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Ham and Cheese Brunch Bake

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prep time 15 minutes
cook time 40 minutes
yield 4-6 servings

Overview

This dish has it all: fluffy eggs, crunchy hash browns, melted cheese, crunchy green onions, and fresh tomatoes.

BY:Five Marigolds

Ingredients

  • 10-piece package of frozen hash brown patties, slightly thawed
  • 2 cups cheese, shredded (Colby, Monterey Jack, or other cheese of choice)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 12 Nellie’s Free Range Eggs
  • 8 ounces diced ham
  • 2-3 large green onions with tops
  • 3 Roma tomatoes
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  • In a 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan, crumble the hash browns. Top evenly with 1 cup of the shredded cheese. Bake at 450F for 13-15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, soften cream cheese in the microwave until it whisks smooth. Whisk in 12 Nellie’s Free Range Eggs until the mixture is thoroughly combined. Slice green onions and dice the tomatoes.
  • Pour the egg mixture evenly over the baked hash brown crust. Top with ham, half of the green onions, and black pepper. Bake at 450F for 20-23 minutes, or until the egg mixture has thoroughly cooked through.
  • Remove the baking pan from the oven and top with remaining cheese, green onions, and tomatoes. Serve and enjoy!
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Comments Reviews

KateNovember 06, 2020

Do you think I could freeze this recipe?

Nellie's

While we haven't tried freezing the recipe, we do know it reheats well if refrigerated. Another idea would be to to prep all of the ingredients the night before to limit time in the kitchen that morning. We look forward to hearing how it goes!

TrishOctober 24, 2020

HAM and cheese is NOT vegetarian! Really?????

Nellie's

Hi Trish, that's correct. This recipe isn't vegetarian but we do have a couple blog posts that focus solely on our vegetarian recipes. Follow this link to see one of our vegetarian blogs filled with some of our favorite vegetarian breakfast recipes: https://www.nelliesfreerange.com/blog/vegetarian-breakfast-recipes.

Patricia WearschJuly 10, 2019

Yum

Nellie's

This tasty bake is sure to be enjoyed by the whole family, Patricia!

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