Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Spicy Potato and Bacon Breakfast Casserole


Spicy Potato and Bacon Breakfast Casserole
Recipe adapted from Our Best Bites
Makes 4 Servings

4 c. Southern/country-style hash browns (cubes), completely thawed
12 strips turkey bacon
4 oz. Cabot 50% reduced fat jalapeno cheese
3 stalks green onions, finely diced
3 eggs
1 cup fat-free milk
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp siracha sauce

Preheat oven to 350. Begin cooking bacon on stovetop (not microwave). While bacon cooks, place potatoes in a deep-dish 9″ pie plate. Sprinkle cheese over potatoes. When bacon is done cooking, remove from pan but leave any drippings. Add onions to pan in the drippings for 2-3 minutes. Spread onions over cheese, dice bacon and then sprinkle top with bacon. Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, pepper and siracha sauce, whisking constantly, pour egg mixture evenly over the potato mixture. Bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes or until cheese is bubbly but not brown.

Nutritional Information: 308 calories, 27 carbs, 12 fat grams and 22 protein grams.

Review: Pretty fabulous! I loved how the flavors went together and the siracha was awesome. I will say that I took the black pepper down (called for 1 tsp) - I got one too-much-pepper bite so I may even suggest saving that and sprinkling on so it doesn't concentrate in one area - just a thought. But really easy, pretty (in my humble opinion) and made very healthy sized servings. Especially for 300 calories - I felt more like it tasted like a 400-calorie meal! It's a keeper, and I think you could really make it your own with more veggies, too!

one slice - yum!

7 comments:

Priyanka said...

Looks yummy and filling...thanks for the share..

Biz said...

You had me at sriracha too and I love that you made it 4 servings - I hate quiche type recipes that call for 1/6 or 1/8 of the pie as a serving, really?!

Thanks for the recipe Kelly - its going on my menu for next week!

Regan - The Professional Palate said...

Siracha & Southern-style hashbrowns... my kind of fusion ;-)

Pam said...

Yum... this is my kind of breakfast!

Anonymous said...

i just came across your site and am loving it! is the nutrition per serving or for the entire dish?

fittingbackin said...

Thanks so much you guys! A lot of peeps on my main blog said it looked like a pizza - so funny!

An anon - thanks! The nutritional information is per serving!

Biz said...

Finally making this next week for me and my SIL - love it!