Breakfast Main Dishes: Make-Ahead Egg BakeRECIPE
Published on Thursday, December 23, 2021 by
Everyone in Your House Will Wake for This Make-Ahead Egg Bake
On Christmas morning, the last thing you want to be doing is cooking in the kitchen all morning. This make-ahead egg bake is perfect because it is easy to make the night before Christmas morning (or any day!) and bake in the morning. It is full of flavor with bacon, bell peppers, sweet potatoes and summer squash.
Every year, we invite the grandparents over to see the kids open their Christmas gifts and it is probably the most special morning of the year. I always aim to have a sweet dish, savory dish, fruit and of course, lots of coffee. This egg bake is the perfect savory dish because it is loaded with veggies and protein making it a great start to your holiday. Pro tip: buy the best cinnamon rolls you can find in a can to save time for the sweet dish!
Truly, the options are endless for add-ins in an egg bake. Feel free to follow this recipe exactly or use what you like and also have on hand. If there are certain ingredients that you can't tolerate, feel free to use something else. Some other great options if you can tolerate them for a low FODMAP diet include: kale, spinach, zucchini or tomatoes.
Some options for people with GERD include: broccoli, asparagus and mushrooms. Any breakfast meat like ham or sausage would work or if you want a vegetarian option, skip the meat all together. If the bacon bothers your GERD, feel free to use a lower fat meat or a vegetarian protein.
Breaking down the ingredients for an Egg Bake
-Sweet potatoes- cook these in the microwave for a few minutes before adding them to your dish to soften them.
-Green onions- the green part of green onions are lower in FODMAPs than other onions.
-Smoked paprika, chili powder, cumin- for spices, smoked paprika, chili powder and cumin are spices that give this dish a lot of flavor without adding onion and garlic. Avoid the chili powder if you have GERD.
-Cheddar cheese- cheddar cheese is lower in FODMAPs than other kinds of cheese so it is a great option in this dish!
To bring out the flavor of the veggies and the bacon, it is helpful to sauté the mixture for a few minutes on the stove before baking it. It helps soften the veggies and gives a better flavor to this dish.
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Amanda HernandezMA, RD