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Cheesy Ham Hash Brown Egg Casserole

Cheesy Ham Hash Brown Egg Casserole

Do you have leftover ham and don’t know what to do with it? Or small pieces of cheese that could be put to use? Here is an idea of a very, but VERY easy casserole that you could make to save the breakfast for a day or two. This is not a new recipe and I am sure many of you made it a million times before. The original recipe uses bacon, but in my kitchen, we use whatever we have available. Bacon, ham, cold cuts, smoked cured meats are perfect to use in this casserole. We also love cheese, so there is always a piece of this and a piece of that to shred and make a delicious “something”.

This is easy, people! Hash browns, ham, cheese, eggs and milk ! Salt and pepper to taste, as everyone is different. The only difficult part on this recipe was to crack the eggs!!! šŸ™‚

And wait for this beauty to come out of the oven!

I made it tonight and tomorrow we do not need to worry about breakfast or lunch! Looks good, right?

Note for the non-Americans who might find this recipe around– Hash browns are frozen shredded potatoes-If you cannot find already shredded potatoes at the grocery store, the casserole can be made by shredding raw potatoes, placing them in a clean towel and squeezing the liquid out of them as much as possible. After that, follow the recipe below and enjoy! I know, it is more complicated, but hey, from my own experience, real potatoes taste better anyway!

What is your favorite breakfast recipe?

Cheesy Ham Hash Brown Egg Casserole
 
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Ingredients
  • 20 oz package frozen hash brown potatoes
  • 8 oz cooked, diced ham
  • 4 oz. cheddar cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1½ cups whole milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a pinch of paprika
  • 13x9" baking dish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine hash browns, ham, ½ cup cheese, and salt and paprika.
  3. Spoon into a greased 13x9" baking dish.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat eggs and milk until smooth and pour over hash brown mixture.
  5. Top with the remaining cheese.
  6. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden.
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