Looking for a delicious and healthy breakfast option? Our friend Heather Englund from Fit Mama Real Food created this mouthwatering casserole with plenty of protein, healthy fats, and fresh veggies, this dish is the perfect way to fuel your day. Plus, it’s quick and easy to make!
This delicious Smoked Salmon Breakfast Casserole made with tasty Oriana® Orange Grape Tomatoes and fresh spinach is just what your morning needs! It is incredibly easy to make with just 6 ingredients! Plus, it’s protein-packed, full of colorful, healthy vegetables, and will keep you full for longer!
Since smoked salmon, spinach, tomatoes, and eggs pair so well together, I just knew I needed to make this breakfast bake. I am all for simplifying the mornings, and a make-ahead meal like this gets the job done!
Once the spinach gets a quick wilt, the egg mixture comes together incredibly fast. A few minutes of prep work to have a big, protein-packed meal ready and waiting for you. Yes, please!
Is this breakfast healthy?
One word – YES! Loads of protein, healthy fats, and vegetables fill up the casserole dish and leave you with a flavorful, healthy breakfast or brunch option. Spinach and grape tomatoes add such a vibrant color to an otherwise one-toned dish. Not only does it add vibrant color, but it is also full of so much taste and nourishment!
I’m using Pure Flavor® Oriana® Orange Grape Tomatoes to give this recipe an extra pop of color and flavor. They taste like summer and go well with pretty much everything! Did you know, tomatoes are a good source of potassium and iron, plus loads of other vitamins and protective plant compounds? They’re an easy snack to grab or add to your favorite dishes!
- 1 dry pint Oriana® Orange Grape Tomatoes, halved
- 12 eggs
- 8 oz smoked salmon, diced
- 3 green onions, diced
- 6 cups spinach, chopped
- 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
How to make this casserole –
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9 x 13 baking dish with a little oil to prevent sticking.
- Heat a large skillet to medium-low heat and add the olive oil, and the chopped spinach. Stir and cook the spinach until wilted and set aside to cool.
- Into a large bowl add the eggs and whisk. Add the spinach, chopped smoked salmon, green onion, garlic powder, sea salt, and pepper into the egg mixture. Pour into the bottom of the dish.
- On top of the egg casserole mixture, in a single layer, add the halved grape tomatoes. Carefully transfer the mixture into the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the eggs are set.
- Allow the dish to cool for 10 minutes before slicing into it. Enjoy!
What to serve with this recipe –
When it comes to serving up a delicious smoked salmon breakfast casserole, there’s no denying that an extra side like a fresh green or a fruit salad is always welcome. Whether you’re whipping this up as a quick make-ahead breakfast or for a special occasion adding in some additional options can really bring the meal together.
Whether you want to meal prep this recipe or simply have leftovers, it keeps really well. Allow the casserole to cool to room temperature, and then cover or slice into individual servings & add to an airtight container and then store it in the fridge. Leftovers will keep well for 5 days and can easily be reheated. You can reheat the entire casserole or individual servings in a warm oven for 10-15 minutes, or until warmed through.
Easy Substitutions –
Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this quick breakfast recipe. It’s always best to customize the dish based on your or your family’s preferences!
Eggs – Egg whites will work as a substitute for whole large eggs. Ensure you oil the pan well since egg whites stick much more than regular eggs.
Spinach – Your favorite hearty leafy green, like kale or Swiss chard, will work wonderfully in this recipe. You can also use frozen chopped spinach. Defrost the frozen spinach before using, squeeze out any excess liquid, and then add to the egg mixture. You’ll want to use around 1.5 cups of frozen spinach to replace the large quantity of fresh spinach.
Smoked salmon – Fresh-cooked salmon, ham, and breakfast sausage are all good alternatives to smoked salmon.
Green onion – Red onion and white onion work well. To bring the strong raw flavor down slightly, sauté the onions with the spinach for 1 minute toward the end of cooking.
Garlic powder – Fresh garlic works well too. Sauce for 1 minute with the spinach if using fresh. Fresh dill or dried dill will offer up a different flavor profile that works well in this dish.
Trust me when I say that once you try this delicious breakfast casserole recipe, it’ll quickly become a staple in your weekly meal rotation. Happy Cooking!