In a large skillet, cook bacon and onions until bacon is crispy.  Drain. In a bowl combine the remaining ingredients.  Stir in bacon and onion mixture. Transfer mixture to greased 9 X 13 pan.

Cook at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.  Casserole should be bubbly and light brown.  Let casserole set for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

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5 Responses

  1. Virgie Finn says:

    Kay, this is quite similar to my b’fast casserole that I assemble when all the grandkids and families are here for holidays. I always make two because they are still great left over and warmed up. I add diced green peppers to one and sometime I also mix in some cooked sausage. Actually, anything you love in an omelet, you can add to this. Served with Catsup or Salsa adds to variety too.

    • Kay says:

      Virgie–I like the idea of green peppers. they always add a lot of flavor and a little color!!! A little salsa and it sounds like something my kiddos would love!

  2. Margaret says:

    “Smells” like another good one for my collection.

  3. Kelsie says:

    With my family here, I do a pan of sweet and a pan of savory. The sweet had fresh blueberries and cream cheese.
    Recently we did one with a small can of green chilies, that went great with the salsa idea.

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