May 29, 2013

Bacon Hash Brown Casserole Recipe

Last week I made brinner again in the form of a bacon hash brown casserole. Why did I make brinner again? Well my kids eat it up and my husband likes it so much that I decided to make it a weekly occurrence. I love that I know at least one night a week no one will whine about what I'm cooking for dinner. (Is there anything worse than ugh, why are we having ____ for dinner?) Besides making a breakfast casserole is an easy, fast, and cheap dinner.

Bacon Hash Brown Casserole
Yes a bacon casserole needs sausage on the side!

So I started out making a recipe I saw on Pinterest for bird's nests. I went to get my muffin pan only to discover that it was left behind in the great move. Long, long story short, I had to pack my kitchen in about 20 minutes and I was very limited in my boxes and weight. So I left 2/3 of my kitchen behind. Why I left the muffin pan remains a mystery to this day. It's also a mystery why I left behind my favorite skillet. Why Allison why?

So there I was with 30 minutes to dinnertime and my only options were improvise or get take out. I decided to improvise knowing that if dinner was gross I could always get take out later. The end result was pretty good, although next time I will double the bacon to make it awesome!

Bacon Hash Brown Casserole

10oz frozen hash browns
1/2 cup shredded jack cheese
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup Bisquick
1/4 cup diced onion
7 large eggs
4 slices of bacon. (I will use 8 next time)
salt
pepper
salsa-optional
***Update, I made this tonight and added some sliced mushrooms - it was delicious!

1. Preheat oven to 425. Grease a 9X13 pan and pour frozen hash browns into the pan. Cook for 15-20 minutes. You want them to get a little crispy.
2. Meanwhile dice the onion, shred the cheese, cook the bacon and crumble when finished.
3. In a large mixing bowl, scramble the eggs. Slowing add the milk while whisking.
4. After the milk and eggs are combined, slowly whisk in the Bisquick. Get all the lumps out as best you can.
5. Stir in the cheese, onion and add in salt and pepper to taste.
6. Remove the hash browns from the oven and lower the temperature to 350.
7. Pour the egg mixture over the hash browns. Top with the crumbled bacon. Bake for 15 minutes.
8. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. Serve with salsa-optional.

Bacon Hash Brown Casserole
 
My kids have a major aversion to potatoes, they won't even eat mashed potatoes! But my son gobbled this up and my daughters ate more than I expected them to so I'm going to score this as a win. I also liked that it didn't take too much time to make. I was able to get it on the table in 35 minutes once I figured out my game plan. 

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Does your family like having breakfast for dinner? What are some of your favorites?

4 comments:

  1. This looks GREAT. My kids and hubby love breakfast for dinner. It's the one thing I can put on the table without them rolling their eyes. Or saying NOOOOOO. Since I can't eat eggs, I usually end up with a side of grits but it's worth it not to hear them complaining :) Thanks for sharing.

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  2. The things we do for our kids......
    I agree though it's so nice making a meal that no one complains about.

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  3. Don't you just love Pinterest for finding great recipes. Yes, we love breakfast for dinner and do that often. I think I'll peek at your Mini-Pancake Cupcakes post that sounds great too! Popping over from the Tuesday Tea Party. Happy Blogging. :)

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  4. This sounds so yummy and my house does breakfast for dinner quite often too. Thank you for sharing this at my link party Tea Party Tuesdays!

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