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Easter Breakfast Casserole with Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts (Video)

This Easter Breakfast Casserole with Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts is perfect for brunch. And this healthy breakfast dish is low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, vegetarian, and South Beach Diet friendly! Use the Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

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Easter Breakfast Casserole with Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts found on KalynsKitchen.com

Easter is so late this year that some people might think I’m jumping the gun with a recipe called Easter Breakfast Casserole with Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts.  But every store I visit lately seems to have asparagus on sale, and you really don’t have to wait until it’s Easter to make this, I promise.  Besides the lovely combination of asparagus and artichoke hearts, this breakfast casserole also has crumbled goat cheese and low-fat Mozzarella.  I loved everything about this; hope you enjoy!

Eggs are such a versatile ingredient, and this meatless breakfast casserole is my Meatless Monday post for this week. (To see more meatless recipes, click on the label Meatless Monday or Meatless or browse Vegetarian Recipes in the recipe index.  For Meatless Monday ideas from other bloggers, follow our Meatless Monday board on Pinterest or check out my weekly post for Meatless Monday at BlogHer.)

Easter Breakfast Casserole with Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts found on KalynsKitchen.com

I confess it was probably these amazing whole artichoke hearts that I discovered at Costco that inspired me to make a breakfast casserole using them.  I used the whole jar, but if that’s a strain on the budget you can certainly use less.

Easter Breakfast Casserole with Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts found on KalynsKitchen.com

Dump the artichokes into a colander placed in the sink and let them drain well while you cook the asparagus.

Easter Breakfast Casserole with Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts found on KalynsKitchen.com

Trim the woody ends of the asparagus; then cut the asparagus into diagonal pieces just over an inch long.

Easter Breakfast Casserole with Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts found on KalynsKitchen.com

You’ll have quite a pile of asparagus.  Bring a pot of water to a boil, add salt, and blanch the asparagus just 2 minutes.  (Don’t overcook, it will cook more in the casserole.)

Put the artichoke hearts on your cutting board and use the same colander to drain the asparagus well.

Easter Breakfast Casserole with Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts found on KalynsKitchen.com

Cut artichoke hearts in half (or smaller pieces are fine if you prefer.)

Easter Breakfast Casserole with Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts found on KalynsKitchen.com

Spray a 10 inch x 14 inch (or similar size) glass or crockery casserole dish with non-stick spray and layer the artichokes in the bottom.

Easter Breakfast Casserole with Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts found on KalynsKitchen.com

Top with the drained asparagus.

Easter Breakfast Casserole with Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts found on KalynsKitchen.com

Then sprinkle over the grated low-fat Mozzarella and crumbled goat cheese.

Easter Breakfast Casserole with Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts found on KalynsKitchen.com

Pour over the beaten eggs.  (I used 14 eggs for 8 servings, but next time I might use only 12 eggs for a casserole where the ingredients were peeking up out of the egg a bit more. Your choice.)

Easter Breakfast Casserole with Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts found on KalynsKitchen.com

Use a fork to gently “stir” the mixture so you can see some of the asparagus and artichoke and all ingredients are well-distributed.

Easter Breakfast Casserole with Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts found on KalynsKitchen.com

Bake at 375F/190C for 35-40 minutes, or until the top is firm and starting to brown.  Serve hot.

Easter Breakfast Casserole with Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts found on KalynsKitchen.com

This will keep in the refrigerator for days, and can be reheated in the microwave or in a toaster oven.

More Breakfast Ideas with Asparagus or Artichoke Hearts:

Asparagus Frittata for Two ~ Nutmeg Nanny
Breakfast Casserole with Asparagus, Mushrooms, and Goat Cheese ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Asparagus, Egg, and Cheese Casserole ~ The Perfect Pantry
Artichoke, Kale, and Ricotta Pie with Eggs and Parmesan ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Asparagus and Feta Cheese Crustless Quiche ~ Cookin’ Canuck

Weekend Food Prep:

This recipe has been added to a new category called Weekend Food Prep  to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!

