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Cheesy Hash Brown Egg Casserole with Bacon

"Isn't it about time for you to make your 'egg pie?'" my husband and sons inquire, using the nickname they've given this hearty breakfast casserole with bacon. Hash brown casseroles are nice enough for a special brunch and versatile enough for a satisfying family supper. —Patricia Throlson, Willmar, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 12 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings, reserving 2 tablespoons. In the same skillet, saute onion and green pepper in drippings until tender; remove with a slotted spoon.
  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk and seasonings. Stir in the hash browns, cheese, onion mixture and bacon.
  • Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 391 calories, 28g fat (13g saturated fat), 357mg cholesterol, 887mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 18g protein.


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  • Debglass11
    Jan 5, 2021

    I needed a quick and easy breakfast option for guests over the New Year weekend at our lake house and found this winner. Easy to put together and delicious. I did substitute leftover cubed ham for the bacon and increased the hash browns, so I increased the eggs, milk and cheese. And I did cut the salt in half because of the ham. Great brunch dish!

  • Glenis
    Apr 11, 2020

    This is a great recipe. My family loves it. It has been my go to recipe for any brunch I've hosted or have been to. The only thing that I changed was that I cut the salt in half...the amount suggested in the recipe is way too salty for us and that is a very sinple fix.

  • Nate
    Feb 3, 2020

    Your print button overlaps writing making the recipe unreadable!!!

  • Jim
    Oct 9, 2019

    Easy to make and perfect to eat!

  • maball
    Aug 18, 2019

    Pretty good and my son had three helpings!

  • Bre
    Jan 12, 2019

    Quick and easy. I used turkey breakfast sausage and it was delicious. I almost fainted when my husband asked for seconds lol ??

  • Patricia
    Dec 8, 2018

    No comment left

  • allybillhorn
    May 8, 2018

    This casserole is one we turn to often! I make it for an easy weeknight dinner. The only change I make is leaving out the green peppers, but that is just b/c I'm not a big fan - otherwise leave them in!

  • sgronholz
    Jan 31, 2018

    My family has been enjoying this recipe ever since it was first published in 1998! Sometimes I substitute cooked sausage or ham for the bacon.

  • jmkasprak
    Oct 10, 2016

    This got good reviews from the family that I made it for. They are Gluten Free, so it worked out well for that compared to a lot of breakfast casseroles that I make.