Broccoli pepper and cheese Breakfast casserole

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This breakfast casserole is a quick and easy way of serving a breakfast for a crowd. It is a great alternative to making individual omelettes or baking a big quiche, its a very dish to put together and wins rave reviews when put on the table. This, plus toast or waffles, a gallon of orange juice should make your guests say ‘wow’. The best thing about this dish is that it reheats really well, so you an even bake it ahead of time and reheat it. This also is a great dish to bring to a potluck, and would be a great welcome compared to the usual suspects.

The added advantage: This is an extremely healthy dish, and the recipe is actually adapted from one of the SBD cookbooks. If you were to just eat a slice of this for breakfast, you are starting the new year off in style and in health. I have made this several times and have always loved it. You can change this recipe around by using veggies you like. Spinach and mushrooms are some of the substitutes I have tried and liked.

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Ingredients:
1/2 cup 1 % milk
1/3 cup part skim ricotta
2 tbsp chickpea flour/besan
6 large eggs
2 large egg whites(1/4 cup, if using out of a carton)
3/4 tsp salt
1 pkg (10 oz) frozen chopped broccoli, defrosted
1 large red pepper chopped
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
freshly cracked black pepper
non stick cooking spray

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Method:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Spray a 9 X 13 baking dish with non stick cooking spray.

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Place the eggs and the egg whites in a bowl, beat with a whisk to break up the eggs, and beat until its frothy. Add the ricotta cheese and beat it to incorporate. Add salt and chickpea flour/besan and combine. Use a paper towel to absorb any water from the defrosted broccoli. Stir in the broccoli, chopped red bell pepper and the cheddar cheese. Sprinkle in the freshly cracked black pepper. Stir to combine and pour into the prepared baking dish.

Baked in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes until the casserole is set and a toothpick inserted in the center, comes out clean.

Let cool, cut into slices and serve.

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Verdict: Fluffy, creamy eggs that are guilt free and nutritious. If you have a new year resolution to eat breakfast everyday and a healthy breakfast too, this recipe is for you!

Sending this delicious breakfast to:
Healthy Appetite
Mission Breakfast
New U 2013
Lets Cook: Healthy Breakfast
Bake Fest #15
Cook like a Celebrity Chef

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7 Comments

    • Denny

      Nishita, thanks for the comment. the 2 egg whites are to cut down on the fat from the yolks and for added protein. You can definitely use whole eggs instead. It would taste the same either way.

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