Baked Farmer Casserole

         This recipe is one of many names for the same casserole. However, since that is the case, you can bet that I made a slight change so that it is not the same as all those others. Basically, this casserole involves hashbrowns, meat and eggs. It is what is put with these ingredients that makes it special.

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            This casserole is a perfect breakfast to serve if you have a bunch of house guests overnight. This could even be served as a dinner. My household loves to have breakfast for dinner once in a while.

This is a casserole that I enjoy making on those wonderful Holiday moments when you do not want to lose out on time with the family. I will prepare the dish the night before, as much as possible, then put it in the oven to bake in the morning.

            This Baked Farmer’s Casserole is a super hearty dish that will make all your guests content and satisfied. The flavors are in layers that when combined in one bite make for a tremendous taste. I do not recommend using fresh grated potatoes for this dish. When you grate the potato, or even slice it, the potatoes will begin to oxidize and turn gray.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Can I make this ahead of time?

You can make it ahead of time. I like to plan ahead on Holidays, so in the morning all I need to do is bake the casserole.

            Can I freeze this dish?

A breakfast casserole is the perfect dish to freeze. As long as it is covered or in an airtight container, it will be good for up to 3 months. You freeze it before it has been baked.

            Can I switch out the meat?

You could use the same amount of cooked sausage, baco or even ground beef. Any of these meats taste wonderful in this dish.

            Can I use Tater tots instead of hashbrowns?

This would be an equal switch. Tater tots could be placed at the bottom or used on the top.

            Can I use regular milk in place of the evaporated?

I have heard from those who have tried this, that the casserole becomes too liquidy when they have used regular milk. Evaporated milk is thicker and stands up better.

What do you need to make Baked Farmer Casserole

            1 cup diced ham

            3 cups frozen hash browns

            ¼ cup green onions, chopped

            Salt and pepper to taste

            4 eggs, beaten

            12 ounces evaporated milk

            ¾ cup pepper jack cheese

How to make Baked Farmer Casserole

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350* right before you are ready to bake

Grease a casserole dish

SECOND STEP:

Place the frozen hash browns into the bottom of the baking dish

Sprinkle with the pepper jack cheese, ham and green onions

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THIRD STEP:

In a medium sized bowl combine and mix the eggs, evaporated milk, salt and pepper

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Pour the egg mixture over the ingredients in the casserole dish

FOURTH STEP:

Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight

If refrigerated bake for 50 to 55 minutes

FIFTH STEP:

If not refrigerated bake for 40 to 45 minutes

Insert a butter knife in the center, if it comes out clean, the casserole is done

Let stand for 5 minutes before serving

Enjoy!

YUM!

Baked Farmer Casserole

Baked Farmer Casserole

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 3 cups frozen hash browns
  • ¼ cup green onions, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk
  • ¾ cup pepper jack cheese

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350* right before you are ready to bake

Grease a casserole dish

SECOND STEP:

Place the frozen hash browns into the bottom of the baking dish

Sprinkle with the pepper jack cheese, ham and green onions

THIRD STEP:

In a medium sized bowl combine and mix the eggs, evaporated milk, salt and pepper

Pour the egg mixture over the ingredients in the casserole dish

FOURTH STEP:

Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight

If refrigerated bake for 50 to 55 minutes

FIFTH STEP:

If not refrigerated bake for 40 to 45 minutes

Insert a butter knife in the center, if it comes out clean, the casserole is done

Let stand for 5 minutes before serving

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 140mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 120gSugar: 18gProtein: 12g