Monday, May 14, 2012

Broccoli Cheddar Turkey Egg Bowl

I love starting the week with a low calorie high protein breakfast.  Make ahead breakfasts are certainly my thing lately.  I love eggs for their nutritional value but also because there are so many options and they reheat so perfectly I can make a bunch on Sunday and just reheat them all week long.

This Broccoli Cheddar Turkey Egg Bowl meets all the criteria for great nutrition, incredible flavor and ease of preparation.  Prepared with frozen broccoli florets, defrosted, these are quick to make and quick to disappear.
I put these in the microwave for 30-60 seconds with plastic wrap over the bowl and they are perfect.  Add a glass of orange juice and you have a well balanced breakfast and powerful start to your day!


Broccoli Cheddar Turkey Egg Bowl  serves 4
16 egg whites
4 cups frozen broccoli florets, defrosted
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
16 slices deli turkey (I used land o lakes 60 calories/4 slices)
non-stick olive oil spray
1 cup 2% shredded cheddar jack cheese (or your favorite cheese)

Preheat oven to 400°. Prepare (4) 2-cup oven safe bowls by placing them on a baking sheet and spraying each bowl with non-stick cooking spray.  Set aside.   Place 4 slices of turkey in each bowl, overlapping to make a bowl.  Each slice will extend above the bowl slightly.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk egg whites, salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Add 1 cup of broccoli to each cup.  Divide egg mixture between the bowls.

Place tray in the center of the oven and bake for 22 minutes until center is set (not wiggly).   Remove from oven and add 1/4 cup cheese to the top of each egg bowl.  Return to oven and bake for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.  You can serve the Broccoli Cheddar Turkey Egg Bowl on a plate or right inside the bowl it was cooked it.

Click here fora printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted


  1. Wow this is so creative! I love it. I'm already thinking about all the ways to change it up. Way to think outside the bowl!

    1. Tricia, I have been thinking the same thing each time I make them. Different substitutions, flavors, ingredients. I love baked eggs (I love make ahead anything) and these are awesome.

  2. this is so creative! I just love it! Hey- did you ever get my email bout advertising? I hope i answered all your questions

  3. The mix of flavors is fantastic. Perfect blending. A must try, surely!

  4. These look wonderful! I'm always looking for something quick and easy. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Top it off with a some avocado and salsa and you're in nutritional and taste-bud nirvana!

    Thanks for posting!

  6. Can't you use the WHOLE egg? Barb

    1. I agree, I would rather use the whole egg and not being a big fan of turkey might use ham instead. There's a lot you can add and subtract from this recipe. Look forward to trying it. Thanks!

  7. Reheat them in the oven. Only takes a few minutes, but so much better. Microwave ovens kill food...

  8. Reheat them in your oven. It only takes a couple of minutes, and is much better. Microwave ovens kill the good enzymes in your food.

  9. Does the egg hold the turkey bowl together, so it stays together if you take it out of the bowl? I want to try this in my silicone baking cups.

    1. Yes, the egg holds it all together. It would work in any oven safe baking dish. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.


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