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Italian Brunch Casserole

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Italian Brunch Casserole

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2012-09-23 Other
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Make this delicious casserole the night before and it's ready to pop in the oven for an easy and hearty breakfast or brunch.

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 1/2 hours

Ingredients:

2 tsp Olive Oil
6 Eggs, beaten
½ tsp Italian Seasoning
½ tsp Garlic Powder
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp Cracked Black Pepper
1½ cups Shredded Provolone & Mozzarella
1 Onion, chopped finely or grated on a box grater
3 cups Shredded Potatoes, about 4 if you're making your own
4 oz Cooked & Crumbled Pancetta or 4 Slices Bacon, cooked and crumbled
8 Grape Tomatoes, cut in half
Few Basil Leaves, shredded
¼ cup Asiago Cheese, shredded
¼ cup Heavy Cream

Directions:

Grease a 2 qt casserole with the olive oil. Mix together eggs, seasonings, provolone/mozzarella, onion, and potatoes; pour into casserole. Top with pancetta, grape tomatoes, basil, and asiago cheese. Drizzle with cream. Cover with foil and refrigerate. To serve, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake for 1 hour, covered. Uncover last 30 min. Casserole is done when a fork comes out clean in the middle and is firm. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Helpful Tips:

While everyone is waking and having coffee, I put this overnight casserole in the oven. It's easy to make and smells wonderful while we put on some holiday music and enjoy the morning.