I love a good breakfast bake. It’s so adaptable. You can put just about everything in them. This is my base recipe for a perfectly filling and delicious morning meal. I’ve made it so many times I can practically do it in my sleep. Which is good, since I’m always throwing it together first thing in the morning. Yawn.
Chop up some veggies and some ham (this is the most time-consuming part of the whole thing).
Throw them in a bowl with some frozen potatoes.
Add Bisquick baking mix. I’ve even made my own mix when I’m feeling very ambitious.
Throw in some eggs, cheese and milk.
Combine it all together and pour it into a baking dish.
This is the part I do wrong about half the time. You’re supposed to bake it, then add the cheese at the end just until it’s melted. But I get really excited when baking anything with cheese on top and frequently forget (like I did this morning) and add it before I put the thing in the oven. Don’t worry. It turns out great either way.
Bake it up, cut yourself a big square and enjoy.
There’s room for you to do whatever you like with this recipe. It’s great with sausage or bacon instead of the ham. You could add just about any veggie you like or use O’Brien potatoes instead of the plain kind. The sky’s the limit with this bake. You really can’t mess it up. How can you mess up cheesy potatoes with egg and biscuits all baked together?
Everything But The Kitchen Sink Breakfast Bake
16 oz cooked ham, chopped
1 medium bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
3 cups frozen hash brown potatoes
3 cups shredded cheese – I’ve used cheddar, co-jack and mexican blend. Use whatever you love.
1 cup Original Bisquick® mix
2 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1. Heat oven to 400°F. Grease rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches. Combine onion, bell pepper, ham, potatoes and two cups of cheese in a large bowl.
2. Stir Bisquick mix, milk, pepper and eggs until blended and add to the other ingredients in the bowl. Pour into baking dish.
3. Bake uncovered 40 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 1 to 2 minutes longer or just until cheese is melted.