There is nothing like a simple breakfast casserole that makes my busy weekends less chaotic. This casserole has become my arsenal when I’m short on time, but know the kids need to eat something to hold them over for several hours (lets make that a few hours because they are always hungry).
One of the things I do which you may not see in similar recipe is baking my sliced potatoes before adding them to the casserole for about 10 to 15 minutes. There is nothing more annoying than biting into a raw piece of potato.
You can also substitute the whole eggs for egg whites if you want to make this dish more health conscious. Also, for those of you who eat meat you might want to consider a maple bacon or a spicy chorizo to add a little personality to your casserole.
Breakfast Egg and Potato Casserole
This dish is perfect for those busy weekends, when you have a hungry family to feed.
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1 green bell pepper diced
- 2 medium potatoes I like red potatoes, diced into 1/2 cubes
- 3/4 teaspoon salt separated into 1/2 teaspoon and 1/4 teaspoon
- 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper divided into 1/2 teaspoon and 1/4 teaspoon
- 5 large eggs
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese or whichever type of cheese you like shredded (optional)
Preheat over to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a "9 x 9" casserole dish and set to the side.
In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the onions for 1 minute. Add the green peppers, potatoes, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and continue to sauté for another 4 to 5 minutes until potatoes become tender. Add potato, onion and green peppers to the casserole dish.
In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs and remaining salt and pepper (I omitted the salt here). Pour the egg mixture evenly over the potatoes, onions and green peppers. You can either add the cheese to the egg mixture so it is distributed with the potatoes, or sprinkle on top 10 minutes before you remove the casserole.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until eggs are firmly cooked.
Let cool about 5 to 7 minutes and serve warm.
That’s it. Simple & Homemade.