This 5 ingredient Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole is perfect for the holidays or weekend brunch. Crispy hash browns are covered with bacon, egg, and shredded cheese. It can be made ahead and is easily customizable.
Cook the Bacon: In a skillet over medium heat, cook the chopped bacon until it is mostly cooked but not crisp. Place the cooked bacon on paper towels to drain excess grease.
Cook the Hash Browns: Add the grated potatoes to the skillet with the bacon grease. Spread potatoes into a single layer and then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook both sides undisturbed for 6-7 minutes or until the bottom is brown and crispy.
Prepare Casserole: Cut and place the hash browns in the bottom of a casserole dish and top with most of the bacon pieces and half the cheese. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs then pour them evenly into the casserole dish.
Bake Casserole: Bake for 10-15 minutes then add the remaining cheese and bacon then bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and melted.