Mediterranean Veggie Brunch Puff Recipe
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Mediterranean Veggie Brunch Puff Recipe

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I make breakfast casseroles with whatever I have, like spinach, sweet red pepper and cheddar. With this puff, we like a burst of flavor from Greek vinaigrette. —Angela Robinson, Findlay, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 cups cubed croissants (about 6 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup chopped roasted sweet red peppers, divided
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons Greek vinaigrette

Nutritional Facts

1 piece with 1-1/2 teaspoons vinaigrette mixture: 281 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 175mg cholesterol, 656mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 14g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the first six ingredients until blended. Place croissant pieces in a single layer in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish; top with 1/2 cup red pepper, onion and spinach. Pour egg mixture over top. Sprinkle with cheeses. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  2. Finely chop remaining red pepper; place in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Add vinaigrette; shake to combine and refrigerate until serving.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. Remove casserole from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5-10 minutes before cutting. Serve with vinaigrette mixture.
    Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked casserole. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake casserole as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°.
    Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Mediterranean Veggie Brunch Puff in Simple & Delicious August/September 2016

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