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Cheesy Amish Breakfast Casserole Recipe

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Amish breakfast casserole is a mouthwatering cheesy casserole made with shredded cheese, dense cottage cheese, and bacon – a perfect large volume breakfast casserole to feed a potluck or to serve on busy holiday mornings. 

Easy amish breakfast casserole layered with hash browns, cheese, cottage cheese, eggs and bacon for a thick, dense, amazing breakfast casserole recipe
Amish Breakfast casserole is so cheesy from the top down to the bottom layer!

This is an easy, no fuss breakfast casserole bake that heats up well and makes hearty left overs too! 

Amish Breakfast Casserole

This breakfast casserole is a flavorful and savory dense egg casserole, made with cottage cheese and hoards of delicious other cheeses- to pull together into an amazingly perfect and filling morning.

As far as the hash browns, they do need to be thawed out or they will freeze the cottage cheese as you assemble your casserole, so the night before, just toss your bag into the fridge and drain any access water.

You can often find already thawed fresh hash browns near the eggs as well in most grocery stores. 

Scroll to the bottom for a printable version of this post, including all measurements and instructions, so you can follow along in your kitchen without being on your phone. 

Here is what you need to gather to get started: 

  • frozen shredded hash browns
  • bacon
  • cottage cheese
  • shredded Swiss cheese
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • eggs
  • milk
  • salt
  • pepper

RELATED RECIPES: Amish Breakfast Casserole, Sausage Hash Brown Casserole, Biscuits and Gravy Casserole, Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Bake, Blueberry Breakfast Casserole, Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole, Ham Hash browns 

Amish Casserole Variations: Add cooked breakfast sausage if you want to add more protein! 

laid out ingredients with hash browns, cheese, cottage cheese, bacon, eggs and all mixed together in one bowl
Amish casserole is so easy to make – with one hash brown mixture and another egg mixture prior to combined

Cottage Cheese Or Ricotta?

I have also made this Amish breakfast casserole with ricotta.

It has similar (although smoother) consistency and can be substituted if necessary. 

Egg Breakfast Casserole with Cottage Cheese and Bacon

Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9×13 baking pan. Set aside.

Add hash brown potatoes, bacon, and cheeses to a mixing bowl and mix well.

Pour hash brown mixture into prepared pan.

Mix bacon, hash browns and cheeses in a bowl and dump into casserole dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray
The first layer of cheesy Amish casserole looks good enough to eat right now!

In a separate bowl, add eggs, milk, salt and pepper and whisk well.

Pour on top of potato mixture in pan and stir well to evenly coat and distribute.

Use a spoon to mix eggs, bacon, hash browns and all the cheeses into one delicious breakfast recipe casserole
Mix up eggs and hash brown mixture right in the casserole dish

Bake for 40-45 minutes or until edges are brown and center is set when inserting a knife.

Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting into 18 squares.

Serves 18

Cut slice of amish breakfast casserole, which makes 18 slices to feed an office, potluck, or holiday morning crowd
This breakfast casserole is so easy to cut into servable squares

Casserole Recipes

I love making casserole side dishes, so if you need more, you do not have to venture far! 

Oven baked amish casserole with visible cheeses, cottage cheese and bacon
Just look how great all that bacon and cheese looks! WOW!

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5 from 14 votes

Amish Breakfast Casserole - SUPER CHEESY!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Cheesy Amish breakfast casserole with bacon, eggs, and cottage cheese, is the ultimate mouthwatering, hearty breakfast casserole for holiday mornings!


  • 4 cups frozen shredded hash browns thawed (about 16 oz)
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and cut into small pieces
  • 1-1/2 cups small curd cottage cheese
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded swiss cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Amish Breakfast Casserole
  • Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9x13 baking pan. Set aside.
  • Add thawed hash brown potatoes, cut up cooked bacon, and cottage cheese, and all shredded cheeses, to a mixing bowl and mix well. A spatula works best to make sure the hash browns are well incorporated with all the cheese.
  • Pour hash brown cheese mixture into prepared pan.
  • In a separate bowl, crack eggs, milk, salt and pepper and whisk well.
  • Pour egg mixture on top of potato mixture in pan and stir well to evenly coat and distribute.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until casserole edges are brown and center is set when inserting a knife.
  • Let Amish Breakfast Casserole stand for 5 minutes to cool slightly before cutting into 18 squares.
  • Optional: Serve with a side of salsa or cut up tomatoes


Amish Casserole Recipe Substitutions

  • All recipes can have a varying bit of substitutions with no bearing on how its cooked. This breakfast casserole is delicious the way it is, but you can substitute whole cream for milk or ricotta cheese cheese for the cottage cheese.
  • Every year I get questions on the hash brown layer and if they need to be cooked. Breakfast casseroles typically do NOT cook hash browns, its part of the ease and it tastes delicious and soft when combined with eggs and cheese. Its not going to hurt if you want to take the extra time to crisp your hash browns either. Please note that I do not make my casseroles that way.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 591mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g

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  1. Can this be frozen ahead of time?

    1. I haven’t done it, so I hesitate to say yes or no. It might be possible, but in general, I avoid freezing anything with dairy in it because when you unfreeze, dairy can seperate. Because this has cottage cheese, part of me says that I wouldn’t freeze it. Without actually testing, I cant say for sure confidently.


  2. Can this be made the night before?

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      Do you mean prep or reheat? If you mean prep, I would keep the egg mixture seperate from hashbrown mixture until ready to cook. If you mean cook and then reheat, yes it makes fine leftovers.

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