Skinny Hash Browns, Bacon and Eggs Breakfast Casserole

All breakfast foods in one hearty, super delicious dish. It tastes so luxuriously rich. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner!  It’s so easy to make since using shredded frozen hash browns. I’m also adding bacon cooked on paper towels in the microwave to remove most of the fat. In addition, the fat-free cottage cheese and sour cream really add to the richness of this dish. You can freeze the leftovers for a quick weekday meal. Each skinny serving has 230 calories, and 4 grams of fat. A definite keeper!
Skinny Hash Browns, Bacon and Eggs Breakfast Casserole

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Shopping Tips
Whenever a recipe calls for using eggs, I LOVE Eggland’s Best eggs. They have less saturated fat, less cholesterol, more Vitamin D, more Vitamin E, and double the Omega 3 than regular eggs. Most supermarkets see them in the egg aisle. In addition, most supermarkets sell a variety of healthy choices for eggs. Look for organic or farm-raised ones.
Happily, there are so many fantastic healthier bacon choices. All without nitrites. Most larger companies like Oscar Meyer sell one in most supermarkets. I also like Applegate Farms Natural Sunday Bacon. Its low in fat and calories, uncured, and contains no nitrites! Many supermarkets carry this brand. I bought it at Vons/Safeway and Whole Foods. 
Before finding this healthier bacon, I had combed the supermarket shelves looking for one of the leanest regular bacon choices and Oscar Meyer Center Cut Bacon is my favorite, compared to most regular bacon. It’s much lower in fat and calories, 3 slices contain 70 calories and 4.5 grams of fat. Once cooked on paper towels, most of the fat soaks into the paper, not in the bacon, so the fat is further cut down. In my Skinny Facts, I subtracted out the fat that was left on the paper towels!
Frozen Hash Brown potatoes are sold in most supermarkets. They contain no fat, just shredded potatoes. I used Ore Ida’s frozen plain shredded hash browns. One serving (1¼ cups)  has 70 calories, 0g fat, 10g carbs, 1g protein, 0.6g fiber, 0g sugar, 12mg sodium

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
5-Blue
WW SmartPoints
6-Green
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
230 calories, 4g fat, 2g sat. fat, 70mg chol, 15g protein, 32g carbs, 3g fiber, 458mg sodium, 3g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
185 calories, 1g sat. fat, 11g protein, 3g sugar

 

Skinny Hash Browns, Bacon and Eggs Breakfast Casserole

Skinny Hash Browns, Bacon and Eggs Breakfast Casserole

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Bake Time: 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 230 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Olive oil cooking spray or your favorite
  • 12 slices bacon or turkey bacon, I used Oscar Meyer Center-cut bacon, see shopping tips
  • cups onions, chopped
  • ½ cup fat-free sour cream or non-fat Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup fat-free cottage cheese
  • ½ cup fat-free milk
  • 2 eggs beaten, see shopping tips
  • 2 egg whites
  • ¾ teaspoon Lawry’s seasoning salt or salt
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups frozen hash browns, not defrosted, see shopping tips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9 x 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  • To cook bacon: Line a plate with several paper towels. Place 6 bacon strips on the paper. Cover with several paper towels.  Cook in microwave for 4-5 minutes until well done and crispy. Repeat with 6 remaining bacon strips. Add all cooked strips to clean paper towels and blot.  Set aside.
  • Cook onions in microwave for 3 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, add cooked onions, crumble in bacon, sour cream, cottage cheese, milk, eggs, egg whites, ¼ teaspoon seasoning salt or salt and pepper.  Mix well.
  • Pour mixture into baking pan. Spread evenly.  Cover the top evenly with frozen hash browns.  Make sure to break up the chunks of potato. Spray the top generously with cooking spray.  Sprinkle top with ½ teaspoon seasoning salt or salt and a little pepper.
  • Cover casserole with foil and bake in oven for 30 minutes. Remove cover and bake an additional 30 minutes. To crisp, the hash browns, place under broiler for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Be sure to keep an eye on it while broiling to not burn.
  • Remove from oven and let set for 10 minutes to set. Cut into 6 slices.
  • This casserole can be reheated and it freezes great too!  It can be easily doubled and made in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 230kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 15gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 458mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gBlue Smart Points: 5Green Smart Points: 6Plus Points: 6
Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!

14 Comments

  1. Hi Nancy,
    I am doing Noom, which is portion control. I was looking at your recipes and was wondering how much were your serving portions were. By the cup, weight ect.

  2. I followed this recipe and it came out very watery. Even after continuing to cook in the hopes that some of the moisture would evaporate.
    Also I substituted greek yogurt in place of sour cream and the taste was unpleasantly sour.

  3. Hi Ali, I’m so sorry this recipe didn’t come out for you. I can’t imagine what went wrong since I make it all the time and so do numerous followers with great success. It’s been so popular on Skinny Kitchen for years.
    Oh well…I guess this one is not for you.
    Wishing you all the best,
    Nancy

  4. Nancy, thanks for making this available. I am becoming successful at weight loss and I have more energy. A win win. And the recipes are amazing and filling. I no longer crave the junk. I look forward to the daily recipe. Happy healthy new year

  5. What a nice message. I’m so happy for you, Jackie. Keep up the great work!
    And, have fun Skinny Cooking!
    Wishing you all the very best,
    Nancy

  6. Thanks, Karen. I love adding cottage cheese to all kinds of dishes, including mac and cheese. Nobody even knows it’s cottage cheese! It’s a healthy way to add some moisture and get a yummy cheese flavor.
    All the best,
    Nancy

  7. 5 stars
    Hello Nancy: Wonderful recipe! We have used it as a main course meal with a salad or our favourite vegetables, such as; asparagus, sautéed spinach!

  8. Hi! I look forward to making this recipe!! Since this is a WW meal, is there a link that could take this directly to the WW app instead of creating this recipe in the app?

    Thanks! ☺️

  9. I’m sorry, I’m not a WW site but my recipes are WW friendly. Over the years I’ve included the points because so many people have requested them. I hope you thoroughly enjoy this casserole, Heather!
    My best,
    Nancy

  10. Could you use all sourcrean instead of the cottage cheese. I need to lower the sodium.

  11. I’m not sure that would work. You could look for lower-sodium cottage cheese or even ricotta. That said, if you give it a try using all sour cream, I’d love to hear how it turned out, Karen.
    Best of luck!
    Nancy

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