1 bag shredded hash browns, thawed
1/2 c melted butter
4 c cheddar and Monterey jack cheese, grated
2 c diced ham, or 1 lb bacon or sausage , cooked and crumbled
1 c milk
1/2 tsp salt
Grease 9x13 pan. Thaw potatoes and squeeze in paper towels to absorb the moisture. Press in bottom of pan. Pour melted butter all over the top of potatoes and bake at 425 for 25 minutes. Take from oven and layer cheese and meat (2 layers each). Beat milk, eggs, salt and pepper. Pour over top and bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until knife inserted comes out dry. Can bake ahead and warm at 350 for 20-30 minutes.