Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sunshine Breakfast Casserole

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.
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Nedra said...

Last month at the luncheon with my little quilt group in Mesa, they served this casserole. You are right! It's wonderful!

Kathy said...

This looks delicious, Cindy! My family would love it!

Candise said...

This was delicious, and has now been requested by Eliza Jane! (without the bacon, please - crazy kid.)

Kayte said...

Swimmer breakfasts! These are always popular at swimmer breakfasts...will try this one next time. Guys can put away a lot of this kind of breakfast food!

Debra Eliotseats said...

The Hubs ages cottage cheese. Think I could sneak it by him with this recipe?

Amber said...

One of our favorite breakfast casseroles! Candise- Maya doesn't like bacon either!

Gloria - The Ginger Snap Girl said...

I love simple down home recipes. This sounds awesome and great for a crowd.

Amber @ said...

This might have to be a breakfast for dinner recipe to try! Thanks for linking up to Sweet & Savory Saturdays #8.
~Amber @