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Holiday Brunch Casserole

If you'll be having overnight company during the holidays, you may want to consider this hearty casserole. Guests will be impressed with its bountiful filling and scrumptious flavor. It's the perfect Easter breakfast or Christmas casserole. —Nelda Cronbaugh, Belle Plaine, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage, cooked and drained
  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup reduced-fat biscuit/baking mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients; stir in 1 cup cheese. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  • In another bowl, whisk eggs, milk, baking mix and salt until blended; pour over top. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Remove casserole from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.



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  • Nutrition Facts
    1 piece: 366 calories, 25g fat (11g saturated fat), 131mg cholesterol, 971mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.