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Simple Vegan Breakfast Casserole Just Egg Recipe

Simple vegan Breakfast casserole recipe with just egg – Strata is a genius tasty vegan breakfast and brunch recipe that can double as lunch. Loaded with tender broccoli, melty vegan cheese, and spicy peppers, this easy just egg breakfast casserole recipe could not be simpler to make. Just chop, toss together, and bake. That’s it and you’re ready to serve a mouthwatering bread bake that makes every brunch a tasty success.

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If you love brunch then this easy Herby Broccoli, Peppers, and Cheese Strata recipe is one of the best brunch or breakfast recipes you will ever try. Featuring tender broccoli, peppery plant-based cheese-loaded bell peppers, all melted crispy in places cheese intermingled with fluffy bread. It’s meal prep friendly and tastes AMAZING. If you’re looking for a great guest brunch recipe then this vegan breakfast casserole is the one for you. Because this vegan strata can be made in advance it makes one of the best and stress-free brunch recipes that allows you to serve a tasty, cheesy, and decadent meal without much work. And the best part is, no one will be able to guess it’s vegan! 

In this easy Simple plant based eggless Just Egg Breakfast dish recipe we’re covering 

Equipment needed to make a breakfast egg casserole with just eggs

To make a breakfast egg casserole, you will need the following equipment:

  1. Mixing Bowl – to combine all the ingredients.
  2. Whisk – to beat the eggs and mix all the ingredients properly.
  3. 9×13 inch Baking Dish – to bake the casserole.
  4. A non-stick cooking spray or butter – to grease the baking dish.
  5. Measuring Cups and Spoons – to measure the ingredients accurately.
  6. Cutting Board and Knife – to chop vegetables and sausage or ham.
  7. Aluminum Foil – to cover the casserole while baking.
  8. Oven – to bake the egg casserole.

Using these tools, you’ll have everything you need to make a delicious breakfast egg casserole dish.

Vegan strata brunch bake version 

Of course, I had to make a vegan version of my favorite breakfast bread bake dish. Because as much as I adore traditional vegetarian strata made with eggs, I also want an all-vegan option that is on the same level of deliciousness. And that’s just what my vegan strata are; decadent, cheesy, and loaded with creamy textures, tender veggies, and rich flavors. I’ve served this for brunch on several occasions and everyone thought it was a real egg recipe.

So, let’s dive into what ingredients you need for the vegan broccoli bread bake version:

Vegetarian strata broccoli cheese bread bake brunch recipe is so easy and quick to make. The ingredients are easy to get and can be found at most grocery stores!

So you adore easy delicious brunch too? Then you’ve come to the right place. The name of this bread bake is longer than the ingredients list. Because this easy broccoli pepper cheese-loaded vegetarian brunch is incredibly simple to prepare. Just chop the bread, fry the veggies in a frying pan, toss everything into a pan, and load it up with cheese. That’s it. Your bread bake is ready to bake. Simple, no-fuss, and absolutely mouthwatering brunch recipe.

First, let’s look at the ingredients you need for this vegetarian strata;

  • Broccoli florets – can be fresh or frozen. You can also substitute broccoli with cauliflower florets or another vegetable. 
  • Bell peppers – I like the sweet peppery flavor of red bell peppers, but you can use whichever bell pepper varieties you prefer, yellow bell peppers, or green bell peppers, or make it a mix of colors. 
  • Green beans – use fresh or frozen green beans to make it a green bean casserole meets healthy breakfast dish.
  • Garlic – I like to use fresh garlic, but garlic powder can also work. For a full loaded breakfast casserole you can also add green onions, or leeks to enhance the cozy savory goodness. 

