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Favorite Hash Brown Casserole March 29, 2014

Filed under: Food — blessedfamilyofflowers @ 11:26 pm
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Hash Brown Casserole

Ingredients:

6 pieces of cooked bacon, chopped up

1 medium size onion, diced

1 red bell pepper, diced

8 oz. canned mushrooms

2 T Dijon mustard (can substitute ground mustard if prefer)

1/2 t salt

1/2 pepper

3/4 cup milk

12 eggs

2 pounds frozen hash browns

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

1. Cook bacon in skillet, reserve a bit of the bacon grease

2. Using bacon grease saute onion, pepper, and mushrooms for about 4-5 minutes (until tender) in skillet

3. Remove from heat and stir in cooked bacon

4. Add mustard, salt and pepper to skillet and stir

5. In a large bowl, beat the milk and eggs with a wire whisk

6. Spray a 13X9 -inch (3 quart) baking dish with cooking spray or coat dish with olive oil (spread around with a paper towel)

7. Spread 1 pound of hash browns in bottom of baking dish then sprinkle 1 cup of cheese over hash browns.

8. Next spread onion/ green pepper over top

9. Finally, cover with other pound of hash browns and pour eggs over the top

10. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight (I have in a pinch refrigerated it for 2-3 hours if need be)

NEXT

11. Heat over to 325 degrees, uncover dish and back for 50-60 minutes (thermometer should read 160 degrees).

12. Sprinkle the other 1 cup of cheese on top

13. Bake for an additional 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted

14. Let stand for 10 minutes and serve

 

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4 Responses to “Favorite Hash Brown Casserole”

  1. downmyfront Says:

    Sounds yummy. How many people does that serve? Do you eat it as a side or a main? Cheers from Kay

    • blessedfamilyofflowers Says:

      We eat it as a main dish. It is 12 servings worth and very filling. I have six children plus my husband and I and it feeds us all.
      It is also a good dish for Christmas morning because you can make it the night before and just pop in the oven during the hustle and bustle. This is how we started eating it but then love it so much we now have it throughout the year. We have it for breakfast but dinner too.

      Jennifer


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