Broccoli, Ham, and Mozzarella Baked with Eggs

This breakfast bake has lots of broccoli with a little ham and low-fat mozzarella, baked with eggs. The combination is delish and it’s low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, and South Beach Diet friendly; use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Broccoli, Ham, and Mozzarella Baked with Eggs [found on KalynsKitchen.com]

I usually share a Meatless Monday recipe every Sunday, but this week if you’re looking for vegetarian recipes I’m going to have to send you  to the Meatless Monday Recipes-by-Photo Index Page, because I just can’t wait another day to update this recipe for Broccoli, Ham, and Mozzarella Baked with Eggs.  You see, this recipe has gone crazy on Pinterest, which would be good except that every time I see the old photo I want to shudder. And I posted the recipe back in 2013 when I had a broken arm, so I’m ridiculously happy that I’ve finally taken better photos using two good arms.

I think trying to eat vegetables with every meal is one of the best healthy eating tips ever, and I’ve made this quite a few times to keep in the fridge for several days of tasty breakfasts. I’ve enjoyed it in a flatter version and also in the version in these photos which has a bit more broccoli, ham, and egg, and I’ll give a range in the recipe so you can decide which version you want. But if you like broccoli, ham, and mozzarella, give this a try; all those people on Pinterest seem to be liking it!

Broccoli, Ham, and Mozzarella Baked with Eggs [found on KalynsKitchen.com]
For this recipe use 1-2 cups of lean diced ham and about 1/3 cups green onions. I used 6 whole cups of barely-blanched broccoli, but you can get away with less.

Broccoli, Ham, and Mozzarella Baked with Eggs [found on KalynsKitchen.com]
Spray a 9×12″ casserole dish with non-stick spray and layer the broccoli and then the ham. Then put grated low-fat mozzarella and green onions over that. Season to taste with Spike Seasoning and fresh-ground black pepper. Beat the eggs and pour them over the other ingredients. Then use a fork to “stir” just until all the ingredients are coated with egg. Bake at 375F/190C for 35-45 minutes (depending on which version you choose and how done you like it.

Broccoli, Ham, and Mozzarella Baked with Eggs [found on KalynsKitchen.com]

Serve hot. Broccoli, Ham, and Mozzarella Baked with Eggs can be kept in the fridge for at least a week and reheated in the microwave.

Broccoli, Ham, and Mozzarella Baked with Eggs
(Makes 8 servings; recipe created by Kalyn.)

Ingredients:
4-6 cups very small broccoli flowerets, blanched about 2 minutes, then drained well.
1-2 cups diced ham (1/2 – 1 lb.)
1 cup low-fat grated Mozzarella
1/3 cup thinly sliced green onion (optional, but good)
8-10 eggs, well beaten
Spike Seasoning (or other all-purpose seasoning blend to taste, about 1 tsp)
fresh-ground black pepper, to taste
sour cream, for serving (optional; I’d love this with a squeeze of Daisy)

Instructions:
Heat oven to 375F/190C. Spray a 9″x12″ casserole dish with non-stick spray.  (The dish can be slightly smaller too, especially if you use the smaller amounts of ingredients.)

Bring a medium-sized pot of water to a boil and cook the broccoli just 2 minutes; then pour into a colander placed in the sink and let it drain well. Dice the ham while the broccoli drains.

Layer broccoli, ham, Mozzarella, and green onions (if using) in casserole dish. Season with Spike Seasoning and fresh-ground black pepper and pour beaten egg over. Use a fork to “stir” the mixture just until all the ingredients are coated with egg.  (It might look like there is not enough egg, but carry on!)

Bake 35-45 minutes, or until all the mixture is set and the top is starting to lightly brown. (If you use the higher amount of eggs, it will take the longer baking time, but start to check after about 30 minutes.) Serve hot, with sour cream if desired. This can be kept in the fridge for at least a week and reheated in the microwave.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Broccoli, Ham, and Mozzarella are all good low-carb ingredient choices, and as long as you use lean ham and low-fat mozzarella, this recipe would be approved for any phase of the South Beach Diet. It could be used for most other low-carb eating plans, probably with full-fat dairy for most low-carb plans. 

