I warned everybody the cottage cheese recipes is perhaps coming, and they’re!
Ever since I found a better-for-you model 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 simple one-pan breakfast casserole recipe capitalizes on the creaminess of blended cottage cheese to create a protein-packed savory breakfast dish we’ve actually been having fun with.
A Grain-Free Breakfast Casserole Recipe for a Crowd
It may be arduous to discover a bread/grain-free breakfast casserole recipe as one thing apart from simply eggs is required to provide it that attribute custardy lightness and physique. It seems cottage cheese (shortly blended with pastured eggs) does the trick fairly nicely.
As with most of my favourite egg recipes, this breakfast casserole recipe 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 crisper or leftover sautéed veggies, I do know it’s time for eggs for breakfast. In spite of everything, repurposing leftovers is a busy mother’s go-to and a good way to offer selection with out breaking the price range.
As a result of it may be made forward the evening earlier than, this breakfast casserole recipe is good for holidays, internet hosting in a single day company, 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 if you happen to attempt it and it really works, let me know!
However Is Cheese Actually “Wholesome”?
We regularly eat eggs within the morning as a protein-packed option to begin the day, however we did keep away from dairy for a time whereas we had 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 will get pleasure from some dairy once more, a tacky breakfast casserole is feasible (one thing we went with out for a few years).
I sort out the controversy about whether or not or not dairy is a wholesome meals right here, and my opinion stays nutritious diet is all about selection and observing how you are feeling when consuming sure meals. Fortunately even when you might want to keep away from dairy for somebody in your loved ones, there are many different methods to get sufficient calcium and protein with out it.
Given our historical past with dairy I attempt to supply dairy-optional recipes (as with all the 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 simple and scrumptious with none dairy. If you might want to keep away from dairy, do that Vegetable Frittata Recipe or Ham and Egg Breakfast Cups. Each are additionally simple to whip up, make forward in amount, and even freeze!
p.s. Don’t have a superb cottage cheese choice by you? Take issues into your individual palms and make your individual with this at-home cheese-making equipment. I would give it a attempt as a “science experiment” with the youngsters and let you know the way I do!
Tacky Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Yield Eight-10 servings
This simple 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 ouncescottage 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 (non-compulsory)
- four inexperienced onions, thinly sliced
- Eight ouncescheese of alternative, grated (non-compulsory)
- 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 middle comes out clear.
- High with cheese and return to oven till simply melted. Serve instantly.
Might be made forward of time and reheated. Additionally attempt making it in muffin cups for a single serve breakfast, simply cut 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 aspect.
Serving Measurement 1 slice
Quantity Per Serving
% Day by 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
* % Day by day Values are based mostly on a 2,000 calorie food plan. Your every day values could also be larger or decrease relying in your calorie wants.
Do you’ve got a favourite grain-free breakfast casserole recipe? How would you adapt this recipe? I’d love to listen to!