Bacon and egg bake with hash brown crust
Vegetable oil spray
1 (24-ounce) package frozen shredded
hash browns, thawed and drained
8 ounces bacon bacon, cooked crisp
1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
(about 3 ounces)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1-1/2 cups milk (2 percent or whole)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Crushed tomatoes or salsa (optional)
Makes 10 to 12 servings.
Heat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a 9-by-13-inch pan with vegetable oil. Press potatoes firmly along bottom and up sides of pan, pressing with the bottom of a glass to distribute evenly. Spray with vegetable oil. Bake 25 minutes; potatoes will look barely done.
Remove pan from oven. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees. Crumble bacon over potatoes. Sprinkle tomatoes, parsley and cheese on top. In a large bowl, beat eggs, milk and pepper, and pour over cheese. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, until eggs are set and crust is nicely browned. Let rest 5 minutes before cutting. Serve with crushed tomatoes or salsa.
Nutritional information per serving: 337 calories (56 percent from fat), 21 g fat (10.1 g saturated, 7.8 g monounsaturated), 223.6 mg cholesterol, 20.8 g protein, 16.2 g carbohydrates, 1.3 g fiber, 794.3 mg sodium.