Make this easy breakfast bake for a large gathering or make it ahead so you have breakfast for the week. You can swap the ham for sausage or whatever you prefer, and use your favorite vegetables. This freezes well and can also be baked in muffin tins.
To freeze, cut in portions and place in freezer safe containers or wrap ziplock bags, the thaw place one in the refrigerator the night before.
My sister in law Denise recently made something very similar to this at a brunch she hosted and I knew I wanted to remake it (just a bit lighter). Her recipe called for flour but I tested it without and it worked fine, plus I swapped some of the eggs for egg whites, added a lot more veggies and use reduced fat cheese. This turned out wonderful, and you can prep it ahead and bake when your guests arrive. Enjoy!
Veggie Ham Egg and Cheese Bake
Servings: 12 • Size: 1 square • Points +: 4 pts • Smart Points: 3
Calories: 152 • Fat: 8 g • Carb: 5 g • Fiber:1 g • Protein: 14 g • Sugar: 1 g
Sodium: 385 mg • Cholesterol: 102 mg
- olive oil spray
- 2 cups shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar (for gf, check labels)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/3 cup sliced scallions
- 5 oz sliced shiitake mushrooms
- 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
- 7 oz finely diced lean ham steak
- 3/4 cup diced tomatoes, seeded
- 1 cup finely chopped broccoli florets
- 7 large whole eggs
- 5 large egg whites
- 1/4 cup fat free milk
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with oil.
Place 1 cup of cheese into the baking dish.
Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; add scallions, mushrooms and red pepper and saute until vegetables are tender, about 5 to 6 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook 2 - 3 minutes. Add the ham and broccoli and remove from heat. Spread evenly over the cheese mixture.
In a large bowl combine the eggs, egg whites, milk, salt and pepper and whisk well. Slowly pour over the vegetables in the baking dish and top with remaining cheese.
Bake until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, 32 to 35 minutes. Let stand 8 to 10 minutes before cutting into 12 pieces.