Last night we had another great Super Bowl party, it was a lot of fun. I couldn't believe it went into overtime! Congratulations to the New England Patriots. Of course, everyone has leftovers from the big game. Don't throw away your leftovers, use them for a Game Day Leftover Egg Bake. I will show you my easy recipe to transform any leftover food into a delicious egg bake, simply add some eggs, milk and cheese.
Two years ago I was part of the Rachael Ray Fantasy Foodball show, where her producer had me send in a video of my Defend The Den Burger as a Detroit Lion fan. After that aired, I sent their producer my Game Dame Leftover Egg Bake and they loved it so much that they had me send in another video that aired the day after the big game. I have had so many people ask about that recipe over the last few years that I decided I would share it again.
We have a tendency to throw leftovers away because we are unsure how to use them in a different ,yet tasty, way. But with a little creativity, we can transform almost all leftovers or scraps into something yummy. Remember my 2 Bite Tip? Another great way to transform leftovers! Here's my egg bake that I made last night and baked it off this morning using my leftovers from last night. It was a great way to start the day. As I was cleaning up last night, I put the casserole together and put it in the refrigerator. This morning I simply put it in the oven and, voila, I had a hot and cheesy breakfast casserole. So get out your casserole dish and make an egg bake. Remember egg bakes are great for dinner as well. I would love to know what leftover egg bake that you guys make. Upload your creation to social media and tag #NomNews. I will re-gram or re-tweet my favorites.
GAME DAY LEFTOVER EGG BAKE
First Bread Layer-
Any leftover bread items (hamburger buns, hotdog buns, bread bowls, croutons, crackers, chips, onion rings, tater tots, jalapeno poppers, mozzarella sticks, etc)
Second Meat Layer- You can omit second layer if you want a vegetarian egg bake-
Any leftover meat items (hamburger, hot dog, sausage, pigs in a blanket, ham, deli sandwich meat, chili, etc)
Third Veggie/Dip Layer-
Any leftover veggies and/or dips (mushrooms, peppers, broccoli, 7 layer dip, cream cheese based dips work great)
Fourth Egg/Cheese Layer-
1/2 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspooon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese or any cheese you have leftover
(For every 1 egg, I use approximately 1 tablespoon of milk and 1 tablespoon of shredded cheese)
Sour cream, salsa, guacamole, tomatoes, onions, cilantro
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. Start the layers with your crumbled bread items, just enough to cover the bottom. Next, add the crumbled or chopped meat items. Then layer on some veggies and and/or dip.
In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and seasonings. Add the cheese to the egg mixture and pour over the casserole items just enough to cover everything. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until eggs are completely cooked. Garnish with any leftover condiments, such as sour cream and guacamole.
Note: When using leftovers, make sure the items haven’t been left out too long. Don’t use items that may have spoiled.
You can also use individual ramekins or a muffin tin to individualize each egg bake.
My egg bake that I made last night was from these leftovers:
First layer - croutons (leftover from my chili topping bar)
Second layer - beef chili
Third layer - hormel cream cheese chili dip, diced tomatoes, sliced olives, red onion and scallions (from the chili topping bar)
Fourth layer - eggs/milk/cheese
I put it all together last night in a casserole dish and baked it off this morning at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. I topped it with leftover sour cream, guacamole, scallions, cilantro and some enchilada sauce. I call this one my Enchilada Chili Breakfast Bake. It was delicious!