The essesntial breakfast casserole main ingredients

  • Just egg (vegan egg mixture)– Just egg is our vegan egg substitute and it’s the main ingredient and star of the dish. It has a light, fluffy and nearly perfect ‘real eggs’ texture and look that makes it a great egg substitute in casseroles and plant based egg dishes. You can usually find a bottle of Just Egg at any well-stocked grocery stores in the vegan part of the store. 
  • Non-dairy Milk – You can use your favorite Plant milk like soy milk, almond milk, cashew milk, or oat milk all work great for this delicious recipe. For a ultra-luxe version you can melt a little vegan butter and drizzle on top. 
  • Bread (can be fresh or stale) – This tasty vegan egg casserole is a great way to use up stale bread and leftover bread. It turns a humble bread into a delicious breakfast meal perfect to serve for large crowds, and on special occasions like Christmas Morning. It’s perfect for holiday breakfasts all-year round because it’s so versatile and you can just switch out the vegetables to fit any season. 
  • Vegan mozzarella and Vegan shredded cheddar cheese – Use your favorite shredded vegan cheese. Some of my favorite dairy-free cheese brands are Violife, Daiya, Follow Your Heart, and Trader Joe’s. 
  • Seasoning – Thyme and Salt make the mild Mediterranean herb and spice blend of the dish. You can also add a pinch of black pepper for more depth of flavor, and a little smoked paprika for extra smoky flavor.

Flavor heaven

To get that full-flavored rich lux vegan strata that will have everyone thinking it’s authentic it’s all about using a rich and creamy non-dairy milk together with the just egg mixture. I prefer using cashew milk or full-fat soy milk to get that deep rich taste that eggs and regular cheese provide. And for an extra decadent cheesy flavor, you can add 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast to the dish. It’s optional but my-oh-my what a delicious cheesiness a little nutritional yeast adds to this bread bake. Not to mention the added vitamins we get from nutritional yeast. Extra cheesy flavors and extra vitamins. It’s a win-win.

Versatile vegan leftovers recipe 

This strata is a great recipe to use leftovers. You can add any vegetables you want or have lying around. From peppers to onions, to mushrooms every type of vegetable works in this dish. It’s truly a versatile just-chock-your-leftover-veggies-into-it kind of brunch recipe that somehow only seems to get better with every new veggie you add.

Other vegetables that work really well in vegetarian bread bake and can easily be added to the ingredient list is:

  • Cauliflower 
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Leeks
  • Olives
  • Artichokes 
  • Tomatoes 
  • Beans
  • Corn
  • Zucchini 
  • Eggplants/aubergines 
  • Spinach
  • Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Carrots
  • Kale
  • Asparagus

Extras that everyone loves – the ultimate luxe Just Egg breakfast casserole

You can make your breakfast casserole full of summer flavors by adding zucchini, fresh tomatoes, herbs and fresh summer veggies. Or you can give male it a ultra rich savory breakfast casserole by usung the natural flavors of umami rich mushrooms. Feel like making the whole thing a plant-based meaty textured feast all meat lovers will like? Try adding:

  • Tempeh bacon
  • Soy curls
  • Mung beans to get that Mung bean protein
  • Silken tofu
  • Vegan bacon
  • Vegan Sausage or vegan breakfast sausage

These vegetables and ingredients will add flavor, texture, and nutrition to your breakfast egg casserole. You can mix and match them according to your personal preference, or based on what’s in season. Enjoy!

How to make vegetarian broccoli, peppers, and cheese brunch bake

  • This recipe could not be more simple or easy to make. It’s pretty much just chopping the bread, frying the veggies, and tossing everything together in a baking pan. That’s it. 
  • But in case you want more instructions, here’s the rundown:
  • First, fry the broccoli florets and peppers in olive oil in a non-stick pan or large skillet.
  • Then toss in the garlic and season with salt, pepper, and thyme.
  • Scrape the veggies into a baking tray/pan
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together milk and liquid just egg. Pour the mixture over the delicious sautéed vegetables and top generously with shredded vegan cheese. Cover with tin foil. At this point, you can place the dish in the refrigerator overnight, or you can bake it right away.
  • Bake the broccoli strata in the oven at 350F (175 degrees Celsius) for 40 minutes or until the cheese has completely melted and the bake is golden and lightly crispy on top.
  • Serve and enjoy.

