Ham & Cheese Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Looking for an easy Ham & Cheese Breakfast Casserole recipe? Learn how to make Ham & Cheese Breakfast Casserole using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jennaleigh11

Makes 6 servings



Eating Well recipe, This healthy update of a traditionally rich ham-and-cheese breakfast strata is made lighter primarily by losing a few egg yolks and using nonfat milk. Gruyère cheese has a delicious, nutty aroma and flavor, which means that with the relatively small amount in this recipe you still get a big impact. To finish the makeover use nutritious, fiber-rich, whole-grain bread instead of white. The results: plenty of flavor, half the calories and one-third the fat of the original.

Recipe Ingredients for Ham & Cheese Breakfast Casserole

1 cup egg beaters (about 5 eggs)
1 cup egg beaters egg whites (about 5 egg whites)
1 cup nonfat milk
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
5 cups chopped spinach, wilted (see Tip)
5 slices whole wheat bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
4 servings diced ham steak, (24 slices)
1/2 cup red pepper, diced
6 slices Swiss cheese

Recipe Directions for Ham & Cheese Breakfast Casserole

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a 7-by-11-inch glass baking dish or a 2-quart casserole with cooking spray.

  2. Whisk eggs, egg whites and milk in a medium bowl. Add mustard, rosemary and pepper; whisk to combine. Toss spinach, bread, ham and roasted red peppers in a large bowl. Add the egg mixture and toss well to coat. Transfer to the prepared baking dish and push down to compact. Cover with foil.

  3. Bake until the custard has set, 40 to 45 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with cheese and continue baking until the pudding is puffed and golden on top, 15 to 20 minutes more. Transfer to a wire rack and cool for 15 to 20 minutes before serving

  4. Make Ahead Tip: Prepare casserole through Step 2; refrigerate overnight. Let stand at room temperature while the oven preheats. Bake as directed in Step 3.

  5. Tip: To wilt spinach, rinse thoroughly with cool water. Transfer to a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and punch several holes in it. Microwave on High until wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Squeeze out excess moisture before adding the spinach to the recipe.

Categories

Breakfast

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 236.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
174
Calories from Fat
17
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.9g
3%
Saturated Fat
0.4g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Sodium
1079mg
45%
Potassium
230mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
17.1g
6%
Dietary Fiber
2.7g
11%
Sugars
6.0g
Protein
25.2g
Vitamin A 58% Vitamin C 42%
Calcium 42% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Very high in calcium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
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