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Denver Casserole

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Updated July 13, 2014

Denver Casserole

Denver Casserole

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This is like a large Denver (or "Western") omelet, and is great as a main dish for dinner or brunch. Leftovers make a nice quick breakfast. I often put whatever vegetables I need to use up in this casserole.  South Beach dieters or those desiring a lower-calorie option can use low or nonfat versions of the ingredients - obviously the calorie count will be less.  

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1 pint (16 oz) sour cream
  • 12 oz shredded cheese - jack and/or cheddar
  • 1 lb cooked ham, chopped (check to make sure it isn't loaded with sugar)
  • 1 large green pepper, chooped
  • 1/4 C chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic (optional)
  • salt and pepper

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

1. Saute onion, pepper, and garlic until beginning to soften.

2. Put eggs and sour cream in blender with salt and pepper, or whisk in a bowl. Blend well.

3. Put half the cheese into a 9X13 baking pan or similarly-size casserole dish.  Add the ham next, then the rest of the cheese, and the vegetables. Pour the egg mixture over the whole thing.

4. Bake 50-60 minutes, until top is golden brown and knife inserted into the center comes out clean (or almost so - it will continue to cook for a few minutes afterwards).

Serves 8.

Nutritional Analysis: Each of 8 servings has 4.5 grams effective carb plus .5 gram fiber, 30 grams protein, and 533 calories
User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Definitely a keeper!, Guest LianneW

I am so glad I found this receipe. I made this for Christmas Day Brunch while the rest of the family enjoyed our traditional Wife Saver. I find this recipe is very similiar, but without the bread and corn flake crumbs. I like to make this on Sunday nights and then I have enough to enjoy for breakfasts and lunches during the week. It heats up beautifully. I haven't tried freezing it yet, but I am sure it would freeze well.

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