Although this recipe is not so “weekly” – given my lengthy holiday hiatus – it is absolutely worth trying! 1,000 miles apart, both my mother and I dished up this tasty casserole for breakfast on Christmas morning. It comes from my long-time favorite cookbook, Recipes from the Maine Kitchen, and lived up to the cookbook’s reputation in my home for delivering easy yet delicious meals.
- 2 (10 oz) packages frozen broccoli pieces, lightly precooked
- 10 eggs, beaten
- 2 1/2 cups cottage cheese
- 1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 cups ham, cubed
- Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place broccoli on the bottom of a 9″x13″ dish.
Mix eggs, cheeses, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper together. Spoon mixture over top of broccoli, and place cubed ham on top of the mixture.
The recipe calls for baking at 350 for 30 – 45 minutes. When I checked it at 40 minutes, the center was still very wet. It ended up baking for about an hour – so I’d recommend planning for a longer cook time, but check carefully – nobody likes overdone, rubbery eggs.
We really enjoyed this casserole – it was flavorful and filling. For a full breakfast or brunch menu, adding home fries, a fruit salad, and toast to the table would likely do the trick. We had ours accompanied by a crumb cake that our neighbor dropped off.
I hope you had a Christmas as merry as ours! Best wishes for a happy 2014.