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Empty-the-Fridge Breakfast Bake

March 6, 2013

Sometimes at breakfast, I'm just too groggy to even think about actually making something! Most weekdays around here breakfast is usually a natural applesauce or yogurt cup, some cut up fruit, and toast with butter. I was really searching for a breakfast casserole that has a basic start and then you add whatever is left in the fridge. I have finally found it! This was great, and I also love that it only uses 6 eggs. A lot I've tried call for an entire dozen - that's a  lot for one meal! If you try this, let us know what variations you've used and how you liked it!

Empty-the-Fridge Breakfast Bake
adapted from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

1 1/2 cups frozen hashbrowns, thawed slightly
1 cup fridge leftovers (I used 4 slices crumbled bacon and 3/4 cup torn spinach leaves)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
6 eggs
1 cup milk
salt & pepper

Spray the bottom and sides of a 9x9 baking dish. Spread hashbrowns in dish and add leftovers, in this case bacon and spinach. Sprinkle cheese over top. In medium bowl, whisk eggs and milk; pour over other ingredients in dish. Salt and pepper on top. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until middle is set. Allow to cool slightly before slicing and serving.

I think some other good options would be ham, tomato, mushrooms, steamed broccoli -- be creative! A great way to get a nutritious breakfast into your family and uses valuable leftovers. Win-win!

This post is part of our Iron Chef Mom challenge! This week's secret ingredient is EGGS and is being hosting by Mackenzie at Cheerios and Lattes. Click on over to see all the other yummy recipes and enter yours if you think you have what it takes!! Good luck!

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20 comments on "Empty-the-Fridge Breakfast Bake"
  1. I like dishes like this...nothing goes to waste!
    Visiting from Full Plate Thursday.

  2. Smart idea... I have some tater tots calling me.

  3. Yam, it looks soooo delicious!!! Best idea for breakfast!!! I'm hosting a recipe link up party on my blog and would be thrilled if you decided to participate!!!

  4. Hi Kelly,
    They called me yesterday and asked if I could bring an extra breakfast casserole for Sunday Morning fellowship, I am taking this one, it looks great.
    Thank you so much for sharing this special recipe with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Love the name of this, sounds great!!

  6. looks good!!

    I would love it if you could share this on my link party - Serenity Saturday - which goes live tomorrow morning

    Natasha @ www.serenityyou.com

  7. Looks good, although I my leftovers might prove to be a weird combination! LOL!

  8. Sounds great! I never thought of just tossing stuff together like that. You've opened my eyes to breakfast leftovers! :D

    Coming over from Stone Gable link-up. Loving your blog!

  9. Oh this is like the breakfast of champions! It's a great way to use up ingredients in the fridge! Thanks for Sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

  10. This looks like such a yummy breakfast. It would be so hard to wait the 35 to 40 minutes to eat it!

    hugs x

  11. I agree. I like that it only uses 6 eggs. The breakfast casserole looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures

  12. Great idea... your photos are beautiful, too. So bright and fun.

    I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

  13. Delish!!!!! Thanks for linking up and sharing your tasty recipes with us. You are always so inspiring and you make us hungry!

    Susie @Bowdabra & SusieQTpies Cafe


  14. Yummo! Featured this tonight at Monday Funday!

  15. Pinned! Thanks so much for linking up to Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I look forward to coming back on Monday Night!

  16. Love this great idea for using up leftovers!

    Shared this recipe over on my How to Meal Plan Facebook community! Thanks for linking it up to my mommy solution linky party.

  17. Visiting from Monday Funday and this looks awesome! Just yesterday I was searching for a breakfast casserole that a) doesn't use a dozen eggs like you mentioned, b) doesn't have to sit overnight and c) doesn't require me to go out and buy a ton of stuff. This is perfect!!

  18. HI Sweet Crafty Friend!
    You know we love your projects! Thank you for sharing this in the Craft Showcase. We are featuring you in our - Get Crafty with 10 Easter Recipes - http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/03/21/get-crafty-with-10-easter-recipes/# posted today on our blog.

    Thanks so much for sharing! Susie @Bowdabra