How to use stale bread and turn it into an easy herby broccoli, peppers, and vegan french toast casserole

Using stale bread can be tricky. Once bread begins to become dry and boring it’s no longer a go-to meal option. But this easy brunch bread bake casserole is about to change all that. This broccoli bread bake will turn your stale bread into a fluffy, golden, and crispy cheese-loaded brunch that will turn anyone into a Team weekend Brunch member.

Meal prep-friendly vegetarian brunch recipe 

What initially made me come up with this easy strata recipe was a combination of a busy schedule, leftover bread, and friends coming over for brunch. I realized I needed something that would be insanely tasty and something I could prepare in advance. And I wanted it to be loaded with decadent melty cheese and lots of flavorful vegetables. What I needed was cheesy vegan eggs that would feed a large group. Something featuring my favorite vegetables.

My mind immediately went to delicious just egg recipes.

They’re easy, can be made in advance and easy to adapt from my favorite veggie mixture to turning it into a potato breakfast casserole by switching out the broccoli with potatoes. This easy strata or breakfast brunch bake is all that and more. You can make it in a big pan or divide it into smaller oven-safe pots or jars if you prefer. And it’s really easy to bring with you to picnics, ball games or pot lucks. The possibilities are endless.

As a bonus, this strata is also freezer-friendly. So you can make it a day in advance, toss the ingredients together the night before, or make it in advance and freeze it for later. Reheat the next day in 10-15 minutes and you’re ready to serve a feast everyone will enjoy! There are so many easy options making it fit just about any schedule.

Ways to serve just eggs breakfast casserole

There are many ways to serve breakfast egg casserole, here are some popular ones:

  1. As a main dish for breakfast or brunch: Breakfast egg casserole makes a delicious and filling main dish for breakfast or brunch. You can serve it with a side of toast, fruit, or a breakfast salad.
  2. With toppings: Sprinkle some shredded cheese, chopped herbs, or sliced avocado on top of your breakfast egg casserole for an added flavor boost.
  3. In a sandwich: Slice your breakfast egg casserole into squares and use them as a filling for a breakfast sandwich. Add some cheese, tomatoes, or greens for a tasty and satisfying breakfast sandwich.
  4. Meal prep: Make a big batch of breakfast egg casserole and portion it out into meal prep containers for an easy breakfast on the go during the week.
  5. As a potluck dish: Breakfast egg casserole is a great potluck dish that can be made ahead of time and easily transported. It’s always a crowd-pleaser.
  6. Breakfast tacos: Turn it into a breakfast tacos feast and fill your tacos with tasty fluffy, cheesy eggs full of delicious flavor. Yum!
  7. Tater tots: Serve with a side of tater tots (grab my easy tater tot recipe here) or add the tots straight to the casserole and make it a potato breakfast casserole.

I hope you find these ideas helpful. Enjoy your breakfast just egg casserole!

Here are 9 tips and tricks for making the best breakfast egg casserole dish:

  • Use high-quality ingredients: The quality of the ingredients you use will greatly impact the taste and texture of your breakfast egg casserole. Use fresh vegetables, your favorite vegan melty cheese, and fresh herbs as garnish.
  • Use the right ratio of eggs to milk: A good rule of thumb is to use 1-2 eggs per 1/4 cup of milk or cream.
  • Use just egg as the easy vegan egg substitute for the perfect fluffy egg casserole – Just egg serves as the egg substitute in the casserole. Just look for their little yellow bottles next to the eggs or in the vegan/plant-based corner of your grocery store or health food stores.
  • Pre-cook your vegetables: Pre-cook your vegetables before adding them to your breakfast egg casserole. This will ensure that they cook evenly and don’t release too much moisture.
  • Add vegetables for flavor and nutrition. Vegetables like spinach, mushrooms, and bell peppers can add great flavor and nutrition to your breakfast casserole.
  • Mix everything well. Make sure to mix the eggs, dairy, bread, and other ingredients until everything is evenly distributed.
  • Customize to your taste. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different ingredients and flavors to make your breakfast casserole unique and delicious. Consider adding spices or herbs, or try using different types of cheese or bread.
  • Let it rest: Allow your breakfast egg casserole to rest for a few minutes after taking it out of the oven. This will help it set and make it easier to slice.
  • Use flavorful spices and herbs: Add spices and herbs like garlic, thyme, or paprika to add extra