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Nutritional Information?
If you want nutritional information for a recipe, I recommend entering the recipe into Calorie Count, which will calculate it for you. Or if you’re a member of Yummly, you can use the Yum button on my site to save the recipe and see the nutritional information there.

More Tasty Low-Carb Breakfasts with Veggies that You Might Like:
Kale and Feta Breakfast Casserole ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Baked Eggs with Broccoli, Mushrooms, and Eggs ~ Poor Girl Eats Well

Swiss Chard, Mozzarella, and Feta Egg Bake ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Frittata with Broccoli and Garden Herbs ~ The Perfect Pantry

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67 comments on “Broccoli, Ham, and Mozzarella Baked with Eggs”

  1. Dishes like this (minus the ham, for me) are my favorite way to start the day. Whenever I eat broccoli at breakfast, I feel that my day is off to a virtuous start.

  2. Lydia, that's how I feel when I have kale or broccoli for breakfast too.

  3. My goodness! I read yesterday's post earlier today and was sorry to hear of your injury. I'm doing some meal planning right now and was looking through your recipes when I found this one…and then was surprised to realize you posted it today!!! You appear to have mastered the two fingered typing technique! I made your baked pesto chicken yesterday and it was a huge hit, and this recipe looks like a great option for Saturday morning. Thanks for these wonderful recipes! It's really making my renewed effort with South Beach (I'm on day 4 of phase 1) MUCH easier. Sending up prayers that you heal quickly!

  4. Cristin, it takes me a while, but I can do it!

  5. On my list for after my next commissary trip. I love the combination of ham and broccoli.

  6. I should include more veggies in my breakfast… but somehow it doesn't seem to go with my typical chocolate oats. Will have to fix that. Hope your arm heals soon and you adapt to 2 finger typing soon!

  7. Ouch, Kalyn, I am sorry to read about your arm. I hope it heals fast and completely.

  8. Oh Kalyn I'm so sorry about your injury!! That's awful! I hope your back to yourself in no time!

  9. Hi Kalyn, I'm a new follower of your blog as of Jan 9. I just started the South Beach Diet 4 days ago & I wanted to roast some mushrooms for dinner (I love mushrooms & I usually sauté them in a lot of butter, but wanted to do something a lot healthier). So, I googled "roasted mushrooms" and your link came up. Boy, do I feel lucky! Your recipes & blog are just what I needed… I couldn't believe that I stumbled upon your blog having just restarted SB!! This will definitely help me stick to it this time around.

    Thanks so much for your great recipes & tips and I hope your arm heals quickly!

  10. Kalyn; this doesn't need posting…so sorry about your arm. But suggest that you look into Dragon Dictation…my daughter is using this do to hand problems and it's really excellent. She dictates almost everything and it's usually near perfect. Available for PC or Mac. A bit of learning involved but it might make your life much easier while your arm heals, and also it's fun to dictate!!

    All best, from a frequent follower.

  11. Kalyn, you're amazing … both for your recipes and your "forge on" attitude! This recipe would be perfect for breakfast after my Valentine's Day party next month. I always look for healthy and hearty recipes for our overnight guests.

    No need to reply to me. Just hoping you heal quickly!

    Hugs,
    Shirley

  12. hi snap i also have a broken arm, ice skating, i have recently found your blog, and love your recipes xxx

  13. Oh yum! This would make a nice addition to a meal you're bringing to a new mom. Looks like a protein-filled, healthy breakfast. Thanks for sharing. Get well soon!

  14. I wonder how this would be with chicken for dinner??? I may try it. Thank you for sharing all of your recipes! Praying fir healing.

