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This baked egg casserole is an all-in-one dish complete with potatoes, vegetables, meat and eggs. It is a filling dish perfect to take along on camping, picnics and day trips because it is a complete, nutritious meal that is easy to consume.
I never imagined myself going out on campings when I was single. I’d rather lounge in bed and have a book in hand all day than to be exposed to the outside elements, mosquitoes and then sleep on a tent. I am pretty content to be indoors. You could let me stay all day in a bookshop or a library- and I’d call that an amazing day.
My husband however, thinks a day (especially a nice, summer day) that is not spent outside is a waste of precious time. So it is not surprising that nowadays, campings and picnics are a regular activity for our family during summertime.
We went on camping for three times already ever since the snow disappeared from the ground. And I have been packing, unpacking, packing and unpacking our stuff for each time. Yes, as much as I want to complain, I have to admit that I am enjoying camping. First, because it is a time to unplug from the usual routine at home and to reconnect with the beauty of the outdoors- these are things that I didn’t really cared about when I was a single girl who had a lot of time in her hands. And second, it is a perfect chance to enjoy food in different forms- A perfect chance to get creative with meal planning, and a chance to enjoy cooking outdoors.
This baked egg casserole is one regular dish we always take on our camping trips because it keeps things simple during the first meal when all of us are starving after the drive and all we need is a quick bite while Adrian sets up our camp.
Each time we go camping, I always see to it that there is food ready to be consumed and simple nutritious meals like this baked egg casserole is perfect for us and the kids.
Food, food. It has got to be my top priority. I spend days around food planning while trying hard not to pack our entire house to bring to the trip.
Adrian, in turn, is in charge of ensuring our road safety. He fine tunes the truck, inspects all tires and takes care of all other things to ensure that our drive will be safe. Well, he is more than happy to do these. Because if I am a baker who blogs about my passion for pastries and breads, my husband can have an entire blog, a YouTube channel and even all social media channels talking about cars, auto maintenance, troubleshooting and such. He breathes, lives and eats these things, I tell ya!
For instance, since we got married I had officially said goodbye to falling in long lines for engine oil change, thanks to his ever favorite and reliable Quaker State Ultimate Durability™ Full Synthetic Motor Oil. He does all our oil changes in the comfort of our own garage.
He grabs Quaker State oil when they are on sale on Canadian Tire and stocks them up the way I would stock flour and sugar in our basement. Quaker State is a great oil available for a great price, especially at Canadian Tire. This oil has been put through rigorous testing to ensure that it holds up even after hundreds of thousands of miles of real life driving in Canada! It has more durability because of a fuel-saving additive to keep it fresh and anti-wear additives to help extend your engine life. Be sure to use the oil necessary for your car, as specified in your owner’s manual and check local Canadian Tire stores for availability.
If bookstores and supermarkets are my paradise, Adrian can spend half a day in Canadian Tire shopping for his car needs. Its his own paradise. Though I have to admit, I can spend hours there too scouring for bakewares, kitchen gadgets and lots of good finds for our home. After all, Canadian Tire is Made for Life in Canada!
On the days leading to our camping trip, a trip or two to Canadian Tire is always guaranteed, as he grabs some last minute items for the trip while I toss some miscellaneous items in our cart on the sides.I love doing that!
Now these baked egg casserole is always included in my to do list. It is always pre-decided to have this in the menu as soon as we book the campsite. What I love about it is that first and foremost, the kids love it. And secondly, it is complete meal in one: it has carbs in the form of potatoes; it has meat; it has eggs ( lots of it!), vegetables and cheese.
A serving or two of this will keep us full for hours and that gives me enough time to set everything up in the campsite alongside Adrian until I need to cook again. And also, it can feed a crowd.
If you prefer to enjoy this dish at home, you can have everything prepared at night and let the unbaked dish stand in the fridge overnight. Then, bake it in the morning to enjoy this dish for brunch or breakfast. It is a good make ahead meal!
Our next camping will be in three weeks, and I can definitely foresee this dish in the near future! But whether you are taking this to the campsite or not, I hope you enjoy this recipe with your family soon!
You will love it!
Baked Egg Casserole
A nutritious meal complete with eggs, vegetables, cheese and meat.
- 8 eggs
- 5-6 slices of turkey breast or ham cooked, sliced to small pieces
- ½ onion chopped
- 1 medium tomato chopped
- 3 small potatoes cut into small cubes
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- ½ cup all purpose flour
- 3 tbsp butter
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp dried parsley
- ¼ tsp ground pepper
- 1 and 3/4 cups milk
Heat butter in a medium pan and saute the onion and tomatoes until tender. Set aside.
Boil the potatoes in a moderately salted water until tender. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 F.Grease your baking dish ( about 9 x 13 in size) and sprinkle about ⅓ of the cheese in a single layer. Top with the potatoes, onions and tomatoes. Add the sliced turkey or ham on top.
Cover with ⅓ of the cheese.
Beat the eggs in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. In another bowl, combine the milk and flour and whisk until smooth. Add the milk mixture and the parsley to the beaten eggs and pour over the ingredients in the baking dish. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top.
Bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes or until the egg is almost set in the middle and the cheese has melted.