Frittata with Peppers, Cheese & Hashbrowns for Easter Brunch

As part of a sponsored post for #CollectiveBias ®  and #OreIdaHashBrown, I made this Frittata with Peppers, Cheese & Hashbrowns using Ore-Ida Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes to serve at our family’s Easter brunch celebration.

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Every year for Easter, the family gathers at our house. When the kids were little, it was just me, Mark and the kids. They’re now much older, {our youngest is already 11!} and our oldest has a family of his own, two beautiful girls, in fact. My parents have since moved out from California and live only about 45 minutes from us, so our Easter brunch celebration has definitely grown in number.

Since I’m the one who does most of the work with the brunch prep, I get to decide what time we eat, and that usually depends on how long I feel like sleeping in. I always end up deciding on around 11 am, not because of any particular reason, the number just feels right.

I’m also the one who gets to decide on the recipes, but I’ll be honest, I seem to make the same thing every year: a cinnamon coffee cake, honey baked ham, a veggie, and an egg dish.

When our family arrives, we like to visit for a little while before we eat. After all, it’s a holiday, so why rush? Then it’s time for Easter baskets and an egg hunt. It’s so much fun watching my granddaughters Olivia and Emma look for them!

I don’t expect much to change this year, except the egg dish. Don’t get me wrong, the dish I normally make is really good, but we always have it, and not just on Easter, either. This year I wanted to try a new recipe, but eggs and potatoes go so well together, that I didn’t want to separate them. That’s where this Frittata with Peppers, Cheese & Hashbrowns comes in.

I often find inspiration at the grocery store, so I headed to my local Walmart. And wouldn’t you know it? Right there in the freezer aisle I found Ore-Ida Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes. This couldn’t have been more perfect, since I knew they would make a perfect crust for something, but what? That’s when my brain said frittata!

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So I picked up a bag at here’s what I did with them:

First, I let them thaw and put 1/2 the bag {3 cups} between paper towels to soak up any excess water.

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Once dry, I put them in a bowl and mixed in some garlic, salt and pepper. Next, I heated my 10-inch cast iron skillet, added a bit of olive oil, added my hashbrowns to it and let them brown for about 5 minutes.

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While they were browning, I scrambled up six eggs and a bit of milk, {I also added a dash of salt and pepper}, and poured the mixture over the potatoes. Cheese is a must for eggs, so i sprinkled some on, along with red bell pepper for extra flavor and color. I would love to add tons more to it, but with picky eaters in the house, this is usually all I can get away with.

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After baking, I added more cheese and let it melt before serving.

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Since I didn’t hear any complaints, I’d have to say this recipe was a success.

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Have you been inspired to make an #OreIdaHashBrown recipe? I’d love to hear about it!

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Frittata with Peppers, Cheese & Hashbrowns for Easter Brunch
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 3 Cups Ore-Ida Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 6 eggs
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • ½ C shredded Cheddar/Jack cheese, divided
  • ¼ C diced red bell pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Place Ore-Ida Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes between two layers of paper towels to drain excess water
  3. In a large bowl, combine potatoes, garlic, salt and pepper
  4. Heat oven-safe skillet on medium heat, add oil and heat
  5. Add potatoes and brown 5 minutes
  6. Meanwhile, scramble eggs and salt & pepper to taste
  7. Pour egg mixture over potatoes; top with ¼ C cheese and bell pepper
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until eggs are set
  9. Top with remaining ¼ C cheese
  10. Serve

Comments

  1. says

    This sounds wonderful and I love that it’s all basically made in one pan!

  2. says

    Oooh! That does sound really good! And easy! Thanks Rachel.

  3. says

    Looks delicious! I’d love some right now! I’m trying this!

  4. says

    How stinkin’ easy is THAT? And it looks delicious. Plus, it’s Gluten-free which is a bonus for my gluten allergic family. I need to go buy a cast iron skillet SO badly. Thanks for the kick in the pants! #client PS: I’m trying to give the recipe a 5-star rating but only one star is lighting up. I swear I’m not giving it one star!

    • Rachel says

      Thanks so much Summer! I’ll look into the ratings- not sure what’s up with that!

  5. says

    Oh this looks so great Rachel! Love the ease of it and we are all about potaotes over here! ;)

    • Rachel says

      It really is super easy to make Bonnie!

  6. says

    Looks yummy! We love using ore ida hashbrowns for different breakfast dishes….we’re always experimenting in the kitchen!

  7. says

    Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe! We use Ore-Ida hashbrowns a lot – big fan!

  8. says

    Love how cheesy this recipe is. My kind of dish! :) #client

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