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Alea's Meat Lover's Hashbrown Casserole

Ingredients 

  • 6 cups hash-browns (or 1 30 oz. bag frozen hash-browns)
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 6 - 8 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 2 cups diced ham or sausage (or a combination of both)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt (How to make seasoned salt)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup bacon crumbles (optional, unless you have a teenage boy)
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13 x 9 Pan.
  • In a medium bowl, beat eggs.
  • Add cottage cheese and spices to eggs and stir to combine.
  • In a large bowl, Combine hash-browns, 1 cup cheddar cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, ham, and onions.
  • Pour egg mixture over the hash-brown mixture and stir to combine.
  • Spoon hash-brown mixture into the greased casserole.
  • Sprinkle remaining cheese, bacon, and parsley over the top.
  • Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  • Let sit for 5- 10 minutes to set before serving.