Not Your Mother’s Brunch Dish (Gluten Free)


This is not your ordinary, run of the mill egg casserole. No siree, Bob.
This is not your ordinary, run of the mill egg casserole. No siree, Bob.

When was the last time that you made a recipe and completely forgot one of the ingredients?
How was it? And more importantly, next time you make it, will you omit that ingredient again?

Over the weekend I started gathering up a few ingredients in an attempt to make a quiche. However, I didn’t want to make the typical “quiche that everybody brings to a potluck” type of quiche. I wanted something that was different than most. So Kenny and I got to work on peeling, chopping, slicing, dicing … Hey wait… I sound like a Ginsu knife commercial 😉

Anyway, in my feeble attempt to make a quiche without really paying attention to what I was doing, I ended up forgetting all of the milk  (I, uh…. meant to do that…really!)  and ended up with an incredibly delicious egg dish that anyone would be proud to serve at their next brunch.

Hooray for yummy blunders!


This egg dish would be perfect for Mother’s Day!

Or, for Sunday brunch, Saturday morning breakfast, or even a Tuesday evening supper.

Kenny and I absolutely loved it!
I hope you like it too 🙂

It’s got lots of sweet potatoes, garlic, cheese, and nutmeg for starters. Intrigued?

Not Your Mother’s Egg Dish – Gluten Free

2-4 Tablespoons Olive oil, divided
7 green onions, sliced
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and diced very small
3 handfuls spinach leaves
2 tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
2 tsp. ground nutmeg
7 eggs
4 oz. goat cheese
¾ cup good Parmesan, grated
Ricotta cheese (for topping)

Prepare an 8″x8′ glass pan by wiping it thoroughly with olive oil.

Sauté 2 Tablespoons of olive oil with green onions and garlic till just golden.
Add sweet potato dices and cook on low, stirring often, till almost tender with golden edges.

Heat oven to 350°.

Add spinach to sweet potato mix and cook till wilted, about 2 minutes.
Add seasonings; stir gently, but thoroughly.
Add goat cheese and gently stir till fully incorporated.

Pour mix contents into glass dish, even out top.

In large jar, beat eggs with a whisk (this makes for easy clean up!).
Pour eggs over sweet potato mixture. Top with Parmesan shreds.

Bake approx. 40-50 minutes, till top is puffed and golden.

Serve with a spoonful or two of ricotta on top.

The leftovers are so good!

Here’s a step-by-step for my fellow visual learners…

Ingredients
Getting ready… PS: it’s really good to use cage-free eggs whenever possible. The flavor is so much richer, plus, you’re getting a better quality egg.
Kenny chopped up the sweet potato for me in little tiny dices.
Kenny chopped up the sweet potato for me in little tiny dices.
Green onions, garlic, and sweet potato are sauteeing in the evoo.
Green onions, garlic, and sweet potato are sauteing in the olive oil.

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Throw in all the spinach at once and cook for a couple minutes
Throw in all the spinach at once and cook for a couple minutes
Now we're ready to go!
Now we’re ready to go!
Get the eggs and cheese ready!
Get the eggs and Parmesan ready!
Ready for the oven
Almost ready for the oven
Top with parmesan
Top with grated Parmesan
Fresh out of the oven
Fresh out of the oven
Nice and puffy!
Nice and puffy!
Look at all the veggies!
Look at all the veggies!
Top with ricotta and take a bite!
Top with ricotta and take a bite!

I cannot *wait* to hear how you like this! 


Wouldn’t it be great for Mother’s Day?!

So, today’s giggle has absolutely nothing to do with eggs or sweet potatoes… but I could stretch it and say it could be a “brunch” video 😉
Actually, I just saw this video this morning and I think it’s just adorable. So, enjoy Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos

Please leave me a comment – I’d love to hear from you!

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6 thoughts on “Not Your Mother’s Brunch Dish (Gluten Free)

  1. Thanks Joani and Kenny! I am drooling here..I will attempt this for my mom and lovely wife this weekend. Thanks for your awesomeness! (I know, not the kings english but Its my new word for your site). 😉

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    1. I hope you guys love it as much as we do! AND, you get extra brownie points for making it for the gals!!
      PS: “Awesomeness” is seriously one of my favorite words. So now extra points for that too!! =0)

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