Monday, April 21, 2014

Breakfast Casserole Amish Style

Savory Sweet and Satisfying: Breakfast Casserole Amish Style

I love breakfast foods like this casserole. I can eat them for breakfast, brunch, or even brinner(breakfast for dinner). Basically any time of the day.

This casserole is super tasty and super easy to make. I used low sodium cottage cheese to keep the sodium levels down, but you do not have to. In fact you could even use ricotta cheese if you do not like cottage cheese. With this casserole you can also prepare it the night before cover it and then bake it (uncovered) in the morning. Just note that if you put it in the oven straight from the fridge it may take longer to bake.

Breakfast Casserole Amish Style
Ingredients:
12 ounces turkey bacon, diced
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
8 eggs, beaten
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
30 ounces frozen shredded hash brown, thawed
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups small curd cottage cheese
1 1/4 cups shredded Swiss cheese

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.

In a large skillet, over medium heat, cook the bacon and onion until the bacon is crisp, drain. In the same skillet, over medium heat, cook the garlic for about 1 minute or until fragrant. Remove from heat.

In a large bowl combine the eggs, pepper, hash browns, cheddar cheese, cottage cheese and Swiss cheese. Add in the bacon, onions, garlic and stir to mix. Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish and bake for 35-40 or until an inserted knife comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Enjoy!!!

Serves: 8
Calories: 449
Total Fat: 24.3g
   Saturated: 11.3g
   Polyunsaturated: 0g
   Monounsaturated: 0g
   Trans: 0g
Cholesterol: 265.6mg
Sodium: 768.9mg
Potassium: 3.8mg
Total Carbs: 25.3g
   Dietary Fiber: 2.8g
   Sugars: 1.7g
Protein: 30.2g
Vitamin A: 16%
Vitamin C: 22.8%
Calcium: 37.8%
Iron: 6.6%
*The nutritional information will vary slightly depending on the brands you use.
*Adapted from Bakerette.

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