Farmer's Casserole

This hearty meat, potato, egg, and cheese dish is a delicious choice for breakfast or dinner. Just alter your side dishes accordingly.

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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 25 mins
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    Nonstick cooking spray
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    3   cups 
    frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
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    3/4  cup 
    shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers or shredded cheddar cheese (3 ounces)
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    1   cup 
    diced cooked ham, cooked breakfast sausage or Canadian-style bacon
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    1/4  cup 
    sliced green onions (2)
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    beaten eggs or 1 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
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    1 1/2  cups 
    milk or one 12-ounce can evaporated milk or evaporated fat-free milk
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    1/8  teaspoon 
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    black pepper

Coat a 2-quart square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange potatoes evenly in the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle with cheese, ham, and green onions.
In a bowl combine eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Pour egg mixture over potato mixture in dish.
Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree F oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Makes 6 servings.
Make Ahead Tip
  • Prepare as above through step 2. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  • Farmers Casserole for 12: Prepare as above, except double all ingredients and use a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Bake, uncovered, for 45 to 55 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Makes 12 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 265, Fat, total (g) 12, chol. (mg) 175, sat. fat (g) 6, carb. (g) 23, Monosaturated fat (g) 3, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 2, sugar (g) 3, pro. (g) 17, vit. A (RE) 0, vit. A (IU) 534.49, vit. C (mg) 7.68, Thiamin (mg) 0.3, Riboflavin (mg) 0.42, Niacin (mg) 3.16, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.25, Folate (µg) 20.16, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0.79, sodium (mg) 590, Potassium (mg) 552, calcium (mg) 212.03, iron (mg) 1.98, Starch () 1.5, Medium-Fat Meat () 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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