We had such a positive response to our holiday recipes that we wanted to share one with you per issue... somehow I've got you all fooled that I'm some sort of cook! Ha ha, that is funny! We'll try to keep them easy so that if you're like me, you can actually do 'em! This first recipe was named by one of our Diggin' It! readers as "Breakfast Awesomeness!" It's a delicious casserole that feeds a group for a brunch party... so invite some friends over and make one or just make plans to join us at the house for our Sarasota Marathon party next February!
Breakfast Awesomeness Casserole
1/2 pound sliced bacon
1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper (optional)
1 cup milk
1 (16 oz) package frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of drippings. Crumble bacon and set aside. In same skillet, saute onion and green pepper in drippings until tender, remove with a slotted spoon.
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and milk. Stir in hash browns, cheese, salt, pepper, cayenne, onion mixture and bacon.
Transfer mix to a greased 13" x 9" x 2" glass baking dish. Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees for 35 - 45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.