The easiest way to serve up a crowd for brunch is with an egg casserole, and chef Fabio Viviani's loaded with vegetables like potato, bell peppers, and mushrooms to make it as healthy for you as it is filling.
- 2 Cups sandwich bread, diced
- 10 Ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
- 8 eggs, beaten
- 3 Tablespoons milk
- 1 Cup cream
- 1 Tablespoon salt
- 1 Teaspoon garlic flakes
- 1 Teaspoon smoked paprika
- 2 whole potatoes, peeled and sliced very thin
- 1 Cup diced red bell pepper
- 1 Cup thinly sliced button mushrooms
- 1 white sweet onion, sliced very thin
Calories Per Serving413
Folate equivalent (total)64µg16%
- 3 cups small broccoli florets (about 1 inch in size)
- 12 ounces yellow potatoes, such as Yukon Gold, cut into 1/2- to 3/4-inch pieces (about 2 cups)
- 1 large sweet potato, cut into 1/2- to 3/4-inch pieces (about 1 cup)
- 1 small red onion, cut into thin wedges
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 6 eggs
- 2 ounces Manchego cheese, shredded (1/2 cup)
- ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat a 2-quart rectangular baking dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl combine broccoli, yellow potatoes, sweet potato, onion, oil, and salt, tossing to coat vegetables.
Spread vegetable mixture evenly in the prepared baking dish. Roast for 10 minutes. Stir vegetables roast about 5 minutes more or until vegetables are tender and starting to brown. Remove from oven. Spread vegetables evenly in baking dish cool. Cover and chill for 8 to 24 hours.
Let chilled vegetables stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375°F.
Bake vegetables, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from oven. Using the back of a wooden spoon, make six depressions in the layer of vegetables. Break an egg into a small dish pour egg into one of the depressions. Repeat with the remaining 5 eggs. Bake for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes more or until eggs whites are set and yolks are starting to thicken. Sprinkle with pepper.
The egg casserole is a very easy and widely adaptable recipe, that’s quick and easy to make. And this egg bake with broccoli and cheese recipe is a staple breakfast casserole in our home.
In fact, egg bakes are literally a daily favorite in our house. We can enjoy the hardy healthy breakfast of eggs and vegetables without the extra time it takes to stand at the stove making individual omelettes for each family member.
One Recipe – 12 Servings for Several Meals for Several People
As we’ve shared in other recipe notes and intros, we love to double, triple and even quadruple recipes so that we can get the most benefit out of the one cooking session. We call it planned overs.
As a family of four, this 12 serving recipe serves four of us over three days of meals. When it’s just two or three of us, it can last most of the week, serving three people for four days or two people for 6 meals.
with 24 eggs, 12 pieces means each serving is a 2-egg serving plus veggies, so it’s a good size.
Including if someone wants two pieces then it’s like a 4-egg omelette
This egg bake with broccoli and cheese recipe is so good that we never get tired of it, plus you can change the accompanying side dishes to add more variety if you get bored eating the same thing over several days.
When Home Cooked Meals Save Time
This recipe takes about 20 minutes to prepare. That’s about how much time it would take you to stop by and grab breakfast on the go for a day or two. This will last you over several days, plus it’s a whole lot healthier than fast foods or pastries from your favorite coffee shop.
But if you love pastries, you can also easily make your own for when you want a sweet breakfast treat. Our cheese danish recipe is super easy, popular and always a winner.
Imagine waking up with a delicious broccoli, cheese egg bake already prepared and just needing a minute or two in the microwave to be ready. No more skipping breakfast to be on time.
Just bring out the breakfast casserole and plates, and you’ll have your morning meal already!
If you love omelets, you’ll love this egg bake with broccoli and cheese, that can easily feed a family for days in a fraction of the time, it would take to make individual omelets.
Prep a large casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Heat olive oil in heavy frying pan and add garlic and onion. Cook until onion is soft, stirring constantly.
Add the zucchini and sauté for another 1–2 minutes.
Add the chopped tomatoes and the spinach leaves, cooking for 2 minutes, then add the basil, parsley, and rosemary. Continue cooking until the herbs and spinach are wilted.
