Hearty Healthy Breakfast Casserole

recipe
This healthy breakfast casserole takes under 20 min to prep and the rest is up the oven. Bake for 45 min. until the cheese is hot and bubbling. Egg substitute may be used in place of the eggs.

Yield:

Makes 6 to 8 servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Bake: 45 Minutes

Ingredients

1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped Vidalia onion
4 large eggs
1 cup Fat Free Dairy Beverage
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Cheddar CHEESE
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 teaspoon pepper
No-Stick Cooking Spray
4 100% Whole Wheat Bread slices, cut into 1-inch pieces
6 tablespoons reduced-fat bacon bits

Preparation

1. Sauté diced bell pepper and chopped onion in a nonstick skillet over medium heat 4 minutes or until tender.

2. Whisk together bell pepper mixture, eggs, dairy beverage, and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl.

3. Coat a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray. Layer bread pieces evenly in dish; pour egg mixture over bread, and sprinkle with bacon bits.

4. Bake at 350° for 30 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Serve immediately.

Note:

Debra Schramm, Americus, Georgia,

January 2006
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