Italian Egg Bake is a delicious low carb breakfast recipe, also perfect for a healthy brunch or breakfast for dinner (brinner). This healthy egg breakfast has cheesy baked eggs, crispy nitrate free pancetta, fresh vegetables and Italian seasonings, all simmered up in a zesty tomato sauce. It’s perfect for back to school meal planning, too. Gluten free, grain free, low carb, and kid friendly!
Hey friends! Switching things up this week. We’re focusing on quick recipes with simple pantry staples. I feel like last week it was all the healing and vegan recipes. Which is oh so needed and good, but to be honest, I’m currently in need of quick meal ideas because A, I’m jet lagged and cannot get my brain back to time zone. Whoa, I’ve been to Iceland and back in 5 days with 2.5 days of travel. CRAZY. But also, these ingredients are literally the only foods left in our pantry and fridge. Convenient you might say, yes?
Despite my lack of brain powder, I can still function enough to throw together a simple “Italian Style” egg bake of sorts. And if I can do it, you can do it too! PROMISE!
Quick Meals for Busy Weeknights
The Italian Egg Bake is a recipe you can throw together quickly, using simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry! As mentioned above. Just thought you needed that reminder. 😛
Quick, easy, and simple dinner ideas are the best when it comes to busy weeknights. Keeping meals healthy is important too, and this delicious Italian egg bake covers all of those bases.
It also happens to be a favorite recipe part of my August recipe theme, 30 minute meals for busy weeknights! That makes it perfect for back to school meal planning, because it can be served for breakfast, dinner or an easy weekend brunch.
Some of my favorite healthy dinners are 30 minute meals! Have you tried my easy paleo salmon cakes recipe yet? Oh, and like the Italian egg bake, my gluten free French bread breakfast strata is also perfect to serve as breakfast for dinner.
What Makes the Italian Egg Bake a Healthy Recipe?
Okay it might be just “healthyis” but you get the point. It’s all about the QUALITY of ingredients.
We’ve already mentioned that it’s a low carb egg bake, but the Italian egg bake recipe gets its healthy boost from:
- protein rich eggs
- nitrate free pancetta, giving it a hearty, bacon-like flavor, without the saturated fat and nasty nitrates.
- almond milk – using a nut milk lowers the calories, cholesterol, and saturated fats in the recipe.
- using fresh garden vegetables
- Parmesan cheese has a big dose of calcium, coming in at a whopping 55mg per tablespoon!
If you haven’t guessed it already, the “Italian” part comes from the pancetta, parmesan, italian herbs like oregano and basil, plus tomatoes and tomato sauce of course. It’s like the European version of a BLT Egg Casserole. I know, I’m so clever. You’re welcome.Print
Quick, name one GO TO MEAL for when you short on time and in my in circumstance, also short on brain cells?
Eggcellent! Time to get your EGG BAKE ON!