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

This hashbrown breakfast casserole is probably on 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 like our favorite Breakfast Casserole and Mexican Breakfast Casserole!

Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole scooped out from a casserole dish.


An EGG Casserole

I think I’ve mentioned this a gazillion times before, but I LOVE breakfast recipes – especially savory ones!

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

This hashbrown breakfast 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 and you have an amazing easy breakfast casserole to enjoy!

Close up of uncooked hashbrowns and cheesy sauce in a baking dish.

A Quick Prep Casserole

This hash brown egg casserole is perfect for feeding crowds or making ahead of time!

PREP. Preheat oven to 350°F, and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.

ASSEMBLE. Cook diced bacon in a skillet until browned and put into a large bowl.

Stir in potatoes, eggs, cheeses, and salt & pepper. Pour mixture into greased baking dish.

BAKE. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. ENJOY!

Recipe Tips

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

Variations. Try any of these tasty alternatives:

  • Cottage cheese. Swap cottage cheese out for ricotta cheese (a little drier and higher in fat content), greek or unsweetened yogurt, sour cream (more tart), or mayonnaise.
  • Vegetarian. Omit the meat altogether and maybe add some cooked veggies like mushrooms and bell peppers instead.
  • Meat. Add cubed ham or cooked breakfast sausage along with the bacon. Or you can opt to use either of those instead of bacon.
  • Garnish. Add chopped green onions for some extra flavor or top with chopped parsley.
Baked hasbrown breakfast casserole topped with bacon bits.

Store or Make Ahead

Make ahead of time. Egg and hashbrown casserole actually works great as an overnight casserole! Throw it together like normal, cover it, and refrigerate it 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. Give it a quick stir in the morning to remedy this.

STORE. Leftover easy hashbrown breakfast casserole can be stored in individual serving containers and stored in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer for 2-3 months. Reheat in the microwave. 

FREEZER MEAL. Freeze this dish before or after it has baked and cooled. Just cover the dish tightly with plastic wrap and foil, and store it in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When you’re ready to cook the hash brown breakfast casserole, let it THAW in the fridge overnight and then bake it as usual. If it’s already baked, thaw, and then heat for about 30 minutes at 350°F or until the middle is no longer cold.

Cheesy Breakfast Hashbrown Casserole scooped out on a spoon.

Recipe FAQ

Can I make my own shredded hashbrown to use in cheesy hashbrown breakfast casserole?

You can skip the frozen hash browns and make your own. Begin by peeling 4 medium white potatoes and shred them with a box grater. At this point, you will want to let them soak in cold water for 10-15 minutes to help remove the excess starch. Drain and dry them before using them in the recipe.

What type of baking pan is best to use for cheesy hashbrown breakfast casserole?

When baking breads and cakes you will want to use a metal pan, but a casserole dish should be ceramic or glass.

How do I keep cheesy breakfast casserole from drying out?

If the top is browning more quickly than the middle is baking, tent a piece of aluminum foil over the top to keep it from getting too crispy and dry.

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4.99 from 96 votes

Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Cheesy hashbrown breakfast casserole is one of our all-time favorite savory breakfast dishes! It feeds a crowd and takes minutes to whip up.
Servings: 12
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour

Ingredients 

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

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F, and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  • Cook diced bacon in a skillet until browned and put into a 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!

Video

Notes

Make ahead of time. Egg and hashbrown casserole actually works great as an overnight casserole! Throw it together like normal, cover it, and refrigerate it overnight. Then add an extra 10 minutes or so to the baking time in the morning.

Nutrition

Serving: 12g, Calories: 407kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 182mg, Sodium: 547mg, Potassium: 374mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 511IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 274mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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    1. You can adjust the serving size on the recipe card. It says what the serving size is and then there is a slider bar that you can adjust to the desired serving size. That will adjust the measurements of the ingredients so you can make for 2-4 people instead.

  1. 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. 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you, love your recipe’s instructions. Very well explained. I am really excited to make this one with my sister.