A hearty breakfast is a “must have” on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day. Those days when you’ll be waiting for dinner .  .  . maybe Easter Day, too. I’m not picky — this is a great breakfast casserole you can make any time.


This casserole serves 6


  • 4 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 8 ounces cooked and crumbled bacon
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 large egg — beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease an 8 ounce square baking dish.
  3. Layer 1/2 of the potatoes, 1/2 the chopped onion, 1/2 the crumbled bacon and 1/2 the cheese.
  4. Repeat for the remaining potatoes, onion, bacon and cheese.
  5. Combine the egg and milk in a small bowl.
  6. Pour evenly over potatoes, etc. in the baking dish.
  7. Cover.
  8. Bake in the oven for 55 to 60 minutes.
  9. Uncover. Bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.
  10. Wait 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

This simple recipe is a real hit with family and friends. Give it a try. Add other ingredients or substitute ingredients. This would work well with left over turkey, ham or whatever left-overs you may have.