Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Farmers Casserole


6 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
1-1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers or shredded cheddar cheese (6 ounces)
2 cups diced cooked ham or Canadian-style bacon
1/2 cup sliced green onions
8 beaten eggs or 2 cups fresh or frozen egg product, thawed
2 12-ounce cans (1-1/2 cups each) evaporated milk or evaporated skim milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

1. Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking dish or 3-quart rectangular casserole. Arrange potatoes evenly in the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle with cheese, ham, and green onion. In a large mixing bowl combine eggs or egg product, milk, salt, and pepper. Pour egg mixture over potato mixture in dish.

2. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree F. oven for 45 to 55 minutes or until center appears set. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Makes 12 servings.

**Make-Ahead Tip: The night before, prepare casserole. Cover and chill. To serve, bake as directed except increase baking time to 55 to 60 minutes.

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