Combine egg whites, cooked vegetables, and the cheese in a bowl. Add salt and pepper if desired.
Pour the mixture into the casserole and bake for 40–45 minutes, or until the frittata is set. Let cool, then cut into 8 equal sized slices.
Vegetable casseroles have come a long way since the days of simple green beans and cheese baked in a casserole dish. Now, friends and family will look forward to the unique and mouthwatering aromas of these dishes that feature ingredients far beyond the ordinary, just like the Broccoli Cheddar Hash Brown Casserole pictured here. Best of all, you serve one of these nutrient-rich vegetable casseroles as either the meal's main attraction or as a hearty side. Incorporate bold seasonings like thyme, sage, and red-pepper flakes for a powerful punch to your menu. To help you work more casseroles into your weeknight dinner rotation, we're sharing a selection of our favorites, including innovative twists on classic recipes&mdashjust wait until you see how we update traditional green bean casserole with bacon or artichokes for a new taste.
Whip up our savory Mushroom and Celery-Root Bread Pudding full of fresh thyme, sharp blue cheese, and wild mushrooms, and watch as it becomes a new family favorite. If you're looking to make a filling and indulgent twist on the classic vegetable casserole, try placing homemade gruyere biscuits atop baked cherry tomatoes with red-pepper flakes, onions, and garlic. This hearty cool-weather choice is a modern take on a savory cobbler.
While many vegetable casseroles feature rich ingredients, we have plenty of options for those wishing for a lighter flavor profile. For instance, try the Tomato-Onion Casserole, which is ideal for warmer spring months thanks to its use of sweet roasted tomatoes and onions. No need to use decadent cheeses to make a delicious dish. The dairy-free and colorful Autumn Tian is another appetizing option&mdashand is the perfect way to show off your knife skills with thin even slices of beets, potatoes, and tomatoes for a meal that is as tasty as it is bright.
From eggplant parmesan to Turnip and Sweet Potato Gratin, find an inventive and delicious dish from our repertoire that you're going to want to make again and again.
70+ Best Casserole Recipes That Make Weeknight Dinner Plans a Breeze
Those of us who have to plan out the family dinner night after night are always on the lookout for recipes that are a) easy, b) nourishing, and c) crowd pleasers. And nothing hits all three of those qualities better than a hot, fresh casserole straight out of the oven. That's why we've rounded up our all-time favorite casserole recipes. These are the best we have: the ones that are largely hands-off, that don't cost an arm and a leg to make, that are packed with good-for-you ingredients, and most importantly are absolutely delicious. Filled with your favorite ingredients, these spring, summer, winter, and fall casserole recipes will make dinner&mdashand lunch the next day&mdasha total breeze. What's more, these easy casserole recipes can even do triple duty as breakfast. Imagine waking up to the heavenly aroma of a French toast casserole, a cheesy zucchini bake, or a classic breakfast casserole with spicy turkey sausage, flavorful mushrooms, and juicy tomatoes. Yum! We've also got chicken casserole recipes and healthy casserole recipes, like a potato and Manchego casserole with maple bacon that your kids won't believe is actually lightened up.
Of course, you don't just have to view these fast casserole recipe ideas as fuel for your family. We've also got decadent, over-the-top ideas that work just as beautifully at a fall dinner party. Impress your guests with a cheesy Caprese casserole (tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, and two types of cheese are the secret ingredients!), or try a Southern-inspired yellow squash casserole that's as pretty as it is delicious.
Lasagna: The original casserole! This one-pan version earns its place at your table by being not only delicious, but easy and, at just 40 minutes from prep to table, pretty fast, too!
Baked mac is the elegant version of the weeknight stovetop variety. Don't skip the cauliflower, it gives this dish an even richer, cheesier taste.
Why This is The Perfect Breakfast Casserole
Breakfast Casseroles don&rsquot have to be heavy, loaded with cheese, meat and cream to taste good! In fact this casserole still has cheese, but just enough to satisfy. It&rsquos loaded with veggies (as you can see from the pictures) and then I used egg whites instead of whole eggs to cut down on the calories..
