Friday, August 19, 2011

Food Friday: Breakfast for Five (or More!)

My Food Friday debut features a breakfast casserole that my brothers demand every time I am at the farm.
Breakfast casserole

Breakfast has become the most important meal of the day on our farm. Everyone comes into the house after milking cows to sit down together for a bite to eat and a fresh cup of coffee. It's at breakfast when we discuss business, get updates on the day's work and squabble over the latest Kijiji junk deals. <- My brothers have a borderline-unhealthy obsession with Kijiji.

I made this recipe for brunch cooking shows back when I was a Pampered Chef Consultant. Haha "back" makes it seem like it was years ago; it was last year. Anyway, I often tested my 'show recipes' on my family. They rarely complained, but this is the only recipe they continue asking for two years later.

Easy, tasty, and healthy, this breakfast casserole often feeds 6 or more people at our house.

Easy Breakfast Casserole

1 bag of hash browns
12 eggs
1 pkg cream cheese
1 medium onion, diced
1 red or green pepper, diced
* Add vegetables as desired or on hand: mushroom, broccoli, zucchini, spinach
1 cup ham, diced
Citrus basil seasoning, or similar
Chedder cheese, shredded
Salsa (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Hashbrowns packed into pan
1. Spritz or brush oil onto a large pan (stone bar pan, baking sheet with sides or 10x13 pan). Spread hash browns out on the bottom, pressing into all corners of the pan. Sprinkle with seasoning. Bake in oven until golden.

2. In a large bowl, cream the cream cheese. Add eggs and whip until smooth. Add diced vegetables and ham. Combine and pour over hash browns. Sprinkle with seasoning. Replace plan in oven for 30 minutes or until set.

Diced vegetables3. Sprinkle cheese on top while still hot.

Serve immediately with salsa. Makes 8-10 servings. Enjoy!


  1. Wow that looks awesome, unfortunately my fiance doesn't like eggs so I would have to eat the whole thing myself!

  2. Ah, that's too bad! What does he eat for breakfast? Is he a pancake guy?

  3. That looks good! My sister-in-law used to sell Pampered Chef so I've been the recipient of many wonderful Pampered Chef gifts.