I warned everybody the cottage cheese recipes is perhaps coming, and they’re!
Ever since I found a better-for-you cottage cheese model with out fillers or carrageenan (Good Tradition, in some grocery shops), our menu consists of cottage cheese as soon as once more.
This straightforward one-pan breakfast casserole recipe capitalizes on the creaminess of blended cottage cheese to create a protein-packed savory breakfast dish my household actually enjoys.
A Grain-Free Breakfast Casserole Recipe for a Crowd
It may be onerous to discover a bread/grain-free breakfast casserole recipe when one thing apart from simply eggs is required to present it that attribute custardy lightness and physique. It seems cottage cheese (rapidly blended with pastured eggs) does the trick fairly nicely.
As with most of my favourite egg recipes, this breakfast casserole is fast to throw collectively and doesn’t get many dishes soiled (simply the blender and one pan).
It’s additionally endlessly versatile and straightforward to adapt by altering out the varieties of cheese or meat and even by including totally different veggies. Anytime I’ve spinach wilting within the fridge or leftover sautéed veggies, I do know it’s time for eggs for breakfast. In any case, repurposing leftovers is a busy mother’s go-to and an effective way to offer selection with out breaking the price range.
As a result of it may be made forward the night time earlier than, this breakfast casserole is good for holidays, internet hosting in a single day friends, or feeding a crowd (which is only a weekday at my home!). Or, pour into muffin cups and bake particular person mini-egg cups for on the go.
Sadly, I don’t suppose this recipe would freeze nicely because of the cottage cheese, however when you strive it and it really works, let me know!
However Is Cheese Actually “Wholesome”?
We regularly eat eggs within the morning, however we did keep away from dairy whereas we have been therapeutic my son’s dairy allergy and my autoimmune illness. Now we’re all doing nicely with bringing some dairy (from high quality grass-fed sources) into the common meal rotation.
Now that we are able to get pleasure from some dairy, a tacky breakfast casserole is feasible once more (one thing we went with out for a few years).
I deal with the controversy about whether or not or not dairy is a wholesome meals right here. My opinion stays nutritious diet is all about selection and observing how you are feeling when consuming sure meals.
Given our historical past with dairy I attempt to provide dairy-optional recipes (as with the entire recipes in my cookbook). Sadly I can’t consider a superb substitute for cottage cheese on this recipe, as nut milk wouldn’t give the physique and creaminess and I usually advocate avoiding soy.
Many egg-based breakfast recipes are straightforward and scrumptious with out cheese. If you must keep away from dairy, do that Vegetable Frittata Recipe or Ham and Egg Breakfast Cups. Each are additionally straightforward to whip up, make forward in amount, and even freeze!
P.S. Don’t have a superb cottage cheese possibility by you? Take issues into your personal arms and make your personal with this at-home cheese-making equipment. I’d give it a strive as a “science experiment” with the children and let you understand how I do!
Tacky Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Yield Eight-10 servings
This straightforward tacky breakfast casserole is full of protein. Eggs and cottage cheese unite for a creamy texture and herbs and bacon add taste. High with sliced inexperienced onions for a fast breakfast for a crowd.
- 6 eggs
- 16 ozcottage cheese (I purchase Good Tradition model because it has no gums or fillers and is grass-fed)
- 1/four cup parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- Eight slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled (elective)
- four inexperienced onions, thinly sliced
- Eight ozcheese of selection, grated (elective)
- Preheat the oven to 350 levels.
- In a blender or meals processor, puree the cottage cheese till clean. Add the eggs, parmesan, garlic powder and onion powder and pulse till mixed.
- Add the bacon and inexperienced onions and stir by hand to mix.
- Pour right into a greased 9×13 inch dish and bake for 35-40 minutes or till fork inserted into heart comes out clear.
- High with cheese and return to oven till simply melted. Serve instantly.
Could be made forward of time and reheated. Additionally strive making it in muffin cups for a single serve breakfast, simply scale back the cook dinner time to about 20 minutes.
For extra vitamins and fiber, combine in chopped spinach or leftover sautéed veggies together with the crumbled bacon and inexperienced onions, or serve a salad on the facet.
Serving Measurement 1 slice
Quantity Per Serving
% Every day Worth
Whole Fats 17 g
Saturated Fats Eight g
Ldl cholesterol 167 mg
Sodium 636 mg
Whole Carbohydrates 2 g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 19 g
* % Every day Values are based mostly on a 2,000 calorie food plan. Your day by day values could also be greater or decrease relying in your calorie wants.
Do you have got a favourite grain-free breakfast casserole recipe? How would you adapt this recipe? I’d love to listen to!