  15. Aunt Kalyn! I hope you are ok! We are not on FB anymore so this is the first I heard about your arm. Dang snow and ice. Love you. Heal quickly. And p.s. love this recipe too!

  16. Chrissy, I think this could be a side dish, good idea.

    Becca, I am hanging in there. Not fun though.

  17. So very sorry to just read of your fall. You have enough wonderful recipes to keep us all busy in the kitchen. Get healed!

  18. I keep forgetting about these great egg dishes… They will be perfect for that extra bit I look for at lunch (to go with my apple and yogurt…)

  19. This is excellent! I added some cooked asparagus because I had it and it turned out great! Yum! 🙂

    ~Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents

  20. Made this tonight for dinner…so simple and yummy. I plan on have leftovers for breakfast. This recipe is a keeper

  21. Cheryl, so glad you enjoyed it!

  22. This was very good! I used 8 eggs and cooked it for 45 minutes and it came out wonderful! Next time I think I'll add some sautéed onions and a bit more ham.
    Thank you for such a delicious dinner idea!

  23. Hi,
    I just found this recipe on pinterest and I know I'm about a year late but can I use thawed frozen broccoli in this? My husband is not a fan of broccoli but me and the kiddos are so I usually buy frozen since we need a lot less with just us eating.

  24. I haven't made it with frozen broccoli, but it's probably not bad. I would just thaw the broccoli, don't pre-cook, and be sure to drain well.

  25. Can you make this the day before cooking?

  26. Jennifer, I haven't tried it that way. If you wanted to make it ahead, I would cut up ham, grate the cheese, blanch the broccoli, and even beat the eggs ahead and store ingredients separately, then assemble and bake the next day. You might need to cook a little longer if everything is cold from the fridge; I'd let it come to room temperature before baking if you have time.

  27. People are obviously free to use any ingredients they choose when they use my recipe. However, this site contains recipes suitable for the South Beach Diet, and comments arguing against those principles or recommending or linking to other eating plans will not be published.

  28. I make this all the time, the possibilities are endless.You can sit at the table and eat it or put between two pieces of bread and eat it on the go!!

  29. Neil, so glad you're enjoying it.

  30. This was GREAT!!! Loved it.

  31. Chasing Joy, so glad you liked it!

  32. Eggcellent dish!! Just finished making this! Swapped out the broccoli for broccolini, brussel sprouts and tomato – trying to use up what's in the fridge. Very easy, minimal prep! I'm keeping this one for sure!! 🙂

  33. Thank you for this recipe, I found it through Pinterest. It's so very yummy and I am glad to have it for variety in the South Beach diet. It is just me and my husband at home so it makes breakfast for the both of us all week long and then some!

  34. I'm a low carb eater and have been since 1980. I love all the recipes and spices that make my meals fantastic. My only comment is that I don't see the carb count. Could you please tell me how many per serving? I would like to prepare this dish on Sunday.

    • I don't calculate carbs, but if you look immediately after the recipe there's a link to Calorie Count where you can enter the ingredients and number of servings and it will calculate it for you.

  35. Can you freeze this dish?
    Thanks.

  36. Good morning Kayln–this looks so yummy…..What substitution(s) would you suggest for the broccoli ??? We have a family member who does not like broccoli—( more for me I say.LOL…) thanks in advance !

    • Doris, it's hard for me to recommend substitutions without trying them (and there's no way for me to know what vegetables you might like) but here are a lot of other options for Breakfast Casseroles that might give you ideas. Most vegetables will work in this type of dish as long as they're cooked slightly before they go in the casserole, so greens, peppers, etc. are things I use often.

    • Cauliflower is a great substitute, used that tonight and it was delicious! You could use asparagus, brussel sprouts, possibly even peppers…anything that normally tastes good cooked with onions 🙂

    • Never thought of using cauliflower in this, thanks for sharing that it worked well.

