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Cheesy Bacon, Potato and Egg Casserole

Serve up a plate of cheesy potato egg bake. This breakfast casserole is stuffed with premium applewood smoked bacon, fresh bell peppers, chopped tomatoes, cheddar cheese, breakfast potatoes and herbs.
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 16 oz (1 lb) Jimmy DeanĀ® Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • 1 green bell pepper , seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper , seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno , seeds removed, chopped
  • 2 Roma tomatoes , chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley , chopped
  • 4 green onion stalks , chopped
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 2 cups diced potatoes (diced hash browns)
  • 1 + 1/2 cups shredded potatoes (hash browns)
  • 1 cup diced cheddar cheese cubes
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese , divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lawry's seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon yellow mustard powder (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  • Cook Jimmy DeanĀ® Applewood Smoked Bacon according to package directions. Diced once cool.
  • Meanwhile, chopped 1 green bell pepper, 1/2 red bell pepper, 2 Roma tomatoes, 1/2 jalapeno, parsley and green onions; set aside.
  • Crack 12 eggs into a large mixing bowl. Whisk in 1 cup half & half or milk. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon Lawry's seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon yellow mustard powder and 1/2 teaspoon paprika.
  • To the mixing bowl, add 2 cups diced breakfast potatoes, 1 + 1/2 cups shredded (hash brown) breakfast potatoes, 1 cup cheddar cheese cubes and 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese then mix well.
  • Reserve half cup fresh veggies/herbs and 1/2 cup chopped bacon for garnish. Add the remaining veggies/herbs and bacon to mixing bowl and mix well.
  • Pour mixture into prepared casserole dish. Top with remaining bacon, veggies, herbs and cheese.
  • Bake in oven for 50 minutes or until egg mixture is set in center. Cover with foil half way through baking.
  • Allow casserole to slightly cool before serving.
  • Dish can be made in advance.
  • Reheat in oven or microwave.