Farmers Casserole

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Farmers Casserole is made with diced ham, peppers, onion, shredded hash browns, egg and cheese! A delicious meal for breakfast or dinner!

This recipe was updated February 24, 2020. 

farmers casserole cut into a square

Farmers Casserole is one of my new favorites in my line-up of breakfast casseroles. Breakfast casseroles like Western Omelet Casserole, Crustless Quiche, Hash brown Crust Breakfast Casserole and Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole make the perfect breakfast or dinner. 

What Is A Farmer’s Casserole?

This recipe uses ingredients that might be found “on the farm” like vegetables, ham and milk. Layered and baked together for a delicious meal! 

This hearty breakfast casserole is one that is sure to make everyone come back for seconds. I love making this when I know friends or family will be visiting. 

Ingredients: frozen hash browns, eggs, diced ham, red bell pepper, green onion, evaporated milk and cheese. 

How To Make Farmers Casserole

Scroll down for full printable recipe and ingredient list. 

  • Begin by placing hash browns in a 9×13 casserole dish. Make sure to spray the dish with non-stick spray before you add the hash browns. 

Frozen shredded hash browns in a casserole dish

  • Top with diced ham, diced red pepper and onion. 

Ham, peppers, onions, hash browns in a casserole dish

  • In a bowl, whisk together eggs, evaporated milk and spices.
  • Top with shredded cheese and pour egg mixture over the whole casserole. 
  • Bake at 375 for 45-55 minutes or until eggs are cooked. 

Cheese and egg mixture in casserole dish

Can You Use Fresh Potatoes Instead Of Frozen? 

I would recommend sticking with frozen hash browns for this recipe. Fresh grated potatoes can turn color if not cooked immediately. 

Other Ingredient Options

One thing I love about casseroles like this is that you can really customize it and make it your own. Change the cheese, meat or veggies to make your favorite version. Here are a few options to add into this Farmers casserole.

  • Mushrooms
  • Chopped Spinach
  • Chopped Broccoli

Can you Freeze Farmers Casserole?

Yes! You can freeze this breakfast casserole and it will last about 2 months. Make sure to let the casserole completely cool and then wrap very tight with plastic wrap and foil. If you know you will be freezing, use a disposable pan. If I have all of the ingredients, sometimes I like to make one to eat and make one to freeze at the same time. 

Tips for making Farmers Breakfast Casserole

  • Let the frozen hash browns thaw for a few minutes to make it easier to break them apart and helps the casserole not be watery.
  • Let the casserole sit for about 10 minutes before cutting into squares.
  • Use different cheeses to change up the casserole. Some of my favorites are shredded Swiss, pepper jack for a little spice or mozzarella.
  • Change it up by substituting cooked breakfast sausage for ham. 

Farmers Casserole in a casserole dish

This hearty breakfast casserole is one that is sure to make everyone come back for seconds. I love making this when I know friends or family will be visiting. 

More Breakfast Recipes

You may also enjoy this Easy Breakfast Casserole from Gimme Some Oven.

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Baking dish with breakfast casserole.
5 from 7 votes

Farmers Casserole

By Heather
Farmers Casserole
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 55 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • 1 30 oz bag frozen shredded hash browns
  • 1 8 oz cubed ham
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 12 oz cans evaporated milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups shredded cheese

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 9 x 13 casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. 
  • Add shredded hash browns to the casserole dish. Spread out evenly. 
  • Top with diced ham, bell pepper, green onion and cheese. 
  • In a bowl, whisk together eggs, evaporated milk and spices. Pour over casserole. 
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes or until eggs are set. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes before serving. 

Notes

  • Let the frozen hash browns thaw for a few minutes to make it easier to break them apart and helps the casserole not be watery.
  • Let the casserole sit for about 10 minutes before cutting into squares.
  • Use different cheeses to change up the casserole. Some of my favorites are shredded Swiss, pepper jack for a little spice or mozzarella.
  • Change it up by substituting cooked breakfast sausage for ham. 

Nutrition

Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 185mg | Sodium: 386mg | Potassium: 121mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 925IU | Vitamin C: 19.6mg | Calcium: 168mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: American
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13 Comments

    1. Let thaw in the refrigerator and the heat in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes (I also usually cover mine with foil so the top doesn’t get too brown)

    2. Let thaw in the refrigerator and then place in oven 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes. I would recommend covering in foil so the top doesn’t burn. Thanks!

  1. Looks delicious going to make for a birthday brunch! Quick question can I make ahead and let sit overnight in fridge??

  2. 5 stars
    My family loves this! I have to leave red peppers out of about a third of it, so I love that the ingredients are sprinkled on top. Makes it easy to customize!

  3. 5 stars
    Pinning! Definitely making this for breakfast this weekend. Looks like the perfect way to motivate my family to get out of bed, haha!