  37. This was delicious!!! We substituted cauliflower and diced meatballs for the ham and broccoli only because that was what we had available. We will make this with any meat / vegetable, it is that flexible, thank you!!! (Only used 8 eggs)

  38. Made this tonight and just did a taste test and it is yummy! Thank you for the detailed directions. I was thinking is this enough eggs and then I saw your note. Perfect!!

  39. I'd like to figure out a way to bring this to an office Christmas potluck on Friday. Any suggestions on how to make this crock pot friendly?

  40. I found this recipe on Weight Watchers last year and have been making it every since. We just had it for dinner last night with a side salad – so yummy! It's one of those casseroles that can be eaten any time of day. When I serve it for dinner, I mix in diced potatoes. I also cut the calories by using only 4 whole eggs, and 6 egg whites. Thanks for sharing!!

  41. I adjusted this a little for just my hubby and me. Its been difficult to learn to cook for 2 since my kids are grown! LOL Also my dh is diabetic so its low carb for us! Wow….after cooking one way for 47 yrs, it sure is different learning to cook not only less but completely different. Have this in the oven as I type. I only used 4 eggs, (home grown, free ranged) shredded sharp cheddar cheese, steamed broccoli florets, and cubed deli sliced ham 1/4"…. AND THAT WILL BE OUR SUPPER! (meat, veggie, eggs, dairy)=low carb, high protein. Thank You Going to look at the rest of your recipes to see what I can fix tomorrow! LOL

  42. I made this for supper tonight and it was really good. Thanks for the recipe!

  43. Cooked this last night for dinner and for breakfast all this week. My husband didn't like it very much, but I for 1 thought it was great. More for me! 😉 And it's great for in the morning because I don't have time to cook a breakfast so warming this up is a cinch. Only thing I would change for next time is using at LEAST 10 eggs if I'm using a 9×13 pan. I used 9 eggs and it seems a little thin for me.

  44. Found your recipe on Pinterest when trying to find a recipe using what I had on hand in my house. This was perfect since I already had a ton of eggs, broccoli, and a ham steak. Thanks for the great dinner idea. ☺

  45. Kalyn – do you think I could use Swiss instead of the mozzarella without changing it too much? Thank you!

  46. Can I use frozen broccoli?

    • I haven't made any kind of breakfast casserole with frozen vegetables. I worry a bit that the veggies will be too soft after all the time cooking in the oven, but it might work if you thaw the broccoli completely and drain it very well. Love to hear how it works if you try it!

  47. KALYN, This is probably my least favorite of all the recipes. I am a big fan,and respect you, however this was so dry,and dull, I couldn't believe it was something you gave us. I followed it true to the recipe, exactly, no subs, I will be having this for the next couple of days/nights like it or not. I have not lost faith. This is missing something.

    • This is the second time you have complained about bad results on a recipe (and once again, I have made this many times myself, always great.) And this recipe has been viewed over 1 million times and there lots and lots of reviews above from people saying how great it is, and no other bad reviews.

      So I have to question whether you're really making the recipes exactly as I'm writing them. I don't mean to be rude at all, but if you made this recipe with ham, mozzarella, and broccoli as I wrote it, I don't see how it could possibly be dry and it definitely wouldn't be dull. Sorry you are not enjoying it.

  48. I baked this up last night for dinner and it was so delicious!! I recently went low glycemic to fix my horrible bloat and was so so sooo happy to find your website! Thank you so much for taking the time to list what works for which diet and although low glycemic eating is pretty straight forward I appreciate the listing so much!
    This recipe was so easy,frugal, and there was leftovers..which is always a bonus in my eyes. When you have a husband and never ending hungry teenage boys you absolutely love leftovers. We all loved it and it will be added to my rotation of meals 🙂 I think this is also one of those recipes that works with various things you have on hand. I always have diced roasted sweet potatoes in the fridge and will toss a handful of those in next time with maybe some mushrooms!

    I look forward to trying your other recipes! Thank you again 🙂

  49. I make this with shredded swiss and gruyere cheeses and call it crustless quiche. Great for low-carb'ing!

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