CHEESY BACON EGG HASHBROWN CASSEROLE — This tasty breakfast bake is loaded with crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, and of course, lots of shredded hashbrowns.
Bacon, eggs and hashbrowns are three of my favorite breakfast foods, and they all come together in this delicious Cheesy Bacon Egg Hashbrown Casserole.
If I have a choice between a sweet and savory breakfast, I’ll almost always choose savory, and this baked breakfast dish embodies everything I love about breakfast.
Of course, I also love breakfast for dinner, and this casserole is great served any time of day. And it makes plenty, so if you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, you can enjoy it for any meal over the next few days.
This dish reheats beautifully in the microwave…..in fact, in may even be better the second day.
Even better, it only takes about 10 minutes to put together (once you’ve cooked the bacon) and it can be made the night before and baked in the morning. Simple, convenient and delicious–you really can’t go wrong with this one.
I love that this baked breakfast dish is so versatile and customizable too. You can use diced ham or cooked sausage in place of the bacon. And of course you can switch up the cheddar for almost any kind of cheese.
With some chorizo, a can of diced chilies, and a sprinkling of cilantro, you can transform this casserole into a Tex-Mex meal.
It’s also great with chopped bell peppers or mushrooms. No matter how we make it, we like to make sure the Tobasco Sauce is on the table. The possibilities for adapting the basic recipe are almost endless!
My hungry teenagers–and my hungry husband–devoured this hashbrown casserole. Luckily, it makes enough to feed a crowd. Or a handful of ravenous boys.
We’ll definitely be having this Cheesy Bacon Egg Hashbrown Casserole for breakfast, and dinner, often. Hope you love it as much as we do.
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Here’s what you’ll need to make Cheesy Bacon Egg Hashbrown Casserole
- Frozen hashbrowns
- Spices: onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper
- Cheddar cheese
- Green onions, for garnish
Cheesy Bacon Egg Hashbrown Casserole
This tasty breakfast bake is loaded with crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, and of course, lots of shredded hashbrowns.
- 1 (30 oz.) package frozen shredded hashbrowns, thawed
- 1/2 pound bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
- 8 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
- Chopped green onions for garnish, optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
- Spread hashbrowns in an even layer in the bottom of the prepared pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper and cayenne. Pour over hashbrowns.
- Sprinkle with half of the cheese, all of the bacon, then the remaining cheese. Cover tightly with foil.
- Bake for 1 hour, then remove foil and bake for another 5-10 minutes, or until center is set and a knife inserted in the casserole comes out clean. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving. Garnish with chopped green onions, if desired.
Can be made ahead up to one day and refrigerated. May need to increase baking time about 10 minutes.
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Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from The Seasoned Mom
Hi. I sure hope I get a comment on time. I’m making this cheesy bacon egg hashbrown casserole tomorrow, Christmas day. Do you really use the whole package of hashbrowns? 30 ounces seems like a lot.
Yes, you use the whole package.
I cut the recipe in HALF, cuz it said it feeds 12 to 16 .. and it’s just the wife and I ..
4 eggs seem plenty for us LOL..
CRISPY’ING the bacon as we speak 🙂
Wow. That was fast. Thank you so much. Merry Christmas.
Sorry Danielle. And its only 6 eggs?
I guess so as to the eggs. I asked because I couldn’t find one recipe online where you only use 6 eggs for a whole package of hashbrowns. I wanted to make sure it wasn’t a typo. And here I am saying Merry Christmas yet. I won’t make any of your recipes.
So sorry Paula. I just saw your second question about the eggs. It’s just me running this blog, and like you I’ve been busy today preparing Christmas Eve and Christmas Day food for my own family. It’s hard to keep up sometimes, especially with all of the questions I get this time of year. Yes, 6 eggs is correct, but we don’t like it too eggy. You could certainly add 2-3 more if you like. As you can see, the recipe has a 4.5/5 star rating from almost 200 reviews, so that is always a good indication that the recipe works as written. But you are certainly welcome to use another recipe if you have concerns. I do hope you have a Merry Christmas and I’m so sorry to have inconvenienced you today with my slow response.
Danielle I am making your recipe for tomorrow I was just reading the reviews and I felt really bad about the snarkiness of Paula. Everyone is entitled to their Christmas and you should not have to be on immediate response. So with that….I am wishing you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and thank you for your wonderful assistance to making our Xmas morning more yummy!!!!
Sorry if this is a repeat question, I did scan the comments first! I’m curious if I half the recipe would I half the cook time as well? Or at least reduce the cooking time some? I suppose the only raw bits are egg, so if the eggs are set it should be good to go?
Can you double this recipe? It says it serves 12-16 but…with the way my family eats up breakfast casserole idk. Lol. Merry Christmas. Making this for Christmas morning?
I don’t see why not. I’d probably bake it in two separate pans.
I want to make this for breakfast tomorrow morning, only I want to make for two. Please advise how to adjust this recipe.
Good but add more eggs! Too much hashbrown I would add an additonal 4 eggs to make it 10 total. The 6 eggs doesnt nearly cover the entire pan. Good recipe just add more eggs!
Same cooking time you think?!
How would Swiss cheese work instead of cheddar?
Could I make this around 2 days in advance?
Hello! I’ve made this in the past, as written and it’s great! I’m planning to make again this Christmas morning. Last time I was at the store I thought I’d start shopping for ingredients, though I didn’t have the recipe with me, and I accidently bought the diced hash browns instead of shredded. I have plenty of time to get the shredded but was wondering – do you think this recipe would work ok with the diced potatoes?
I think it would work, and might even be better–I actually like the diced hashbrowns more! It might not slice like the shredded version, but be more of a casserole you’d scoop out with a spoon, but I think it would be delicious!
Excellent! Thanks so much for your reply – and for your recipes. I’ve tried and loved several and this particular one has become a Christmas morning tradition. Merry Christmas!
Having tomorrow for Christmas Eve brunch, 2021. Thank you for the recipe. I’m sure you are as busy as I am so don’t reply. Merry Christmas
This is perfect for tomorrow!!! Thank you so much! People shouldn’t be rude about your response timing. It was Xmas eve for crying out loud. Haha
Can I freeze a few servings of this dish once it’s been baked? Like do you know if that would mess with the texture or flavor or anything? Also thank you for answering people’s questions in the comments because my grocery store only had diced hash browns but I had read that you thought those would work just fine.
Have a great day!
The recipe states 8 eggs. So is it 8 eggs or 6 eggs?
Can I prepare this the day before so I can just throw it in oven Christmas Day? Thanks!
Haven’t tried that but I think it would work great. And yes, I’d do the same cooking time. Maybe a few minutes longer if it came straight from the refrigerator.
Danelle, thank you so much for the Cheesy Bacon Egg Hashbrown Casserole! Everyone really loved it!
I used 12 eggs, 1 lb. bacon and doubled the cheese. Perfect texture and just so yummy. I put it together the night before so it was a breeze serving our visiting family members, 14 people. Served with homemade muffins and mixed fresh fruit. Thanks!
Can’t wait to try this recipe.. sounds delicious. How long would you cook it if you cut the recipe in half?