I have been working on a Breakfast Casserole recipe for a bit now. I wanted it to have hash browns and meat but also be filled with eggs but not runny, not too cooked and definitely lots of cheese. Enter Hiland Dairy Cottage Cheese to make a delicious breakfast casserole. More specifically, whipped Cottage Cheese. A creamy egg mixture mixed with hash browns, bacon and cheese. Absolutely delicious!
Cottage Cheese is a great way to get extra protein into your day. Whipped Cottage Cheese is a fun change up to cottage cheese to make a creamy addition to so many recipes like this Breakfast Casserole.
Check out the simple recipe below to try for your family!
One of the best things about this Breakfast Casserole recipe is just how easy it is to make. Simple ingredients, nothing fancy.
Hiland Dairy Cottage Cheese: Protein packed, creamy and super versatile. Cottage Cheese is the key ingredient for this delicious breakfast.
Bacon: Diced bacon, cooked up crispy. Great flavor for this dish. You can add any other meat too, like sausage too.
Yellow Onion: A yellow onion adds a little sweet and savory flavor
Eggs: Gotta have eggs for a breakfast casserole
Hash Browns: Frozen or fresh (thawed if you use frozen). I loved the addition of shredded potatoes, it acts as a great binder for the egg and whipped cottage cheese.
Step One: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking dish with nonstick spray. In a pan on medium heat, add the diced onions and bacon to the pan and cook until bacon is crisp. Set the bacon and onion mixture aside.
Step Two: Using a blender or food processor (I use my individual size Ninja blender) add the Hiland Dairy Cottage Cheese to the blender and blend until smooth. Mixture will be thick and creamy.
Step Three: In a large bowl, beat 6 eggs lightly then add the whipped cottage cheese and whisk together again until smooth. Next add the hash browns, bacon, onions and cheddar and mozzarella cheese. Mix by hand until all the ingredients are combined.
Step Four: Transfer the casserole mixture to a baking dish and spread out evenly. Bake uncovered for about 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top. Then back into the oven for another 5 minutes or until the cheese on top is all melted.
Can you make this Breakfast Casserole ahead of time? Yes! And it’s very easy to do.
All you need to do is make everything as normal, without the cheese on top, and then cover and store in the fridge for up to 2 days before baking.
Day of Making: Remove from the fridge and preheat the oven to 350 and bake for about 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and add the shredded cheese to the top and back in the oven for another 5 minutes.
This Cottage Cheese Breakfast recipe is incredibly versatile. You can change it up or add your favorite breakfast ingredients to make it yours. Here are some delicious suggestions to the Cottage Cheese Breakfast Casserole.
Meats: Switch the bacon to sausage crumbles, chorizo, ham or turkey sausage. Any breakfast protein will work great in this casserole. You can also leave the meat out as well.
Veggies: The veggie possibilities are endless with this casserole! Make it a veggie breakfast and add green peppers, mushrooms, asparagus, broccoli, anything you like. Saute the veggies with the onions at the beginning before adding them to the egg and hash brown mixture.
Herbs: Add some different flavors to this breakfast casserole with herbs. Add some basil or thyme or some cumin and oregano. Kick up the spice with some chili pepper flakes.
Be sure to check out some of my other favorite cheesy recipes below!
And if you’re interested in creating more deliciousness with Hiland Dairy products, be sure to check out Hiland Dairy’s recipes too (including some created by yours truly!).
Whipped Cottage Cheese is a great way to add delicious protein and a creamy addition to so many recipes like this Breakfast Casserole. Whip some cottage cheese to make a smooth and creamy addition to so many recipes! You can turn a regular breakfast casserole into a creamy egg mixture mixed with hash browns, bacon and cheese. Absolutely delicious!
1 package of bacon (1lb), diced
1 medium size yellow onion, diced
1 container (16 oz) Hiland Dairy Cottage Cheese
6 large eggs
4 cups hash browns, frozen and thawed
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray. In a pan on medium high heat, cook the 1 package of diced bacon and 1 diced medium onion until crisp. Set aside.
In a blender or food processor, whip the 1 ½ cups cottage cheese until smooth. Cottage cheese will be thick.
In a large bowl, beat the 6 eggs then add the whipped cottage cheese and whisk together until combined.
Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl: 4 cups hash browns, bacon and onion mixture, 2 cups shredded cheese and 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Mix everything together until combined.
Pour mixture into a greased 9×13 baking dish and spread out evenly. Bake at 350 degrees uncovered for 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle another ½ cup to 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese on top of the casserole and then place back in the oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese on top is melted.
Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.