Egg-cellent Protein! Anytime Breakfast Casserole
Eggs are a nutritious protein source and while we are seeing the cost of eggs rise, it is still one of the less expensive protein sources available. One whole egg contains an amazing range of nutrients. According to the American Egg Board, eggs are loaded with vitamins, minerals, high-quality protein, good fats, and various other lesser-known nutrients. A large egg contains 70 calories, with 6 grams of quality protein, 5 grams of fat, and 0 carbohydrates. It’s very important to realize that almost all the nutrients are contained in the yolk, the white contains only protein. Here is an Anytime Breakfast Casserole recipe you can enjoy at breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
Anytime Breakfast Casserole
This anytime breakfast casserole is quick and easy to make, not to mention delicious! While you can serve this at breakfast, it’s good any time of day! It may be served with or without diced ham, and you can substitute the ham with bacon, sausage, or turkey sausage.
Prep Time: 15 mins.
Cook Time: 1 hr.
Total Time: 1 hr. 15 mins.
Yield: 1 – 9×13-inch casserole
- 1 (32 ounce) package frozen hash brown potatoes
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ of a yellow onion, chopped
- 1 bell pepper (red, green, or yellow), chopped
- A handful of spinach washed and cut up
- 6 eggs
- 1 ¾ cup of milk or half and half
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 8 ounces cooked, diced ham, bacon, sausage, or turkey sausage (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
Place hash browns on the bottom of the 9×13-inch baking dish. Mix the eggs, milk or half and half, ham/bacon/sausage, onion, bell pepper, garlic powder, black pepper, and 1 cup of cheddar cheese in a bowl until well combined. Spread evenly into the prepared dish. Spread the rest of the cheddar cheese on top of casserole.
Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly and lightly brown, about 1 hour.