Egg and Hash Brown Casserole

Photo: Johnny Miller; Styling: Heather Chontos

This dish is like enjoying an omelet stuffed with spinach, Swiss cheese, and mushrooms, with hearty sides of bacon and hash browns, all in one package.

Yield: Serves 6
Total:
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 35 Minutes
Total: 9 Hours, 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 238
  • Fat: 9.5g
  • Saturated fat: 4.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Protein: 16.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 21.3g
  • Fiber: 2.8g
  • Cholesterol: 199mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 618mg
  • Calcium: 188mg

Ingredients

  • 8 center-cut bacon slices
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 8 ounces sliced shiitake mushroom caps
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups shredded hash brown potatoes (such as Simply Potatoes)
  • 1/4 cup no-salt-added chicken stock (such as Swanson)
  • 5 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 3 ounces reduced-fat Swiss cheese, finely chopped
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten

Preparation

  1. 1. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan; crumble. Increase heat to medium-high. Add onion, mushrooms, and garlic to drippings in pan; sauté for 6 minutes. Add potatoes and stock; cook 6 minutes, stirring frequently. Add spinach, basil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cook 2 minutes or until spinach wilts. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Stir in crumbled bacon and cheese. Place mushroom mixture in an 11 x 7-inch broiler-safe glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. 2. Preheat oven to 350°.
  3. 3. Uncover dish. Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, milk, and eggs in a medium bowl. Pour egg mixture over mushroom mixture. Bake at 350° for 28 minutes.
  4. 4. Preheat broiler to high; remove dish while broiler preheats. Broil 3 minutes or until top is browned and just set. Let stand 5 minutes.
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