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#2: CZ'S BRUNCH CASSEROLE

Posted by: CathyZ from Kauai at 11:27 pm on Dec 19, 2005

I don't know where I got the original recipe "shell" for this but over the years I have changed it to become "my" recipe. There are probably a lot of similar recipes out there but this one is my favorite to serve:

CZ'S BRUNCH CASSEROLE serves 5-6)

1/2 pkg (large) frozen hash brown potatoes
9 eggs
1/2 cup cream
4 T butter
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 lb shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 large onion, chopped
1/4 lb mushrooms, sliced
1/2 green pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 T dry hot mustard
1/2 lb bacon, sliced into 1” pieces and fried crisp

Brown hash browns in 2 T butter. Put in 1/2 of the onion in the last few minutes of cooking. Put browned potatoes and onions in an 8-9” square (or round) pan.
Beat together eggs, cream, herbs, salt and mustard. Melt remaining 2 T butter in a large pan and saute´ the onion, green pepper and mushrooms until half cooked. Add egg mixture and scramble. Put on top of potatoes. Spread mushroom soup over this. Add cheddar cheese next, then bacon over the very top. (This can all be made the day before, up to this point.)
Bake at 325° for 45 minutes. If refrigerated, add another 20 minutes.