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Easy Egg Casserole

Serves 8 – 10

Ingredients:

  • Butter or non-stick spray, to grease the pan
  • 6 extra-large cage-free eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup grated Mexican blend or cheddar cheese, plus 1/2 cup more for sprinkling on top
  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen shredded potatoes (like these or these)
  • Salt and pepper, for seasoning

Instructions:

  1. Use butter or non-stick spray to grease a 11 x 9″ rectangular pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix the 6 extra large eggs, 3/4 cup milk, 1/2 cup grated cheese, and 1 16-oz. package of frozen shredded potatoes in a large bowl. (Check the ingredients on the bag of potatoes — some have salt and pepper and other seasoning already added, so you won’t need to add as much S&P yourself.) Season with a big pinch of salt and a few grinds of pepper.
  3. Pour mixture into the greased pan. Sprinkle the casserole with remaining 1/2 cup grated cheese. Cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Remove foil and bake for 30 minutes more. Let cool 10 minutes before serving. For easy serving, slice pieces with a sharp knife and scoop out with a cake spatula.

Variations:

ONION: 1/2 diced medium onion + 1 Tablespoon olive oil. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion; sauté until tender and translucent, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. When onions have cooled, add them to the bowl of egg mixture and stir to combine. Pour mixture into greased pan and follow cooking instructions above.

SPINACH: 8 ounces chopped frozen spinach, defrosted. Frozen spinach contains a lot of water, so after defrosting, you'll need to drain the spinach by wrapping it in two large paper towels. Holding the bundle over the sink, squeeze the spinach inside the paper towels (similar to squeezing out a sponge) and allow the water to drain out. Add the drained spinach to the bowl of egg mixture and stir to combine. Pour mixture into greased pan and follow cooking instructions above.

HAM: 7-8 ounces diced ham, uncured if possible. Add the diced ham to the bowl of egg mixture and stir to combine. Pour mixture into greased pan and follow cooking instructions above.

SAUSAGE: 1 lb. of all-natural (MSG-free) bulk pork breakfast sausage such as this one + 1-2 Tablespoons real maple syrup. Place the sausage in a pan over medium-high heat. As the sausage cooks, break it up into small pieces with a spatula, and cook until sausage pieces are browned and cooked through. Drain the grease and discard. Pour maple syrup over the cooked sausage and toss to combine. Set aside to cool. When the sausage has cooled, add it to the bowl of egg mixture and stir to combine. Pour mixture into greased pan and follow cooking instructions above.