Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins
This is so easy to make and a bit different that the "generic" egg casserole dish. They are absolutely wonderful; creamy with just a hint of heat and fresh herbs and a tomato topping. This does need some time to cook, but easy. This will serve about 4-6 people depending on what else you are serving. Some pan seared potatoes and maybe some bacon or grilled sausage would be great with this. And don't think just breakfast. I served this with chicken sausage, potato hash, and fresh fruit, for a perfect dinner.
- 12 extra large eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 large tomatoes, thin sliced (6-8 slices per tomato)
- 1 small jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed and diced fine
- 1 small onion, fine diced
- 1 cup baking mix (Jiffy or Bisquick)
- 1 pint ricotta cheese, part skim is ok but no NO fat
- 2 cups grated white cheddar cheese
- 1 cup milk (no skim for this)
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil, diced fine
- 1 tablespoon fresh chives, diced fine
- 4 tablespoons melted butter (not margarine)
- Eggs -- In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients except for the tomatoes and chives. Mix well until everything is combined. Pour into a 13x9 pan sprayed with a non-stick spray or Pam.
- Bake -- In a 350 degree oven, middle shelf, bake for 45-55 minutes. To see if it is done, test like you would a cake -- stick a knife in the center to make sure it comes out clean.
- Then turn on the broiler, remove your dish and top with the tomato slices and plenty of salt and pepper. Broil 2-3 minutes until the tomatoes soften slightly and the top is lightly brown. Remove from the oven and cover with foil to let it rest. A good 10 minutes before serving.
- Serve -- Sprinkle with the fresh chives before serving. I don't try to cut this, but rather just spoon it. They are absolutely wonderful and creamy, and a nice change from traditional scrambled eggs. Add some potatoes, bacon or sausage and you have a wonderful meal. ENJOY!
I would have to say that this would be much better without the tomatoes. I liked how the casserole itself became dark and crispy from the broiling at the end, but the tomatoes were bland. The basil flavor came out really well. Overall the casserole didn't have very much texture to it besides the ricotta. It needed meat in it for sure. I doubt I will ever make it again.