Christmas Breakfast Casserole

Christmas Breakfast Casserole

1 Review
From: EatingWell.com, November 2019

Enjoy this Mediterranean-inspired Christmas-morning casserole while you open presents. Breakfast casseroles are perfect for when you have a crowd to feed, and you can make the prep even quicker by tearing the bread into pieces the night before.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 (9 ounce) box frozen artichoke hearts, thawed (see Tip)
  • ¾ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 12 ounces rustic whole-wheat bread, torn into 1-inch pieces (about 8 cups)

Preparation

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  1. Place spinach in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze firmly over the sink to remove as much liquid as possible. Combine the squeezed spinach and artichoke hearts in a medium bowl.
  2. Cook tomatoes, oil, garlic, crushed red pepper and lemon zest in a small skillet over low heat, stirring often, until fragrant and the garlic is golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir into the spinach mixture.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  4. Whisk milk and eggs in a large bowl. Add the spinach mixture, feta and bread. Toss gently until the bread absorbs the milk mixture. Spoon the mixture into a 13-by-9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish. Let stand at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes.
  5. Bake until set and browned in spots, about 35 minutes. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
  • Tip: If you can't find frozen artichoke hearts, you can use canned, though they are higher in sodium. Rinse and squeeze them dry before using.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1 cup
  • Per serving: 277 calories; 10 g fat(5 g sat); 5 g fiber; 30 g carbohydrates; 14 g protein; 127 mcg folate; 136 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 4,747 IU vitamin A; 5 mg vitamin C; 258 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 498 mg sodium; 542 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (95% daily value), Folate (32% dv), Calcium (26% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 1½ starch, 1½ vegetable, 1 medium-fat protein, ½ fat

Reviews 1

December 06, 2019
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By: MeganOS
This is such a pretty casserole and easy to whip together on Christmas morning.
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