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
1(30-32oz) bag frozen shredded hash browns, thawed
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9x13-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.
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.