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Make-Ahead Spring Brunch Bake

Prepared in 25 minutes the night before, this tasty egg casserole serves 12 with ease.

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 9 hr 45 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

2
tablespoons margarine or butter
2
medium leeks, quartered, sliced, using bulb and light green portions (about 2 cups)
8
oz. fresh asparagus spears, trimmed, broken into 1-inch pieces
5
cups frozen southern-style hash-brown potatoes (from 32-oz package)
1/2
cup roasted red bell pepper strips (from 7.25-oz jar)
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon dried dill weed
8
eggs
1
pint (2 cups) half-and-half or milk
1
cup finely shredded fresh Parmesan cheese (4 oz)

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Melt margarine in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add leeks and asparagus pieces; cook and stir 5 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • 2 Add potatoes, roasted pepper strips, salt and dill; mix lightly. Spoon evenly into sprayed baking dish.
  • 3 Beat eggs in medium bowl. Add half-and-half; beat well. Add half of the cheese; mix well. Pour over vegetable mixture in baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining half of cheese. Cover with foil; refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • 4 Heat oven to 350°F. Bake, covered, 45 minutes. Uncover; bake an additional 20 to 25 minutes or until center is set. Let stand 10 minutes. Cut into squares. If desired, garnish with red bell pepper strips.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

The white bulb and light green portion of a leek are its most tender parts. The dark green leaves are usually tough and should be discarded. Sand and dirt hide between the layers of a leek, so rinse sliced leeks until they are free of any residue.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
165mg
165%;
Sodium
450mg
450%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
11g
11%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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