Healthy & Satisfying Cheese, Apple and Egg Bake

  December 10, 2015  |    Blog>Recipes

If you’ve ever woken up and felt like you could eat 3 breakfasts and still feel hungry, we’ve created this recipe just for you!  As registered dietitians and girls who love satisfying meals ourselves (we’re not strangers to waking up and wanting a super hearty-feeling breakfast), we’re always experimenting with different healthy foods and flavor combinations that are super satiating but won’t break the calorie bank.  This breakfast definitely hits the spot! Eggs are one of the most satisfying foods out there, thanks to their protein, they can keep you satiated for hours.  And the cheese makes this dish feel really rich and decadent, while the apples add the perfect sweetness to round it all out.  This bake encompasses a lot of different flavors and textures and is perfect to serve for brunch.

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Makes 7 servings

Ingredients
2 ½ large apples (use a sweeter variety like Fuji or Red Delicious)
2 ounces turkey bacon
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
1 ½ teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped (or ½ teaspoon dried)
1 ½ teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped (or ½ teaspoon dried)
4 eggs (we use Eggland’s Best because they have 25% less saturated fat than other eggs)
1 ½ cups liquid egg whites
¼ cup 2% fat plain Greek yogurt
5 ounces Cabot Extra Light Cheddar Cheese, grated
4 ounces fat-free feta cheese, crumbled
Freshly ground pepper
Oil in a spray container

Directions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Core and thinly slice two of the apples. Repeat for the remaining half apple, but set it aside to layer on top.
In a large nonstick pan over medium heat, cook the turkey bacon until slightly crisp. Transfer the turkey bacon to a cutting board and roughly chop.

Place on a small plate and set aside.

In the same pan, add the olive oil and turn the heat to medium. Add the onion and apple. Sauté for 10 minutes or until the ingredients are soft and translucent.

Stir in the rosemary and thyme. Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, and Greek yogurt. Add the cheeses, turkey bacon, and apple/onion mixture. Season with pepper and mix well.

Spritz a casserole dish with oil from spray container and pour in egg mixture. Place in the oven and cook for about 30-35 minutes or until the center is set. About 20 minutes into the cooking time, take out the casserole and arrange the remaining apple slices on top. Place the dish back in the oven and continue to bake for the remaining time. Allow the casserole to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 203 Calories, 7 g Fat, 2 g Saturated Fat, 135 mg Cholesterol, 499 mg Sodium, 15 g Carbohydrate, 2 g Fiber, 10 g Sugar, 21 g Protein

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Healthy & Satisfying Cheese, Apple and Egg Bake
 
Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 203 Calories, 7 g Fat, 2 g Saturated Fat, 135 mg Cholesterol, 499 mg Sodium, 15 g Carbohydrate, 2 g Fiber, 10 g Sugar, 21 g Protein
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Serves: 7
Ingredients
  • 2 ½ large apples (use a sweeter variety like Fuji or Red Delicious)
  • 2 ounces turkey bacon
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped (or ½ teaspoon dried)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped (or ½ teaspoon dried)
  • 4 eggs (we use
  • Eggland’s Best
  • because they have 25% less saturated fat than other eggs)
  • 1 ½ cups liquid egg whites
  • ¼ cup 2% fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 5 ounces
  • Cabot
  • Extra Light Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 4 ounces fat-free feta cheese, crumbled
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Oil in a spray container
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Core and thinly slice two of the apples. Repeat for the remaining half apple, but set it aside to layer on top.
  2. In a large nonstick pan over medium heat, cook the turkey bacon until slightly crisp. Transfer the turkey bacon to a cutting board and roughly chop.
  3. Place on a small plate and set aside.
  4. In the same pan, add the olive oil and turn the heat to medium. Add the onion and apple. Sauté for 10 minutes or until the ingredients are soft and translucent.
  5. Stir in the rosemary and thyme. Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, and Greek yogurt. Add the cheeses, turkey bacon, and apple/onion mixture. Season with pepper and mix well.
  7. Spritz a casserole dish with oil from spray container and pour in egg mixture. Place in the oven and cook for about 30-35 minutes or until the center is set. About 20 minutes into the cooking time, take out the casserole and arrange the remaining apple slices on top. Place the dish back in the oven and continue to bake for the remaining time. Allow the casserole to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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