CEimB: Broccoli Cheddar Breakfast Bake

by Joanne on February 25, 2010

This week I absolutely insist that everyone try this recipe. 


We had it for dinner. You can have it for breakfast or lunch or brunch.  Heide of Chezzero certainly knew how to pick-em this week. Three cheers for Heide!  You will have to go to Heide’s site to get the recipe since it isn’t listed on the internet. 


My changes (you know they happened):

Did not use a large onion. I used 4 green onions and didn’t bother dirtying a pan to cook them.

I used 6 whole eggs, not 8 and used 1 cup of Egg Beaters not 8 egg whites.

I used 16 oz of frozen broccoli, which emitted a horrible odor every time I opened the fridge door over the 8 hours the bread was soaking up the eggs.  Ted and I gave each other dirty looks until we figured out what it was.  Here’s a clue: wrap it tightly! 


Instead of 1 1/2 cups shredded extra sharp cheese, I used 2 slices of reduced fat pepper jack and 1 cup sharp cheese.

Since I ran out of room when mixing everything into the eggs, I simply placed the broccoli on top of the bread cubes which were not  from a whole wheat baguette but a multi grain artisan bread.



Out of Ted’s mouth came…”Mmmmmm”  “MMMMMMM!” 


I was too busy grabbing at second helpings to mutter anything.


I guess that says it all. Great pick, Heide!

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  • At 2010.02.25 08:41, pamela said:

    Serving it at dinner sounds like a great idea! I didn’t get to make this one yet, but I will definitely be sure to give it a try soon.
    .-= pamela´s last blog ..CEiMB–Easy Breakfast Bake =-.

    • At 2010.02.25 09:07, Joanne said:

      Pamela: It was a terrific recipe. However, I checked out your Breakfast bake and WOW! That looks great!. Breakfast, brunch, dessert – that would do for meal.

      • At 2010.02.25 09:22, Dawn Hutchins said:

        This one looks GOOD Joanne. Can’t go wrong with lots of cheese, egg and bread. I might try this next week when we have two couples staying at our house….for a WEEK (not sure how I feel about this. And still figuring out where they are going to sleep as we only have one queen and one twin guest bed).
        .-= Dawn Hutchins´s last blog ..Chicken and Brown Rice Casserole with Asiago =-.

        • At 2010.02.25 10:24, Liz said:

          This made a great dinner! I really loved the punch of nutmeg to give the dish some flavor. I used a combination of egg beaters, eggs, and egg whites, and it turned out really good. I’m not sure Ryan was super crazy about it (he doesn’t like eggs…) but he ate it and will finish off the leftovers for lunch so I guess it was a win!

          LOL @ wrapping it tightly! I couldn’t get the plastic wrap tight on mine no matter what I tried. It seems plastic wrap around here will only stick to itself as I try to unroll it, then it stick to nothing, not even itself. PITA.
          .-= Liz´s last blog ..CEiMB: Broccoli-Cheddar Breakfast Bake =-.

          • At 2010.02.25 12:01, Christine said:

            This looks like a wonderful anytime recipe that I’ll have to make for hubby since he’s a huge egg and cheese fan. Beautiful pics too.

            • At 2010.02.25 12:12, Lauryn said:

              Wow!! This looks amazing and I am supremely jealous that I did not make it!1 Imust try this ASAP!! I am drooling over your pics!!!
              .-= Lauryn´s last blog ..Fire Engine Cake – En Fuego! =-.

              • At 2010.02.25 12:50, Joanne said:

                Cheese, eggs and broccoli! I am SO in. This dish looks fabulous.
                .-= Joanne´s last blog ..Pork Chop Milanese with Arugula Salad =-.

                • At 2010.02.25 13:58, Joanne said:

                  Dawn: YAY! A sleep over. It will be fun. You have to cook them up some of those terrific recipes you have on your blog.

                  Liz: Plastic wrap was made for the sole purpose of tormenting us.

                  Christine: Thanks. I love the Raw Eating idea you express on your blog.

                  Lauryn: It’s a winner. Go for it.

                  Joanne: Thanks!

                  • At 2010.02.25 16:34, Kalli@fitandfortysomething said:

                    That looks delicious! What a warm comforting breakfast……
                    .-= Kalli@fitandfortysomething´s last blog ..Good Eats =-.

                    • At 2010.02.25 19:18, Joanne said:

                      Kallli: Thanks.

                      • At 2010.02.25 19:26, Kayte said:

                        We had this for dinner tonight…it worked for dinner just fine. I added a little ham (I know you are gasping at that, but I have a teenage swimmer and he needed a little added protein and that’s what was on hand, just close your eyes at that part, okay?). That said, I tasted between the ham pieces and it was very good just as she wrote the recipe, very good! Yours looks wonderful. Fun to hear your subs. I used fresh broccoli that I steamed and then shocked in cold water b/c I could not stand the thought of using frozen broccoli. Oh, well, don’t tell Ellie, okay?
                        .-= Kayte´s last blog ..CEiMB: Broccoli-Cheddar Breakfast Bake =-.

                        • At 2010.02.25 21:31, Peggy said:

                          Hey – loved loved this recipe! Yours looks fantastic.

                          • At 2010.02.28 12:02, barb@fitandsixty said:

                            I love your recipe for the Broccoli soup. I am going to try it.
                            Thank you
                            .-= barb@fitandsixty´s last blog ..A New Blogger =-.

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