This Potatoes O’Brien Breakfast Casserole is that best kind of savory start to the day. Five minutes of prep is all you’ll need.
- What is Potatoes O’Brien?
- Can I use fresh potatoes?
- What are Funeral Potatoes?
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I know what you’re thinking. What’s this? Christian isn’t making everything from scratch? I hear you!
Sometimes, though, you’re in a hurry. In this case, I’m using ready made Ore Ida Potatoes O’Brien. You don’t even need to thaw them.
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I’m also using Cream of Chicken soup. It’s comfort food, right? I usually don’t use it much, but, again, it’s great when you’re in a hurry. And, you probably have it in your pantry already.
Feel free to use any cheese you like. I’ve used Mozzarella and Cheddar cheeses here, but it would be just as good with Monterey Jack, Colby, Colby Jack. Want to add a little bit of spicy heat? Try Pepper Jack.
I don’t mind telling you that I completely made up this Potatoes O’Brien breakfast casserole because I found a bag of the potatoes in the freezer when I was looking for frozen French fries. Don’t judge. I’m a big potato lover.
What is Potatoes O’Brien?
You can find these in the freezer section. It’s a mixture of cubed potatoes with bits of bell pepper and onion. It’s obviously delicious by itself, but I’m going further.
I love cheese and potatoes. For a side dish, there’s really nothing better. I’ve added cubed ham to make this a meal.
If you have bacon, sausage or some leftover ground meat, go ahead and add it instead. You can even use smoked sausage or kielbasa. Be creative!
If you want to add breakfast sausage, ground meat or bacon, you should cook then drain it before adding it to the casserole baking dish with the other ingredients.
Can I use fresh potatoes?
If you prefer to make your own Potatoes O’Brien, it’s okay to start with fresh potatoes instead of the shortcut of the frozen version.
Just estimating, I would use about three peeled, cubed potatoes. Use one medium onion, ½ red bell pepper and ½ green bell pepper.
You will need to adjust your cooking time to ensure the potatoes are cooked through, but not mush, during the baking.
Have a look at this Potatoes O’Brien recipe from A Family Feast to get more of an idea of how it’s made.
What are Funeral Potatoes?
Funeral potatoes get their name because many people will traditionally bring a cheesy potato casserole to the after-funeral meal.
This isn’t exactly Funeral Potatoes but, based on everything I’ve read, apparently it’s pretty close to the same. Like many of my Mexican recipes, what goes into Funeral Potatoes varies by region and family.
This is another option of cheesy potato goodness with a crowd-pleasing number of servings. We didn’t have a crowd. I ate these for leftovers until they were gone because… yum!
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This potato and cheese casserole is obviously a favorite to take to any church, potluck or family reunion. Here are some of my other favorites.
- Pork Tamale Casserole
- Ground Beef Baked Spaghetti Casserole
- Cheesy Ranch Potatoes
- Chile Relleno Casserole
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- 9 x 13" baking dish
- Aluminum Foil
- Cooking Spray, like Pam
- 28 ounces Potatoes O'Brien, still frozen, like Ore Ida
- 1 cup Sour Cream
- 10.5 ounces Cream of Chicken Condensed Soup
- 1 cup Cubed Ham
- 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
- ½ cup Butter, one stick, melted
- 1 teaspoon Pepper
- 1 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
- Preheat oven to 350℉.
- Spray 9" x 13" baking dish. Set aside.
- In large bowl, mix together all ingredients, except cheddar cheese.
- Spread potato mixture evenly in baking dish.
- Sprinkle cheddar cheese evenly on top.
- Cover with aluminum foil and place in oven for 50 minutes.
- Remove foil, bake 10 minutes more.
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