Vegetarian Spring Egg Casserole


This easy egg casserole is filled with spring green vegetables and rustic whole-grain bread. It's perfect for a healthy vegetarian dinner or a springtime brunch. You can assemble it the night before and bake it in the morning when you're ready.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 50 mins
Total Time:
9 hrs 15 mins
1 casserole


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 ½ cups chopped scallions

  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 6 ounces fresh baby spinach (about 10 cups), chopped

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened

  • 6 large eggs, beaten

  • ¾ cup shredded whole-milk mozzarella cheese

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 8 ounces whole-grain crusty bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 5 cups)

  • 1 (12 ounce) bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add scallions and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Add spinach; cook, stirring often, until starting to wilt, about 1 minute. Remove from heat.

  2. Whisk milk and cream cheese in a large bowl until combined. Stir in eggs, mozzarella and salt. Stir in bread cubes and asparagus until well coated. Stir in spinach mixture. Pour into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover with foil; chill for at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake the casserole, covered, for 30 minutes. Uncover; continue baking until the top is browned and the custard is set, 25 to 30 minutes more.


To make ahead: Prepare through Step 2; cover and refrigerate overnight.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

267 Calories
15g Fat
20g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1 slice
Calories 267
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 15g 30%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 168mg 56%
Vitamin A 2512IU 50%
Vitamin C 13mg 15%
Folate 117mcg 29%
Sodium 467mg 20%
Calcium 0mg 0%
Iron 3mg 16%
Magnesium 58mg 14%
Potassium 360mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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