Breakfasts: Cheese, Eggs, Protein Substitutes: Cheddar Breakfast Squares

This hearty, country breakfast entrée is good for breakfast, brunch, or on-the-go.

Author: Recipe courtesy of 3-A-Day of Dairy, adapted by CalorieKing
Date: February 13, 2013

Suggestions: Make ahead suggestion: cover dish (such as with foil) and refrigerate for 8 to 10 hours before baking.

Serves: 9 person(s)
Yield: 9 x squares

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 1 hrs

Ingredients:

    2 tsp buttery spread
    2 cup sliced white button mushrooms
    1/2 cup sliced green onion, including green tops
    6 slices country-style bread, cubed
    2 cup shredded, reduced-sodium, reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
    2 cup fat-free milk
    2 cup egg substitute
    1 tsp red or green hot pepper sauce
    1 cooking spray

Directions:

    Spray an 8 x 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.

    In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt butter and add mushrooms. Cook mushrooms about 5 minutes or until softened and brown at edges. Stir in green onion; set aside.

    Place 1/2 of the bread cubes in prepared baking dish. Scatter 1/2 of the mushroom mixture and 1/2 of the cheese over bread cubes. Layer remaining bread cubes and mushroom mixture; set aside.

    In a large bowl, beat milk, egg substitute, and hot pepper sauce until well blended. Pour milk mixture over bread cubes and top with the remaining cheese. Cover with baking dish cover or foil.

    Preheat oven to 350ºF. Bake in preheated oven, covered for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes or until top is puffed up and cheese is browned at edges. Let cool for 5 minutes; cut into squares to serve.

Variations:

    Create your own variations by using other vegetables. If desired, season with salt.

    Serving suggestion is not included in the nutritional analysis.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:172 cals
Kilojoules:720 kJ
Fat:6.2 g
Carbohydrates:12.4 g
Protein:17.0 g
Cholesterol:14.4 mg
Sodium:334 mg
Saturated Fat:3.8 g
Fiber:1.3 g
Calcium:304.0 mg
Total Sugars:4.9 g

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