Thursday, March 11, 2010
Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole
1 (2 lb. pkg.) frozen hash browns
1 lb. bacon (or sausage if you prefer)
1 sm. Onion, diced
½ cup milk
½ tsp. onion powder
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
Salt & pepper
12 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350. Grease 2 qt. baking dish. Place hash browns in baking dish.
Heat skillet over medium heat, cut bacon into small pieces and crisp. Drain and blot. Drain majority of grease from pan and add onion to pan & sauté. Add onions to bacon mixture. Meanwhile, whisk together eggs, milk, onion powder, garlic powder, salt & pepper and pour over potatoes.
Layer ½ cheese, all the bacon mixture, and then the remaining cheese. Cover with foil.
Bake for 30-45 minutes. Remove cover; bake until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
(I only baked mine for 45 minutes and it was completely done, so I never baked it without the foil on top. Ovens probably vary.)