Saturday, July 9, 2011

Amish Breakfast Casserole

I've been looking for a basic breakfast casserole that my entire family would like for a long time. I found this one on, and I thought it was a good start. I made it *almost* as directed, and it went over very well! My girls rolled it up in a tortilla and ate it with sour cream. My husband and I just ate it from the pan! Although next time I think it would be really good with some peppers to add some nutritional value. You could also add spinach to make it a little like a florentine quiche without the hassle of a crust. 

It was pretty easy, and reasonably cheap! My total cost was in the neighborhood of $7.50. It is easily 12 servings, so that makes it about $.63 per serving. Cheaper than hitting the $1 menu at McDonalds!

Here is my adapted recipe,

  • 1/2 lb sliced bacon, diced
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 quarter cup sour cream
  • 4 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 3 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups small curd cottage cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon and onion until bacon is crisp; drain. Beat the sour cream in to the eggs. In a bowl, combine the egg and sour cream mixture with the remaining ingredients; stir in bacon mixture. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until set and bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.


  1. Hi, I came to your blog through Melt in Your Mouth Monday. I live not too far from the Amish and am always interested in an Amish recipe! This looks very easy.

  2. Sounds like a great recipe. The breakfast casseroles are great:)

  3. This looks like a perfect dish to serve my kids (young adults)...they would love it!

  4. Now this looks like something I would love to fix! Thanks for sharing, marlis

  5. Lisette,looks fab,and all the ingredients are my favorites, I've got to borrow this recipe if you don't mind?
    I'm visiting from Foodie Friday.
    Hope you can visit LazyonLoblolly for cookbook giveaway.

  6. This is absolutely delicious sounding with my favorite ingredients. I am a breakfast person but I like breakfast food for lunch or dinner.

    Thanks for linking it to Let's Do Brunch.

  7. Oh yum, that sounds very, very nice. I love all the cheese! Thank you for sharing your lovely breakfast casserole with Let's Do Brunch.



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