Egg Casserole with Arugula, Broccoli, and Basil for Meatless Mondays

Egg casserole was a popular dish about a decade ago.  They showed up at every breakfast meeting, mostly made with sausage or bacon, and lots of cheddar cheese.

Eggs Are the Perfect Protein

eight cracked brown egg shells

There’s been a lot of confusion about whether eggs are good for you or not.  I think it’s finally been settled in favor of the egg.

Since my husband and I like to try meatless meals at least once a week, egg casserole seemed like a good Meatless Monday dinner.

Going Green

Substituting greens like arugula, including broccoli, and flavoring with fresh basil makes this recipe more nutritious than the typical processed meat egg casserole.

Easy to Make and Beautiful

I left about six sourdough bread slices on the counter during the day to dry out.  About two hours before dinner, I put together the casserole and put it in the fridge for an hour.  Then, I baked it.

It came out of the oven looking like a beautiful souffle.

the baked casserole is golden brown and puffy

Best of all, it was delicious.

If you are searching for some meatless dinners, give this casserole a try.

Egg Casserole with Arugula, Broccoli, and Basil

A meatless meal with greens instead of processed meat.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Resting time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: egg casserole
Servings: 4
Calories: 395kcal
Author: A. JoAnn


  • 8 eggs, beaten
  • 6 bread slices, dry
  • 1 c. broccoli, chopped
  • ½ c. arugula, chopped
  • c. red onion, chopped
  • basil, fresh handful, chopped
  • 1 ½ c. milk
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 ½ c. cheese, shredded


  • Grease a large casserole dish and place slices of bread in bottom of dish.
  • Beat the eggs, then add in the mustard, salt, and milk.
    eight cracked brown egg shells
  • Chop vegetables and basil and sprinkle over the bread slices.
    chopped greens are added to casserole dish
  • Pour over egg mixture, then top with shredded cheese.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  • An hour before dinner, put casserole in oven.  Set temperature to 350 degrees.  Bake for 50 minutes, or until casserole is golden brown and puffy.
    the baked casserole is golden brown and puffy
  • Serve immediately.

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Author: A. JoAnn

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