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Sep 26, 2007 11:12 AM

Breakfast Casserole

Help! Looking for a great recipe for an egg based casserole, no wheat!
Cheeses, meats, potatoes, herbs etc. all good
Having a Birthday brunch for my Mother, husband allergic to wheat (how fun)

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  1. I've never had a breakfast casserole before, but the thought comes to mind of a Mexican casserole with chorizo scrambled eggs topped with shredded cumin potatoes and a chipotle-cheddar sauce.

    Or perhaps take roasted eggplant and place at the bottom of the casserole, top with eggs scrambled with goat cheese and herbs, top that with roasted tomatoes, another layer of eggs, roasted fennel, and then top with parmesan crisps.

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    1. re: JungMann

      Christmas Morning Wife Saver.....don't let the name fool you. It's been around forever. I've made it a number of times and it's always a bit hit.,1-0,food_s...

      1. re: millygirl

        but the OP would have to use wheat free bread

        The most obvious thing that comes to mind is a strata, but I'm not sure how wheat free bread would work.

        1. re: pescatarian

          Dam, and it seemed so easy!! What the hell was I thinking......I wasn't.
          Sorry travelchow.

    2. I haven't tried this, but I can't imagine why it wouldn't work. There are some quite decent alternative-grain pastas out there (brown rice, spelt). How about noodle kugel made with one of these?

      1. Easiest one I know -- very rich, serves however many you need it to.

        Preheat oven to 350. Take a shallow baking pan, deal out Canadian bacon in a single layer over the bottom, crack eggs one per serving over top, pour cream into the egg whites. Stick in oven, bake 10 minutes, pull out and sprinkle over all with parmesan & parsley, stick back in the oven for another ten minutes. Let sit for about 3-5 minutes before serving. Cut into approximate squares with a yolk in each serving.

        1. why not do a frittata or strata with lots of veggies, cheese & potatoes?

          there are also a million recipes out there for 'casseroles' that use rice...most of them are sort of custardy, almost like rice puddings, some have fruit in them as well. could be a good option if you want to serve a sweet and a savory.

          1. Go to and search Sausage and Egg Casserole with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Mozzarella. I've made it many times (with 1/2 sweet & 1/2 hot sausage) to rave reviews. You won't be disappointed!

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            1. re: GSDlove

              I just saw that recipe on and printed it out. Nice to hear that it was really good. I will definitely try it!