Egg bakes have been a huge timer saver for our family! If you are like me, and not a morning person, you will find this egg recipe a convenient way to feed your family a healthy protein and vegetable packed breakfast in the midst of brain fog (or the hustle of getting out of the door). I usually will make the egg bake on the weekends, and alternate mornings I serve it with a precooked oatmeal, smoothies, or hard boiled eggs and fruit salad. Make-ahead breakfasts are one of the only ways that we consistently start our day off well.
Egg Bake Recipe:
1 cup of milk
1/2 large onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic
Here's where it gets fun, choose any of the following:
Meat of choice:
4 oz bacon, chopped
8 oz breakfast sausage
8 oz of diced ham (recommend hormone/antibiotic free if you have access)
Vegetables your family may like:
3 cups of fresh spinach
1 large sweet (or baking) potato, grated
1 large diced tomatoes
1 cup sliced mushrooms
4 stalks of asparagus
1 large zucchini, diced
1 cup broccoli, chopped
1/2 green pepper, diced
or anything else your family make like!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 Pyrex dish
- In a large frying pan start cooking your breakfast meat of choice, diced onion, squashes and grated potatoes (if using).
- As meat mixture is cooking cut up other vegetables and add to pan as you are finished cutting.
- If your meat is rendering fat do not worry about adding any other oils, but if you're using lean meats go ahead and add a tad of butter or olive oil.
- Continue to cook on medium heat, and watch for condensation from vegetables.
- Cook until meat is done, and vegetables are tender-slightly firm (they will cook more while in oven). If there is too much water from squashes or tomatoes drain from the pan.
- While meat and vegetables are cooking scramble 18 eggs and milk in a large mixing bowl.
- Pour meat and vegetables into Pyrex. Pour scrambled eggs over meat and vegetables.
- Put in oven for 35-40 minutes or until the bake is firm (does not jiggle)
- Optional toppings: cheese, sour cream, salsa or whatever else your family likes
If you are planning to reheat (this reheats very well):
- Do not put optional toppings directly on the casserole. It will become soggy or the cheese gets funky.
- Cut how ever many pieces you need each morning and warm in an oven or toaster oven.
- Add optional toppings.
18 organic eggs (Costco): $4.50
Breakfast meat (Sausage or bacon): $2.50
Other veggies: $1
3 breakfasts for our family = $3.08/meal
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