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Frequently asked questions – all your Just Egg breakfast casserole dish questions answered 

Can I make egg breakfast casserole ahead of time?

Yes, you can make egg breakfast casserole ahead of time and then reheat it when you are ready to serve it. This makes it a great option for entertaining or busy mornings.

What kind of bread is best in strata or bread bakes?

Any type of bread works well in strata. Whether it be fresh or stale, white or rye bread it all works equally well. That being said, making bread bakes is one of the best ways to use stale bread in a tasty way.

Is egg breakfast casserole freezer friendly?

Yes, you can freeze egg breakfast casserole. After cooking and cooling the casserole, let it cool to room temperature before wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil before freezing. It will keep in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Can I use stale bread in egg breakfast casserole?

Yes, using stale bread in egg breakfast casserole can actually be a good thing. Stale bread will absorb the egg mixture better than fresh bread, resulting in a more flavorful and moist casserole.

FAQs – Dairy and egg questions answered

Can I add milk to my egg breakfast casserole?

Yes, you can add milk to your egg breakfast casserole. Milk will make the casserole creamier and more tender.

What different types of cheese is good in egg breakfast casserole?

Yes, you can use any type of cheese you like in egg breakfast casserole. Some good options include cheddar, pepper jack, feta, and mozzarella. For vegan cheese options mozzarella shreds and vegan cheddar works great.

Cooking and baking FAQS

How long does egg breakfast casserole need to bake when reheated?

To reheat a breakfast egg casserole, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil to prevent it from drying out and place it into the oven. The amount of time it takes to reheat the casserole depends on its size and thickness. Typically, a smaller casserole will reheat more quickly than a larger one.
A general rule of thumb to follow is to heat the casserole for 20 to 30 minutes, or until it is heated through, ensuring that the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). Check the temperature using a food thermometer to ensure the casserole is hot enough to eat. Once it’s fully reheated, simply remove it from the oven, let it cool for a few minutes, and serve. Enjoy your breakfast egg casserole.

Is it possible to make breakfast egg casserole in a slow cooker?

To make breakfast casserole in a slow cooker. Just mix all the ingredients together and pour into a slow cooker, then cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4 hours cooking time.

Can I add potatoes to my egg breakfast casserole?

Yes, you can add potatoes to your egg breakfast casserole. You can use hash browns or thinly sliced potatoes for a breakfast potato casserole.

Gluten-free FAQs

How can I make bread bake gluten-free?

Strata is naturally full of gluten, but it can be adapted to a gluten-free diet. All you have to do is use bread that is already gluten-free. It’s that simple. You can make your own gluten-free bread or get it at the grocery store. 

Strata is naturally full of gluten, but it can be adapted to a gluten-free diet. All you have to do is use bread that is already gluten-free. It’s that simple. You can make your own gluten-free bread or get it at the grocery store. 

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Easy Herby Broccoli, peppers, and cheese strata

Simple vegan Breakfast casserole recipe with just egg – Strata is a genius tasty vegan breakfast and brunch recipe that can double as lunch. Loaded with tender broccoli, melty vegan cheese, and spicy peppers, this easy just egg breakfast casserole recipe could not be simpler to make. Just chop, toss together, and bake. That’s it and you’re ready to serve a mouthwatering bread bake that makes every brunch a tasty success.
If you love brunch then this easy Herby Broccoli, Peppers, and Cheese Strata recipe is one of the best brunch or breakfast recipes you will ever try. Featuring tender broccoli, peppery cheese-loaded bell peppers, and melted crispy in places cheese intermingled with fluffy bread. It’s meal prep friendly and tastes AMAZING
Course Breakfast, brunch
Keyword breakfast, brunch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 199kcal
Author Simone – Munchyesta.com

