Comforting and uncomplicated, bacon casserole makes a hearty breakfast or delicious side dish to meats, vegetables, or fruits. Potato bacon casserole is one of the simplest and most satisfying meals that can make breakfast more alive. When baked, the potatoes turn into golden and tender hash browns, while the crisp and succulent bacon pieces give the dish a sublime flavor and aroma. This dish can also be served for brunch or accompany meats and fish. Or simply served with toasted bread for a filling snack.
To make a simple potato bacon casserole, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and coat a baking or casserole dish with grease. Layer the dish with potatoes, onion, bacon, and cheese, alternating and repeating layers to the top, with the cheese as the final layer. In a bowl, whisk together an egg, evaporated milk, and season with salt and pepper. Pour this mixture over the dish and cover with a foil. Bake the casserole for 55 minutes to an hour then remove the foil. Bake the dish for an addition 5 minutes to brown the cheese. Let the casserole stand for 15 minutes before serving.
Other delicious bacon casserole versions include zucchini with cheddar cheese and bacon casserole, bean and bacon casserole, spicy sweet potato and bacon casserole, corn and bacon casserole, egg and bacon casserole, bacon egg potato casserole, and lima bean and bacon casserole.
Creamy, cheesy, hearty, and savory, bacon casserole also makes a beautiful and aromatic Christmas breakfast. Whip up a bacon casserole after the holidays and serve it with left over turkey and chicken for a prolonged celebration. Some like to prepare the casserole a day or a night before, so that by breakfast time, all they need to do is to pop it is to let it stand for a few minutes at room temperature then pop it in the oven.