This easy breakfast casserole has become a Christmas Day tradition for me. I adapted this recipe from the traditional hash brown casserole. You can easily make it ahead of time. Just layer all the ingredients together, cover and keep in your freezer until ready to use. If you have never tried Jimmy Dean's Breakfast Skillets, they are wonderful. They contain ham, bacon or sausage with potatoes, red & green peppers and onions. They are located in freezer section of your grocery store and make a perfect recipe starter.
Holiday Potato Casserole
Jimmy Dean Breakfast Skillets-Sausage-1/2 pkg-about 2 cups
Jimmy Dean Breakfast Skillets-Ham-1/2 pkg - about 2 cups
1/2 cup Hormel bacon bits
1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 can Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup French's French Fried Onions
Pre-heat oven to 375. Coat inside of 9-inch square casserole dish with non-stick spray. Whisk together milk, soup, sour cream and black pepper. Layer Sausage mixture in casserole dish. Cover with 1/2 soup mixture. Sprinkle with 1/2 of bacon bits. Cover with 1/2 cheddar cheese. Layer Ham mixture on top of this. Cover with remaining soup mixture. Sprinkle with remaining bacon bits. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake for 45 minutes or until bubbly. Top with French's onions and bake an additional 5 minutes or until onions are golden brown. Let set 10 minutes before serving.
If you decide to make this ahead of time or to freeze, don't add the onions to the top of your casserole. Also, put your frozen or cold casserole dish into a cold oven and increase your cooking time.