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September 1, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Manda’s Breakfast Casserole

This hearty breakfast casserole packs in plenty of veggies and meat and is topped with warm cheese. Top with salsa for a fresh kick.


Prep Time:

30 mins

Cook Time:

55 mins

Total Time:

1 hr 25 mins




1 9×13-inch casserole

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  • 10 slices bacon
  • 5 red potatoes, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, diced
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 6 eggs
  • ¾ cup skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika

Directions for Manda’s Breakfast Casserole 

Before you begin, preheat the oven to 425 degrees and grease the bottom and sides of a 9 X 13 casserole dish.  

Step #1 Cook bacon in the microwave. Place two sheets of paper towel on a microwave safe plate. Stretch out 4-5 pieces of bacon on the paper towel. Don’t let them overlap. Microwave on high two minutes or until cooked. Repeat until all the bacon is cooked. Let the bacon cool and chop it with a knife or cut it with scissors. Set aside. 

Step #2 Prepare the raw potatoes. Wash the potatoes in running water and use a vegetable brush to scrub them clean. Dry the potatoes using paper towels. Using a cutting board and a very sharp knife cut the potatoes into small pieces. Try to make all the pieces the same side so they will cook evenly.  

Step #3 Cut the red and orange bell peppers, jalapeno and the onions into small pieces. Make sure not to use the seeds inside the peppers. Make sure not to touch your eyes while working with a jalapeno. All this can be combined on one plate/bowl. Set aside. 

Step #4 Break the eggs into a deep bowl. Using a fork, poke a hole in each egg yolk and scramble the eggs using a fork or whisk. Add the ¾ cup skim milk and the spices to the eggs and scramble again.  

Step #5 Now you are ready to layer all the ingredients into your prepared casserole dish. Spread the potatoes evenly in the bottom of your dish. Sprinkle with the peppers and onion. Sprinkle with ½ cup shredded cheese, then the bacon goes on top of that. Pour the egg/milk mixture on top. 

Step #6 Now bake your casserole in the preheated 425-degree oven for 35 minutes. Top with the remaining cheese after you remove it from the oven. Watch as it cooks. If it is “set” in the middle it’s done.  

  1. Words to Know ……….. 

Set” means when cooking an egg dish or even a pumpkin pie, the middle isn’t giggly. Using a clean metal butter knife test for doneness in the middle. If the knife comes out clean, the pie/casserole is done. 

Preheat means to turn the oven on before you need it. Give the oven some time to get hot before you put the food inside.  

Measuring a 9×13 pan or casserole dish, use a ruler to check. Use a sharpy marker to write 9X13 on the bottom of the pan 

Jj jalapeno safety- chili peppers like jalapenos, & habaneros have volatile oils that can    b burn your eyes and skin. Use disposable gloves or cover your hands.  

…….. If you don’t have any disposable gloves, put plastic bags over your hands 


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