Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole

With Easter this weekend, I thought I would share one of my favorite make ahead breakfast casseroles.
It is perfect for Easter Brunch or breakfast.
It's also great to make for baby/wedding showers.
My favorite thing about it is that you make it the night before & then just bake it in the morning.
Another thing I love about this Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole is that you can make several variations of this casserole by switching your add ins.
Here is what you need: 
Package of frozen hash browns (rectangle or shredded)
9 eggs
1 can of evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese, plus 1/2 cup for the top    
Salt & Pepper, to taste

Add in of your choosing:
One of our favorite versions is....
1 can of artichoke hearts (drained)
1 jar of sun dried tomatoes (drained)
1/2 cup feta cheese
1 lb of chopped cooked bacon

Layer the hash browns in a 9x13 dish  
Whisk together the eggs, evaporated milk, salt & pepper.

Just whisk for about 30-45 seconds, it should look like this:
Stir in your mix in's:
Like I said, our favorite is 1 lb of chopped cooked bacon, can of drained artichoke hearts, jar of drained sun dried tomatoes, feta cheese & shredded cheese (usually sharp cheddar or colby/jack mix)

 Pour the mixture over frozen hash browns:
Cover with foil and store in fridge overnight.
In the morning, remove foil, cover with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese on top:

Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 1 hour
Let stand for 10-15 minutes before serving:

This is perfect to make along with my Monkey Bread!
There are SO many variations you can make with this recipe, you just need to have these ingredients as your base:
Package of frozen hash browns (rectangle or shredded)
9 eggs
1 can of evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese, plus 1/2 cup for the top  
 Salt & Pepper, to taste
Another combo that is delicious is adding 1 lb cooked sausage, 1 can of green chilies and using pepper jack cheese.

You can make a ham & cheese version. 

You can also make a southwest version with bacon or sausage & a can of rotel with cheddar & jack cheese.

You can make a vegetarian version with Spinach, mushrooms & diced bell peppers.

Again, this is perfect to make for Easter Brunch, Christmas morning or if you are hosting a baby/wedding shower brunch.

You can make 2 or 3 versions of this dish if you are serving a larger crowd.
If I am making 2 versions of this I usually make 1 version with the hash browns squares & the sundried tomatoes/artichoke hearts/feta/bacon and then I make another version with the shredded hash browns and either sausage/ham with green chilies.

The possibilities are ENDLESS.

I hope this recipe becomes a holiday go-to just like it has for us...I love how I can make it the night before and just pop it in the oven in the morning. Easy!

When you make this, you can serve it with my Monkey Bread  & some fresh berries and you are set up for an easy & delicious meal!

Let me know if you make this & let me know what you added to it!


  1. Yes! Thank you! I have been searching for breakfast casseroles since I need to make one this weekend. Most of them call for bread, which I don't like (just can't do soggy cooked bread, yuck!) Can't wait to try this!

  2. Love this as several of family members are gluten free.

  3. Trying this for tomorrow!! Thanks for posting.



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