Friday, April 9, 2010

Egg Bake

This is a great make ahead breakfast, especially for those busy work weeks. I've always made this with the Canadian bacon that I find at Sam's Club. It is the best. And cheap!

We've especially made this breakfast food during our South Beach diets.

There is no stolen recipe online. I found this online so long ago that I can't find the link. I am copying this from my recipe card collection.

Egg Bake
1 1/2 cups diced veggies (any combo of mushrooms, green bell peppers, red onions, etc.)
1 1/2 cups reduced fat sharp cheddar (or any cheese you like)
4 oz. breakfast meat (bacon, Canadian bacon, cooked sausage, etc.)
8 eggs
1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
salt, pepper, whatever you like

I've sauteed the veggies for a few minutes before adding to the egg bake- it releases some of its moisture and keeps the egg bake texture from getting too runny.

Spread veggies on the bottom of a baking dish (cake pan), top with the chopped meat and cheese. Beat eggs with cottage cheese and spices. Pour over the ingredients in the baking dish. Bake at 325 degrees for approximately 40 minutes or until set. Let it cool for half an hour. You can either slice the egg bake into portions or refrigerate and cut as needed.

We usually will have six portions. For the two of us, we eat it for three days and it's good heated up in the microwave.

It's really good with a bit of salsa on top!

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