Spring Brunch Bake

This was my contribution to our family Easter brunch yesterday (hence the hurried picture before it was devoured :-). I knew it was risky trying a new recipe to share with everyone, but I just thought it looked so good (and I'm on an asparagus kick right now), so I went for it. Luckily, it was delicious. It was also easy to prepare and not too bad for you in comparison to most breakfast bakes. (the recipe was in some junk mail trying to get me to buy a Taste of Home cookbook)

8 cups cubed French bread
2 cups cut fresh asparagus (1-in pieces)
1 cup cubed fully cooked lean ham (I just realized I put in 2 :-). I used lunch meat)
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
6 egg whites
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups FF milk
2 T lemon juice
1/4 t garlic powder

-In a large bowl, combine bread, asparagus, ham and cheese.
-Whisk egg whites, eggs, milk, lemon juice and garlic powder; pour over the bread mixture and stir until blended.
-Transfer to a 13x9 baking dish coated with cooking spray.
-Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
-Uncover and bake 8-10 minutes longer or until knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
-Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.


Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Oh wow this looks delicious!

Krista said...

we LOVED this!! I just left out the ham...and it was still amazing! Thanks! :)