Easter Breakfast Casserole with Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts

This Easter Breakfast Casserole with Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts is perfect for brunch.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large jar (19 oz.) whole artichoke hearts (I used the whole artichoke hearts from Costco; you can use less artichokes if they’re not available where you live.)
  • 1 lb. fresh asparagus
  • 4 oz. crumbled goat cheese (the type that comes in a log)
  • 4 oz. grated low-fat Mozzarella
  • 1 teaspoon Spike Seasoning (Or use any all-purpose seasoning blend that’s good with eggs.)
  • fresh ground black pepper and salt to taste
  • 12-14 eggs (More eggs will make a thicker, more eggy casserole; less eggs will make a casserole where the other ingredients are peeking through the egg.)
  • sour cream for serving, optional but good

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F/190C. Spray a 10 inch X 14 inch (or similar size) glass or crockery casserole with with non-stick spray.
  2. Dump artichoke hearts into a colander placed in the sink and let them drain while you prep and cook the asparagus.
  3. Bring a medium-sized pot of salted water to a boil.  Cut away the woody ends of the asparagus and cut asparagus spears into diagonal pieces just over an inch long.  Cook asparagus in the boiling water for barely 2 minutes.
  4. Put the artichoke hearts onto a cutting board; then drain asparagus in the same colander.
  5. Cut artichoke hearts in half (or small pieces if you prefer) and make a layer of artichokes in the bottom of the casserole dish.
  6. Layer the drained asparagus pieces over artichokes, followed by both types of cheese.
  7. Season with Spike Seasoning (if using), fresh ground black pepper, and salt. (I didn’t use much salt since I salted the water to cook the asparagus.)
  8. Beat eggs and pour over the vegetable/cheese mixture; then use a fork to gently “stir” so that all ingredients are well-distributed and there are some pieces of asparagus and artichoke poking up out of the egg.
  9. Bake about 35-40 minutes, or until the top is firm and starting to brown.  (If you use the smaller amount of eggs, baking time might be a little less; I would start checking after 30 minutes.)
  10. Serve hot, with a dollop of low-fat sour cream if desired.
  11. This will keep in the refrigerator for quite a few days and can be reheated in the microwave or wrapped in foil and heated in a toaster oven.

Recipe created by Kalyn.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This low-carb breakfast casserole with a good amount of vegetables would be a good choice for any low-carb eating plans as well as any phase of the South Beach Diet. South Beach recommends low-fat dairy, and most goat cheese is lower in fat than similar cheese made from cow’s milk. For other low-carb plans, you may prefer full-fat mozzarella.

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24 comments on “Easter Breakfast Casserole with Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts (Video)”

  1. I love the idea of Easter breakfast being healthy, but still a little special and this fits the bill!

  2. I usually buy the frozen artichoke hearts from Trader Joe's – haven't seen the jarred ones at Costco's. Breakfast casseroles are such a great idea for feeding a crowd – loving the Spring theme to this one Kalyn!

  3. Thanks for the reminder that I don't cook with artichoke hearts often enough, and they are one of the "convenience" foods I keep in my pantry. (Thanks, too, for linking to one of my recipes.)

  4. Thanks Joanne, Jeffrey, and Lydia. I am really wowed by those whole big artichokes. Already thinking about how to use them next!

  5. This looks amazing.. great job! 🙂

  6. Thanks Hari, glad you like it!

  7. Trader Joe's also has whole artichoke hearts in a can at a very reasonable price. Not sure how many ounces, but I know it's not 19, like Costco.

  8. We love this type of meal for Easter brunch. Might add some red pepper flakes for a bit of zip. Kalyn your timing is perfect as always.

  9. Thanks Barb, and I think red pepper flakes sounds brilliant!

  10. This sounds amazing, but we don't care for goat cheese. Any suggestions for an alternative?

  11. If you like Feta that would be good, or just use more Mozzarella.

  12. Can you put this together the night before and cook it the next morning?

    • You can do all the prep work the night before, ie cut up and drain artichokes and asparagus then put gallon ziplock, put the cheeses in bowl, can even put beaten eggs in glass bowl night before….then put all  together morning of…what I do with all my breakfast casseroles….making this yummy recipe next week for company!!!!

  13. I've never tried that with this type of casserole so I'm honestly not sure.

  14. I'm going to try it so I'll let you know how it goes 🙂

  15. And Jen never did let us know how it goes — presumably, she died from the poisons that were created when it sat overnight. I usually enjoy your blog, Kalyn, but you should put a warning message up for this one.

  16. Hopefully I don't have to warn people about things I haven't recommended?

  17. She could assemble all (cover the dish with wrap) except the eggs which she can mix in a jar and refrigerate all over night. Next morning pour eggs over the cheese and vegetables then bake. Safe and easy.

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