I have such a hard time naming recipes like this one. I started with the basics. This is a breakfast casserole. That part was easy, but totally not descriptive enough.
There's ham, the protein, so that should be in the title. And there's loads of potatoes in there, too.
Ham and Potato Breakfast Casserole! Sounds good, no? But I felt like I should mention the eggs. They're the binder. Yeah, got to mention the eggs.
But wait. I can't not say that there's cheese. 'Cause I love me some cheese. Cheesy anything is a winner.
Okay, so now I'm at Cheesy Ham, Egg and Potato Breakfast Casserole. Ah, I forgot the mushrooms! I am in love with mushrooms and everyone who reads the title should know that there's mushrooms in this gorgeous casserole.
Cheesy Ham, Egg, Potato, and Mushroom Breakfast Casserole. That's a mouthful.
Haha. Are you seeing my problem here? TMI? Yeeeeaaahhh. Short and sweet, Becky. Keep it short and sweet. Apparently, short and sweet is not my strong point.
So you see, I spend way too much time on the title. It's tough, I tell ya. I finally whittled this one down to the three main components: ham, egg and potatoes. But enough about a name! Let's talk about why this recipe rocks.
Here's what you need to know:
- It's a breakfast casserole. Portion it for breakfast for the week and reheat or serve to a crowd.
- There's two kinds of cheese: cheddar, the expected, and cottage cheese, the unexpected!
- Ham = hearty.
- There's a lot of potatoes in this one! It's kind of like a beefed up (or hammed up, if you will) hashbrown casserole. Hashbrown casserole, egg casserole hybrid.
- It's delicious and you'll love it! Enough said!