“Loaded Pizza” Breakfast Casserole

Who doesn’t love pizza? And how about pizza for breakfast?! Uhm – yes, please. This pizza-inspired breakfast casserole is chock full of healthy ingredients and is fun for the whole family. This quick and easy dish is loaded with fresh vegetables and herbs, and smoked ham – why? Because who doesn’t love smoked ham! Make this recipe on the weekend and enjoy as a family – or make it ahead of time and eat it for breakfasts throughout your week. Feel free to play around with ingredients, too – add your favorite veggies, sub different meats – whatever floats your boat.

Servings: 6


1 tablespoon olive oil

1 small red onion, finely chopped

1/2 large green or red pepper, finely chopped

1 large potato, finely chopped (approximately 3 cups chopped)

100 grams speck (smoked ham), diced

2 cups mushrooms, sliced

10 eggs

1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

4 cups fresh spinach, roughly chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

Marinara or tomato sauce

Mozzarella cheese (optional)

Parmesan cheese, grated (optional)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, pepper, potatoes, and speck to the pan and cook over medium-high heat until the onions become translucent (approximately 5-7 minutes), stirring frequently. Add the sliced mushrooms and continue to cook for another 3 minutes. Remove from heat and drain any excess liquid from the vegetable mixture using a strainer.

In a large bowl, add the eggs and basil, and salt and pepper to taste. Whisk together well. Add the fresh spinach and the cooked vegetables to the large bowl and stir well to combine.

Grease a 7X11 pan with cooking spray. Add the egg mixture to the pan and cook in the oven for approximately 40 minutes, covered with foil. The mixture is cooked once you can stick a toothpick in it and have it come out clean.

In the last 10 minutes, remove the foil. Add approximately 1 cup of marinara sauce to the top of the casserole. Add mozzarella and/or Parmesan cheese (optional) and continue to cook, uncovered, for the last 10 minutes.

Remove casserole from the oven and allow to cool for approximately 5 minutes before slicing into 6 servings and serving.


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