Since much of today has been one headlong rush to get out the word about my FREE medieval time travel romance, DREAMSPELL, it’s time for a little sanity– aka “Food.” I’ve been getting a bit lax on weekends, so I thought I’d make up for it this past Sunday by concocting something extra tasty for my guys. All the best breakfast ingredients are in here: eggs, bacon, hash browns, and cheese times two. Better yet–well, not really, but it’s up there–this breakfast-y casserole cooks up relatively fast. And is gone in under 15 minutes!

4 tbsp olive oil

4 slices bacon (I used turkey)

1/2 medium onion, diced

4 cups frozen Southern-Style diced hash browns, thawed

2 tbsp minced parsley, divided

sea salt

ground black pepper

6 eggs

3 Campari tomatoes, diced (about 1 cup)

1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

1/2 cup grated monterey jack cheese

1) Preheat oven to broil

2) In large skillet (I used cast-iron) over medium heat, heat olive oil; add bacon and cook 2 minutes each side until just crispy; remove from skillet and drain on paper-towel-lined plate

3) To skillet, add onion and cook 3 minutes; add diced hash browns and, stirring often, cook 6-7 minutes until hash browns begin to crisp up; stir in 1 tbsp parsley (reserving 1 tbsp) and lightly season with salt and pepper; reduce heat to low

4) With the back of a large spoon, make 6 light depressions in hash brown mixture (5 around outer edge and 1 in center) ; crack one egg in each depression; chop bacon and sprinkle over casserole, followed by tomatoes and cheddar cheese; cook five minutes; transfer skillet from stove top to oven; broil 2-3 minutes until eggs set to preferred consistency; remove casserole from oven, sprinkle with monterey jack cheese and reserved 1 tbsp parsley; serve with a pretty side of sliced fruit

Servings: 4-6


  1. Great minds think alike! I was considering making a hash brown casserole for one of the breakfasts with the cousins! Very nice! If I do make a casserole, it will be this one.

  2. Juliet says:

    Oh my, this looks delicious! :0)

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