Lighter Cheesey Bacon and Egg Casserole
485 Fewer Calories
46g Less Fat
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
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
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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Paula, I used to watch your show on Food Network a lot when I still had the TV and cable many year ago. You weren't even that big a star back then. I always love watching you cook on Youtube after I ditched my TV and cable and read your recipes on Food Network Magazines. I hope one day you can return to Food Network and the Food Network Magazine. I stop buying the magazine since you were gone.
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Great blog Cindy!!!! I always enjoy reading your post. This Thanksgiving centerpiece is absolutely beautiful and so easy to make.
Ann in A Perfectly Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece on December 03, 2013 at 8:10 pm
Paula, made your Zucchini Custard Casserole for Thanksgiving and it was Fantastic!!! Thank you so much! Love you & your family. Happy holidays!
Pat Walker in Love at Last on December 02, 2013 at 8:45 pm