Over the holidays, I decided to try my hand at making a breakfast casserole.   Having never really made one, it sounded simple enough. As usual, I took to the internet and found that a lot of the recipes called for cream cheese or a can of  cream of ___ soup.   I skipped over those recipes as I was hoping for something somewhat healthy.  It was hard to find one recipe that I liked as a whole so I decided to wing it instead.

This is what I came up with:  started with a layer of hash brown style potatoes, a thin layer of shredded cheese followed by a mixed layer of diced onions, bell peppers & green onions, then a layer of seasoned browned ground pork topped with cheese & remainder of diced veggies to make it look purdy on top. 😉   I poured a mixture of seasoned eggs & milk over top and gave the pan a lil shake and a couple of bangs on the counter to help the egg mixture coat everything with its yummy goodness.

Looks pretty good if you ask me.

Baked for about an hour at 350*F.
I used the knife test to ensure that the eggs had cooked through.


As delicious as it was, I’ll admit that I’ll be making a few tweaks for round two. The wonderful hubster said it was tasty and it was but for some reason, I thought it was going to be super spectacular.  I guess this is where the cream cheese/cream of ___ soups come into play?

Going forward, I think I’ll use less potatoes and mix the cooked meat, cheese & veggies into the egg mixture before pouring over the potato layer, ensuring that everything is submerged in the egg mixture.

Since I made the casserole from scratch, I knew every ingredient that went into it and was also able to control the fat and salt content. Bonus if you ask me.   Would I make this again? Oh heck yes! Especially since it made 8 good sized portions.   We had plenty of leftovers and those my friends, made my weekend even easier. 🙂

Have you tried making a breakfast casserole? Do you have a favourite recipe?