Sometimes life gets busy and it leaves us feeling tired and we just don’t want to cook. If you are struggling to figure out what to make for dinner tonight but you don’t have the time to create something elaborate, this protein-packed recipe is sure to be a hit, even with your pickiest eaters.
My family loves eggs, even our picky child will eat them and I am thankful because they are an excellent source of protein. A meal like this is not only inexpensive but it is not sugar-filled like so many of the convenience-packaged entrees you might find in the freezer section. Keeping sugar out of the equation helps us maintain a healthy immune system to fight off illness.
You will need the following ingredients to make this egg bake recipe:
- 1 tsp olive oil (5 ml)
- ½ of a diced bell pepper
- ¼ of an onion, diced
- 9 large eggs
- ½ cup of milk (30 ml)
- ½ cup of cooked ham (113 grams)
- Cooking spray ½ cup by volume of shredded cheese (1 large hand-full)
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit/ 177 degrees Celsius.
Sauté the bell pepper and the onion in the olive until both are soft and chewy (I sauté mine for about 5 minutes while I am prepping the egg mixture and pre-heating the oven.
Chop up your ham.
In a separate bowl, crack your eggs and whisk milk into the eggs until all yolks are broken and you have an even light-yellow mixture.
Spray a 8×8 inch Pyrex casserole dish with the cooking spray of your choice. Butter also works. This prevents sticking when you are cutting and serving the finished product.
Combine the egg mixture with your sautéed veggies, ham, and half of your cheese.
Pour into your Pyrex and sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup of cheese over the top.
Bake in oven at 350 degrees for ½ hour or until done. My oven runs a little cool so my advice to you is to start checking your egg bake at about 20 minutes using a fork in the center. The egg bake should puff up a little bit as it bakes.
Serve with a slice of whole wheat toast or on its own if you are eating low-carb. If you have any fun variations on this recipe, leave a comment and share your creative ideas!
Yields 6 servings with 6 eggs: 193 calories, 4.3g carb, 12.2g fat, 16.1g protein. Values calculated using My Fitness Pal.
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