Easy & Delicious Breakfast Casserole {& a giveaway!}

*This post is sponsored by Pete & Gerry’s Organic eggs. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are mine!

With the holidays quickly approaching, I’m sure your calendars are also filling up with dinners, parties, cocktail hours and maybe even a brunch or two. I always want to make something interesting, but still a brunch staple that will be a crowd pleaser. Enter: this quick and easy breakfast casserole. Start to finish, it took maybe 35 minutes? Gotta love that!

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Eggs are a staple item in our house – RM eats them almost every morning and I often bring hard boiled ones to work. We are lucky because my dad has access to the best “farm fresh” eggs near their house (and it’s $3 a dozen!!), so he tries to stock us up as often as he can, but there are still many times where we are out of the farm fresh ones and have to buy them at the store.  Now that we’ve been spoiled with those eggs, we can’t go back to eating just any old egg, though. I’ve found that the only ones that come close to replicating truly farm fresh ones are ones that are organic, free range and not fed with antibiotics.  I truly believe those things make for happy hens and therefore better eggs.  While these are certainly a more costly option, the benefits that comes along with buying these types of eggs are well worth it to us.

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That said, when Pete & Gerry’s reached out to me to see if I wanted to use their eggs in a holiday recipe, I jumped at the opportunity because I knew how high their standards were. Their hens are never caged and their barns allow the hens access to the outdoors. Additionally, they never administer antibiotics or hormones to their hens and they feed them 100% organic feed which contains no pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or GMOs and it’s free of animal by-products (and the drug residues/pathogens that may be associated with them). Lastly, their farms are inspected at least once a year by a third-party certifier with USDA accreditation. Because of these factors, I will gladly spend a few extra bucks a carton for these eggs!

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If you haven’t looked past the price tag on the eggs you buy, I seriously urge you to do this! We really notice a huge difference between the eggs we *used* to buy and the eggs we buy (or get from my dad) now. What differences, you ask? Well, the color of the yolk is the biggest difference. You’ll notice a crisp, bright orange yolk in Pete & Gerry’s eggs, whereas in others you’ll notice it’s a very light yellow. The egg whites also get “meatier” (aka: thicker) when you cook them, which I can only attribute to the better ingredients in the food that the hens are being fed.

Have I convinced you yet? Great. Go buy yourself a carton (or two) of Pete & Gerry’s Organic eggs and then make this recipe. OR, leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite holiday recipe and maybe you’ll be the lucky reader who wins a coupon for a FREE carton of P&G eggs!

Ingredients

 

  • 2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 1 organic red pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup Gruyere cheese, grated
  • salt & pepper
  • EVOO

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425*. Slice potatoes into thin slices & place on greased cookie sheet. Spray with cooking spray and sprinkle salt & pepper. Bake for 10ish minutes on each side, or until the potatoes start to get browned and crispy.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, slice your onions and peppers and sautee them with the garlic.
  3. When the potatoes are cooked, place on the bottom of a casserole dish and top with the cooked peppers and onions.
  4. Wisk your Pete & Gerry’s Organic eggs and cook  in the same pan you cooked your peppers and onions in. When eggs are fluffy and mostly cooked, add them to the casserole dish. Sprinkle with Gruyere cheese and bake for 10-15 minutes.

This dish was so tasty, but even better than that, it was quick and easy to whip up! This will be a perfect addition to your brunch spread throughout this holiday season.

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Remember – if you want to try out Pete & Gerry’s Organic eggs for FREE, leave a comment on this post with your favorite holiday recipe and maybe you’ll be the lucky winner!

Questions for you: What is your favorite brand of eggs? Do you buy organic? Are you hosting any holiday parties this year? 

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