This baked egg breakfast casserole is packed with broccoli and feta cheese. It's perfect for breakfast or dinner and has an easy make-ahead option.
There are just a handful of recipes that can stand up to a tall order with the greatest of ease. If I say healthy, easy, vegetarian, feeds a crowd, can be reheated and has a make-ahead option, how many recipes can you think of in 30 seconds or less? Maybe this soup, this curry or these enchiladas.
When I think of make-ahead breakfast recipes for the holidays, or even during the week, inevitably a baked egg breakfast casserole springs to mind. Many variations of baked eggs have come out of my kitchen over the years, from Make-Ahead Baked Eggs with Bacon, Mushrooms & Sage to a baked egg casserole with a southwester flair. But this one, with broccoli and feta cheese may be the easiest one of all.
If you can boil water and turn on the oven, you can make this baked egg breakfast casserole. It’s that easy. After blanching the broccoli in boiling water for 2 minutes and whisking some eggs with a few seasonings, everything is arranged together in a casserole dish and baked for 20 minutes. Cut and serve…voila!
If you know that the morning is going to be busy - say, opening Christmas presents or even wrangling the kids before school – execute a few make-ahead steps (blanching the broccoli and whisking the eggs) the night before. Twenty minutes before serving time, transfer everything to a baking dish and cook the casserole until set.
The beauty of egg casseroles is that they’re amenable to change, allowing you to substitute in other vegetables or cheeses that you suit your fancy. If your family prefers some sort of breakfast meat, slip in some turkey sausages or a bit of crumbled bacon. The casserole is your palette…create to your heart’s desire!
Other healthy breakfast recipes:
Quinoa Avocado Breakfast Bowl
Whole Wheat Apple Spice Pancakes
Pancetta & Mushroom Crustless Quiche
Buckwheat Blender Pancakes
Baked Egg, Broccoli & Feta Breakfast Casserole Recipe
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 6 large eggs
- 6 large egg whites
- ⅓ cup water
- ¾ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
- ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly coat a 7- by 11-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Add the broccoli and cook until tender-crisp, about 2 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the broccoli from cooking further. Transfer the broccoli to the prepared baking dish.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, water, smoked paprika, salt and pepper.
- Pour the egg mixture over the broccoli and sprinkle the feta cheese over top.
- Bake until the casserole is set and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
- Cut into 6 pieces. Serve.
Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles
I love an egg casserole that can be prepped ahead of time. And the smoked paprika and feta in this sound awesome!
Meghan @ Cake 'n Knife
Casseroles like this are what I live off during the holidays! With all the other cooking and baking I'm doing, I love having recipes like this on hand so I can get some fresh flavors in.
eat good 4 life
I love everything about this recipe. The combination of the flavors, broccoli and feta...right up my alley. Such a great idea for breakfast!
amanda @ fake ginger
I love broccoli and feta together! I definitely need to make this - it looks delicious!
Renee - Kudos Kitchen
I love tons of veggies in my eggs. I especially love that this can be made ahead. Great casserole recipe, Dara!
Joanne (Inspired Taste)
This looks wonderful Dara! Such a keeper -- healthy, easy and you can make it ahead of time. I also LOVE the broccoli and feta combo!!
This looks like a perfect morning dish Dara! I love egg casseroles and the veggie addition to this one adds that "healthy" that my kids need. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
Hi Dara, I can’t wait to try this! Just started to cook ahead and it’s making a world of difference in how much veggie I actually get into my kids tummies. It is nutritious as well! I will make this regularly for my kids. Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe 🙂
This dish will be good anytime but especially for breakfast when you have overnight guests. The pre-preparation and healthy ingredients makes it a perfect go-to recipe. Can't wait to try it.
Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living
Breakfast casseroles are the best for entertaining during the holidays - this would be a hit with our family!
Patricia @ Grab a Plate
What a convenient and lovely dish! I was thinking specifically of how great this would be for the holidays, but you're right in noting it'd be great for any busy a.m.! Love it!
Katerina @ Diethood
I love egg casseroles, especially for brinner, and this one looks so rich and delicious!
Umm, love all of this...Dara! Broccoli in anything...sign me up!
I love all the flavors in this Dara! Thanks for the recipe
Tonia from TheGunnySack
Sounds fantastic! I love breakfast casseroles for dinner too!
Aggie @ Aggie's Kitchen
Loving the smoked paprika you added to this egg casserole! Delicious Dara!
Lori @ RecipeGirl
I think you nailed this one as a yummy, healthy breakfast option for the holidays!