Simple Breakfast Bake

May 13, 2011

This is not sophisticated fare, but it sure is tasty and convenient. It’s a great breakfast or brunch dish for feeding a crowd and can be prepared in advance.  There are quite a few variations on this dish, but no matter which one you use, this has be the easiest casserole recipe ever.


Okay, check out how simple this is:

You take a can crescent rolls and spread them onto a sprayed/greased pan. Alternatively, you can use bread cubes.

Next, you layer on some cooked meat, onions and whatever veggies you choose to incorporate. I just used onions and fake/protein-tofu sausage here.

Then you add your beaten eggs. If you’re using any herbs or spices, I’d go ahead and beat them into the eggs.

Finally, sprinkle a generous amount of cheese on top and stick the pan in the oven.

Thirty minutes later (or until the eggs are cooked/knife comes out clean), breakfast is ready.

Add some OJ, muffins and a bowl of fresh fruit and you’ve got a complete spread. If you don’t have a lot of mouths to feed, this casserole reheats well; the recipe can also be easily divided. Sometimes I make a variation of this with bread crumbs in little ramekins if I’m just making it for D and myself. You can add whatever veggies you like: mushrooms, chopped bell peppers, green chilies, broccoli and spinach are just a few things that come to mind. You can also add some fresh herbs such as chives, thyme or rosemary if you want to try and make it a little fancier. Have a great weekend!

Simple Breakfast Bake

serves 6-8

Ingredients

  • crescent rolls or 6 slices of bread, cubed
  • 1 pound sausage, cubed ham or bacon pieces, cooked
  • 1 small onion, chopped and cooked
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste (mix in with the eggs or with the meat/veggies)

Directions

preheat oven to 350°

1. Coat a pan with cooking spray ( 9×13 works well)

2. Spread crescent rolls (or bread cubes) onto the bottom of the pan.

3. Add a layer of cooked meat and/or vegetables

4. Sprinkle generously with cheese

5. Bake for 30 minutes or until eggs are set.

Notes: If using bread cubes, let everything sit for at least 20-30 minutes before baking so that the bread gets fully moistened by the eggs.

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