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Savory Pumpkin Breakfast Bake

Savory Pumpkin Breakfast Bake

A great way to give a beta-carotene boost to your egg casserole!  And you’d never know the secret ingredient is pumpkin.

Serves: 12 (Serving = 1/12 of dish)

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 – 10 ounce box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed out
  • 1/3 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour (use gluten free flour blend for GF version)
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups 1% milk cottage cheese
  • ¾ cup 100% pure pumpkin
  • 6 egg whites
  • 8 slices crispy cooked turkey bacon, finely chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  Spray 9 x 11” baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine eggs, spinach, bell pepper, onion, flour, Parmesan, cottage cheese and pumpkin.  Stir well.
  3. In another large bowl, beat egg whites on medium-high speed with an electric mixer for about 3-4 minutes or until they develop stiff peaks. 
  4. Fold egg whites into pumpkin mixture until combined.  Pour into baking dish.
  5. Bake for 60 minutes or until liquid free. 
  6. Sprinkle turkey bacon over top.