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Breakfast Casserole

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    As I have said before on my blog, as much as I love to cook, I hate cooking breakfast! It takes me awhile to wake up ;-) Having guests last week I wanted to have breakfast for them without having to do too much work. I served muffins, overnight baked oatmeal, etc. but I wanted a dish that was savory, not sweet, some protein. I was looking at breakfast casserole that used potatoes (I had a bunch on-hand) most used frozen hash browns. The problem with hash browns is they are out of my budget and not as healthy as a plain old baked potato. 

    So I came up with this dish. I baked potatoes the day before and mixed all the other ingredients in a baking pan. I even set up my food processor the night before to grate the potatoes. In the morning I grated them skin and all, mixed the potatoes in the egg mixture and baked. (Now I do it all the night before and just bake it off in the morning).

    I did not "gourmet" up this dish, I thought my in-laws would like it basic better but you could do anything. I think chilies and Monterey jack cheese would be good. I would love sun dried tomatoes, grilled artichokes hearts, lemon peel and goat cheese. What I am trying to say, is use this recipe as a start point and gussy it up.


Breakfast Casserole

3 baking potatoes, grated skins on, baked and chilled overnight in the fridge (see note below)

6 eggs

1/2 small container cottage cheese

1 cup grated cheese, I used sharp cheddar

crumbled cooked sausage or bacon

1/2 cup chopped green onions

3 finely chopped garlic cloves

salt and pepper to taste

Night before mix all ingredients in a baking pan, (except potatoes if they are not cold). Cover with foil. In the morning if you have not grated the potatoes, do that and add to egg mixture.

Cover again and bake 350◦F 1 hour -1 1/2 hour or until egg is cooked. This sounds like a long time, but when I checked mine at one hour it was not cooked. So check in an hour and see what it is doing. Enjoy.



It is important to grate potatoes cold, if they are not cold you will have mashed potatoes. Potatoes can be baked several days ahead and kept in the fridge. I use my food processor to grate my potatoes.


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Brenda Nuland

Yum! I need to do this for New Year's Day.


Good morning Mrs. Storybook Woods!
I'm so glad you re-posted this recipe.
I have been looking for a brunch like entry to serve Christmas morning for my family.
This one sounds really good.
I am placing it in my favorites.
Thank you Clarice for sharing.


Dear Clarice,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipe! My sweeties would love it!

I love the photo you shared. That ~Forget Me Not~ vintage post card is so sweet!!!! It reminds me of a very special ~Forget Me Not~ cup that was given to me by a friend who is very, very dear to me.

I love your sweet English cottages too and your love banner. Your home and heart is filled with that!

Love you! Paula


I've seen this same recipe with the purchased hashbrowns and thought the same of you...too expensive. Thanks for this version...can't wait to try it!

Ravenhill Cottage

black eyed susans kitchen

This recipe sounds perfect for a Sunday morning! Thanks
♥, Susan

Kay on the farm in Neb

If I come visit you can make the artichoke, goat cheese version for me! Yummy

I'm baking bread today. Rye and oatmeal and honey wheatberry.

the pleasures of  homemaking

I can post!! This sounds really good and I'm always looking for ways to use up potatoes!



Yummy, yummy! And we all like breakfast of any kind, I think! My recipe doesn't use potatoes so this will be great to add to my stash of recipes! Just think how much farther the potato stretches those eggs! All of your add in ideas sound wonderful, as usual. I especially like the goat cheese idea!
Have a lovely day!

Gumbo Lily

I love breakfast casseroles, but my family does not. They prefer all the items in a casserole, separate, not all together. Ah well, I'll just eat these somewhere else.


Carolyne've got me thinkin'! I need to do more of those, it's been awhile.
I've *always* used my own baked potatoes instead of those Frozen-tasteless-dipped-in-who-knows-what-to-keep-from-browning-things that grocers sell. (They are also terrific to keep in your fridge for camping and having on hand for teenage boys to make their own potato creations in frying pans!). :o)
((hugs)) Carolyne


Oooh, this sounds wonderful! I hate making breakfast too. I've always wanted fresh-out-of-the-oven sweet rolls for guests, but who wants to get up 3 or 4 hours before breakfast. Thanks for the recipe!


I always love brunch type recipes and this one sounds delicious!! Thank you for sharing!! I know I don't comment often, but I visit quite a bit lately. It seems everytime I see an idea, I forward your posts to friends. Love all your inspiration!!

Junie Moon

You are absolutely brilliant! This sounds delicious and pretty easy to make. Thanks for tip about using cold potatoes.

My dinner menu tonight is spaghetti, salad, and garlic bread. Pretty boring, but we love it. It's 8 a.m. here and my sauce is on cooking right now. I like to cook it all day.

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