This easy, cheesy egg bake makes a great dish for weekend brunches or as a prep-ahead-and-enjoy-all-week-long-breakfast.
If I had to identify one food that I eat more than any other, it would be eggs. Eggs for breakfast, eggs for lunch, eggs for dinner and most definitely eggs in dessert. Heck, now that I think of it I often enjoy hardboiled eggs as a snack! Eggs offer up high quality protein, lots of vitamins and minerals (notably choline, selenium, vitamin D and B12) and are extremely affordable.
Quick shoutout to my favorite brand Nellie’s, which are readily available at Whole Foods, Stop & Shop, ShopRite and even some Walmart and Costco locations. I’m not sponsored by them in anyway, but love that they offer Certified Humane eggs, in addition to being vegetarian-fed and free range (not just cage-free). Egg labels can be confusing and are a conversation for a whole other blog post, but if you’re interested, this is a great resource. Nellie’s brand will come at a higher cost than other brands, but to me it is well worth it!
the most Egg-cellent breakfast bake
You guys, my breakfast bake recipe has been a long time coming. It’s something I recommend often to almost all of my coaching clients, but recently realized I never shared the recipe here on the blog! This recipe is inspired by one of Tina‘s, but I made it my own with more eggs, less cheese and extra veggies. Egg casseroles and bakes are super easy to prep on a weekend and then have for breakfast all week long. Plus, you can swap in all different veggies and/or cheeses to make new flavor profiles so it doesn’t get boring.
Did I mention it’s easy to make? Just preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and combine the eggs, milk, veggies and frozen hash browns (I use Alexia Hashed Browns) in a bowl. Transfer to a casserole dish and bake for 40 minutes. Then sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until cheese starts to brown.
Ta da! The easiest, cheesiest egg bake. I usually leave it right in the dish and take pieces out for breakfast during the week, but you can pre-portion it immediately or even freeze it to keep for longer.
switch things up
My base recipe uses peppers and onions, but I’ve also done broccoli, cauliflower, spinach and mushrooms as veggie fillings. Of course, meat-a-sauruses could add beef, bacon or sausage if preferred. The cheddar cheese can easily be swapped for goat cheese, swiss, parmesan or left out completely. Basically, you can create any combination your little heart desires. Read on for the full recipe, which makes 6-8 servings. I hope you enjoy this egg-extremely simple and delicious recipe!
- 12 whole eggs
- 1 cup milk (I used Whole)
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 cups frozen shredded hash browns
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large bowl, combine eggs, milk, peppers and onion.
- Stir in one cup of cheddar cheese and 2 cups of frozen shredded hash browns.
- Transfer to a casserole dish and bake for 40 minutes.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of cheese on top.
- Return to oven and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until top of bake is browned.
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Your turn: What’s the one food item you eat more than any other? What’s your favorite way to enjoy eggs?