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Farmers ham and egg casserole on a cast iron skillet, on top of a wooden cutting board.
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5 from 4 votes

Farmer’s Ham and Egg Breakfast Casserole

Prep the night before, pop in the oven in the morning and it'll be an effortlessly gourmet morning!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 230kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
  • ¾ cup pepper jack cheese shredded
  • 1 cup deli honey ham diced
  • ¼ cup green onions diced
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Coat a 2-quart  baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.  An 8x8 or a cast iron skillet work great.
  • arrange potates evenly in the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle with Cheese, ham and green onions.
  • In a bowl combine eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Pour egg mixture over potato mixture.
  • 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

  • Prepare as above, cover;chill up to 24 hours bake uncovered for 50-55 minutes.

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

Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 271mg | Potassium: 456mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 405IU | Vitamin C: 9.4mg | Calcium: 204mg | Iron: 1.7mg