Several years ago we were invited to a Ward Party and asked to bring this casserole. The recipe was given to me by a dear friend and great cook Marlene Black. It has become a family favorite ever since. Now, it probably won't win any beauty pageants but once you taste it you won't care. This is what breakfast should taste like. Serve with some fresh salsa, or Pace brand. Add a fruit salad and some juice and you will be able to feed a crowd and enjoy the meal with them.
We had a crowd here for breakfast this morning--this was perfect.
Sunshine Breakfast Casserole
6 cups frozen hash browns--thaw (you will have about 4 cups)
1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
3 cups grated cheese (I used 1 cup Extra Sharp Cheddar and 2 cups Jack Cheese--but use what you love)
6 eggs beaten
1 pound diced bacon
1 large onion, diced
Cook diced bacon until crispy, drain off most of the grease then add onions, cook till soft. Let cool slightly
Mix all ingredients together, pour in a 9x13 pan that has been sprayed with Pam. Smooth mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 to 40 minutes until set and bubbly. Cool for 15 minutes before serving. Serve with fresh pico or diced tomatoes and green onions.