Mmm mmm mmm! Who doesn’t love broccoli and cheese? We’re going to go out on a limb and say pretty much NO ONE, that’s who. It’s creamy. It’s comforting. It’s tasty. It makes you feel ever-so-slightly virtuous due to the vegetable-as-primary-ingredient factor. We feel the same way. 😉 That’s why we’ve cooked all this fantastic goodness into one irresistible Broccoli and Egg Cheese Bake. What could be better? Not much, right? If you agree, then read on for the how-to.
The SkinnyMs. Broccoli and Egg Cheese Bake features two heaping cups of broccoli florets along with low-fat Greek yogurt to add creaminess, not calorie-ness. 😉 But don’t worry: whole milk and shredded Swiss cheese combine to pack a wholesome calcium punch and decadent cheesy richness. Season with a little salt and pepper to taste (perhaps some parsley if you’re feeling fancy) and voila! Your favorite broccoli and egg cheese bake dish has been born. Enjoy!
Yields: 6 servings | Calories: 158 | Total Fat: 9 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Sodium: 320 mg | Cholesterol: 134 mg | Carbohydrates: 8 g | Fiber: 1 g | Sugars: 2 g | Protein: 12 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 heaping cups broccoli florets (chopped from the bunch)
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup shredded swiss cheese
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley for garnish, optional
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Lightly grease an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with olive oil or cooking spray to coat. Toss broccoli florets in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Arrange in a flat layer on the baking sheet.
- Roast for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through. While broccoli roasts, combine eggs, milk, and both cheeses in the blender. Blend until combined. Add the dry ingredients and blend.
- Pour the mixture into the greased baking pan. Once broccoli is cooked, add the roasted broccoli by carefully dropping the florets into the egg mixture. Bake for 15 minutes or until cooked through in the center. Cut into slices and top with chopped parsley to serve, if desired.
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