Holiday Brunch Casserole

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Holiday Brunch Casserole

Here is a casserole that my sister made and I love it. It's a great meal for work potlucks. I have to make 2 - 9x13 dishes of it because my co-workers gobble it down. See the optional changes at the bottom of the page. It tastes really good with the green chilies.

Ingredients:

1 pound bacon
1 T. butter
1 onion, chopped
2 cups fresh sliced mushrooms
4 cups frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 pinch dried parsley
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch casserole dish. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside. In a separate skillet, melt the butter and fry onions and mushrooms until tender. Place potatoes in bottom of prepared dish. Sprinkle with salt, garlic salt, and pepper. Top with bacon, then onions and mushrooms. In a large bowl, beat eggs with milk and parsley. Pour over casserole. Top with grated cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until set. If preparing and baking the same day, cook for 45 minutes.

Optional ingredients:

Diced can of green chili (TASTES GREAT WITH IT!)
I only use 1/2 an onion
Bacon substitutes--sausage (tastes great with sausage, easier than bacon), shrimp

Submitted by Christine Duval