This recipe has been my go-to breakfast for a couple of weeks now. I love it! Eggs for breakfast are my favorite because the protein keeps me full longer and they’re just so healthy. It’s not always feasible to cook up eggs every morning though, so this is a good recipe that you can make ahead of time, slice in to serving sizes and wrap separately so you can grab it easily in the morning and just pop in to the microwave. Or, this is a crowd pleaser too, so you can prepare it the night before a brunch and bake in the oven right before everyone comes over.
You can totally play around with the ingredients here for what you like or what you already have. I used broccoli, mushrooms and spinach in this casserole but you could experiment with peppers, squash, anything that’s seasonal and available. Same thing with the spices – I find curry adds a nice warmth to this dish, but if you don’t like curry, maybe use dried rosemary or thyme, or just go simpler with salt and pepper only.
I pulsed the spinach and mushrooms a few times in the food processor so that it would be easier to incorporate and more evenly distributed (ya know, so you don’t get all spinach or all mushroom in one bite).
This comes together really quickly and easily and makes 8 servings, so you have plenty to feed a crowd or keep for leftovers during the week. I have to say, it has been really nice to have a warm, eggy dish first thing each morning without having to work for it. My husband likes it too on days he has to get up super early and doesn’t feel like having another breakfast burrito.
- 4 cups of fresh broccoli florets
- 1 cup mushrooms
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tbsp curry powder
- 12 eggs
- 12 egg whites (or 1 ½ cups of liquid egg whites)
- ¼ cup milk of choice (almond milk or coconut milk will work, just nothing that’s sweetened)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup of grated part skim mozzarella
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- *OPTIONAL: I like to add 1/2 cup of Morningstar Farms chicken sausage, chopped up and spread throughout. I forgot it when photographing this recipe though. Whoops! :)
Preheat oven to 375. Grease a 10×14 casserole dish.
Cut broccoli into small florets and steam for two minutes or until just tender. Meanwhile, put spinach and mushrooms in a food processor and pulse 3-4 times or until everything is chopped – do NOT over process or it will liquify. When broccoli is tender, toss all veggies with garlic powder, salt and curry powder. Set aside.
Combine eggs, egg whites, milk, and black pepper in a large bowl and whisk until all of the ingredients are well combined.
Layer seasoned broccoli on the bottom of the casserole dish and evenly sprinkle the cheese over the veggies. Pour the eggs over the vegetables and cheese and use a fork to make sure that the veggies are evenly distributed through out the eggs.
Bake for about 35 minutes or until the top is slightly browned and the eggs are cooked through.