Friday, June 22, 2012

Smoky Cheddar Breakfast Bake

 We spent a relaxing weekend at the family cabin in the mountains over the last weekend hanging out with my husbands family. He has two siblings out of state that we don't get to see real often now that most of us have children in school, so this is usually a good time for catching up again.

Saturday breakfast is usually prepared by my MIL and this year she made this delicious, easy to prepare breakfast casserole. The smoked and cottage cheeses add so much yummy flavor! The recipe calls for cheddar but I could only find a smoked blend of cheddar and swiss and that worked well too.

I served it yesterday at the brunch I hosted and the ladies gave it good reviews. Thanks Mom for allowing me to share it here. ☺

3 cups cooked, shredded Potatoes
(I used frozen shredded hash browns, thawed.)
¼ cup butter, melted
¼ cup onion, chopped
1-1¼ lb. ham, small cubes
2 cups smoked cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
1 (16 oz.) small curd cottage cheese
6 eggs, beaten

Layer in a non stick sprayed 9X13 baking dish in the order given. Pour beaten eggs over layers and top with 1 cup shredded cheese.

I used fresh red peppers and parsley to give it a little color and baked it @350° for approximately 1 hour.

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  1. That looks really good!
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  2. That looks great, Martha! My children are standing over my shoulder oohing & aahing over this breakfast! :D

  3. it makes a delish leftover meal as well! ma

  4. That is a terrific way to feed a gang at breakfast time.It sounds delicious and is easy to do. It gets no better than that :-). Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  5. I know this is very good. I have a similar recipe except it uses sour cream instead of cottage cheese and everyone loves it. The frozen hash browns are the way to go I think.

  6. Ooooh...smoked cheddar...perfect with the ham and potatoes! Sounds like a lovely time with some great food.

    Thanks for linking up. I appreciate that!

  7. I made this for Christmas morning and it was FANTASTIC! Thanks for the recipe--I just added some mushrooms and it was my kind of meal :)