Keto Breakfast Bake with Ham, Eggs and Cheese Recipe

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On the hunt for a breakfast recipe that you can create ahead of time so that it’s ready to bake in the morning? This Keto Breakfast Bake is 100% breakfast made simple!

Keto breakfast bake

KETO BREAKFAST BAKE

Mornings can be a bit of a tough and chaotic time in everyone’s home. If you stop and think about everything that happens at that time, it can be downright tiring! From getting ready for school (or homeschool like us) or work to getting everyone dressed and ready and then making certain that you’re finding a way to get something healthy in everyone’s tummy…that’s a lot to handle at once!

This is why I love this low carb breakfast bake so much. First, it keeps us on track with our healthy lifestyle while filling our bodies with great fuel to keep us satisfied. I can make this ahead of time the night before and pop it in the oven to bake in the morning so that it is ready when my hubby and kids come downstairs for breakfast.

This Keto Breakfast Bake is one of my new breakfast favorites. Whenever I can plan and get a bit of a “jump-start” on my day, I’m in 100%. Plus, it’s nice to start the day with a low carb option that is only one carb per serving.

If you are new to the ketogenic diet, make sure to check out the best keto resources for newbies. It’s some great tips to help!

Ingredients Needed for Keto Breakfast Casserole

You seriously won’t believe how simple this low carb breakfast bake is to make. It comes together so quickly. Create and bake whenever you want! (or can)

  • Ham: Ham not only packs this low carb keto breakfast casserole with flavor, but it also adds necessary fats and proteins that are essential for the keto diet. I prefer Black Forest or smoked ham from the deli. 
  • Eggs: Eggs are the core ingredient in this breakfast bake and the binding agent which holds everything together.
  • Cheese: Can you even make a casserole without cheese? I don’t think so. Cheese adds fat and flavor.
  • Butter: Salted or unsalted butter ups your fat count for the day and is used for sautéing the vegetables and preventing the casserole from sticking to the dish.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream: Make sure to purchase full-fat whipping cream to reap the benefits. It’s loaded with good fats, which help create a good consistency for the keto breakfast casserole. 

It’s smart to utilize any extra time at night and meal-plan breakfast for the next few days with ease. The idea for this keto breakfast casserole came about when I realized I had an entire pound of deli ham that we had forgotten to eat. Since I don’t like to waste food, my wheels immediately began turning for a quick and delicious keto-friendly breakfast casserole.

STEPS FOR MAKING KETO BREAKFAST CASSEROLE WITH HAM, EGGS, AND CHEESE

browned ham and peppers

Step 1: I used either smoked or Black Forest ham from the deli. Then, I sliced it along with 1/2 of a bell pepper and fried them both in butter. Brown them just until they have softened.

Pouring egg mixture into browned ham and peppers

Step 2: Combine the eggs, heavy whipping cream, salt, and pepper in a bowl and whisk them until they are mixed well. Then pour the egg mixture and sprinkle the cheese on top. I gave the ingredients a little stir to make sure that the ham is covered.

Piece of baked keto breakfast casserole

Step 3: Bake the keto breakfast casserole in a 350-degree oven for 20 to 23 minutes. This keto breakfast recipe makes a generous portion per serving. Depending on the size of your family, this keto breakfast casserole may last for several days. And if there is more than you feel that you can consume, consider freezing n portions for later use!

Can this Breakfast Casserole be made ahead?

Yes, you can assemble this casserole then put it in the fridge to bake within 48 hours. You can also assemble then freeze to bake later. Make sure if you freeze it to wrap with saran wrap first, then aluminum foil. I prefer to use disposable aluminum pans for make-ahead freezer meals.

How to Store Keto Breakfast Bake

This recipe can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for 3-5 days. To freeze, I divide into individual servings then wrap each one in saran wrap. Once they are wrapped, I put them in a freezer-safe container and freeze up to 3 months. The individual servings can be taken out and heated in the microwave for a quick and easy delicious breakfast. You could also freeze the entire casserole.

Tips and Hints

Tip 1: This keto breakfast casserole only takes about half an hour to make from start to finish. But if you need to, you can put it in the fridge overnight, so it’s ready to toss in the oven in the morning. If there is any left, it freezes well.

Tip 2: You can use other cheeses besides cheddar. You may prefer to mix it half and half with cheddar and mozzarella depending on your taste preferences. Or, you could bring a little spice with Pepper Jack Cheese. 

Tip 3: You could also change it up and customize to your personal preferences. You could easily add bacon or sausage or substitute either of them for the ham.

Tip 4: Throw in a little diced onion, spinach, and/or mushrooms. You may want to substitute jalapeno peppers for the bell peppers to add a little spice.

