Broccoli, Ham, and Mozzarella Baked with Eggs (Video)
Ham and egg casserole is a breakfast idea with lots of variations, but I love this combination of Broccoli, Ham, and Mozzarella Baked with Eggs! This recipe uses lots of broccoli with the ham and cheese for a delicious egg casserole that’s loaded with veggies! And this is a low-carb breakfast the whole family will enjoy.
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I don’t usually post on Sunday, but as I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’m in Costa Rica! It’s lovely here and tomorrow when I’d usually be sharing a recipe I’ll be leaving way early in the morning to go on a river cruise.
So tonight I’m reminding you about this favorite breakfast casserole of Broccoli, Ham, and Mozzarella Baked with Eggs. If you’re one of the many people who are starting a low-carb eating journey in January, you definitely should try this ham and egg casserole recipe.
And this is a breakfast casserole that’s loaded with flavor! The recipe is loaded with tasty low-carb ingredients like broccoli, ham, mozzarella, and eggs, plus I think trying to eat vegetables with every meal is one of the best healthy eating tips ever.
I’ve made this quite a few times to keep in the fridge for several days of tasty breakfasts. If you like broccoli, ham, and mozzarella, give this a try; so many people on Pinterest seem to be liking it!
What ingredients do you need?
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- chopped broccoli pieces
- grated Mozzarella
- green onion (optional, but good)
- Spike Seasoning (affiliate link) or other all-purpose seasoning blend
- fresh-ground black pepper, to taste
Can you vary the ingredients for this ham and egg casserole?
I think this type of egg casserole is the perfect recipe to vary the ingredients based on what you have on hand! And if you don’t have broccoli you could use asparagus, mushrooms, or some type of greens in this recipe. Check out my Low-Carb Breakfast Casseroles Master Recipe if you want other ideas for making a breakfast casserole with what you have in the fridge.
Is this an Egg Bake or an Egg Casserole?
This recipe is technically an “egg bake” which is what I call breakfast casseroles like this that have lots of protein, veggies, and cheese, and just enough egg to hold it together. But if you prefer more of a classic ham and egg casserole, you can definitely use a few more eggs.
Do you love the combination of Ham and Broccoli?
If you like the combo of ham + broccoli, check out my super-popular recipe for Ham and Broccoli Casserole au Gratin!
How to Make Broccoli, Ham, and Mozzarella Baked with Eggs:
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- Dice up enough ham to make 2 cups of diced ham and slice 1/3 cups green onions. Measure one cup grated Mozzarella cheese.
- Cook broccoli just 2 minutes in boiling salted water.
- Then pour broccoli into a colander placed in the sink and let it drain well.
- Spray a 9×12″ casserole dish with non-stick spray and layer the broccoli and then the ham. Then put grated low-fat mozzarella and green onions over that.
- Season to taste with Spike Seasoning (affiliate link) or another all-purpose seasoning blend and fresh-ground black pepper.
- Beat the eggs and pour them over the other ingredients.
- Then use a fork to “stir” just until all the ingredients are coated with egg.
- Bake at 375F/190C for 35-45 minutes or until the eggs are set and the top is lightly browned.
- Serve hot. This tasty ham and egg casserole can be kept in the fridge for at least a week and reheated in the microwave.
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Weekend Food Prep:
This ham and egg casserole recipe has been added to a category called Weekend Food Prep to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!
Broccoli, Ham, and Mozzarella Baked with Eggs
This low-carb breakfast casserole has a lot of broccoli, ham, and Mozzarella baked with just enough eggs to hold it together! And this ham and egg casserole is easy to make and absolutely loaded with flavor!
- 6 cups chopped broccoli pieces, blanched about 2 minutes, then drained well.
- 2 cups diced ham
- 1 cup grated Mozzarella
- 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onion (optional, but good)
- 10 eggs, beaten well
- 1 tsp. Spike Seasoning (or other all-purpose seasoning blend)
- fresh-ground black pepper, to taste
- Heat oven to 375F/190C. Spray a 9"x12" casserole dish with non-stick spray.
- Bring a medium-sized pot of water to a boil.
- Dice ham, slice green onions, and measure the Mozzarella cheese.
- When water boils, cook the broccoli just 2 minutes; then pour into a colander placed in the sink and let it drain well.
- Layer broccoli, ham, Mozzarella, and green onions (if using) in casserole dish.
