Monday, January 18, 2010

The Most Important Meal of the Day


That's right folks, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  What better way to start off your day than with a delicious breakfast casserole?  This weekend I played hostess to my wonderful Omaha friends and whipped up this yummy one to keep us well-fed. 

Amish Breakfast Casserole

1 lb. sliced bacon, diced
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
6 eggs, lightly beaten
4 cups shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups small curd cottage cheese
3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese

In a large skillet, cook bacon and onion until bacon is crisp; drain.  In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; stir in back mixture.  Transfer to a greased 9x13 baking dish.  Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until set and bubbly.  Let stand for 5-10 minutes before cutting.

My recommendations:  I always use the frozen chopped onion, it just saves so much time and eye-watering.  Assemble the night before and refrigerate, covered, until you are ready to bake.  It makes the morning that much easier.  You can even add chopped green peppers or mushrooms (saute with the bacon and onion for a couple minutes), or anything else you might like to add.  I use bacon but you can always substitute sausage if that's more your thing. 

I hope you love this breakfast dish as much as I do!  Happy eating!

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