I was thinking all day today about breakfast casseroles. You know, those ones that you make the night before and let sit in the fridge and then bake the next morning.
Anyway, I wanted to make one for my dinner but had to figure out how to size it down to one serving as, like many other tasty foods, if there is a whole pan full I tend to go a little crazy.
I think I did pretty well. This turned out just like I had pictured in my head.
Gotta love it when that happens.
Especially when potatoes, cheese, and bacon are involved.
Potato Bacon Casserole (Single Serving)
1 small potato
2 pieces bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 Tbsp cheese, shredded
2 Tbsp onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp green pepper, finely chopped
3 Tbsp milk
salt and pepper
splash hot sauce
Lightly spray an oven safe, single serving casserole dish with cooking spray, set aside.
Scrub potato clean under running water but leave peel on. Pierce with a fork 2 or 3 times. Microwave for 2 - 3 minutes, until fork tender. Let cool until you are able to handle it. Shred potato using cheese grater.
In a medium bowl, place shredded potato, bacon, cheese, onion and green pepper.
In a small bowl, whisk together egg and milk with salt & pepper and hot sauce.
Pour milk mixture over potato mixture and stir to combine. Pour into prepared dish.
Cover and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.
When ready to cook - preheat toaster oven (or full size oven) to 350. While oven is preheating let casserole sit on counter to warm up a bit (about 15 - 20 minutes).
Cook, covered, for 30 minutes.
Uncover and cook another 15 - 20 minutes, until casserole is done. Top should be nicely browned and dish will be completely set.
Prepare this the night before and all you have to do is pop it in the oven in the morning. Or, prepare it when you are getting your lunch together and then you have your dinner ready to go.
According to Fitday the nutritional count is:
Calories - 357
Fat - 17.8
Carbs - 31
Protein - 17.8
I don't know about you, but a delicious and filling casserole for only 357 calories works with my eating healthier plan. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Plus, you can switch this up to suit your own personal tastes. Use whatever veggies you like, switch the bacon for sausage or hamburger or leave it out, switch up your favorite cheese....
The possibilities are endless.
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