Veggie Breakfast Casserole
Just in time for Christmas brunch
This beautiful Veggie Breakfast Casserole will wow your family Christmas morning or anytime you need to prepare the day before baking. This recipe is loaded with fresh garden veggies, 3 cheeses, eggs, sour cream, and hash brown potatoes for those who prefer a meatless and gluten free breakfast. However, you can easily add browned sausage, bacon, or ham and can switch up to the veggies you prefer.
Prep, bake, and freeze
Veggie Breakfast Casserole can be prepped the day before serving. Just allow it to sit out at least 30 minutes before baking. If you want to freeze it, bake first, allow to cool, cover with plastic wrap then aluminum foil, and freeze. When ready to serve, allow to thaw in refrigerator, remove plastic wrap, cover lightly with the aluminum foil, and bake. Also, a great casserole to pull out individual pieces for a quick on-the-go breakfast. Before freezing, cut into individual servings, loosen servings from bottom of pan with a spatula but leave in place. Cover with plastic wrap and foil, then freeze. Individual servings can be easily removed from frozen casserole and heated in a microwave at 50% power for about 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated throughout.
The right supplies can make life in the kitchen easier
If you like to cook and freeze ahead, you might consider investing in a supply of disposable aluminum containers. These shallow 9 X 13″ containers and lids are one of my favorite sizes and can be purchased from Amazon or your local paper supply store. Buying these in bulk is much cheaper than buying 1 or 2 packs at the grocery store.
Other great breakfast dishes
For another great breakfast casserole, check out my Deluxe Breakfast Casserole. This recipe is loaded with 3 meats and cheeses and has been a favorite in my household for years. It does not have to be baked before freezing. Just allow to thaw overnight in the refrigerator before baking. You might also want to check out my Healthy Veggie Omelet, Mama’s Grits, my Seafood Quiche
“Come back to the Family Dinner Table”
Karen is passionate about bringing families back to the dinner table. Just like the recipes she shares, No Time 2 Cook frozen entrees found in Kroger and other retailers are cooked from scratch and taste like home-made.
- 4 T oil (divided)
- 1 c. sliced mushrooms
- 1/4 c. diced red onion
- 1 t. minced garlic
- 3 cups chopped peppers (the more colorful the better)
- 2 packed cups fresh spinach leaves
- 3 cups shredded hash brown potatoes or 3 chopped hash brown patties, thawed
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 7 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups half and half, milk, or combination of both
- 1/2 cup sour cream or non-fat Greek Yogurt
- 1 1/2 t. salt (divided)
- 1 t. black pepper (divided)
- 1/2 t. dry mustard
- 1/4 t. garlic powder
- 1/2 t. low sodium Cajun Seasoning
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- Prep veggies–chop onion, mince garlic, slice mushrooms, chop peppers
- Heat 3 T oil. Season thawed hash browns with 1/2 t. salt, and 1/4 t. black pepper, and saute until brown–about 5 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside. If using, frozen hash brown patties, you can skip this step
- Heat 1 T of oil in skillet. Saute sliced mushrooms for 3 minutes. Add onion and garlic and saute another minute. Add peppers and saute one more minute. Add spinach and saute until wilted. Season with 1/2 t. salt and 1/2 t. black pepper.
- Whisk together eggs, milk, sour cream, 1/2 t. salt, 1/4 t. black pepper, 1/2 t. dry mustard, 1/4 t. garlic powder, and 1/2 t. low-sodium Cajun season.
- Combine cheeses
- Spray 9X13″ casserole with cooking spray and layer hash browns, cheeses, and sauteed veggies.
- Pour egg mixture over the top
- Bake uncovered in 350 degree oven for 45-50 minutes.
- Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing to serve
Notes: This casserole may be prepared a day ahead and refrigerated. To bake remove and allow to sit for 30 minutes before baking. If wanting to freeze, bake casserole allow to cool, and freeze. To serve, thaw and warm in 350 oven loosely covered with foil for about 30 minutes. If wanting to serve individual pieces after freezing, cut casserole into serving sizes, loosen each serving with a spatula, cover with plastic wrap and then aluminum foil and freeze. To reheat, individual servings can be easily removed from pan. Heat each serving in microwave at 50% power for about 4 minutes or until heated through.