I didn’t use to be a breakfast person. Well, I am, I love breakfast. But, I didn’t used to wake up and make breakfast. I enjoyed sleeping in more than eating.
Now that we have Baby Girl, 7:30 is sleeping in. I’ve learned that you can accomplish so many things when you get up early! (who knew?) Lately, before 9 am on the weekends, I have loads of laundry done, the house is clean, the baby has already eaten a couple times, and I now make breakfast.
I love breakfast casseroles but most recipes make a 9×13 pan which is a ton. There’s just me and my husband eating so I scaled it down to make just enough for the two of us.
By using Simply Potatoes, which are fresh, never frozen, and already prepared, I save a lot of time. Not only is the scrubbing, peeling, and dicing done, but since they’re fresh, I don’t have to waste time waiting for them to thaw. Baby Girl will only play in her walker for so long watching me cook so I need to make the most of the minutes I have.
Simply Potatoes are made by the Crystal Farm Company along with cheeses, eggs, and butter, and at my grocery store, they were in the refrigerated section, right next to the butter.
Side note: Do you see the ice in my orange juice in the below picture? I didn’t know adding ice to your OJ was weird until my husband told me. I took a poll on Facebook and turns out he’s right. Only a couple of you are odd ducks like me and add ice to juice. #rebel
- 10 oz (1/2 a bag) Simply Potatoes – I used Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes
- 6 oz pre-cooked ham steak, cubed (half a 12 oz ham steak)
- ⅓ cup shredded Colby Monterey Jack cheese blend + more for topping
- ½ cup milk (I use 2%)
- 6 eggs
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- non-stick cooking spray (I use coconut oil spray)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray an 8 x 8 baking dish with non-stick spray. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, add the potatoes, diced ham, and shredded cheese and stir to combine. Pour the potato mixture into the prepared baking dish.
- In the same bowl, add the eggs, milk, salt and pepper and whisk together.
- Pour the egg mixture over the potatoes and use a spatula to gently press down any potatoes that are peeking out.
- Sprinkle with a handful more of cheese.
- Bake for 40 minutes then check on it. The edges should be lightly brown and the center should be set and not jiggly. Mine took right around 45 minutes to bake.
- Remove from oven and let sit for about 10 minutes on a cooling rack.
- Slice and enjoy! I served mine with sour cream.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray an 8 x 8 baking dish with non-stick spray. Set aside.
In a large bowl, add the potatoes, diced ham, and shredded cheese and stir to combine. Pour the potato mixture into the prepared baking dish.
Remove from oven and let sit for about 10 minutes on a cooling rack.
Slice and enjoy! I served mine with sour cream.