I been making this Egg Casserole for years. Even after all these years, I still don’t know what to call it. It’s made in a 9×13 pan so casserole seems fitting, but it is also very similar to a Quiche, just without crust, so Crustless Quiche also seems appropriate. Ugh! Coming up with recipe titles is the hardest part of my job. I can’t make these kinds of decisions. Since I can’t decide I will just call it both, and it is now and forever deemed, Crustless Quiche Egg Casserole.
Oh great, now that I typed that out, I’m realizing I should have just named it, Easy Go to Breakfast for Dinner Casserole. Because that is a really accurate description of what it is. I make this almost weekly. It’s always a little different depending on what I have on hand, but we eat it with pancakes or waffles on nights when we have breakfast for dinner….which is usually once a week.
This recipe is great because eggs are such an affordable way to add protein to meals. The other thing I LOVE LOVE LOVE about it is that I can put things like chopped up Kale in it and my kids don’t bat and eye or say, what is this…because it has bacon bits and cheese in it and that helps them ignore all the specs of healthy things I’ve mixed in.
Mixing in kale or other veggies is not mandatory. This casserole works great with just cheese and a preferred breakfast meat mixed in. In fact if you really wanted to you wouldn’t even need to add the cheese or meat, you could just have plain eggs.
Sometimes instead of eating this with pancakes for breakfast for dinner, I make biscuits and we cut a square and put it in a biscuit for a breakfast sandwich. It’s a fun way to switch things up!
I have made this for baby showers, a wedding brunch, church parties and many other occasions. It is always a hit and everyone is always surprised how easy it is when I give them the recipe. This will be a recipe you use over and over and over.
- 12-13 large eggs
- 2-3 green onions, thinly sliced
- ⅓ cup milk
- 2 tbsp sour cream
- ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup bacon bits, or ½ cup small ham cubes or ½ cup sausage pieces
- ¼ tsp salt
- dash of pepper
- Optional: You can add ½ cup very finely diced zucchini or ½ cup finely diced red pepper (pieces need to be tiny or they will need to be sauteed before adding to egg mixture. You can see in the picture how small my zucchini pieces were.
- Other Optional ingredients: If you want to add spinach or Kale or larger pieces of zucchini or pieces of mushrooms, you need to saute them for a few minutes before mixing them into the egg mixture. This is an important step if are adding lots of veggies because it takes the excess moisture out of the larger pieces of veggies which otherwise could cause the casserole to be to watered down. Make sure to lightly salt and pepper any veggies that you saute.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and set aside
- In a medium size mixing bowl, crack all of the eggs into it and add milk, sour cream, cheese, salt and pepper. Whisk together until well mixed.
- Add green onions and bacon, mix well. At this point also add any veggies you are choosing to use. (Make sure to saute them first if you are using a lot of them or large pieces.
- Pour mixture into the greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until center springs back when touched.