Sunday morning breakfast is always a lot of fun for me. We usually have nowhere urgent to go, and my husband keeps an eye on the kids so that I can take my time and cook up something tasty. During one of my recent Sunday mornings in the kitchen, while trying to use up some produce before it went bad, I played around a bit with an old breakfast casserole recipe that had been given to me, and I came up with a MUCH lighter version that tasted fantastic! Each serving is just 5 Points, and because it’s loaded with fiber and protein, this dish is incredibly filling. Pair it with some zero Points fruit for a completely healthy, low calorie Sunday morning breakfast. Enjoy!
Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Filled with delicious veggies, and ham, and topped with Swiss cheese, this tasty breakfast casserole is a real treat. At just 5 Points per serving, it’s a healthy breakfast idea that everyone can enjoy. Great for large parties or brunches too!
- 1 cup liquid egg substitute
- 4 large egg whites
- 6 slices low calorie, high fiber bread (I used Sara Lee Delightful), cut into small, bite sized cubes
- 1 cup diced lean ham
- 1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
- 1 cup shredded light Swiss cheese
- 5 cups chopped spinach, wilted
- 1/4 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
- 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
- 1 cup fat free buttermilk
- 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Spray a 7-by-11-inch glass baking dish or a 2-quart casserole with non-fat cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, egg substitute, egg whites, and buttermilk. Add mustard, paprika, salt, and pepper; whisk to combine.
- In another large bowl, toss tomatoes, spinach, bread, ham, parsley, green onions and roasted red peppers.
- Add the egg mixture and toss well to coat.
- Transfer to the prepared baking dish and push down to compact. Cover with foil.
- Bake until the casserole has set, 40 to 45 minutes.
- Uncover, sprinkle with cheese and continue baking until the casserole is puffed and golden on top, 15 to 20 minutes more.
- Remove from oven and cool for 15 to 20 minutes before serving. Cut into 6 equally sized pieces.
Preparation time: 20 minute(s)
Cooking time: 1 hour(s) 20 minute(s)
Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate, High protein
Number of servings (yield): 6
Culinary tradition: USA (General)
Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is 1/6 of casserole
Each serving = 5 Points
PER SERVING: 146 calories; 4 g fat; 21 g carbohydrates; 28 g protein; 6 g fiber