Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole

With Christmas Days away, I was asked by a dear friend to share a great recipe for a breakfast casserole. Actually it was a facebook request to her universe, and I am her Food Fairy Godmother... so poof, here it is! This was a recipe shared with me from a wonderful co-worker from careers gone by. Thanks Norma, for sharing this delicious recipe with me.

Dawn's Delicious Frittorta
1 Cup Long Grain Rice
1 Cup Chicken Soup Stock or canned chicken broth
1 Cup Water
1 stick butter, melted
1 pint cottage cheese, small curd
1 Cup salami, diced in 1/8th inch pieces
1 Envelope Knorr leek or swiss leek soup mix
1 teaspoon each - garlic salt, onion salt & freshly ground black pepper
12 eggs
1- 10 oz. package frozen, chopped spinach, thawed & well drained (broccoli can be substituted)
2 Tablespoons butter for coating baking dish
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan or romano cheese

Cook rice in broth and water about 20-25 minutes or until tender. When the rice is cooked, place in a large bowl and add the melted butter. Mix well and add the cottage cheese, salami, soup mix, salts & pepper. Beat 9 eggs and stir into mixture. Add drained spinach and mix well.

Grease 11x16x1 inch baking dish with butter. Sprinkle 1/2 of the grated cheese on the bottom of the dish. Add the rice mixture and smooth out the top. Beat the remaining 3 eggs and pour over the top of the dish. Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese and bake, uncovered at 325 degrees for 35-40 minutes. After cooling a bit, cut into small serving pieces.

**Note: Other great additons are green/red peppers, mushrooms, bacon instead of salami, onion... and I live in WI, so more cheese! :)

I hope your Christmas Feasts are wonderful!

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