Serve your friends and family a delicious and complete breakfast with this easy make-ahead egg bake. It’s packed with nutrition and has everything you need to start your day. (Except coffee—that one’s on you.)
I’m so grateful eggs are delicious because not only are they a part of my breakfast routine, but they’re also my I-don’t-feeling-like-cooking-right-now-but-need-to-eat meal.
When I had friends visit a couple of weeks ago I was thinking about what I’d make for them to eat. I wanted something easy, healthy, and satisfying for a variety of taste buds. Hello, egg bake.
I prepped the meal two days before they arrived. I loved that I could provide a complete meal without slaving away in the kitchen while they were here. When breakfast time rolled around, all I had to do was add the eggs and bake it. Considering everyone went back for seconds, I think it was a success.
Not only was it great for feeding a group, but it makes a pretty good breakfast meal prep. Instead of rushing out the door Monday morning with a bar for breakfast, I can pop an egg bake square in the microwave for a minute and I’ve started my day out with a complete, balanced meal. I even pack a couple squares for lunch sometimes. It makes for an egg-cellent meal.
Let’s get to work
- 3 cups of potatoes O’Brien or hash browns
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- 1 tomato, diced
- 1/2 pound ground turkey, browned
- 5 mushrooms, diced (optional)
- 14 eggs
- 1 cup of milk
- shredded cheese
- Coat a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350°F if you plan on cooking it right away.
- Add the hash browns and bell pepper to the dish. Then add a layer of spinach. After that, add the tomato, mushrooms, and ground turkey.
- If you’re preparing this for a later date, cover your dish with aluminum foil and store in the fridge for up to two days.
- When you’re ready to cook the egg bake, crack and whisk the eggs in a large mixing bowl. Add the milk and salt and pepper for flavor.
- Pour the eggs over the mixture and gently stir so everything is coated in egg, especially the spinach.
- Put the pan in the oven for 45-60 minutes or until everything is cooked. Poke the middle with a knife to see how it’s doing. When it’s almost ready, take out the pan and add a layer of cheese on top. Cook just long enough to melt the cheese.
- Take it out of the oven, and let it cool for 5-10 minutes. Makes about 12 squares, but you’ll probably want more than one.