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Makeover Broccoli Cheddar Brunch Bake

 Makeover Broccoli Cheddar Brunch Bake
This slimmed-down version of a favorite brunch recipe was requested by Carla Weeks in Independence, Iowa. It's hearty, wholesome and boasts all the gourmet flavor of the original!
12 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons reduced-fat butter, cubed
  • 8 cups chopped fresh broccoli
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups egg substitute
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, melt butter. Add broccoli and onion; saute until
  • crisp-tender. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, egg substitute, 1
  • cup cheese, milk, cream, salt and pepper. Stir in broccoli mixture.
  • Pour into a 3-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a knife
  • inserted near the center comes out clean. Sprinkle with remaining
  • cheese. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 12 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 178 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 139 mg cholesterol, 459 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 12 g protein.
Wine: Sparkling Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.