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Sep 24, 2009 07:02 AM

Breakfast Casserole Challenge

Hi Gang. I'm looking for the perfect breakfast casserole recipe. Here are the requirements / challenges (if it was easy - I wouldn't have to ask the experts).

-I want the eggs, cheese, tator tot kind of thing.
-I do not want plain milk or cream as my family is somewhat lactose intollerant. Cheese is okay.
-I'd like to be able to make it the night before, refrigerate, and bake in the morning
-I only use soy meats, no regular meat, chicken, sausage, bacon, etc.

Can you help?

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  1. Saute some onion (white and/or green) and red bell pepper.
    Saute anything else in your fridge that you want to use up like aspeargas, zucchini, potato, fennel, etc.
    Mix with beaten eggs (at least 6 eggs for 4 smallish servings)
    Add grated cheese (any flavor) or chunks of cream cheese
    Add herbs (chive, basil, oregano, parsley) - whatever you have fresh
    I add cured salmon, ham or bacon, but you could leave this out or substitute with tofu)
    Pour into a greased pie pan or larger (8x8 or 9x13) pan, depending on how many eggs you used.
    Float halved cherry or thinly sliced regular tomatoes on top
    Bake at 350 for 20 - 50 minutes. (time depends on the number of eggs) It is done when the edges are firm and the middle is not jiggly. Allow to set on counter for about 10-20 minutes before cutting.

    To stretch this recipe, add cubed bread pieces.