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Guest Post: Bacon & Gruyere Egg Casserole

Guest Post: Bacon and Gruyere Egg Casserole

The text and photos from my book have now been submitted but I still have a lot of work to do on it, so I will continue to have some fellow bloggers to do guest posts for a bit longer as I ease back into posting more of my own recipes again very soon! My autoimmune condition is heavily fueled by stress, so in an effort to stay healthy, these friends will help relieve some of the stress and keep recipes still coming your way! I am excited to introduce Megan from the Detoxinista. I first stumbled across Megan’s blog after she linked to one of my recipes on her site and then got lost in her delicious looking baked goods and desserts. Her savory recipes look incredible too, like this Bacon and Gruyere Egg Casserole that she is sharing with you today. I emailed her to and asked her to come guest post for me so I could introduce her to you all and she obliged. Please welcome Megan to Against All Grain!

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Hello! My name is Megan, the creator behind Detoxinista.com, and I’m on a mission to make healthy living easier and more accessible. I love sharing quick and easy recipes, made with only all-natural ingredients, to prove how delicious real foods can be! Despite my website’s catchy name, I do not believe in “detoxing” in the sense of a drastic, quick-fix diet. Instead, I encourage my readers and clients to make gradual steps in the right direction, such as choosing real foods over processed versions, to create lasting lifestyle change.

If you’re familiar with my website, you’ll know that I love sneaking veggies into any dish that I can, without sacrificing taste or texture.

In this particular egg casserole, I knew I wanted to try adding a hefty dose of spaghetti squash, which contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, B-6, niacin, folate and manganese. I assumed the squash addition would result in a cross between a quiche and a hash brown casserole, but to my surprise, it simply added a subtle texture, still keeping the whole dish rather quiche-like. In fact, if you’d like to add a crust to this dish, you certainly could. However, that’s more work you’d have to do in the kitchen, and I prefer to keep my recipes as quick and easy as possible. I promise, no one will miss a crust with this flavorful dish!

This Bacon & Gruyere Egg Casserole makes the perfect addition to any weekend brunch, and none of your guests will suspect that you’ve swapped out the heavy cream in favor of a sneaky dose of vegetables!

Adapted from Martha Stewart 

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Thanks to Danielle for letting me share this recipe with you all today. Hope you enjoy it as much I my family does!

About Megan

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Megan Gilmore is a certified holistic health coach and the creator of Detoxinista.com. When Megan isn’t working as a professional illustrator, she enjoys experimenting in her kitchen, developing healthy recipes that are both easy and delicious to share with her readers and clients. Her mission is to prove that healthy living is easier than you think! Connect with Megan on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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Guest Post: Bacon & Gruyere Egg Casserole

AUTHOR: Megan Gilmore - Detoxinista.com

SERVES: 4-6

PREP TIME: 15 mins

COOK TIME: 55 mins TOTAL TIME: 70 mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked spaghetti squash strands
  • 8 oz. organic nitrate-free bacon, cut into ½” pieces
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 4 oz. Gruyere cheese, shredded and divided
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. If you haven’t done so already, prepare your spaghetti squash. (Full instructions to cook spaghetti squash are posted here.) Preheat your oven to 350F and generously grease an 8″ x 8″ glass dish with butter or coconut oil.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and saute the bacon pieces for 5 minutes. Add the chopped onion to the skillet of bacon, and cook together for an additional 10 minutes, until the onions are tender and the bacon is just crisp. Use a slotted spoon to remove the onions and bacon to a large mixing bowl, and combine with the cooked spaghetti squash, eggs, 3 ounces of shredded Gruyere cheese, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Transfer the mixture to the greased dish, and top with the remaining ounce of shredded cheese, which will create a crispy topping. Bake at 350F for 35-40 minutes, until the top is golden and the center is firm. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving.
  4. Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
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  • Cara

    This sounds great but I’m not a morning person and would never be able to get up early enough to make this for breakfast, even brunch would end up being lunchtime. I do think it would be a wonderful make ahead breakfast. I’m going to try making it in the evening when I’m awake and then reheating it for breakfast. Have you tried freezing single portions ? And how would it reheat the best ? I try to stay away from the microwave so in the oven wrapped in foil to keep it from drying out would be my guess.

  • Deanna

    Looks delicious, its definately whats for Breakfast tomorrow!! Thank you ladies very much for sharing.

  • Sherri Shilcrat

    This sounds great but I do not think any bacon whether it is nitrate free or not is healthy.
    The rest sounds healthy but the addition of a pork item is not desirable to me especially
    coming from breast cancer.

    • Abbi*tarian

      @Sherri Shilcrat – I don’t eat meat very often, so I was thinking of a substitute, as well. I think sun-dried tomatoes & green onions would also compliment this recipe beautifully! That might be just my tastes speaking, though. I hope you find a great alternative!

  • Alexandra

    Ooooh, looks delicious and can’t wait to try it!

    Cara: you don’t have to eat this for breakfast, you could have it anytime of day really! I’m generally not a savory breakfast person so I plan on making this and having it for lunch or dinner.

    Sherry: you could probably sub the bacon for some other protein source – maybe a bit of shredded or chopped chicken, the possibilities are endless. Make it your own.

    Meghan and Danielle, thank you!

  • Chandler

    Is there an alternative to Spaghetti Squash…………. I never see it at my greengrocers :(

    • Renee

      I used acorn squash.. It was “bomb dot com” delish!!!