Start your day off right with this easy Broccoli Egg Bake. Loaded with veggies and cheese, this egg casserole will be a hit with everyone in your house. Plus, you can make it ahead of time for a quick breakfast all week long.
Why You Will Love This
Eggs are a great way to enjoy a high protein and low carb breakfast. We love making egg muffins, egg burritos, and egg casseroles ahead of time, so we can enjoy them for breakfast on busy weekday mornings.
This delicious and easy to make broccoli egg casserole is loaded with veggies and topped with cheese. It's perfect for busy families or anyone looking for a low carb breakfast recipe.
Keep things simple by making the egg bake ahead of time. It reheats quickly, so you can reheat squares any day of the week.
- Packed with Veggies. Use whatever veggies you have on hand or whatever veggies are in season to create a new egg bake every time.
- Make Ahead. This egg recipe can be made ahead of time, so all you have to do is heat and serve on busy mornings.
- Healthy Breakfast. Packed with proteins and veggies, this low carb egg dish is a nutritious breakfast choice.
- Great for holidays! Make and serve this egg bake for Easter morning, Mother's day, or any special brunch.
This protein packed egg casserole is easy to make in minutes using a few simple ingredients and one carton of eggs.
- Broccoli - One or two small crowns should give you enough chopped florets for this egg bake. Eating broccoli also gives you Vitamin C, calcium, and fiber.
- Other Veggies - Tomatoes, onions, and mushrooms are a great option to pair with broccoli and cheese.
- Eggs - We used one dozen eggs for this recipe. You can also substitute liquid eggs, just make sure you follow the package directions for the equivalent of 12 eggs.
- Cheese - Sharp cheddar cheese will give you a great cheese flavor. You can also use any type of cheese that you prefer. Pepper Jack is another one of our favorites.
- Seasonings - Adding garlic, salt, and pepper adds flavor without overpowering the other ingredients.
Looking for a dairy free egg recipe? Try these Keto egg muffin cups!
How to Make an Egg Casserole
This broccoli egg bake recipe comes together quickly. Whisk your eggs, stir in the vegetables, and pour in a baking dish. Who knew broccoli for breakfast could be so easy and delicious?!
- Saute the veggies. Add the diced tomatoes, onion, and mushrooms to a large skillet with oil. Cook for a few minutes or until slightly tender. Remove and set aside.
- Steam the broccoli. Place the chopped broccoli florets in the hot pan with a little bit of water. Cover and cook over high heat for a few minutes.
- Whisk the eggs. Place all the eggs in a large bowl and whisk very well. Stir in the sauted veggies, steamed broccoli, garlic, salt & pepper, and some of the shredded cheddar cheese.
- Add cheese and bake. Pour the egg mixture into a greased casserole dish and top with more shredded cheese. Bake until the center is set. Remove and serve immediately with green onions.
In the Refrigerator - Once cooled to room temperature, cover the egg casserole tightly and refrigerate for up to 5 days.
In the Freezer - Place squares in small Ziplock bags or freezer containers. Freeze for 1-2 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating and serving.
To Reheat - Place an egg square on a microwave safe plate and heat 30 seconds at a time until it reaches your desired temperature. If reheating an entire pan, cover with foil and place in a hot oven for 15-20 minutes.
Tips and Tricks
- Whisk the eggs separately until they are smooth and pale in color. This gives the casserole a great fluffy texture as it bakes.
- Avoid using pre-shredded bagged cheese because it has a coating on it that keeps it from melting. Freshly shredded cheese will melt the best.
- Want to add more protein? Stir cooked sausage, diced ham, crumbled bacon, or cottage cheese into the egg mixture before baking.
- Change up the vegetables based on your taste. Some of our favorites veggies to add are red and green bell peppers, chopped spinach, and artichokes.
- Serve the egg bake alone or with toast, fresh fruit, hash browns, or a yogurt parfait for a complete breakfast.
Yes, this a great egg casserole to make ahead of time. Mix the ingredients together, pour into pan, and cover tightly with foil. Refrigerate up to 24 hours before baking.
Yes, frozen broccoli can be used. Make sure you thaw it ahead of time and drain the excess liquid off and skip the steaming part of the recipe.
No, you do not need to cover this egg dish as it bakes.
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*The post for broccoli and cheese egg casserole was first published January 2013. It was updated and republished March 2023.