Back to school healthy breakfast recipes: Mini Italian Breakfast Casseroles

Mini Italian Breakfast Casseroles If your family needs something a little more substantial than plain eggs in the morning, this breakfast egg casserole with ham, cheese and spinach. Prepare the night before and cook in the morning when you shower and dress.

Mini Italian Breakfast Casseroles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Makes: 4 servings


  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tablespoon of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of grated Parmesan cheese
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 cup baby spinach, chopped
  • 4 slices ham


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Whisk eggs, milk, 1Tbsp. cheese and pepper in medium bowl until blended.
  3. Add spinach and stir into mix.
  4. Line four greased 10-ounce ramekins or custard cups with ham, pressing against bottoms and sides.
  5. Divide egg mixture among ramekins and place on a baking pan.
  6. Bake in center of 350°F oven until custard is just set, about 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes. Then sprinkle with remaining cheese.

This Mama’s Tips

  • Mini Italian Breakfast Casserole Cut slits in ham slices as needed to make it lie flat against the ramekins.
  • Don't overcook or you have rubbery eggs.
  • To lower the fat content substitute two of the eggs with 6 egg whites or 2/3 cup of liquid egg whites.
  • Don’t have Parmesan cheese? You can substitute mozzarella or leave it completely out.
  • Kids don’t like spinach? Puree the spinach then add to to the egg mixture. You now have green eggs and ham!
  • These are also good cold (like a quiche) or heated back up for 30-60 minutes in the microwave.

Nutrition information per casserole

Calories: 115; total fat: 6 g; saturated fat: 2 g; polyunsaturated fat: 1 g; monounsaturated fat: 2 g; cholesterol: 226 mg sodium: 404 mg; carbohydrates: 2 g; dietary fiber: 0 g; protein: 13 g; vitamin A: 485.0 IU; vitamin D

Weight Watchers POINTS per casserole = 2

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3 thoughts on “Back to school healthy breakfast recipes: Mini Italian Breakfast Casseroles

  1. Greg

    Look delicious; like something I might pack for myself. The idea of pureeing the spinach into the mixture is brilliant. Now if I could only get my 7-year old to eat eggs… :-)


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