American Breakfast Casserole

  • Recipe By
  • Published Aug 13th
  • Ready In1h 10m
  • Servings12
  • Calories292
Meat, potato, and cheese breakfast casserole. Serve for breakfast for dinner or Sunday brunch with mimosas and coffee. Try mozzarella or pepper jack cheese in place of the Cheddar, or colby-jack in place of the Swiss for variations.

American Breakfast Casserole Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious American Breakfast Casserole for 12 servings:

  • 1 (1 pound) package bacon, diced
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 cups frozen Southern-style hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups small curd cottage cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper, or to taste (optional)
  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies, or to taste (optional)

American Breakfast Casserole Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook45m
  • Ready In1h 10m

To cook American Breakfast Casserole, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this American Breakfast Casserole is about 45 minutes , and you can serve your American Breakfast Casserole within 1 hour 10 minutes . The following are the steps to cook American Breakfast Casserole easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2 Cook and stir bacon and onion in a skillet over medium heat until the bacon is crisp, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain grease, reserving the drippings.
  3. 3 Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with the reserved bacon grease.
  4. 4 Combine the cooked bacon and onion, eggs, hash brown potatoes, Cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, Swiss cheese, bell pepper, and green chilies in the prepared baking dish; stir to combine.
  5. 5 Bake in preheated oven until the eggs are set firm, 35 to 40 minutes.
  6. 6 Let casserole cool 10 minutes before cutting to serve.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can also bake this in 9x9-inch baking dish and any remainder in greased foil-lined muffin tins.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 292 calories; 20.9 grams of fat; 10.2 grams of carbohydrates; 19.6 grams of protein; 117 milligrams of cholesterol; 696 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Feb 13th 2017

    This was a delicious breakfast casserole! I pretty much went by the recipe except I used sausage in place of the bacon and also I normally don't have cottage cheese on hand, so I replaced i ...

  2. Dec 25th 2016

    I made this for Christmas breakfast and it was delicious. I used 1.5 lbs of bacon instead of 1 lb and added one egg. I also made a veggie version with no bacon and added spinach and red pe ...

  3. Oct 11th 2015

    Loved it, but changed it a little bit. Used red and green peppers, swapped bacon for ham and omitted the cottage cheese and added 1/3 c cup half and half to eggs. Sauted meat and vegetables, ...

  4. May 22nd 2013

    It disappeared from the casserole dish right after everyone got home!! However, it was A LOT of work lol!! seriously! It would help to do as much prep work as possible before you actually ...

  5. Mar 31st 2013

    love this and the kids will clean off their plates everytime.

  6. Dec 24th 2012

    This recipe was delicious. I made it for a family thing hoping to have some leftovers but the family devoured it ALL. I used 8 eggs instead of 6 and added a little extra bacon and used sharp ...

  7. Dec 18th 2012

    Loved it! Made it today and it got rave reviews. I will say that we cooked it for about 10-15 minutes more than stated because it didn't seem to be setting. It was perfect and I will defi ...

  8. Sep 20th 2012

    I made this for a ladies brunch and everyone thought it was wonderful. I did not change a thing. I will definitely use this again.

  9. Jun 19th 2012

    Delicious.. I really liked the tang from the cottage cheese.. was different. I'll make this again