Cheesy Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole

Bacon, egg, and hashbrown casserole is one of our all time favorite savory breakfast dishes! It feeds a crowd, and takes minutes to whip up.

This cheesy hashbrown breakfast bake/casserole is probably in my list of top 10 breakfast recipes. It’s perfect because it feeds a crowd, it’s ultra simple to throw together, and it’s actually really inexpensive! Complete your breakfast by adding Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls, French Toast Muffins, and Strawberry Banana Smoothie.

Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole scooped out

Hash Brown EGG casserole

I think I’ve mentioned this a gazillion times before, but I LOVE breakfast recipes – especially savory ones! It’s sad that we don’t have a ton of time in the mornings to make these yummy dishes, but we still try to make them occasionally on weekends, and definitely for special occasions and holidays.

Over the years, we have tried a TON of new breakfast casseroles, like our Biscuit Egg Casserole and Sausage Breakfast Casserole, but we wanted to try a breakfast casserole with hashbrowns!

This Hash Brown Egg Casserole includes all the best breakfast items – hash browns, eggs, and bacon. Using those items, you will just need a few minutes to make this breakfast casserole. Mix them together with 3 different cheeses, bake to perfection, and you have an amazing breakfast dish to enjoy.

Hash Brown Egg Casserole in a baking dishYou can see all three cheeses mixed in!

Hash BRown Breakfast Casserole Variations

This recipe is pretty adaptable for any dietary needs or eating preferences your family members might have.

  • If you can’t stand the cottage cheese, you can try swapping it out for ricotta cheese (a little drier and higher in fat content), greek or unsweetened yogurt, sour cream (more tart), or mayonnaise.
  • For a meatless version, you can omit the meat altogether and maybe add some cooked mushrooms and bell peppers instead.
  • Meat lover? Add cubed ham or cooked sausage along with your bacon. Or you can opt to use either of those instead of bacon.
  • Add chopped green onions for some extra flavor.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley.

Hash Brown Egg Bake in dish

Casserole FAQ

This recipe actually works great as an overnight casserole! Throw it together like normal, cover, and refrigerate overnight. Then add an extra 10 minutes or so to the baking time in the morning. Be aware, however, that the heavier ingredients might settle to the bottom. You can give it a quick stir in the morning to avoid this, but it makes a great overnight breakfast casserole with hash browns.

FREEZE it before or after it has baked and cooled. Just cover the dish tightly with plastic wrap and foil, and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to cook it, let it THAW in the fridge overnight and then bake like usual. If it’s already baked, thaw, and then cook for about 30 minutes at 350° or until the middle is no longer cold.

Breakfast Hashbrown Casserole scooped out on a spoon

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Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole Recipe

4.96 from 24 votes
Bacon, egg, and hashbrown casserole is one of our all time favorite savory breakfast dishes! It feeds a crowd, and takes minutes to whip up.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 407 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 lb bacon diced
  • 4 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes thawed
  • 9 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded swiss cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  • Cook diced bacon in a skillet until browned and put into large bowl.
  • Stir in potatoes, eggs, cheeses and salt & pepper. Pour mixture into greased baking dish.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. ENJOY!

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  1. do you squeeze the extra water out of the thawed hash browns first? Thanks for great recipes. I have family coming this weekend and am planning the menu now. Your broccoli salad is on the list as it was a hit last time!

    1. I don’t usually, but if they seem super wet, then I probably would. Hope that helps & I hope they liked it!!

  2. 5 stars
    This is the best hash brown casserole!! We’ve made it every Christmas since I found it and everyone begs for it!! It’s so easy and delicious.

  3. Do you think if i only have frozen cubed O’Brien potatoes i could sub them for the shredded? Maybe brown them first for better texture/flavor?

    1. Yes – the cubes would work as well and I think that’s a great idea to brown them first. Let me know how it turned out. 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    One of our family’s favorite breakfasts. We love to make this for Christmas morning. Love that you can put it together the night before and then throw it in the oven the next morning!

  5. 5 stars
    This was delicious! It reminds me of a casserole that my mom made especially around the holidays and that is such a sweet memory

  6. Just wondering I have a group of about 20 normally if I make the hashbrowns casserole and the french toast casserole will that be enough for all of them,6 of them are kids?Hate to double recipe because then I feel it’s going to be too much.

    1. That’s hard to say. It totally depends on how big of portions your family eats. The casserole recipe serves about 12 and the French Toast Bake serves about 8, so if you doubled I imagine you would have leftovers. Depending on how old the kids are/how much they eat, you might be fine with just the two casserole servings. I always tend to ere on the side of having more than less so everyone gets their fill. Both casseroles store well for a few days and can even be frozen if needed if you did decide to double anything. Hope the breakfast turns out well!!

  7. 5 stars
    This recipe is very good .. had just the right amount of egg vs. cheese. Added chopped green bell pepper and onion. It was a hit!

  8. 5 stars
    Thank you, love your recipe’s instructions. Very well explained. I am really excited to make this one with my sister.

  9. This looks really good, but my mom absolutely hates cottage cheese.. can you recommend a good substitute for the cottage cheese? Like, would sour cream work just as well maybe? Or maybe a different soft cheese? She doesn’t like ricotta cheese either, lol.. I don’t mind them, but she won’t try this if I can’t find a good substitute.. I take care of my mom, and I’m always on the lookout for new recipes to make for her.. thanks in advance! 🙂

    1. Yes, I’d say Ricotta cheese is a great substitute, but if she’s not a fan of that, you could certainly try using greek yogurt or sour cream. I haven’t tried this casserole with either of them, so you’ll have to let us know how it turns out if you do use them. 🙂

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