At first I was a bit skeptical on this recipe, only because it seemed too easy to be a good hit. We needed something breakfast-y for our Easter Brunch, and we’d toyed around with ideas of quiches, stratas, and a few others, but I had a recommendation from a friend to try this recipe, and it is SO worth sharing, and I definitely see why she recommended it. Very tasty and flavorful dish. Definitely worth a shot if you have a morning work meeting that you could spice up with a little breakfast casserole, or even just a relaxing Sunday morning with the family. It’s also a good holiday crowd pleaser. There was not one complaint on this. All positive critiques.
Egg and Potato Casserole
- 2 cups loose pack frozen hash brown potatoes with onions and peppers
- 1 cup loose pack frozen cut broccoli and/or asparagus (i used broccoli only, but I can tell asparagus would be great as well!)
- 1/4 cup red pepper, chopped
- 1/3 cup finely chopped Canadian bacon or lean ham
- 1/3 cup evaporated fat-free milk
- 2 tbs flour
- 2 8oz cartons of egg substitute (egg beaters work wonderfully, gives it a fantastic consistency)
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese
- 1 tbs fresh basil or 1/2 tsp dried/crushed basil
- salt and pepper to taste
Coat two quart baking dish with pam or non-stick cooking spray/butter.
Layer potatoes, broccoli/asparagus, and ham in bottom of baking dish.
Mix evaporated milk into flour, stir in egg product and half of cheese, basil and salt and pepper. Pour over vegetables.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until knife inserted into center comes out clean. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
One fantastic thing about this recipe is it can be made 24 hours before cooking. I personally layered the veggies and meat the night before, and then mixed the egg topping the next morning, poured it over and popped it into the oven. This way the potatoes and vegetables did not become soggy at all sitting in the refrigerator overnight. This dish is also very colorful and looks great if you want something eye catching. It’s definitely worth a try!