I had left over sun-dried tomatoes from a recent Turkey Meatloaf with Sun-Dried Tomatoes dinner and did not want them to go to waste. I dislike throwing out ingredients because there is not another recipe to use them. My husband loves having a nice breakfast on the weekends and typically it includes an egg dish. Greg thought the sun-dried tomatoes would be good with eggs so we tried out a baked egg recipe. I happened to have some fresh basil and Italian cheese that mixed well with the sun-dried tomatoes. We had enough for breakfast and some left over for the next day. The sun-dried tomatoes added a real nice sweetness to the dish. When I was dicing them there was an aroma that reminded me of summer. You may want to add more to the recipe or use as a garnish. This dish would go well with my Whole Wheat Banana Pecan Pancakes. While the egg dish is baking, you can make your pancakes or even Home-Fried Potatoes.
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10 Eggs, large
2 Tbsp Half-and-Half, or Milk
3 Tbsp Sun-Dried Tomatoes, packed in oil, chopped
2 Tbsp Onion, minced or chopped
2 Tbsp Fresh Basil Leaves, chopped or 1 tsp Dried Basil
1 Tbsp Fresh Thyme Leaves, or 1/2 tsp Dried Thyme
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
¼ tsp Salt
2 oz grated Italian Cheese, your favorite or a blend
Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a small casserole dish with cooking spray.
In a large bowl whisk the eggs and half-and-half until well combined. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Pour in the egg mixture into the small casserole dish. Place the dish in the oven, and bake 35 minutes. I like to bake mine until the egg mixture reaches 160 degrees.
Serve with additional sun-dried tomatoes and dried basil.
Here are a few more breakfast recipes…
Christmas Morning Baked Cinnamon French Toast
Layered Egg Omelet Sandwich
Scrambled Egg Bake
Whole-Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes with a Chocolate Chip Surprise!