RECIPES

Cheesy Hash Brown Brunch Bake

Wisconsin Cheese Cheesy Hash Brown Brunch Bake  Recipe
Active Time
30 Minutes
Servings
8

Ingredients

Hash Brown Crust:

Egg Filling:

Cheese

Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Butterkase can be used in this recipe.

Instructions

Hash Brown Crust:

  1. Place hash browns between paper towels; press to remove excess moisture. Combine the hash browns, butterkäse, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Press onto bottom and up sides of a greased 9-inch springform pan. Freeze for 1 hour.
  2. Heat oven to 425°F.
  3. Bake crust for 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Egg Filling:

  1. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the red bell pepper, mushrooms and thyme; cook and stir for 4-6 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add spinach; cook and stir until wilted. Remove from the heat. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Whisk eggs and cream in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the bacon, 1 1/2 cups butterkäse and vegetables. Pour filling into crust.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven. Place pan on a baking sheet. (Pan will be hot!) Carefully run a knife around edges of pan. Sprinkle with remaining butterkäse. Remove sides of pan.
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes longer or until center is set and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Butterkäse means “butter cheese." Snowfields Butterkäse Style cheese is made with autumn and winter milk. Aged for at least 3 months, it has rich buttery and sweet almond flavors with a bright, lemony finish.

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