Make a flavorful brunch favorite for Mother’s Day

The Farmer’s Casserole is a make-ahead recipe that families can serve for Mother’s Day brunch. Valley News/Courtesy photo

Plan ahead for Mother’s Day weekend brunch with this Farmer’s Casserole. It packs a hearty combination of meat, cheese, eggs and a hint of spice from jalapenos.

Families can prepare this recipe the night before and let it chill overnight for a ready-to-serve dish that just needs to be popped in the oven.

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Serve your mother a brunch for Mother’s Day with this hearty combination of meat, cheese, eggs and jalapenos. Valley News/Courtesy photo

Farmer’s Casserole

Start to finish: 1 hour

Servings: 6


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 3 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup diced cooked ham, cooked breakfast sausage or Canadian-style bacon
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
Jalapenos add a hint of spice to the Farmer’s Casserole. Valley News/Courtesy photo


Heat oven to 350 F.

Coat 2-quart, square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange hash browns evenly in bottom of dish. Sprinkle cheese, ham and green onions over hash browns.

In bowl, combine eggs, milk, salt, pepper and jalapenos. Pour egg mixture over hash brown mixture in dish.

Bake, uncovered, 50-55 minutes, or until knife inserted near center comes out clean.

Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens.