As much as I’ve grown to like a cooked breakfast, time’s not always on your side. Scrambled eggs and avocado, whilst relatively quick, does take longer than a cop out bowl of cereal. However there is an excellent time savvy solution – the almighty breakfast casserole.
Once cooked, the breakfast casserole is, quite simply, brilliant for the following reasons:
- It’s quick (microwavable)
- It’s transportable
- It’s high in protein
- It’s a way of getting vegetables in your breakfast
- You can chuck pretty much anything into it
- It’s rather tasty (well mine certainly are)
Here’s my favourite breakfast casserole recipe to date. Note, you don’t have to use all these ingredients, you can swap and mix up what you’ve got leftover in the fridge. Economical and efficient. I like.
Feta and Leek Breakfast Casserole
Adapted from a base recipe from Our Life In Food
Makes about 6-8 portions
- 3 sliced shallots
- 1/2 grated sweet potato
- a few florets of broccoli
- 1/2 courgette
- 1 leek sliced
- 1 pot of full fat cottage cheese
- 8 eggs
- 1/3 block of feta cheese
- Knob of butter or olive oil
- Good tablespoon mixed herbs, salt & lashings of pepper
- Fry the shallots, sweet potato and courgette in the butter or oil for 5mins until softened and steam the broccoli
- Grease a large casserole dish with a little butter and preheat the oven to 180C (fan) and 200C otherwise
- Whisk the eggs in a large bowl and add the cottage cheese, herbs, pepper and salt to taste
- Mix in all the other cooked vegetables and stir well
- Pour into the greased casserole dish and sprinkle the feta cheese on top
- Bake for 40-50 mins until the eggs are set and the top is golden. This might vary depending on the size of your casserole dish and the thickness of your casserole so check every now and then.
Enjoy for dinner with some extra vegetables or for breakfast with some wilted spinach and tomato. In a rush? Wrap up a slice in tin foil and take for an ‘out and about’ breakfast or lunch. Even freeze a portion or two for the next week. You can never complain about time again!
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Any suggestions for what would make an even better breakfast casserole? Sausage? Ham? Cheese? Please enlighten me!