Equipment

  • 1 9×13 inch Baking Dish to bake the casserole

Ingredients

Vegetarian cheesy broccoli strata (brunch bread bake recipe)

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 cups Broccoli Florets
  • 2 Bell Peppers Sliced
  • ½ cup Green Beans
  • 2 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 cups Diced Bread Cut into large chunks
  • 8 Eggs
  • ½ cup Whole Milk
  • ½ tsp Sea salt or Kosher Salt
  • 1 tbsp Thyme
  • 2 tsp Oregano
  • ¼ tsp Ground Pepper
  • ½ cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese Vegetarian
  • ¼ cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese Vegetarian

Vegan cheesy Broccoli bread bake brunch recipe 

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 24 oz Just Egg (2 containers)
  • ¼ cup Non-dairy Milk cashew, or soy milk
  • 2 cups Broccoli Florets about 1 head broccoli broken into florets
  • 2 Bell Peppers Sliced
  • ½ cup Green Beans
  • 2 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 cups Diced Bread Cut into large chunks
  • 2 tbsp Nutritional Yeast optional
  • ½ tsp Sea salt or Kosher Salt
  • 1 tbsp Thyme
  • 2 tsp Oregano
  • ¼ tsp Ground Pepper
  • ½ cup Vegan Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • ¼ cup Vegan Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

Vegetarian cheesy broccoli strata (brunch bread bake recipe)

  • First, fry the broccoli florets, green beans and peppers in olive oil in a non-stick pan.
  • Then toss in the garlic and season with salt, pepper, and thyme.
    Scrape the veggies into a baking tray/pan and add the diced bread.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together milk and eggs. Pour the mixture over the veggies and top generously with shredded cheese. Cover with tinfoil. At this point, you can place the dish in the refrigerator overnight, or you can bake it right away.
  • Bake the broccoli strata in the oven at 350F for 30-40 minutes or until the cheese has completely melted and the bake is golden and lightly crispy on top.
    Serve and enjoy.

Vegan cheesy Broccoli bread bake brunch recipe 

  • First up, heat olive oil in a non-stick frying pan and add the broccoli florets, green beans and sliced peppers. Season with salt, pepper, thyme, and oregano. Allow the vegetables to fry for a few minutes while stirring occasionally. Once the peppers become lightly charred in places, add the minced garlic. 
  • Scrape the veggies into a baking tray/pan and add the diced bread.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together milk and liquid just egg. Pour the mixture over the delicious sautéed vegetables and top generously with shredded vegan cheese. Cover with tin foil. At this point, you can place the dish in the refrigerator overnight, or you can bake it right away.
    At this point, you can place the dish in the refrigerator overnight, or you can bake it right away.
  • Bake the broccoli strata in the oven at 350F (175 degrees Celsius) for 40 minutes or until the cheese has completely melted and the bake is golden and lightly crispy on top.
    Serve and enjoy.

Notes

How to make breakfast egg casserole in a slow cooker?
To make breakfast casserole in a slow cooker. Just mix all the ingredients together and pour into a slow cooker, then cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4 hours cooking time.
Reheating:
To reheat a breakfast egg casserole, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil to prevent it from drying out and place it into the oven. The amount of time it takes to reheat the casserole depends on its size and thickness. Typically, a smaller casserole will reheat more quickly than a larger one.
A general rule of thumb to follow is to heat the casserole for 20 to 30 minutes, or until it is heated through, ensuring that the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). Check the temperature using a food thermometer to ensure the casserole is hot enough to eat. Once it’s fully reheated, simply remove it from the oven, let it cool for a few minutes, and serve. Enjoy your breakfast egg casserole

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