Barn Raising Breakfast


Barn Raising Breakfast

Barn-Raising Breakfast
40 Min

Our hearty Amish Barn-Raising Breakfast recipe is guaranteed to give you lots of energy to start the day. This homey, country-style breakfast bake might traditionally be made in a coal or wood burning stove, but it'll bake up just fine in our own ovens, easily.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound ground breakfast sausage
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 (8-ounce) package crescent roll dough
  • 1 (10-ounce) package refrigerated shredded potatoes, browned
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook sausage and onion until browned.
  3. Unroll dough and lay flat across bottom of baking dish. Evenly spoon sausage mixture over dough. Top with browned potatoes, 1 cup cheese, and red pepper.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and black pepper; pour over red bell pepper. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  5. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until browned and eggs are set. Let cool 5 minutes then serve.


Our Test Kitchen is big on Amish-inspired recipes for their wholesome heartiness. Why not try our Hootenanny Pancake for another tasty breakfast option!

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Have To Make That For breakfast Today !!!!

This is delicious! I made half the recipe as there are only two of us, but plenty leftovers for a couple more breakfasts. I used Jimmy Dean Maple sausage and shredded my own spud and fried.

I would suggest draining off the grease after browning the sausage and onions.

Give us a break re Nutritional facts. Go elsewhere if you can't sub low or no fat for ingredients.

Has any one tried "Simply Potatoes" hash browns?

That was the only refrigerated hash browns I could find. I am going to make the recipe tomorrow.

Being a native TEXICAN, I say TEXICANIZE this 1. Add the follow Rotel w/eggs, add cooked Italian sausage(diced ham, shred pork, leftover brisket), onion soup mix, japs and any else including the kitchen sink!!!!! In Texas we use tortillas, Grands biscuits rolled out,

As a native Texan, please spell Texan correctly. But I love your idea!

Maybe this person is a Texas Mexican, in which case Texican would be correct, or maybe your just too Texan.

When Texas was first settled by Americans, the settlers were called Texicans. You need to brush up on your Texas history rubybrown.

This recipe was delicious. The only problem I found was that if you don't cook the hashbrowns completely (to the point of almost being burned), the casserole can be watery, which will make the dough on the bottom soggy. Other than this, this was a great recipe. My family loved it on Christmas morning.

i usually pre-bake the crust on dishes such as this, you will end up with a nice crisp crust. i also pre-bake homemade pizza crust to get that nice 'crisp' crust!

I'd like to have the nutritional info included with the recipies!

Do math yourself

bnrudy's comment is rather rude.

bnrudy's comment is not rude. This site has never given nutritional information. It is not a low-fat site. If that is want they want, go to a site that gives that information, or adjust the recipe to your liking!

I too would like to have the nutritional infor included with recipes - not because I want lo cal/lo fat. I am diabetic and it is helpful when planning my meals.

Thank you; ctoney88 5567182: there are lots of recipes web sites that have nutritional information. This site is down to earth with good home down recipe.

cathysthecook 2534583: The recipes that the site's moderators have decided were diabetic friendly seem to have nutritional information included with them. There is a tab at the top of the page. (I'm sorry if I am pointing out something that you already know - I'm new here, so I don't know how long that tab has been there.) It would be very helpful if they included nutritional information with all of their recipes. After all, a diet is just balancing what you eat, even a diabetic can eat anything they want, if they know what they are eating and pay attention to portion sizes. So it's not right to designate "diabetic" recipes and "non diabetic" recipes.

jamesfrompasco 9200865make a shopping list of all ingredients. Go shopping and check the nutritional info for each. If you object to the nutritional values, do not make the recipecan it be simpler than this? P.S. I have observed the same question for three different recipes that I have viewed. GET A LIFE!! I am turnerbrown.

Tried this for Christmas morning. It was terrific!

would like nutrition facts too

Do math yourself

I'd like to have the nutritional info included with the recipes

Do math yourself


yummo,simply delicious!

Wow very good. always knows what to cook.

I love breakfast bakes. Since some people think this needs onion and color, try using Obrian Hash-brown Potatoes. They have the peppers and onion in them. Saves adding the peppers separately. and gives more flavor!

Mr.Food, My Frau and I went to the Whiting ,In. Pierogi Fest last weekend and I got in the doghouse for not waiting in a long line in the hot sun for on of their lucious looking potato pancakes.Thanks to your no nonsense great recipe for the same, I'm now out of it. you have the best down home recipes on the net. thank You Sir! Bill

More onions, no peppers. Red onions for color.

Yes,but I add chopped green chilies (no bell family)

This sounds almost like a Breakfast Pizza! I bet this will be great!

this would be a good recipe to use when camping, the entire breakfast in one dish, will try it next weekend. thank you

This might sound like a stupid question,but how do you cook this without a stove.If you a campfire wont you burn it?

lots of people camp in RVs!

This is for momgoose51. RV not necessarily needed. Reflector oven can be used with a campfire or a simple cardboard oven works great.

I wonder how you could cook something, over a camp fire, or, with charcoal... imagine something made out of iron, with a lid..... rhymes with Dutch Oven........

I have got to try this one!

I will try that

it only makes 6 wow i thought it would make more than that

Just double the recipe if you desire more.


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