Breakfast is so important for a great day, and this Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole with Ham and Egg is a favorite option in our house. It comes together easily, cooks while we get ready for the day, and is satisfying for hours. A hearty breakfast is a must with a house full of kids, and this one makes everybody happy.
Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole with Ham and Egg
My 11 year old son actually made this the day I took pics. He’d been begging to make a special recipe for breakfast, so I encouraged him to try this one.
But I have to tell you, the first time around, we thought the recipe was a bust. After taking a bite, I realized why… he forgot he hashbrowns! There is way too much seasoning in this casserole to skip a main ingredient!
However, after pointing out his mistake, he immediately jumped up and made another batch. The second time, the recipe was a hit!
And I love that all of the ingredients are staples in our home, so this was easy to pull together without going shopping!
To make this Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole, you need a few ingredients and supplies.
First up, you’ll need a dish that fits inside your Instant Pot. I use a simple 7 cup round Pyrex dish (this one fits perfectly in the Instant Pot). I’m sure there are other options but I bought a set of 4 of those so I’d always have one ready to go!
Also, you’ll need a trivet for placing the bowl inside your pot. Some use an aluminum foil sling, but I prefer using the trivet that has handles. Another option would be to use a bowl small enough for you to easily remove it with silicone pot holders.
This Instant Pot breakfast casserole is going to be a favorite option for weekend breakfast. Serve with a side of fresh fruit and you have a complete breakfast the entire family will enjoy. It’s even a perfect way to use up leftover ham after the holidays!
The Printable RecipePrint
1 cup chopped ham
2 cups frozen hash browns
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
Directions for Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole
First, spray your cooking dish with non-stick spray
In a large bowl, whisk eggs, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, and salt.
Mix ham, hash browns, and 1/2 cheese into egg mixture until well combined.
Next you’ll pour the mixture into the prepared bowl.
Top with remaining cheese.
Pour water into the bottom of Instant Pot insert and place trivet into the pot.
Place your casserole dish into Instant Pot and set on top of the trivet.
Place the lid on the Instant Pot and set to seal.
Set to manual for 15 minutes.
Allow to NPR (natural pressure release) for 5 minutes.
Remove from Instant Pot carefully (use silicone mitts if needed) and serve.
If you’d like to brown the casserole a little, place it in your oven under broil for about 3 minutes to get a brown topping!
My family loved this as written, but if I were making it just for me, I’d cut back on the onion powder.
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Pressure Cooker
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: pressure cooker, Instant Pot, eggs, hashbrown, casserole, cheese, eggs, ,ham
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