Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Broccoli-Cheddar Breakfast Bake Recipe

Hey CEIMB-ers! I'm hosting on February 25, and my recipe is from So Easy and is not posted on the Food Network site, so for those of you in need, here it is:

Broccoli-Cheddar Breakfast Bake

2 tsp olive oil
1 large onion, diced (abt 2 cups)
Cooking spray
1 whole-wheat baguette (abt 18 inches long, 8 oz.), cut into 1-inch cubes
8 large eggs
8 large egg whites
2 cups low-fat milk
1 10-oz package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
1 1/2 cups shredded extra-sharp cheddar (6 oz)
3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring, until translucent and beginning to brown, abt 4 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange the bread cubes in the dish. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, egg whites and milk until incorporated. Add the onions, broccoli, cheese, nutmeg, salt and pepper and stir to incorporate. Pour the egg mixture over the bread, spreading it around so the liquid saturates the bread. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.

Preheat the oven to 350 deg F. Remove the plastic wrap and bake until the top forms a light brown crust, 50 to 60 minutes. Serve hot.

Makes 8 servings


AppleC said...

Great! Thanks for posting ahead of time. Looks good.

Debbie said...

Thanks for hosting and posting. I think I will skip this week's. It makes far more than I can use for just the two of us, and I'm not big on egg casseroles left over. I'm anxious to see what everyone thinks about it. I may give it a try for a brunch sometime. Have a great week.

AppleC said...

Heide: WOW! Wow - wow - wow. We loved this recipe. Great pick.

Mary said...

I loved it. Great choice. HOpe you are having a good day and staying dry in the shoreline monsoon. :).

Kayte said...

Thanks for the great pick, Heide. We absolutely loved it. I did add some ham as we ended up having it for dinner and my swimmer has state swim meet starting tomorrow, so needed a bit more protein for him. It would be great just alone as well...a new fav here for sure.