Dive into a Mediterranean morning with my quick and delectable Breakfast Casserole. It’s a sunrise on a plate, packed with zest, cheese, and hearty herbs!
Wake up to the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean with this delicious and easy-to-make breakfast casserole. This recipe combines fresh ingredients, featuring everything from zesty sun-dried tomatoes to crumbled feta cheese and a hearty medley of herbs. It’s a new, flavorful, and wonderfully satisfying dish embodying the Mediterranean diet’s spirit. This Mediterranean Breakfast Casserole is simple, making it a breeze for novice cooks. It’s perfect for making ahead, saving time in the morning. Prepare the night before, pop it in the oven in the morning, and serve a crowd.
If you love egg-based dishes like I do, you might also want to check out my Mediterranean Quiche and frittata recipes. They’re similarly packed with Mediterranean flavors and easy to prepare. Perfect for brunch, a light dinner, or even as leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch!
Ingredients for Mediterranean Breakfast Casserole
Incorporate the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean into your breakfast routine with these fresh and wholesome ingredients. From colorful bell peppers to the richness of feta cheese, each component in this Mediterranean Breakfast Casserole plays a vital role in creating a nutritious and savory morning meal.
- Olive oil: Adds a mild, fruity, and slightly peppery flavor while preventing sticking.
- Red onion: Provides a sweet and mild onion flavor.
- Red bell pepper: Offers a sweet, slightly tangy taste and vibrant color.
- Garlic: Imparts a strong, aromatic, and savory flavor.
- Cherry tomatoes: Deliver a burst of sweet and slightly tangy taste.
- Zucchini: It has a mild, slightly nutty flavor and contributes moisture.
- Spinach: Adds a delicate, earthy, and slightly bitter taste.
- Sun-dried tomatoes: Intensify the tomato flavor with a sweet and tangy kick.
- Pitted Kalamata olives: Bring a salty and briny taste, adding depth.
- Fresh herbs (Oregano, Basil, Dill): Infuse freshness and aroma, enhancing overall flavor.
Dairy and Eggs:
- Feta cheese, crumbled: Offers a creamy, tangy, and salty element.
- Eggs: Provide richness, binding, and protein.
- Milk of choice: Adds creaminess and lightens the texture of the casserole.
Your Casserole: Tips
This versatile Mediterranean Breakfast Casserole can shine as a centerpiece for breakfast, brunch, early lunch, or dinner. Its robust flavors and hearty ingredients make it satisfying and fulfilling, yet it remains light enough to pair with various side dishes.
To complement the flavors of this casserole, consider serving it alongside a refreshing salad. A traditional Fattoush salad offers a delightful contrast with its zingy dressing and crisp vegetables. A simple baby spinach salad with a light vinaigrette or a vibrant watermelon salad would pair beautifully.
For those who love the earthy sweetness of beets, a roasted beet salad adds a lovely splash of color to the meal and pairs wonderfully with the flavors in the casserole.
If you’re serving this casserole for brunch or an early lunch, consider adding a sweet note to your meal with some freshly baked muffins. Blueberry or carrot muffins offer a lovely balance of sweetness that works well with the savory casserole.
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