Main Dish | May 8, 2019

Farmer’s Ham & Egg Breakfast Casserole

Hearty potatoes, creamy cheese, salty ham, and smooth eggs are the perfect combination in this Farmer’s Ham & Egg Breakfast Casserole. Make this ahead and have a delicious and gourmet breakfast in the morning. 

Ham & egg casserole in a cast iron skillet. - surrounded by berries.

What Is A Farmer’s Casserole?

Farmer’s casserole is an easy and tasty breakfast casserole that is made  of a a few ingredients from the farm.  The casserole includes hash browns, eggs, ham, cheese, milk and green onions.

Farmers ham and egg casserole on a cast iron skillet, on top of a wooden cutting board.

What DO I Need TO Make this Ham & Egg Breakfast Casserole?

The ingredient list for this recipe are simple.  You’ll need:
  • frozen hashbrowns
  • shredded cheese (cheddar, pepper jack, or monetary jack work great)
  • diced ham
  • green onions
  • eggs
  • milk
Ham and egg casserole ingredients.

How Do I Make Farmers Casserole?

  1. Start by spraying a 2 qt baking dish with non-stick spray.  Layer frozen hash browns in the bottom.
  2. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  3. Evenly add diced ham.
  4. Sprinkle with diced green onions.
  5. Combine milk, eggs, and seasonings in a medium bowl.
  6. Whisk until smooth.
  7. Pour over hash brown mixture.
  8. Bake until golden.
Farmer's casserole process.

Farmer’s Casserole Q&A

Can I make this ham & egg casserole ahead?
Yes – that is one of the best parts about this meal!  You can make it 24 hours in advance – pop it in the fridge, and bake when ready.
Can I freeze this casserole?
A baked casserole may be frozen, up to 2 months. Thaw in refrigerator overnight and bake. To make ahead/freeze this casserole: you can freeze unbaked casserole up to 2 months.
How can I tell when it is cooked?
Bake until a thermometer inserted at the center shows 160° F or a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
How long do the leftovers last in the refrigerator?
Your leftovers will keep 3-4 days in the refrigerator.  Individual servings can be reheated in the microwave.
What kind of pan should I make this in?
For this recipe you’ll want to use a 2 quart baking dish.  Options for this include an 8×8 pan (metal, glass, or aluminum), a 10 inch cast iron skillet, or 2qt casserole dish.  If you’d like to double this dish – opt for a 9×13 pan.
Ham & egg casserole in a cast iron skillet. - surrounded by berries.

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Farmers ham and egg casserole on a cast iron skillet, on top of a wooden cutting board.
Farmer’s Ham & Egg Breakfast Casserole
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

Prep the night before, pop in the oven in the morning and it'll be an effortlessly gourmet morning!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: egg breakfast casserole, make ahead casserole, potato casserole
Servings: 6 adult servings
Calories: 230 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 3 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 3/4 cup pepper jack cheese shredded
  • 1 cup deli honey ham diced
  • 1/4 cup green onions diced
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Coat a 2-quart  baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.  An 8x8 or a cast iron skillet work great.

  2. arrange potates evenly in the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle with Cheese, ham and green onions.
  3. In a bowl combine eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Pour egg mixture over potato mixture.
  4. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 oven for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Make-Ahead Directions
  1. Prepare as above, cover;chill up to 24 hours bake uncovered for 50-55 minutes.
Recipe Notes
Can I make this ham & egg casserole ahead?
Yes - that is one of the best parts about this meal!  You can make it 24 hours in advance - pop it in the fridge, and bake when ready.  
 
Can I freeze this casserole?
A baked casserole may be frozen, up to 2 months. Thaw in refrigerator overnight and bake. To make ahead/freeze this casserole: you can freeze unbaked casserole up to 2 months.
 
How can I tell when it is cooked?
Bake until a thermometer inserted at the center shows 160° F or a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. 
 
How long do the leftovers last in the refrigerator?
Your leftovers will keep 3-4 days in the refrigerator.  Individual servings can be reheated in the microwave.
 
What kind of pan should I make this in?
For this recipe you'll want to use a 2 quart baking dish.  Options for this include an 8x8 pan (metal, glass, or aluminum), a 10 inch cast iron skillet, or 2qt casserole dish.  If you'd like to double this dish - opt for a 9x13 pan.
Nutrition Facts
Farmer’s Ham & Egg Breakfast Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 130mg 43%
Sodium 271mg 11%
Potassium 456mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 8.1%
Vitamin C 11.4%
Calcium 20.4%
Iron 9.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. It was very good. I muted the flavor to suit my husband’s taste: part mozzarella and part taco cheese; dairy case garlic & herb hash browns instead of the southwestern flavor I like, a pound of crumbled bulk sausage fried before adding. My husband had three helpings. The timing was on the mark. Leaving it uncovered gives a nice crust as I sprinkled a bit of the cheese on top also.

  2. Thank you so much for the recipe. It was delicious! My husband loved it. I added some green pepper since we had so many from the garden. Fresh
    Fruit and cranberry orange muffins accompanied. Thanks again!

  3. Unless i missed it, I didn’t see number of servings for the Farmers Casserole. Please advise. i look forward to your response. recipe looks yummy.

    Thanks,

    1. Depending on serving size, if you are feeding adults I would say this recipe serves 4-6. You make it in a 9×13 pan, so it depends on how large you want the servings to be.