Cracked Out Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Cracked Out Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole – seriously the BEST! Only 6 ingredients – hash browns, bacon, cheddar, ranch, milk, and egg. You can make this ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze until ready to bake! Great for overnight guests and holiday mornings. #breakfast #casserole #bacon #potluck

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Breakfast Casserole with Cheddar, Bacon & Ranch

This Cracked Out Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole is a favorite at our house. Hash browns, eggs, milk, cheddar, bacon, and ranch. So simple, yet SO delicious! Even though this is called a breakfast casserole, we love this any time of the day – breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. This is also great for overnight guests and holiday mornings. Whip up some biscuits and grits and you are set!

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How to Make Cracked Out Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

This casserole is very easy to make. Start with cooking the bacon in a large skillet. Remove the bacon but leave all the drippings in the pan. Place the hash browns in the skillet and cook them until they start to brown. Put the hash browns in a baking dish. Top with bacon and cheddar cheese. Whisk together eggs, milk, and ranch dressing mix. Pour over the hash browns and bake.

You can use precooked bacon in this recipe. One pound of cooked bacon is about 4-ounces or 1 cup. I like to buy the big bags of pre-cooked bacon pieces at Sam’s Club and Costco. It works great in casseroles like this one.

Can Bacon Breakfast Casserole be Frozen?

You can make this casserole in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. If you are baking this right after taking it out of the refrigerator, you may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time. To bake the casserole after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed below.

You can even split this casserole between two pans. Bake one now and freeze one for later.

cracked out hash brown breakfast casserole

What to Serve with Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

This Cracked Out Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole is one of our all-time favorite casseroles! You just can’t beat this flavor combination. This casserole is great for overnight guests and office potlucks. We love to serve this with some biscuits, grits, and fruit. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this yummy casserole:

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cracked out hash brown breakfast casserole

Cracked Out Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Cracked Out Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole – seriously the BEST! Only 6 ingredients – hash browns, bacon, cheddar, ranch, milk, and egg. You can make this ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze until ready to bake! Great for overnight guests and holiday mornings. #breakfast #casserole #bacon #potluck

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb bacon
  • 1 (30-32oz) bag frozen shredded hash browns, thawed
  • 1 (1-oz) packet dry Ranch dressing mix
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large skillet, cook bacon until crispy. Remove bacon from pan and chop. Leave most of the bacon drippings in pan.
  • Add hash browns to skillet and cook until lightly brown. Place hash browns in the prepared baking dish. Top with chopped bacon and cheese.
  • Whisk together eggs, ranch dressing mix, and milk. Pour over hash brown mixture.
  • **Cover and refrigerate at this point if baking later.**
  • Bake, uncovered, for 60 to 70 minutes.

Notes:

Can substitute turkey bacon.
Can substitute 2 cups of pre-cooked bacon.
Can make casserole in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later.
To bake after refrigerating, you may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time.
To bake after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed above.
To reheat after freezing, thaw completely. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350ºF for 30 to 40 minutes, until warm all the way through.

Steph

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  1. Used Alexia 28 oz. frozen hash browns, and only 1 lb. bacon. The ranch dressing was a nice change in seasoning. Can see substituting chopped ham or cooked sausage crumbles for the bacon. This will definitely go into my permanent file.

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