3.28.2013

Bacon and Spinach Egg Casserole - Paleo and Not Paleo

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After I made this delicious egg casserole for St. Patrick's Day fuel, a LOT of you asked me for the recipe. Now that I've eaten it all (for breakfasts and lunches), I totally understand why. Not only is it super delicious from the first, out-of-the-oven bite, but it also keeps very well in the fridge. I've been bringing them into work for breakfasts on my early days, and also having a piece alongside a salad for lunch. I'm telling you, when you reheat these babies, they taste like freaking pizza. You're welcome.

To be honest, this recipe initially came from my mother. She makes it using bread as the base. This is what I did for St. Patrick's Day, because I knew we would need some bread in our tummies to soak up the green beer. But, since then, I've also made it without the bread. It's totally up to you, so I've provided both recipes below.


Egg Bake with Bread

Ingredients:

  • 4 pieces of bread (I used 45 Calorie Sara Lee)
  • 10 Eggs
  • Pepper and salt, to taste (or Mrs. Dash, or Bobby's All Purpose Seasoning)
  • 1/2 cup shredded mixed cheese
  • 6 Pieces of Bacon, Cooked and chopped (I used uncured bacon)
  • 1 handful of rinsed Spinach, ripped or chopped
  • Pan that is at least 2" deep. You can use a cake pan or divide between a few different cupcake/bread pans.

Directions:

  1. Rip bread into small pieces and the line bottom of a greased pan.
  2. In a bowl, whisk eggs, salt, and pepper. Pour over bread pieces.
  3. Sprinkle cheese on top, then place spinach and bacon on top.
  4. Cover and let sit in the fridge overnight. (Optional)
  5. In the morning, pre-heat the oven to 350. Bake for approximately 40 minutes, or until a fork comes out clean.

Notes:

  • This recipe works for any add ins. You can use bacon... or make it meat-free. You can use spinach... but you can also use peppers, broccoli, you name it. Just feel free to add it on after you've poured the eggs into the container.
  • You don't have to soak this overnight if you don't want to. I frequently whip it all up in a Sunday afternoon. It's still delicious.


(Paleo) Egg Bake without Bread

Ingredients:

  • 15 Eggs (or 10 eggs, 8 egg whites)
  • Pepper and salt, to taste (or Mrs. Dash, or Bobby's All Purpose Seasoning)
  • 1/2 cup shredded mixed cheese
  • 6 Pieces of Bacon, Cooked and chopped (I used uncured bacon)
  • 1 handful of rinsed Spinach, ripped or chopped
  • Pan that is at least 2" deep. You can use a cake pan or divide between a few different cupcake/bread pans.

Directions:

  1. Rip bread into small pieces and the line bottom of a greased pan.
  2. In a bowl, whisk eggs, salt, and pepper (or Ms Dash). If you have a blender, you can do this in there and save some time (and your wrists from whisking carpal tunnel).
  3. Sprinkle cheese on top, then place spinach and bacon on top.
  4. Cover and let sit in the fridge overnight. (Optional)
  5. In the morning, pre-heat the oven to 350. Bake for approximately 40 minutes, or until a fork comes out clean.

Notes:

  • This recipe works for any add ins. You can use bacon... or make it meat-free. You can use spinach... but you can also use peppers, broccoli, you name it. Just feel free to add it on after you've poured the eggs into the container.
  • You don't have to soak this overnight if you don't want to. I frequently whip it all up in a Sunday afternoon. It's still delicious.






5 comments:

  1. Yum! I love a good egg bake. Especially awesome that you gave us a bread-free option :)

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  2. So..anything special you have to do for the non-bread version. Just still grease the pan and just skip adding the bread? The instructions are the same for both recipes...:)

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  3. I wondered that too... It sounds good so I want to try this!! Thanks!

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  4. Thanks for sharing this recipe! We've featured it on our blog, Recipe Chatter. You can check it out here: http://www.recipechatter.com/paleo-casserole-recipes-spring

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