Holiday Gift Guide – Food Lover Gift Ideas

This Farmer’s Casserole recipe is a very popular breakfast recipe.  It’s the perfect recipe to serve when you have a house full of guests or relatives.  Watch the short video showing you how to make Farmer’s Casserole, then scroll to the end of this post to print out the recipe so you can make it at home.

What is a Farmer’s Casserole?

Farmer’s casserole is a delicious breakfast casserole that is made up of a few simple “farm-friendly” ingredients.  It calls for hash browns, eggs, cheese, ham, green onions and evaporated milk.  It’s all baked together to create a baked breakfast casserole.

I have made this recipe many times for Thanksgiving morning, Christmas morning, Easter brunch, kid sleepovers, family gatherings and more. It’s the kind of recipe that everyone enjoys so much, and it’s a very popular recipe here on the RecipeGirl site!

Change things up by adding in a tablespoon of Dijon mustard, mixing in sauteed bell peppers and using a combination of cheeses.

Some of my readers have mentioned that they also enjoy making this for dinner.  Leftovers eaten the next day are delicious!

Farmer's Casserole | Clean Plate

Is Farmer’s Casserole Gluten Free?

Since my Mom has to eat gluten-free these days, I was super happy to find that I could make this breakfast casserole completely gluten free.

I use Ore-Ida shredded hash browns for this recipe if I need to make it gluten-free. If you don’t need to worry about that, just use whatever hash browns you can find!  Evaporated milk is naturally gluten-free, so you don’t have to worry about that.  Check the label on the ham you buy to make sure it’s gluten-free.

You’ll Need:

6 cups of diced potatoes.
1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil.
1 ½ cups of reduced fat shredded colby or monterey blend cheese.
6 slices of diced canadian bacon.
2 sliced green onions.
24 oz (2 cans) of fat-free evaporated milk.
2 cups of egg beaters egg substitute.
¼ tsp of salt.
¼ tsp of black pepper.


In a non-stick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat and cook the potatoes until lightly brown.
Place the potatoes in the casserole. Top with ham, cheese and green onions.
Mix together the egg beaters, evaporated milk, salt and pepper in a large bowl until well combined. Then pour over the potato mixture.
In a preheated oven to 375°, bake for 45 to 55 minutes.
Let set before cutting to 15 equal portions.
Serve warm.

4 points per serving

Simple, easy and super delicious! You won’t believe how good this farmer casserole is. My family was so pleased to have this for breakfast. Give it a try, you will love it!


Food Lovers

Who hasn’t walked by an Aunt Anne’s pretzel shop and been drawn in by the delictible aroma of fresh baked pretzels? Now, you can bring all that deliciousness home with an Aunt Anne’s At-Home Baking kit! Give a yummy and affordable treat to almost anyone on your list this holiday season. With kits starting at only $5.99, you can easily afford to pass around some home cooked love this year!

Purchase Aunt Anne’s At-Home Baking Kits on their website or from local retailers like Kmart, Ralph’s and Kroger.

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GoPicnic offers nutrious care packages that make the perfect gift that the entire family can savor and enjoy. With a wide range of gluten-free great tasting products everyone is sure to find something they enjoy. GoPicnic products contain no trans fats, high fructose corn syrup or added MSG, and no artificial colors or flavors.

Available in a variety of themes from Kid’s fun packs to Anytime care packages, these are great ready to ship gifts that make holiday gift giving simple and delicious. GoPicnic packages range from $24.99-$29.99 and are available on and Amazon.

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Deliciously addictive cookies from Smiley Cookies are sure to put a grin on the face of even that grumpiest of food lovers. Smiley Cookies come in a variety of colors from the original white iced cookies to the green Christmas tree cookies, each batch is made to order and hand iced before being shipped fresh the day after your order is placed.

Cookies are sold by the dozen starting at only $11.99 plus shipping and gift baskets are available to meet your holiday shopping needs as well. Order yours today from

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Bringing a new twist to an old favorite, Milk & Krunchies are rice crispy treats like you have never experienced before. Slathered in rich toffee topping, covered in a peanut butter chocolate crust and even mixed with cookies and cream! These sweet treats aren’t just the plain old crispy treats you remember and will be a welcomed gift for individuals and families alike.

Available in gift box sets decorated for the holiday season, Milk & Krunchies start at only $9, making them an affordable and delicious gift idea for anyone on your list! Available for purchase on the Milk & Krunchies website today!

Swiss Colony offers a wide range of gift giving options for the food lovers in your life! From rich cakes and petit fours to savory aged cheeses, cheese spread and meats, there is no end to the array of gift basket and box optons available from Swiss Colony.

Gift selections are available in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. Small appreciative service gifts can be bought for as little as $9.95 and large family selections are available reasonable prices as well. Purchase Swiss Colony gift boxes and baskets on their website this holiday season for easy hassle free shopping.

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Cooperstown Cookies offer a great gift idea for basball fans and food lovers. Delicious shortbread cookies are packaged inside MLB inspired tins and boxes decorated with your favorite team’s logo. Perfect for men, women and children who enjoy cookies and the great game of baseball, these crumptious baseball shaped cookies are yummy and fun.

The Cooperstown Cookies Bunt Box offers a great value for a good price. At only $3.99, it makes gift giving to teachers, acquaintances and co-workers easy and affordable. Purchase a wide range of Cooperstown Cookies gift products on their website.

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