Who does not love a delicious Egg Casserole Recipe? For holiday breakfasts, weekend brunch, or breakfast for dinner, they are easy and super satisfying. Plus, it’s one of those very versatile dishes.
When I try to determine the flavor of an egg casserole, I come across so many great ideas that I…well, I couldn’t quite figure it out. So I decided to break the Egg Casserole Recipe down into a basic pattern template to fill in and leave it to you to decide!
Fill in the blanks form for Egg Casserole Recipe
The first blank to be filled is the “frozen sliced potato” pattern you want to try. I used crunchy circles, tater tots and shredded brown hash; They all worked wonderfully. I’ve also seen someone use brown meat patties. So really, as long as it’s a frozen cut fries of some sort, it will do the job!
Next, choose the type of cheese you want to use for the casserole. It must be shredded or chopped; Small cubes might work but I haven’t tried it myself (yet – I’ll report when I do). I like to use Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack. You can use cheddar, gruyere, swiss, goat cheese, or…you get the idea.
The third space you need to fill is a type of meat. Breakfast sausage and bacon are obvious possibilities. You can also make pork or chorizo. I wonder what a ground turkey or ground beef taco would look like… If you try it, please let me know how it goes, okay?!
The last blank is optional and versatile. You can stop after potatoes, cheese and meat – you already have all the essentials. But you can add some vegetables to add another texture and lighten it. Or you can choose to get the most hearty and double the meat.
Types of egg casserole recipe
I have three shapes so far that I will share below. If you’re not sure how to ‘fill in the blanks’, these steps are for you to start experimenting with making your own creations. I’ll list the components in an image below for you to save, take a screenshot, or install. Then just follow the instructions in the recipe card at the end of this post.
Cowboy Egg Casserole
The first is my cowboy egg casserole. Double meat, no veggies, with a little green pepper added to the egg mixture to match the pepper jack cheese.
chorizo egg casserole
Of course I had to try the casserole with chorizo in it! For this, I browned the meat and cooked the chopped vegetables in the same pan.
Lauren’s Egg Casserole Recipe
Quiche Lorraine is a classic dish, you’ve probably heard of it? It’s a classic quiche, with three basic ingredients: bacon, onions, and gruyere or Swiss cheese. I tossed these three ingredients together with the cayenne pepper and nutmeg that Lauren orders. It turned out to be awesome! (Reduce the use of spices if you are sensitive.)
Sran for a better egg dish
Of all the egg casserole recipes I read while testing this mold, two stood out the most. First, use Greek yogurt in place of some of the milk you usually use. I’m a huge fan of Greek yogurt, so I was immediately on board. It makes the egg mixture richer, creamier, and more luxurious, almost like a quiche. Love her.
The second tip is to bake the potatoes a little on their own first, before adding any other ingredients to the casserole. I didn’t really want to do this, because it adds more baking time. However… I cannot deny that the results speak for themselves.
Do you know that part about fried hash browns where they are crunchy and caramelized? Yes, the best part? This is what happens when you take the time to bake the potatoes a little. It’s not necessary, but it’s worth it!
What do you serve with Egg Casserole Recipe?
something light! This is a hearty dish that will keep you full. Some fresh veggies to crush, a light green salad, or a fruit salad can be great and easy side dishes to pair with your egg casserole.
Well, have you tried making your own combo? I can’t wait to hear what you come up with! Please tell me all about how it goes! I really appreciate all of your comments and love seeing your creations! Please leave a review and comment below. And don’t forget to take a quick photo of your creation and tag This & That on Instagram or Facebook.
Egg Casserole Recipe
- 1 fairy Meat of your choice
- 20 ounce Frozen diced potatoes of your choice
- 10 eggs
- 1 cup pure milk
- 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1/4 R salt
- 1 cup cheese torn or crumbled
- Black pepper to taste
- Non-stick spray
- Preheat oven to 375. Prepare a 9″ x 13″ glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Add the potatoes to the dish in an even layer and set aside while the oven is preheating.
- Start by cooking the meat of your choice (most likely by frying on the stove, but which method you choose is up to you). Set the meat aside when it is ready.
- When the oven is hot, bake the potatoes for 10 minutes. Lift when finished and set aside.
- If you are using vegetables that you want to soften first, cook them in the same skillet as the meat for a few minutes after the meat is done.
- Whisk together eggs, milk, yogurt, a quart of salt, and any other seasoning that needs to be added. Mix well until the yogurt is smooth and you don’t notice any lumps.
- Distribute the meat and vegetables evenly over the potatoes. Add cheese on top. Finally, pour the egg mixture evenly over the skillet. If necessary, use a fork to flatten the filling to dip as much as possible under the eggs.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the eggs are completely cooked through. Let it sit for at least 5 minutes before digging in.
This Egg Casserole Recipe can be prepared the night before and refrigerated overnight. Follow the instructions until the final baking. Cover it and put it in the fridge overnight. Take it out of the fridge and let it warm for at least 30 minutes before baking. Final baking time may be longer than 30-35 minutes depending on the temperature of the casserole when placed in the oven.