Cheesy Egg Potato and Ham Frittata Brunch Casserole

"This makes a wonderful weekend brunch, I have made it many time in the past, it's very easy to make too! You can make this using cold cooked finely diced potatoes in place of hash browns, I have made this using leftover potatoes with great success! Feel free to add in green bell pepper, jalapeno peppers, skiced mushrooms, or whatever you wish! The skillet cooking time will take slightly longer."
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  • Set oven to 375 degrees (set oven rack to second-lowest position).
  • Butter a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  • Heat oil and butter in a skillet; add in frozen shredded potatoes, both onions, cayenne pepper (if using) 1 teaspoon seasoned salt and black pepper to taste; cook for about 8-10 minutes or until just very lightly browned.
  • Add in ham and cook for 3 minutes more, mixing occasionally with a wooden spoon or spatula; transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish.
  • In a bowl whisk together the eggs with whipping cream, Italian seasoning and 1 teaspoon seasoned salt then pour the egg mixture into the baking dish; toss with the potatoes.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with about 2 cups grated cheddar cheese; return to oven uncovered for another 5-8 minutes until the cheese is melted and eggs are set.
  • Cool for about 10 minutes before slicing.

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  1. I followed littlebug's suggestion and made two of these -- one following the original recipe and the other with spinach, onion and parm cheese. Every single person who tried it, loved it. Next time I'll try with sausage instead of ham.
  2. I made two of these for a brunch yesterday - one with sausage and one meatless with baby spinach, onion and parmesan, romano and asiago cheese. Both were excellent. They held together so well and were devoured quickly. It really is a great recipe that works with whatever add-ins you like.
  3. This was good. I added mushrooms and red pepper and we enjoyed it Christmas morning.
  4. YUM! This is so good! I made it the night before my husband's men's group and then he just had to warm it up n the morning. Very good!!!
  5. I wasn't really expecting this recipe to "knock my socks off" -- but it did!!!! We really enjoyed this. I used the "Simply Potatos" -- the fresh ones that come already shredded in the green plastic bag -- and they were perfect. I followed the recipe except that I did add a little bit of chopped green bell pepper. I didn't measure the ham, so I might have been a little "heavy handed" on it. In place of the cream, I used fat free half & half. I just halved the recipe and made it in a pie plate. It was great for the 2 of us -- we had the leftovers for breakfast today -- plus had two pieces to share with our neighbors. I can see that there are a lot of possibilities for this as far as ingredient substitutions. I look forward to trying some. Thanks, Carol -- we loved the frittata.



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