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1 hr 10 mins
David J Rust's Note:
This dish has seen plenty of variations over the years. It has been a staple of my family's Christmas morning meal for as long as I can remember, though. This version is the standard version, updated to include the gluten-free bread. Frequently, we'll use a mix of fresh and frozen vegetables based on what's around and what's able to be made. This is comfort food, plain and simple.
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- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 medium onions, diced
- 20 ounces broccoli, diced into florets
- 2 red bell peppers, diced
- 10 ounces mushrooms, diced
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 10 green onions, chopped
- salt and black pepper (to taste)
- 12 ounces bread (about 1 loaf, we use gluten-free)
- 12 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
- 14 large eggs
- 2 cups 1% low-fat milk
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1In a skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter in the canola oil as it heats. When the butter is completely melted and starts to sizzle, add the diced onions and sauté until the vegetables just start to brown on the edges.
- 2Add the broccoli, bell peppers, mushrooms and garlic to the skillet and season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Cook until the broccoli starts to soften.
- 3When done, remove from heat and set aside.
- 4Add the diced green onions to the cooked vegetables.
- 5Chop the gluten-free bread into cubes and place it in a large mixing bowl. Add the vegetables to the bread as well as half of the cheese. Mix everything together until the cheese and vegetables are evenly distributed. Spread this mixture into a large baking dish. For the default values, we use a 3-quart, 13" x 16-1/2" pan.
- 6In a different, large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, milk, salt, and black pepper. Whisk to combine.
- 7Pour the egg and milk mixture, slowly, over the bread and vegetables, making sure to distribute the liquid evenly. When done, cover the top with the remaining cheese.
- 8Place into a heated, 325 degree (Fahrenheit) oven and bake for 45 minutes.
- 9Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before cutting and serving. This dish is also quite good at room temperature, similar to a frittata.
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Nutritional Facts for Rust Family Christmas Egg Bake
Serving Size: 1 (169 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 20
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 214.5
- Calories from Fat 106
- Total Fat 11.8 g
- Saturated Fat 5.7 g
- Cholesterol 152.3 mg
- Sodium 309.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 15.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
- Sugars 4.1 g
- Protein 12.4 g