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Pimiento-Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Pimiento-Cheese Breakfast Casserole
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 8
Made easy with refrigerated hash brown potatoes, this breakfast casserole gets its touch of heat from a homemade pimiento cheese that’s irresistibly good.
Updated September 20, 2018

Ingredients

  • 1 block (8 oz) sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 jars (4 oz each) diced pimiento peppers, well drained
  • 1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped jarred pickled jalapeño chiles
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne), if desired
  • 10 eggs
  • 1 package (20 oz) refrigerated shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 2 cups chopped cooked ham
  • Chopped Italian (flat-leaf) parsley, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cheese, mayonnaise, pimiento peppers, green chiles, green onions, jalapeño chiles, Worcestershire sauce and ground red pepper with electric mixer on medium speed 1 to 2 minutes or until creamy.
  • 3
    In another large bowl, beat eggs with whisk; stir in cheese mixture. Add potatoes and ham to bowl; stir until well mixed. Transfer mixture to baking dish.
  • 4
    Bake 43 to 48 minutes or until edges are golden brown and center is set. Let stand 15 minutes; top with parsley before serving.

  • Ground red pepper may be left out of the pimiento cheese mixture for more mild taste preferences.
  • Shredding your own block cheese makes it easier to blend into a creamy pimiento cheese.
  • Use up your leftover cooked ham in this breakfast casserole.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
160
Total Fat
18g
28%
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
280mg
94%
Sodium
870mg
36%
Potassium
270mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
3g
Protein
23g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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