Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins
I was looking for something creative to make for my students on Dr. Seuss' birthday this year (Read Across America Day). I threw this together, and I got 25 thumbs up. Hopefully others enjoy it. Using egg whites was a personal preference- Feel free to experiment with regular eggs.
- 2 (8 ounce) packages crescent rolls
- 1 1⁄2 cups egg whites (I used the container of egg whites from the store)
- 3 teaspoons milk
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 1⁄2 cup diced ham
- green food coloring
- Unroll crescent rolls onto a lightly greased cookie sheet (or use Reynolds non stick foil). Be sure to press the seams together well, and to roll up the edges about 1/2 an inch to form the crust.
- Mix the eggs in a bowl with the milk and 3-4 drops of green food coloring.
- Mix the ham in another bowl with 2-3 drops of food coloring.
- Carefully pour the egg mixture onto the crescent roll dough.
- Sprinkle on the ham evenly on top.
- Then cover with cheese.
- Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes, or until the crust is brown, and the cheese melts.
- Be sure to seal the dough well, I did not the first time, and the egg seeped under the crescent crust. It still tasted great though :).
This is such an easy and yummy breakfast! I skipped the food coloring and followed another reviewer's suggestion and used an 11x7 pan with just one package of crescent rolls. I also used just four eggs, and added sliced jalapeno to half the pan. It also took quite a bit longer to cook - at least thirty minutes. This is a definite repeater for those mornings I don't feel like putting much effort into breakfast - thanks!
This is a five star recipe for what it is - Green Eggs and Ham - most likely to be consumed by children. My fifth graders made this for Read Across America Day for Dr. Seuss and the limited ingredients and simple preparations made it a hit in our classroom. Even the adults who were initially turned off by the green hue but decided to try it really liked it. That said, I'm pretty sure if you put anything on crescent rolls it would be a winner. ;) Thank you so much, Loves2Teach, for a fun, memorable classroom experience!
I am a severe special education teacher and we made this at school today in the toaster oven. It was fun and easy to throw together - we made a huge mess with it but it smelled great and we enjoyed the project. Thanks for the fun recipe!