Pat serves this every Christmas morning.
1 (24 oz) package shredded hash browns, thawed
1/2 cup melted butter
1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1-2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
2 cups diced ham or browned sausage
1 cup half and half or milk
1/2 tsp seasoning salt
1. Grease 9x13 pan. Press thawed hash browns between paper towels to remove excess moisture. Press into pan and brush with melted butter. Bake 25 minutes at 425 degrees. Remove from oven.
2. Layer hassbrowns with cheeses and ham, 2 layers of each. Beat milk, eggs, salt and pepper; pour over top. Return to oven and bake 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until inserted knife comes out clean. If made ahead, chill to store. Cover and heat at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until hot.