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Easy Breakfast Casserole

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 4 -6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil for sauteing onions- sub water for lower calorie option
  • ½ medium onion diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 4 oz. Canadian bacon cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 4 cups baby spinach washed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
  • 6 cups 1 inch cubes Italian bread about 3/4 loaf of Italian( or French baguette )
  • 4 oz. Gruyere cheese grated ( about 1 cup) ( or your favorite cheese, like cheddar, Swiss or jack)

Instructions

  • Spray a 8x11 or 9x9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. set aside.
  • In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until onions are just about translucent ( about 2-3 min.) . Add Canadian bacon and cook for an additional minute. Add spinach and stir into mixture. Turn off heat and season with salt and pepper (to taste). Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl wisk together eggs, milk and dry mustard. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spread half of the bread cubes in the bottom of prepared baking dish. Spoon half the bacon/spinach mixture over the top of bread. Sprinkle half the cheese on top. Repeat by spreading the remaining bread crumbs, topped with the remaining bacon/spinach mixture. Pour the egg mixture over the casserole, making sure to get the sides of the dish. Top with remaining cheese. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (or overnight).
  • Preheat oven to 400F. Uncover dish and bake until golden brown (about 45-50 minutes) . If necessary cover casserole with aluminum foil for last few minutes of baking if it is becoming too brown. Remove from oven and let sit 5 minutes before serving