When The Boy and I first started dating, I decided that I would make a roasted vegetable egg bake. We had Roast Beef for dinner the night before and there was a bunch of veggies left over. This is one of my favourite things to do with leftover roasted veggies. It turns out it was the only dish I have ever cooked that The Boy couldn’t finish!
Although it’s become a long standing joke, I would always have hesitated to cook him one again, until my kitchen experiment that lead to this beauty…
It was all terribly simple really. I had some eggs and some vegetables in the fridge that I needed to use up. I also had a busy few days ahead so wanted to cook something that I could have for lunch in the middle of the ciaos without any prep or fuss.
I had it for brunch on the day I cooked it, with a side of Slimming World chips. I never reheat eggs because I am scared of not doing it right, and actually I prefer this recipe cold as I discovered when I had it with salad in the following days.
I will say now that this was HUGE. I will tell you what I put in but obviously you can take things out or at least scale it down! As it was an experiment I had no idea how it would turn out.
VEGETABLE EGG BAKE
- Red Pepper
- Spinach (I used frozen to save time)
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Eggs (I used 10)
- Herbs (I used “Italian Herbs”)
- 1tbsp Milk
- 80g Low Fat Cheddar Cheese
- Chop all the veggies (except the tomatoes) into bite sized chunks and pop in a well Fry Lite’d pyrex dish.
- Ribbon the ham and add to the veggies.
- Mix well.
- Beat the eggs with a dash of milk and the herbs.
- Pour over veggies and stir gently.
- Cut the cherry tomatoes in half, and push gently into the top so they lay flat.
- Cover with tin foil/aluminum foil, and cook for an hour on 160c.
- Uncover and add grated cheese.
- Cook for approx 20 mins or until the egg is solid in the middle and the cheese is golden.
- Serve and enjoy!
This made 4 servings and worked out to just half a Healthy Extra A choice as I used low fat cheese. It would make more if you weren’t having it as the main part of your meal, of course. The milk is so minimal per serving that I didn’t syn it.
Any questions, please let me know in the comments section below.