Make-Ahead Hash Brown & Egg Bake
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Make-Ahead Hash Brown & Egg Bake

Prep: 35 minutes plus standing
Bake: 1 hour 5 minutes • Serves: 8

Full Circle Nonstick cooking spray
4 slices OSCAR MAYER hickory smoked bacon
1/2 medium red onion, chopped
6 white mushrooms, sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
1 can (14.5 ounces) PICS diced tomatoes with garlic and onion, drained
1 package (10 ounces) PICS frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1-1/4teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon McCormick® ground black pepper
3/4teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon leaves
8 Full Circle large eggs
1-2/3cups Full Circle whole milk
1 bag (20 ounces) refrigerated shredded hash browns
1 package (4 ounces) Mediterranean herb and garlic chèvre cheese, crumbled
2 green onions, sliced

1.Generously spray 13 x 9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In large nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 10 minutes or until crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain and cool. Discard most bacon fat.

2.Into same skillet, add onion and cook 5 minutes or until tender. Set aside 1/4 cup onion. To remaining onion in skillet, add mushrooms and bell pepper, and cook 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove skillet from heat; stir in tomatoes, spinach, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and tarragon.

3.In large bowl, mix eggs, milk, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. In medium bowl, mix hash browns, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and reserved onion. Press hash browns onto bottom and up sides of baking dish. Evenly spread pepper-onion mixture over hash browns. Crumble bacon over pepper-onion mixture and top with cheese. Pour egg mixture into baking dish.

4.Cover baking dish with aluminum foil; refrigerate overnight.

5.Preheat oven to 350°. Bake, covered, 30 minutes; uncover and bake 35 minutes or until center is set and internal temperature reaches 160°. Let stand 10 minutes. To serve, cut into squares and sprinkle with green onions.


Approximate nutritional values per serving:
288 Calories, 14g Fat (7g Saturated), 237mg Cholesterol,
546mg Sodium, 23g Carbohydrates, 4g Fiber, 16g Protein

Chef Tip:
Egg bake can also be baked immediately after assembling. Bake at 325° for 45 minutes or until center is set and internal temperature reaches 160°.