The Deen Bros. Lighter Cheesy Bacon and Egg Casserole

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By The Paula Deen Test Kitchen

Lighter Cheesey Bacon and Egg Casserole

485 Fewer Calories
46g Less Fat

Ingredients:
6 hard-cooked eggs
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 shallots, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup fat-free milk
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded Jarlsberg or Swiss cheese
2 slices crisp-cooked turkey bacon, crumbled

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray a medium baking dish with cooking spray. Cut the eggs lengthwise in half and place, cut-side down, in the baking dish.
Heat the oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bell pepper and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the shallots and cook, stirring, until the tender, about 3 minutes. 

Whisk together the flour and 2 tablespoons milk in a 2-cup measure until smooth. Whisk in the remaining milk, mustard, and salt until blended. Add the milk mixture to the pepper mixture in the skillet, and cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture bubbles and begins to thicken slightly, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Pour the sauce evenly over the eggs in the baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with the cheese and bacon. Bake, uncovered, until bubbly around the edges and the cheese is melted, 15 – 20 minutes.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty:  Easy
Servings: 6

Per Serving (1/6th of casserole): 180 Cal; 15 g Protein; 10 g Tot Fat; 3 g Sat Fat; 4 g Mono Fat; 7 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 4 g Sugar; 193 mg Calcium; 2 mg Iron; 416 mg Sodium; 258 mg Cholesterol

Original recipe courtesy Paula Deen:  Egg Casserole
Lightened Up recipe courtesy of The Deen Brothers and the Paula Deen Test Kitchen

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