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Potato Egg Casserole: simple but tasty and filling meal

Total time: 70 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6 people
By Cookist
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Ingredients
Potatoes
1 bag frozen diced
Cheddar Cheese
2 cups shredded
Bacon
3 to 4 slices , cooked and crumbled
Eggs
4
half-and-half cream
¾ cup
tomato or several cherry tomatoes
1 plum finely chopped, if desired for garnish

If you are looking for a simple but tasty and filling dinner, then look no further than this potato and egg casserole. It uses ready chopped frozen potato cubes, which are then covered with crumbled cooked bacon, a rich egg mixture, and topped with cheese.

It’s then baked in the oven until the egg and potatoes are cooked, and the cheese is golden and bubbling. You can eat this casserole hot but it’s just as good cold, so makes an ideal addition to a picnic or bag lunch.

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375°F/170C fan/gas mark 5.

In ungreased 10×6-inch (1 1/2-quart) to 12×8-inch (2-quart) glass or ceramic baking dish, combine the bag of frozen potatoes, 1 1/2 cups of the shredded Cheddar cheese and the 3 to 4 slices cooked and crumbled bacon. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, beat 4 eggs and 3/4 cup half-and-half. Season with salt and pepper, but don’t forget that the bacon will add more salt to the dish too.

Pour egg mixture evenly over potatoes in baking dish. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese over top.

Bake for 1 hour, or until set and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Just before serving, add some finely chopped tomatoes to the top, and some basil leaves if desired.

Notes

For a different flavor in this cheesy casserole, you can use frozen roasted potatoes & broccoli, or try adding some chopped peppers or smoked paprika to the dish before cooking.

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