Karyn’s Breakfast Casserole with Artichokes, Goat Cheese, and Canadian Bacon (Video)
Karyn’s Breakfast Casserole with Artichokes, Goat Cheese, and Canadian Bacon would be great for a low-carb breakfast or brunch any time of year.
In 2005 when my blog was brand new I visited my step-sister Karyn in California and one morning for breakfast she made this elegant breakfast casserole with artichokes, goat cheese, and Canadian bacon. I wrote down the recipe and it became Karyn’s Breakfast Casserole with Artichokes, Goat Cheese, and Canadian Bacon. And it’s been hanging out in the archives for all these years with a photo that was not all that appetizing, so I am happy to update the recipe with better photos!
And even though it took me two tries to get photos I was happy with and I didn’t manage to get it done in time to include it with my 20 Favorite Low-Carb Breakfast Casseroles for Mother’s Day Brunch, I think this would be absolutely spectacular for brunch for Mother’s Day (or any holiday where you want a dish that’s a little bit fancy.) If you’re not a goat cheese fan, crumbled Feta will also be good.
This is a breakfast idea that’s fancier and higher in calories than my usual make-on-the-weekend-and-eat-all-week-breakfast-options, which is one reason I’m saying it’s good for a special occasion. I prefer dishes like this with less eggs and more other ingredients these days, but if you want a more eggy casserole, feel free to add a few more eggs. I hope you enjoy the recipe if you try it!
How to Make Karyn’s Breakfast Casserole with Artichokes, Goat Cheese, and Canadian Bacon:
(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)
- I prefer frozen artichoke hearts for this recipe. Thaw in the fridge overnight, quickly drain, cut in half, then put in the colander to drain them well.
- Chop up the Canadian Bacon while artichokes drain.
- When they’re drained put the artichoke hearts in the bottom of casserole dish and layer Canadian Bacon over the artichokes.
- Cut the cold goat cheese into thin slices. (Keep the goat cheese in the fridge until you’re ready to slice it!)
- Put grated cheese over the Canadian bacon and arrange goat cheese slices over the top of the casserole, sprinkled with green onions.
- Beat the eggs until they’re all combined.
- Pour eggs over all, then use a fork to stick down and gently “stir” to make sure all the ingredients get coated with egg.
- Bake at 375F/190C about 40 minutes, or until the eggs are completely set and the top is starting to slightly brown.
- Serve Breakfast Casserole with Artichokes, Goat Cheese, and Canadian Bacon hot.
- Some of my recipe testers like this with hot sauce so if you’re a hot sauce fan you might like that too!
More Low-Carb Breakfasts:
Sausage, Mushrooms, and Feta Baked with Eggs ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
25 Low-Carb Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes ~ All Day I Dream About Food
Low-Carb Baked Eggs with Avocado and Feta ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
60 Low-Carb Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes ~ Sugar Free Mom
Crustless Three-Cheese Tomato Basil Quiche ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Cauliflower Hash Brown Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole ~ Cupcakes and Kale Chips
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!
- 12 eggs (or a few more if you want an eggier casserole)
- one 12 oz. pkg. frozen artichoke hearts, thawed
- 12 oz. Canadian bacon, cut off rind and dice small
- 6 oz. crumbled goat cheese
- 8 oz. grated Mozzarella cheese
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced (plus a little more for garnish if desired)
- salt and fresh-ground pepper to season eggs
- 1 tsp. Spike Seasoning (see notes)
- 1/2 tsp. dry oregano (optional)
- 1/2 tsp. hot pepper flakes (optional)
- Put the log of goat cheese into the freezer to chill a few minutes for better cutting.
- Thaw artichoke hearts in the fridge overnight and then put them in a colander placed in the sink to quickly drain while you preheat oven to 375F/190C and spray 9 X 13 inch glass casserole dish (affiliate link) with nonstick spray.
- Then cut artichokes in half and let them drain again. Be sure they are well-drained; blot dry with paper towels if needed.
- Cut the rind from the Canadian bacon pieces if desired, then chop into pieces.
- Spread artichokes over bottom of casserole dish and layer Canadian Bacon over the artichokes.
- Remove goat cheese from the freezer and use a sharp knife to cut thin slices. (It’s easier to cut through the plastic and then peel it off each slice.)
- Add the grated Mozzarella over the Canadian bacon; then layer the goat cheese slices over the other ingredients in the casserole dish, sprinkle with sliced green onion, and season with salt, fresh-ground black pepper, and Spike Seasoning, oregano and red pepper flakes if using.
- Put eggs in large bowl or 4-cup glass measuring cup (affiliate link) and beat vigorously until completely combined.
- Pour egg mixture over other ingredients, then use a fork to poke down and gently stir so that the artichokes, meat, and cheese are all coated with eggs.
- Bake about 40 minutes or until eggs are well set and top of the casserole is slightly browned. Serve hot.
I love Spike Seasoning (affiliate link) with eggs, but use any all-purpose seasoning blend you have on hand.
Recipe created by my step-sister Karyn.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 345Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 363mgSodium: 1102mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 34g
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:
This Holiday Breakfast Casserole with Artichokes, Goat Cheese, and Canadian Bacon is a good brunch dish for any low-carb diet plan, including Keto. It’s also good for low-glycemic diets, although if you’re strictly following the South Beach Diet you might want to cut down on the amount of cheese or use low-fat Mozzarella.
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