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St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Casserole

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Green Shamrock St. Patrick's Day Breakfast Casserole

St. Patrick's Day Breakfast Casserole - MethodSt. Patrick's Day Breakfast Casserole - Method

Green Shamrock St. Patrick's Day Breakfast Casserole

This rich and cheesy breakfast casserole is one of my family’s favorites. It is almost always a part of our breakfast on special occasions.

Color it green with spinach juice for a festive St. Paddy’s Day breakfast.  Bake it in heart shapes and arrange the cooked green hearts into shamrocks (three-leafed clovers), the symbol of Ireland.  Use a spinach stem as the shamrock stem when plating the meal.

St. Patrick's Day Breakfast Casserole
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Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 4+
 
Color your breakfast casserole green with spinach juice for a festive St. Paddy's Day breakfast.
Ingredients
  • 5 eggs
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • ½ lb shredded cheese (Cheddar, Monterey Jack, etc.)
  • 1 Tbsp butter, melted
  • ½ cup ham, sausage or green chiles, optional
Instructions
  1. Blend all of the ingredients together.
  2. Add ham, sausage or green chiles if desired. Drain the meat before adding it to the egg mixture so that the casserole does not become watery and runny.
  3. Add 2+ Tbsp of spinach juice until the egg mixture reaches a shade of green that you like.
  4. Pour the egg mixture into a greased 8x8-inch pan or into greased heart molds.
  5. Bake it at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until it is golden brown and bubbly.
  6. A knife inserted in the center should come out clean.
  7. If you use smaller heart pans, start checking the breakfast casserole around 20 minutes because it will not take as long to cook.
  8. Let the breakfast casserole cool for 5-10 minutes.
  9. Then invert the heart shapes onto your serving plates.
  10. If you baked it in a pan, use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out pieces of breakfast casserole.
  11. Arrange the hearts into three-leafed clovers using a spinach stem as the shamrock stem.
  12. You can also make four-leaf clovers for good luck.

 

Lucky Four-Leaf Clover Breakfast Casserole

TIP: The green color fades as the breakfast casserole cooks so I recommend adding more than 2 Tbsp spinach juice if you want a dark green.

*This Itsy Bitsy Foodies article was also published on Honest Cooking.

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3 Responses to “St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Casserole”

  1. Kelley says:

    This is such an adorable breakfast idea! I really love it! Im going to feature it tomorrow with some other St. Patrick’s day breakfast ideas! 🙂

  2. kelsey says:

    Kelley, thank you for the feature!

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