Last month I made a Egg & Potato Casserole for OhioEggs.com. I took that recipe and turned it into a gluten free breakfast casserole that we not only ate for breakfast, but for lunch and dinner as well.
White sauce with seasonings, potatoes, cheese, hard-boiled eggs and bacon.
Let’s talk about these layers!
White Sauce: I made a simple white sauce with butter, tapioca flour, milk and seasonings. Don’t need gluten free? Use all-purpose flour. Need dairy free? Use cashew milk. I seasoned this sauce with some of my favorite breakfast sausage seasonings. So easy.
Potatoes: I took the lazy quick route and used store-bought frozen shredded potatoes (a 30-ounce bag). You can shred your own if you’d like. If you are using fresh potatoes, I’d make about 4-5 cups.
Cheese: Shred your own cheese. If you’ve been around me at all, you’ll know I recommend this 100% of the time! (OK…sometimes you need a shortcut and must buy shredded. It’s totally fine. 🙂 )
Hard-Boiled Eggs: Have you ever had a brunch casserole with hardboiled eggs? This casserole recipe comes from my favorite Amish cookbook. I had made it years ago, and it just happened to pop into my mind a few weeks ago when hard-boiling some eggs. With Easter just around the corner, this recipe is perfect. It would be a great way to use up those decorated Easter eggs!
Bacon: Cook some bacon (the oven method is my favorite way to cook bacon), chop it and top the casserole with the bacon bits. My favorite brand of bacon? Hormel Natural Choice Uncured Bacon. In the original version of this recipe, I had a buttery, cracker-crumb topping. To make this go-round gluten free, I decided to switch that topping to a bacon topping. Because bacon is just as good (if not better) than buttery crackers.
We’ve made this casserole several times in the past few weeks and I just bought the ingredients again today to make it again this weekend.
So…did I make you drool? Because I may be drooling after telling you about it.
I think you’re going to love it!
Gluten Free Breakfast Casserole
4.58 from 14 votes
This Gluten Free Breakfast Casserole with bacon, cheese, eggs and potatoes is made quickly using frozen potatoes and hard-boiled eggs.
30ounces(about 7 cupfrozen shredded hash brown potatoes
2cupsshredded cheddar cheese
12ouncesbaconcooked and crumbled
Pour the frozen shredded potatoes into a large bowl.
To make the white sauce, melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Once the butter is melted, add the tapioca flour and whisk until clumps are gone.
With the saucepan over medium heat, add 1 cup of milk and whisk until smooth.
Add the remaining milk and heat until slightly thickened, whisking often so the milk does not scorch. With tapioca flour, this only took 3-4 minutes. (If you use all-purpose flour, it will take longer.)
Remove from the heat and stir in salt, pepper, ginger, sage and paprika. Pour the white sauce over the shredded potatoes, mix and set aside.
Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
Spray a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray.
Pour and spread half of the shredded potatoes on bottom of the baking pan.
Slice each hardboiled egg lengthwise, making 4 slices for each egg, equaling 24 slices.
Lay the egg slices down flat, covering the potatoes.
Pour and spread the remaining potato mixture over the eggs.
Sprinkle the cheese overtop the potatoes.
Then sprinkle the cooked & crumbled bacon over the cheese.
Would this freeze well? I am also a widow so a lot of food, but could pull out of freezer from time to time if possible.
Since no grocery stores sell shredded potatoes(only actual hash browns) I am going to shred the potatoes I have for this recipe. Should I cook the potatoes first and Tim then shred or just shred uncooked and add to casserole. Not sure they would cook if it calls for only 30 min in oven.
Can this be made the night ahead and be refrigerated till morning
Could this be made in the crockpot
My easy recipe for egg is just letting them hard boiled, but your breakfast casserole recipe sounds delicious and worth taking time in the morning to make for my family. Thank you so much for sharing, I love it !
Looks yummy but way to much food for 1 person to eat. Wonder how hard it would be to scale down that sauce so it could be made in the toaster oven for just one person.
Can I substitute the hard boiled eggs for raw?
What a good idea using hard boiled eggs! And so timely with Easter right around the corner! I can’t wait to try this out!
What share buttons do you use? I like how they are outlined. I need to get different buttons on my site!
I have never seen a breakfast casserole with hard boiled eggs! I need to try this. We have a different variation of eggs at least once a week….