I am just going to put it out there, I am not an egg person. To me, this means I can take them or leave them. Actually, now that I have to said that, I need to correct myself. My husband (Opa), knew I didn’t love eggs and took it upon himself to make up a scrambled egg recipe with all sorts of herbs, spices and sausage, that I LOVE! I could actually eat his eggs, only his eggs, everyday. I recently made these Low Carb German Baked Eggs and will now have to add these to my list of really gooood eggs!!
Low Carb German Baked Eggs are a delicious cheesy, egg casserole that is ready to pop into the oven in just 10 minutes!
Fortunately, eggs are a low carb, high protein, superfood. Eggs are packed with nutrients, are relatively inexpensive and a perfect snack or main dish to put into your low carb meal rotation. If you are like me, I start a low carb diet strong! I have the menu, work it, then work it some more. Then, I find myself falling into an area I can only describe as, uninspired. The “uninspired” area is a dangerous area for me. It is where failure creeps in and I lose my hold on the resolve for change, even though it was so strong in the beginning. This is where I start to fail, to drift from my low carb path and the weight begins to creep back on. I have dieted many, many times with fantastic success, but it has required me to make significant changes to my family meals and I have not always been consistent with that. I only fail when I stop trying and I am not ready to stop trying. So, I will be incorporating many more low carb and keto recipes on my blog going forward. Brace yourself!
I have tons of egg dishes that require lots of ingredients, but I don’t always have those on hand and frankly, I get bummed out having to buy a bunch of ingredients for just one dish. I want to be able to make my favorites often, without a run to the store first. I love to cook, love to create recipes, but I also have an immense appreciation for simplicity. One of the things I am looking for when starting or maintaining a diet, is a handful of simple recipes. As a nurse, I work a shift that crosses over the dinner hour. Being able to make a tasty dish that I can keep warm or Opa can reheat when he gets home from work, is important for the success of our dietary changes. We have these yummy Low Carb German Baked Eggs for breakfast of course, but I find we actually serve them more often for dinner. If I add a side of crispy bacon or sausage patties, maybe a little sliced avocado, we are happy campers!
Low Carb German Baked Eggs are a creamy, cheesy and buttery casserole, perfect for breakfast or dinner!
There are quite a few different versions of German Eggs, but many require quite a bit of flour, or have hash browns mixed in. Now, those sound wonderful, but they dont help me meet my weight loss goal. So, my recipe for Low Carb German Baked Eggs has only 1 tablespoon of thickener. I changed if from flour to cornstarch and reduced that amount by half. My daughter-in-law is gluten intolerant, so making a dish she will be able to enjoy with the family is also important. Out with the flour, in with the cornstarch and now the low carb and gluten intolerant problem is solved.
To make this yummy recipe, we will start with 12 eggs. Crack your eggs into a medium bowl and whisk them together, making sure to break the yolks. Then add in the cottage cheese, grated cheese and melted butter. Once you have mixed these ingredients, add in the baking powder, cornstarch, salt and pepper. Mix these together and pour them into a baking dish, that is greased with butter. You can use a nonstick pan spray instead if you like. I prefer BUTTAH!!! Pour the egg mixture into the prepared baking dish and then place it into a preheated oven to bake, for approximately 35 minutes. It should be bubbly around the edges and lightly golden on top.
Low Carb German Baked Eggs
- 12 large eggs
- 8 tbsp melted, butter (extra to grease pan)
- 16 ounces grated cheese or mixture of cheeses can use any of your favorite cheeses
- 16 ounces full fat, cottage cheese
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 Tbsp corn starch
- salt and pepper to taste
- chopped, chives for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish (I use butter).
- In a medium sized bowl, crack and which all 12 eggs, making sure to break the yolks.
- Add in melted butter, grated cheese, cottage cheese, baking powder, cornstarch, salt and pepper and mix together until all ingredients are well incorporated.
- Pour the egg mixture into a greased baking dish and then place into a preheated oven for approximately 35 minutes. The edges should be bubbling and the top lightly golden when done.
- Let the eggs sit for 5 minutes before slicing to eat. Garnish with chopped chives. Enjoy!
Low Carb Baked German Eggs are a quick and easy breakfast, snack or dinner. It requires only simple items, most are probably in your fridge right now. When you serve this dish, there is no need to announce it is low carb. I guarantee you noone will know if you don’t tell them. This meal is cost efficient, hearty and tastes absolutely delicious! You can change up your choice of cheeses, using Swiss, Pepper Jack or even smoked cheese. Make it your own and I guarantee, you’ll make it often! Enjoy friends!
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