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Healthy Bacon Egg Potato Breakfast Casserole Recipe

by Jeanette on March 13, 2014 · 32 Comments
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This Healthy Bacon Egg Potato Breakfast Casserole is perfect for brunch or dinner; leftovers can be heated up for breakfast.
Bacon Egg Potato Casserole © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Is it possible to say bacon, potato and casserole in the same sentence and think it’s healthy? Today’s recipe for a Healthy Bacon Egg Potato Casserole is based on a classic Amish country style breakfast classic that’s typically loaded with cheese and made with regular pork bacon.

Bacon Egg Potato Casserole © Jeanette's Healthy Living

I’ve taken this basic recipe and packed it with vegetables, lightened it up with low-fat cheese, non-fat cottage cheese and lean turkey bacon. Served on a bed of baby kale, it makes the perfect brunch that’s not only comforting, but healthy too.

Bacon Egg Potato Casserole with Baby Kale © Jeanette's Healthy Living

I made this for the boys for brunch recently and they loved it. It’s hearty and packed with protein, so your belly will stay full longer. If you have extras, just cut the rest into individual portions for easy reheating.

Bacon Egg Potato Casserole © Jeanette's Healthy Living
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Healthy Bacon Egg Potato Breakfast Casserole

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Yield: 9

This is a healthier version of an Amish Breakfast Casserole.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (~ 1 cup)
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped (~ 1 cup)
  • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 strips uncured antibiotic free turkey bacon, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Fines Herbes or other herb blend
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup non-fat cottage cheese, pureed in food processor
  • 1 cup reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups shredded Yukon gold potatoes
  • 9 cups baby kale

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet and saute onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, garlic, bacon and Fines Herbes until onions are translucent. Set aside.
  3. In large bowl, whisk together eggs, cottage cheese and cheddar cheese. Stir in shredded potatoes. Add sauteed bacon and vegetables. Spoon into lightly greased 9x9 square dish.
  4. Bake 45 minutes until casserole is firm.
  5. Serve on bed of baby kale.
http://jeanetteshealthyliving.com/2014/03/healthy-bacon-egg-potato-breakfast-casserole.html

230 calories, 17 g protein, 8 g fat, 10 mg cholesterol, 350% vitamin A, 90% vitamin C, 20% calcium, 15% iron.

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Comments

  1. I love, love, love breakfast casseroles! I must try this soon! Pinning!

    • Jeanette Jeanette says:

      Me too Sommer – haven’t made one in so long, but it’s perfect for entertaining or for the weekend. Thanks for pinning!

  2. Yum, Jeanette! I would love this for breakfast!

  3. Mmmm. Perfect for brunch! We love breakfast casseroles at our house because they’re so much fun and easy to make, but incredibly tasty and satisfying. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely Friday and weekend! P.S. Wish I could meet you at IACP conference, but it just didn’t work out for this year due to my blood clot. For once, it was scheduled in my own backyard, Chicago, and not Timbucktu! Ugh. Have a wonderful time! xo

    • Jeanette Jeanette says:

      Stacy – there’s just something comforting about breakfast casseroles isn’t there! Hope you feel better soon and hope to meet you in the near future. Take care my friend.

  4. Now this is a fantastic way to start the day. Actually, I could eat it for lunch and dinner too. Thanks for sharing Jeanette.

  5. This casserole looks awesome and perfect for brunch! Love that it’s hearty and healthy – what a great meal to start the day off right :)

    • Jeanette Jeanette says:

      Thanks Kelly – this is definitely a hearty meal and great for filling up the tummy in a healthy way.

  6. Yum, this looks super delicious!

  7. I love how versatile for meals this casserole is! I definitely need to try this…

  8. looks like breakfast or dinner to me!

  9. Cheryl Gardiner says:

    Can not wait to try this! I am also passing it onto friends…

  10. What a great recipe Jeanette, making this next Sunday, when the whole family comes for brunch.

  11. This looks absolutely wonderful for a Sunday brunch!!

  12. My kids would love this, kale and all! I would love this too!!!

  13. perfect for Easter Sunday or any day! looks amazing Jeanette!

  14. That looks like a crowd pleaser for sure!

  15. This looks beyond delicious! I can’t WAIT to try this. Do you think it would work to assemble it the night before and then pop it in the oven in the morning?

    • Jeanette Jeanette says:

      I haven’t tried assembling this ahead of time and baking it the next day – I’ve seen other recipes using eggs and potatoes that say you can assemble the night before. Let me know if you try it.

  16. This would be amazing for breakfast.

  17. Where do you find cure free and antibiotic free bacon? I really want to try this. It sounds very good and healthy, too.

    • Jeanette Jeanette says:

      Shirley – there are several brands that I’ve found at the supermarket, including Applegate and D’artagnan.

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