- Season with Spike Seasoning (affiliate link) and fresh-ground black pepper and pour beaten egg over.
- Use a fork to "stir" the mixture just until all the ingredients are coated with egg. (It might look like there is not enough egg, but carry on!)
- Bake 35-45 minutes, or until all the mixture is set and the top is starting to lightly brown.
- Serve hot, with sour cream if desired. This can be kept in the fridge for at least a week and reheated in the microwave.
I love Spike Seasoning (affiliate link) for eggs, but use any all-purpose seasoning you like.
This recipe was created by Kalyn.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 221Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 265mgSodium: 600mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 21g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Broccoli, ham, Mozzarella and eggs are all good low-carb ingredient choices, so this ham and egg casserole recipe will work for low-carb or Keto diet plans. If you use lean ham and low-fat mozzarella, this recipe would be approved for any phase of the original South Beach Diet. Use low-fat dairy if you’re following the letter of the law for South Beach; other low-carb plans will prefer full-fat dairy!
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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was posted in 2013. It was last updated with more information in 2023.
115 Comments on “Broccoli, Ham, and Mozzarella Baked with Eggs (Video)”
Can I add bacon and more eggs without adjusting the cook time
I can’t really give a specific answer for that without knowing how much more you’re adding. But I am guessing the time would only be slightly longer; just keep an eye on it towards the end of the cooking time.
I made this for supper last night. It was so easy to make. My husband & I really enjoyed it. I halved the recipe & had enough for left overs. Will differently make again.
Thanks Diane. So glad to hear you enjoyed it!
I just made this recipe for the first this morning and it is so good and easy to make! My 12 yr old and I can’t get enough of it, thank you!!
Oh good, so glad you like it!
Can I prep this ahead of time and bake in the morning?
Can I bake it and reheat the entire pan in the morning?
I have never done either of those things.
For sure you could prepare ahead, refrigerate, and bake in the morning. But I think you’d need to let it come to room temperature before you bake, which might remove the benefit of making ahead.
I have cooked it and reheated individual portions in the microwave later. But I’m not sure how you would reheat the whole pan.
How much broccoli do you use in this recipe?
Not sure if you didn’t scroll down far enough for the complete recipe, but this is what it says, “6 cups chopped broccoli pieces, blanched about 2 minutes, then drained well.”
I love reading/seeing these recipes and they sound delicious, but I notice most of these KETO recipes have a lot of cholesterol (eggs, cheese, etc.). Isn’t that bad for you, especially those that have heart issues?
If you study this issue on line you’ll see there are so many conflicting opinions on it. I know that some experts don’t think fat and cholesterol are an issue any more. I’m sure other people still think you should limit cholesterol. Maybe google and read about it. bit or ask your doctor to see what he/she thinks.
I’m not a health expert, so I don’t give diet advice here. I just supply the recipe and everyone gets to make their own choices.
You can also make the recipes with less cheese and even fewer eggs if you prefer.
Can you use thawed frozen broccoli florets with the water squeezed out with a clean kitchen towel?
I haven’t ever made this type of dish with frozen broccoli. If you try it, let me know how it works.
I found this recipe when I was trying to find recipes that were healthier. My (picky) kids love it and we make it a lot. It has helped me show them that broccoli isn’t bad and I can now get them to eat it a couple ways.
So glad you and the kids are enjoying it.
Hi, Can this be frozen and heated up frozen?
Some people freeze this type of egg casserole. But it releases a lot of water when it thaws, and personally I don’t like to freeze them. It will keep in the fridge at least a week though and reheats beautifully from there.
Question – could you assemble this the night before and cook it in the morning, or would the broccoli get too soft?
I don’t think the broccoli will get soft, but you’d need to let it come to room temperature before you bake it or I think the cooking time will be off.
I’ve made this about 6 times now and it’s delicious! We eat it for several days for breakfasts. My go to is pepper jack cheese since we use so much mozzarella cheese for other things like chaffles. We love Spike in anything with eggs. This week I had some left over roasted hatch green chiles so I threw those in. They added a great flavor. Thanks so much for this recipe!!
So glad you are enjoying it so much!
6 Cups of Broccoli ?
Yes. Just as the introduction says “This low-carb breakfast casserole has a lot of broccoli, ham, and Mozzarella baked with just enough eggs to hold it together!” Of course you can use less broccoli if you prefer.