Easter is such a great holiday and such a wonderful time of year! We often go to a sunrise church service and by the time we get home, we are all ready for a delicious breakfast. This breakfast casserole is so simple and delicious and we all love it! At Christmas time, this recipe was our most popular post ever and I can understand why.
You mix the casserole up and leave it in the refrigerator overnight and then pop it in the oven the next morning. We serve ours with fruit and either muffins or cinnamon rolls. Listed below are a few of our favorite breakfast sweets. Enjoy your Easter!
1./ Blueberry Muffins 2./ Fresh Blackberry & Lemon Cake 3./ Apple Crisp Muffins
Easter Breakfast Casserole
4 cups of shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
8 pieces of cooked bacon,chopped
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup cottage cheese
4or 5 green onions, chopped
Hot sauce to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup of additional shredded cheese for top of casserole
Mix all the ingredients together except the 1/2 cup of cheese. Pour into a greased 9×13″ pan. Top with the shredded cheese. Cover and put into refrigerator overnight. Let sit on counter for 5 to 10 minutes and then bake uncovered at 325* for about 45 minutes or until the eggs are cooked.
We are finally getting a few veggies from our garden- for some reason our garden this year has been really disappointing, but I was able to harvest a few zucchini the other day. I also had some leftover roasted sweet potatoes that had a bit of sausage in it. I sliced up the zucchini and reworked our original frittata recipe – here are the delicious results.
2 T olive oil
1 1/2 zucchini, sliced
Approximately 2 cups of some sort of potatoes; if frozen, thaw a bit. If raw, cook in microwave a bit before.
10 to 12 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups cheese, grated. Use whatever kind you like. I had some Colby Jack and some Cotija cheese, which is a crumbly white cheese, made from cow’s milk. It originates from Mexico and has a delicious salty flavor.
Salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375*
In oven proof skillet pour in about 2 T olive oil, sauté sliced zucchini until softened a bit. Add potatoes and heat through. Now it’s time for the eggs and cheese. Crack your eggs into a bowl, using a fork, beat until frothy. Add in the cheese of your choice and mix again. Set aside for a minute. Using a spatula spread veggies out evenly on bottom of pan and now pour in the eggs and cheese. Do not stir. Turn heat up to about medium high and let cook for about a minute, you want the bottom to get a little brown. Now pop the entire pan into the preheated oven and cook for 10-15 minutes. The eggs will puff up a bit. Cook until no longer jiggly, but watch that they don’t get too brown on top. Remove from oven and let sit for a minute or two and then slice into wedges. We served ours with salad and fruit.