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Hash Brown Brunch Squares

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hash Brown
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 2 + 2 tsp Vegetable Oil
  • 10 Hash Brown Patties (1 package)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 8 oz Sharp Cheddar, grated
  • 8 oz Pepper Jack, grated
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • 8 oz Ham Steak, diced
  • 4 Slices Bacon
  • 10 Eggs
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 3 Scallions, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Add 2 teaspoons of oil to a Pampered Chef bar pan or similarly sized pan, roughly 15 x 10, and spread oil over surface of the pan with a basting brush.
  • Crumble thawed hash brown patties and pat into bottom of the bar pan.  Add 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper.
  • Shred one 8 ounce block of sharp cheddar cheese and one 8 ounce block of pepper jack (or any cheese of your choice that melts well).  Sprinkle all but about 1 cup of cheese in an even layer over the top of the hash browns.  Place pan on lowest oven rack and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of oil to a skillet and set to medium low heat.  Dice peppers and onions and saute until soft and just beginning to get some color, about 10 minutes.
  • Dice ham and bacon into about 1/4 inch cubes and add to skillet with peppers and onions just to warm through, about 2-3 minutes. (substitute meats if desired). Evenly distribute meat and vegetables over the cheesy hash browns
  • In a large microwavable bowl add a block of cream cheese and 1/2 tsp salt. Microwave until completely soft but not hot, about 30 seconds or so. Next, using a hand mixer whip the cream cheese until light and smooth. Add 10 eggs, and mix on a low speed until most of the cream cheese and eggs are combined.  
  • Pour egg mixture over the hash browns, meat and vegetables.  Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top and bake for 15-20 minutes, until center is set.  Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes.  Top with thinly sliced scallions if desired.