Amish breakfast casserole is a hearty breakfast bake loaded with cheese, hash browns, bacon, and eggs. It’s great for a potluck brunch, or for a satisfying weekend breakfast option!
There’s no shortage of sweet breakfast options out there. From Baked French Toast Casserole to Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes and Cinnamon Rolls, you have a lot to choose from. But if savory breakfasts like Scrambled Eggs are more your thing, then this Amish breakfast casserole is perfect for you!
Amish breakfast casserole is savory, cheesy, and slightly eggy. The hash browns give it a nice crispy texture, and the bacon adds a touch of smoky flavor. It’s so good!
Old-Fashioned Amish Breakfast Casserole Recipe
This breakfast casserole recipe can easily scale up or down to accommodate a crowd or a small family breakfast. For a large group, you could double the recipe and bake it in two 9×13 inch pans. Or, for a smaller group, you could halve the recipe and bake it in an 8×8 inch pan.
Amish breakfast casserole is best served warm, straight from the oven. However, leftovers can be reheated in the microwave or oven and will still be delicious! And it can be easily made ahead of time, which is always a bonus—especially if you’re not a morning person!
See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.
- Eggs – Here’s the best way to crack eggs.
- Frozen shredded hash browns – Thaw these before starting the recipe.
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Cottage cheese
- Shredded Swiss cheese
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
How to Make Amish Breakfast Casserole
Preheat your oven to 350ºF and grease a 9×13 baking dish with butter or cooking spray.
2. Cook the Bacon and Onions
Set a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook for 5 minutes. Add the onion and continue to cook until the bacon is crispy and the onions are browned. Drain off the grease.
3. Combine the Ingredients
Place the remaining ingredients in a large bowl, then add the bacon and onions. Stir to combine, then pour the casserole mixture into the baking dish.
Place the dish in the oven and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the casserole rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Amish Breakfast Casserole Variations
There are lots of ways to change up this Amish breakfast casserole recipe! Here are a few ideas:
- Try using different kinds of cheese. Gruyere, gouda, or a smoked cheese would all be delicious!
- Add some chopped vegetables and cook them with the onions. Try bell peppers or sliced mushrooms.
- Substitute sausage for the bacon, or use a combination of both to make a meatier breakfast casserole.
How to Store and Reheat Leftover Amish Breakfast Casserole
You can store the leftover casserole in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat it in the microwave or in a 350ºF oven until it’s warmed through.
Amish breakfast casserole can be made ahead of time and refrigerated overnight. Simply assemble the casserole according to the recipe instructions, then cover and refrigerate. Let the casserole sit on the counter while the oven preheats in the morning.
Yes, Amish breakfast casserole can be frozen before or after baking. To freeze before baking, assemble the casserole according to the recipe instructions, then cover tightly and freeze for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to bake, thaw the casserole in the fridge overnight and add an extra 10-15 minutes to the baking time. Otherwise, bake the casserole ahead of time, let it cool, then freeze it. Once it’s thawed, it only has to be warmed up in the microwave or oven.
Yes, but it’s a lot more work! You’ll have to shred the potatoes in your food processor or by using a box grater.
Amish Breakfast Casserole
- 1 lb sliced bacon diced
- 1 medium onion diced
- 6 large eggs beaten
- 4 cups frozen shredded hash browns thawed
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 ½ cups cottage cheese
- 1 cup shredded swiss cheese
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a 9×13 baking dish.
- In a large saute pan, add the bacon and cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Add the onion and continue to cook until the bacon is crispy and onions are browned. Drain and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients. Add the bacon and onions and stir to combine. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Rest for 10 minutes before serving.