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Hash brown, egg & cheese casserole

Total Time
1 hr 5 min
15 min
40 min
Turkey bacon gives this casserole a rich, smoky flavor without adding a lot of fat. The mix of cheeses add layers of flavors and textures: the cottage cheese provides creaminess, the Parmesan brings an assertive punch of flavor, and the Mexican-style cheese adds that lovely melty factor. If you find yourself with any leftovers, you can refrigerate the casserole for up to two days and reheat individual portions in the microwave or oven. Garnish with sliced scallions for a pretty presentation.


Uncooked turkey bacon

6 slice(s), sliced crosswise into 1⁄4-inch strips

Frozen shredded hash brown potatoes

3 cup(s), about 12 oz


4 medium, sliced


5 large egg(s)

1% low fat cottage cheese

¾ cup(s), small-curd variety recommended

Shredded reduced fat Mexican-style cheese

cup(s), divided

Grated Parmesan cheese

3 Tbsp

All-purpose flour

3 Tbsp

Poultry seasoning

¾ tsp, or ground sage

Baking powder

½ tsp

Table salt

¼ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground


  1. Place the oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat oven to 375ºF. Spray a 1 1⁄2-quart shallow baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until nearly crisp, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes. Add the potatoes and scallions; continue cooking and stirring until tender, about 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.
  3. Beat the eggs in a large bowl until blended. Beat in the cottage cheese, 1⁄3 cup of the cheddar cheese, the Parmesan cheese, flour, poultry seasoning or sage, baking powder, salt, and pepper until combined. Stir in the cooled potato mixture and spread evenly into the baking dish. Bake until golden and set in the center, about 30 minutes. Sprinkle evenly with the remaining 1⁄3 cup cheddar cheese. Let stand until the cheese is melted (or broil if you prefer some browning), slice into 6 pieces, and serve.
  4. Serving size: 1 piece