Farmer's Casserole Recipe | Allrecipes

Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2009

Absolutely Delicious! A great breakfast casserole to serve for overnight guests that will keep you with them and out of the kitchen! I took the advice of others and used Ore-Ida Potatoes O'Brien. I used one extra egg and 2% evaporated milk. I used cheddar cheese vs. pepper jack. For people who complained that this was not "spicy" enough, it's a breakfast casserole it's not supposed to be filled with a bunch of spices unless you want heartburn all day. This is a great recipe because of its versatility. You can substitute another breakfast meat for the ham or put some in addition, add veggies such as chopped fresh tomatoes or mushrooms. You could also change the pepper jack cheese to whatever cheese blend you prefer. It's up to you. I would suggest making the recipe once first then play around with it. It's definitely a keeper! I served it with fresh fruit, toast, and bagels.

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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2004

I made this for brunch on Christmas morning. I doubled the recipe using a 9x13 baking dish. I also used O'Brien potatoes which I feel added a lot of flavor. The pepperjack cheese is a must--it really adds a nice zip to the casserole. It turned out perfectly and everyone loved it. It was also great the next day leftover. I will definately make again!

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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2004

I made this with potatoes O'Brian, added some sour cream and used spicey country sausage instead of ham. A little garlic powder and lots more onion turned this from bland to delicious. Thanks for the idea Lorrie.

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Rating: 3 stars
09/20/2010

Followed this recipe exactly as stated except I used 1/2 a grated onion instead of the green onions because that was what I had on hand. This turned out just OK; not great but not bad either; just kinda ho-hum. I usually make a breakfast casserole that uses crescent rolls and no potatoes that I love and I think I will continue use it instead of this recipe. I think the combinatin of the evaporated milk and the potatoes gave this a strange texture that we did not care for. Not really sure why the recipe calls for the evporated milk instead of just using regular milk. This also took much longer to cook than stated in the recipe. I had to bake it for an hour and 30 minutes before the center set up. Sorry, this one is not a keeper.

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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2003

This was really good. My husband absolutely loved it! He almost ate the whole thing by himself. The only thing that I would do differently the next time I make it would be to substitute half of the Pepper Jack Cheese with Cheddar Cheese and maybe add more seasonings like garlic powder and oregano.

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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2003

I cringe when I see the bread/milk/eggs brunch casserole recipes; so this was the ticket for me! Made it on Christmas morning and it was delicious. I used O'Brien potatoes (cubed frozen hash browns with peppers/onions), and it made it very flavorful and colorful. Thanks for sharing this recipe. P. S. This recipe should be added to the brunch category!

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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2009

I also add in cooked sausage, also you can use hash brown patties instead, just crumble. *Here is my update on this: I double this recipe using a 9x13 pan, using 1 bag of hash browns, cooked crumbled breakfast sausage, 2 C cheddar/jack cheese. Let this sit over night bake off in the morning for about 1 hr. http://ldylvbgr.blogspot.com/2008/12/good-morning.html

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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2013

Made this for a Ladies Brunch yesterday. I followed the advice of other rewievers and used the frozen Potatoes O'Brien instead if the regular shredded potatoes. Akso took their advice and did not use the entire can of evaporated milk. I generally don't measure when I cook so I just added what I thought was enough cheese to it. We keep a kosher home so instead of ham or bacon I substituted chopped frozen (defrosted and drained) spinach. It was delicious. Next time I will brown the potatoes first to give it that extra texture and flavor but it is going into the "keeper" file.

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Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2002

My husband walked in the door and said "What are you cooking - it smells good". I substituted shredded Cheddar and diced green chili peppers for the pepper-jack and added 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard to milk-egg mixture. It was good. A keeper.

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