Eggs, hash browns, bacon, and cheese. Is there a breakfast combination more classic than that? This is one of those breakfast casseroles that’ll become an annual tradition because it has those tried-and-true flavors everyone can enjoy with a crunchy topping for a unique twist.
- Serves: 8
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- 2 large eggs
- 1 (10.75-ounce) can cheddar cheese soup
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 (20-ounce) bag frozen hash browns, thawed
- 6 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup cornflakes, crushed
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly coat an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs until frothy. Add the soup, milk, thyme, salt, and pepper and whisk to mix well. Stir in the hash browns and bacon until well mixed. Pour into the baking dish and top with the cheese. Place the crushed cornflakes in the bowl, add the melted butter, and toss to coat; sprinkle evenly on top of the casserole.
- Bake for 1 hour, until puffy and lightly browned on top. Serve.
Evaporated milk will give the mixture a creamier texture but can be replaced with whole or 2 percent milk.