20 February 2012

Scrambled Eggs Casserole


photo of the scrambled eggs with bacon, sausage,spinach, and feta cheese

The following is a recipe I came up with to take a different spin on the usual scrambled eggs routine.It includes: scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, spinach, and feta cheese. I originally came up with this to stuff into the calzones I like to make, but I have since found a variety of ways in which to use it. 
For example, you can:
  • Just eat it from your dish
  • Use it as a casserole (brunch idea)
  • Use it as a stuffing in burrito shells (brunch idea)
  • Use it as a pizza topping (my kid's favorite)
photo of the scrambled eggs with bacon, sausage,spinach, and feta cheese pizza
  • Make calzones (use your favorite pizza dough or make your own. Here's a link to my Pizza Dough Recipe)
  • Try it as a sandwich
  • Use up pie crust by making it into a pie (I did this as well. I just topped it with mashed potatoes, cheese, and baked)
photo of the scrambled eggs with bacon, sausage,spinach, and feta cheese as a pie

photo of the scrambled eggs with bacon, sausage,spinach, and feta cheese as a pie

As you see, there are several things you can do with this recipe. Since this recipe makes so much, you can experiment with several ideas from just a single batch. Also, once made, this recipe keeps well for several days in the refrigerator. Just remove the portion you want and microwave to heat. Now, onto the recipe...


What you need:
  • 12 Eggs
  • 1 Cup buttermilk (adds a great tang flavor to the eggs)
  • Sausage...use your favorite
  • 6 Slices bacon (or more if you want)
  • 2 Handfuls of fresh baby spinach...(see photo below). You can also just use frozen spinach that has been thawed and drained. It will work just as well and you won't have to cook it :)
  • Feta Cheese...again, a few good handfuls (adjust to suit your taste)
  • Salt...to taste
  • Pepper...to taste
  • Rice wine vinegar...for spinach (Optional, but adds a great taste)
  • Minced garlic...for spinach (optional)
  • 6 Tbsp. Ranch Dressing (optional, but really adds a unique flavor).

Now that we have our ingredients, let's begin. What we will do is cook everything separately and then, once the eggs are cooked, we will combine all the elements together.

Bacon: 
  • Pre-heat oven to 400°
  • Place your bacon on a baking sheet (I line mine with foil, but parchment paper will work as well)
  • Bake your bacon for 10 minutes, turn and then bake an additional 10 minutes (this will give you fairly crispy bacon. If you like yours less crispy, just reduce the bake time
  • Remove and drain on paper towels, crumble, and set aside
Spinach: 
  • Place two generous handfuls of spinach in the frying pan and season with salt and pepper
photo of the spinach uncooked
  • Saute the spinach until cooked and then add some minced garlic (about a teaspoon) and rice wine vinegar
photo of the spinach cooked
  • Drain and set aside
photo of the spinach drained

Sausage:
  •  Place sausage in pan and cook until done
  • Drain and set aside
Eggs:
  • Place the eggs in a bowl and, using a whisk or fork, break the yolks and beat until smooth
photo of the eggs
  • Add the buttermilk (1 cup) and mix well
  • Add salt and pepper and mix well
photo of the eggs whisked
  • Add the eggs to frying pan and cook until scrambled to your preferred level of doneness (some people like their scrambled eggs well done and dry, while others prefer them more moist).
  • Drain any extra liquid if needed
Putting it together:
  • With the eggs still in the frying pan, add the spinach and combine well
  • Add the sausage, bacon, and mix well
  • Add the Feta cheese mix well and heat until cheese begins to soften
  • Lastly, add the Ranch dressing, if desired, and mix
photo of the scrambled eggs with bacon, sausage,spinach, and feta cheese
You now have a very versatile dish that can be enjoyed in a variety of different ways. Have fun and try and invent new ways of serving this. If you do, please leave me a comment and I will add your ideas to this article, along with a nice link to your site. :)

7 comments:

  1. Love eggs and this looks really good

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  3. Ann: Thank you! They really are very good and there are so many different ways of serving them. Tomorrow, I'll be making a batch for my wife's work. They are going to have breakfast burritos :)

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  4. THAT LOOKS SO DARN GOOD, MAKES ME HUNGRY

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  5. Lucky lady: Thanks :) It really tastes good!

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  6. Looks good Tim! Love all ideas for it too!

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