Dutch Oven Breakfast Casserole: A Hearty and Delicious Morning Delight

Nov 2, 2023 | Main Courses


Prep Time

Cooking Time

20 minutes
35-40 minutes


  • 1 pound frozen hash brown potatoes
  • 6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Step-by-Step Instructions:

1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a Dutch oven or a large oven-proof skillet generously.

2. In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté the bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon from the pan and drain on paper towels. Once cooled, crumble the bacon into bite-sized pieces. Reserve a handful for garnishing later.

3. In the same skillet, using the remaining bacon grease, sauté the diced onion, bell pepper, and sliced mushrooms until tender and slightly caramelized. This takes about 5-7 minutes. Set aside.

4. Start assembling the layers of deliciousness. Sprinkle half of the frozen hash browns evenly on the bottom of the greased Dutch oven.

5. Next, add half of the sautéed veggies and half of the crumbled bacon on top of the hash browns. Sprinkle half of the shredded cheddar cheese over this layer.

6. Repeat step 5 with the remaining hash browns, veggies, bacon, and cheese.

7. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, garlic powder, salt, and pepper until well combined. Pour this mixture evenly over the casserole layers.

8. Cover the Dutch oven with a lid or a layer of aluminum foil and bake for 35-40 minutes. You’ll know it’s ready when the eggs are set and the cheese has melted and turned golden brown.

9. Once fully cooked, carefully remove the Dutch oven from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. This allows the casserole to firm up slightly.

10. Serve this delightful breakfast casserole warm, garnished with the reserved bacon pieces. Remember, good food is meant to be enjoyed, so savor each bite as the flavors intertwine in perfect harmony.

Tips and Variations:

  • For a lighter version, you can use turkey bacon or even omit the bacon altogether and add extra veggies for added flavor.
  • Feel free to customize the sautéed veggies based on your personal preferences. Zucchini, spinach, or even roasted red peppers would make fantastic additions.
  • Jazz things up with a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes or your favorite herbs, such as basil or thyme, for an extra layer of flavor.
  • Make this casserole your own by experimenting with different types of cheese. Gouda, Monterey Jack, or Swiss can add a unique twist.


As you sit down to enjoy this Dutch Oven Breakfast Casserole, allow yourself to be transported back to the early days of the Pennsylvania Dutch settlers. Let their spirit of resourcefulness and culinary ingenuity inspire you to create dishes that bring joy and satisfaction to your table. From the layers of hash browns and sautéed veggies to the comforting aroma of the bacon and the richness of baked eggs, this breakfast casserole is a tribute to the pioneers who forged their way through time. May your breakfasts be hearty, your days be blessed, and your cooking endeavors be filled with discovery and delight. Bon appétit!

Dutch Oven Breakfast Casserole Ingredients

Dutch Oven Breakfast Casserole Cooking Instructions

Dutch Oven Breakfast Casserole Final Dish

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