Each serving in this recipe is only 75 calories! It&rsquos seriously absurd, I actually ran the numbers twice just to be sure!
The crescent roll crust gives this casserole a buttery sweet taste but then mixed with the salty egg white veggie mixture on top it&rsquos absolutely irresistible.
This Egg White Vegetable Breakfast Casserole is perfect for a brunch, especially around the holidays. If you want the meat, you could even add in a few strips of bacon. (ahem that is what my husband told me) That&rsquos what is so great about this recipe. It is extremely versatile and can be changed to whatever you like, plus it takes minutes to whip up! Just make it. Trust me!
Vegetable & Egg Casserole
Tired of the same old breakfast/brunch recipes? Try this delicious Vegetable & Egg Casserole. It’s a great one pot meal and can be prepared the night before and baked in the morning – or when you need it. This Vegetable & Egg Casserole is one to keep in mind when you have overnight guests or family visiting for the holidays.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Eggs – 4 Large
Spinach – 1 cup packed, roughly chopped
Bell Pepper – 1/2 cup, diced
Mushrooms – 1 cup, sliced
Green Onions – 2 stalks, finely chopped
French Bread – cubed
Cheese – 1 1/2 cups, shredded
Salsa – 1 cup
Milk – 3/4 cup
Cilantro/Coriander – 5 sprigs, finely chopped
Salt/Pepper – to taste
Green Chilies – to taste
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly coat a 2.75 – 3 quart baking dish with oil.
2. Layer Spinach, Mushrooms and Bell Pepper at the bottom of the baking dish.
3. Layer cubed French bread over the veggies.
4. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the bread and set aside.
5. In a bowl, add Eggs, Milk, Salt, Pepper and beat well.
6. Add to the egg mixture, Cilantro, Green Onions, Green Chilies and Salsa. Mix well.
7. Pour egg mixture evenly over the French bread.
8. Bake uncovered in the oven for 45 minutes.
9. Remove casserole and let it sit for 5 minutes before cutting.
10. Serve hot with additional salsa or pickled jalapenos.
Make It Ahead … the Night Before!
Best part of all? You can prep the entire casserole the night before (and much of the work can be done even further ahead than that!), so you don’t miss one second of the action on the morning of your brunch! Perfect!
Your oven does all the work while you discover the last, impossible-to-find egg (what was the Easter Bunny thinking on that one. ).
Our Best Vegetarian Casserole Recipes
Vegetarian casseroles offer the best of two worlds: They're nutrient-rich and delicious. Whether you're cooking for a vegetarian or simply want to reduce your meat intake, they're a flavor-filled option to serve as a main dish or as a seamless side, no matter the season.
Great year-round, our Twice-Baked Potato-and-Raclette Casserole, pictured here, incorporates mashed potatoes, butter, sour cream, cream cheese, and raclette for a decadent, fondue-inspired dish. If you're looking for an autumnal recipe, play into your family's love of pumpkin with Pumpkin Pasta&mdashit's made with canned pumpkin purée, jarred sun-dried tomato pesto, and sautéed kale. We love that it comes together in just 50 minutes. Time's not on your side? Combat a busy schedule with our Freeze-Ahead Lasagna Primavera. The light bechamel sauce replaces the typical tomato for a mouthwatering meal you can make ahead of time.
Looking for a lower carb or gluten-free recipe? Try our Zucchini Lasagna&mdashwhich takes only 15 minutes to assemble. Our recipe calls for reduced-fat cream cheese and ricotta sandwiched between zucchini for a people-pleasing option. Or, recreate our Sweet Potato Cannelloni dish which uses sweet potato slices instead of noodles for another pasta-free option. Delighting the cheese lover at your table never looked so good. A staple in many vegetarian casserole recipes, stand out with our three-cheese Squash Baked Macaroni. The ingredients call for two types of squash, parmesan, mascarpone, and fresh ricotta in one decadent dish.
From dinnertime classics to unique flavor combinations, our vegetarian casserole recipes will have everyone asking for seconds&mdashvegetarian or not.