Other Keto-Friendly/Low Carb Breakfast Recipes:

If you love this low carb breakfast bake, check out some of my other keto-friendly breakfast recipes here:

You can access all of my Keto/Low Carb Recipes in my Keto/Low Carb Recipe Index or follow me on Pinterest for fabulous Keto/Low Carb Recipe Ideas. If you are just getting started following a keto diet and would like more information, here is a list of fantastic resources. Amazon has several excellent books you may want to check out here.

How to Make Keto Breakfast Bake

This Keto Breakfast Bake is seriously one the tastiest low carb breakfast bakes there is! Prepare and plan ahead so you can just bake when ready to eat! #breakfast #keto
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Keto Breakfast Bake

On the hunt for a breakfast recipe that you can create ahead of time so that it's ready to bake in the morning? This Keto Breakfast Bake is 100% breakfast made simple!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Keto Breakfast Bake
Servings: 12
Calories: 265kcal
Author: Kasey Trenum

Ingredients

  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 pound Black Forest or smoked Deli ham chopped
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 7 eggs
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a skillet, saute green peppers and chopped deli ham until the peppers begin to soften, and the ham is nice and browned. 
  • Grease a 9 X 13 casserole dish.
  • Place the ham and peppers in the casserole dish.
  • In a bowl, combine the beaten eggs, heavy whipping cream, salt, and pepper and whisk until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined. 
  • Pour egg mixture over the ham and green peppers then sprinkle cheese on top. Use a fork to stir ingredients around to make sure that all of the ham is covered with the egg and cheese mixture. 
  • Bake for 20-23 minutes, depending on how done you like your eggs. 

Notes

Can this Breakfast Casserole be made ahead?

Yes, you can assemble this casserole then put it in the fridge to bake within 48 hours. You can also assemble then freeze to bake later. Make sure if you freeze it to wrap with saran wrap first, then aluminum foil. I prefer to use disposable aluminum pans for make-ahead freezer meals.

How to Store Keto Breakfast Bake

This recipe can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for 3-5 days. To freeze, I divide into individual servings then wrap each one in saran wrap. Once they are wrapped, I put them in a freezer-safe container and freeze up to 3 months. The individual servings can be taken out and heated in the microwave for a quick and easy delicious breakfast. You could also freeze the entire casserole.

Tips and Hints

Tip 1: This keto breakfast casserole only takes about half an hour to make from start to finish. But if you need to, you can put it in the fridge overnight, so it’s ready to toss in the oven in the morning. If there is any left, it freezes well.
Tip 2: You can use other cheeses besides cheddar. You may prefer to mix it half and half with cheddar and mozzarella depending on your taste preferences. Or, you could bring a little spice with Pepper Jack Cheese. 
Tip 3: You could also change it up and customize to your personal preferences. You could easily add bacon or sausage, or substitute either of them for the ham.
Tip 4: Throw in a little diced onion, spinach, and/or mushrooms. You may want to substitute jalapeno peppers for the bell peppers to add a little spice.

 

Nutrition

Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 713mg | Potassium: 181mg | Vitamin A: 595IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 0.9mg
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45 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is a fantastic recipe that leaves a lot of room for additions or substitutions as well as being very easy to make. My wife likes red peppers instead of green. I use the bagged cubed ham (tiny cubes) instead of deli ham. I also add crumbled bacon bits. This may sound strange, but we also add a half bag of frozen broccoli. We use our Ninja oven that won’t allow a 9×13 dish. I use a 7.5 x 8.5 x 2.5 which makes it a lot thicker and dramatically changes the bake time, but I’ve got it down to a science now. It’s easy to tell when it’s done. Some reviewers have asked about re-heating. It’s very easy in the microwave. I usually set the microwave to 50% power. This recipe is just as good re-heated as it is the first time around.

  2. 5 stars
    I have used this recipe several times! I have also altered it on occasion, using chopped up Little Smokies with and without cheese, Sausage patties fried and chopped up, every and any color of bell type pepper and I always add onion; I now make it almost exclusively in a double size pyrex dish because it lasts well refrigerated and my family LOVES IT!
    i WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THIS SPLENDID CREATION.
    hanks to you we have a ready made breakfast or lunch just waiting to be warmed up in the microwave.

    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I’m so glad your family enjoys it, and I love hearing your substitution ideas.

  3. 5 stars
    I chose this recipe because I wanted a smaller batch. I’m eating it now, and it is SO good! I wanted a southwest flavor, so I used a can of green chilies (drained well) in place of the green pepper and added 1 tsp. of taco seasoning, which turned out to be just right. Because of the added seasoning mix, instead of measuring the salt and pepper, I just sprinkled the ham in the baking dish with a little bit. I baked it for 23 minutes. The cheese was still gooey. The casserole was puffed around the edge, but the center was done perfectly. Thank you for this great recipe!

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Janice. Your substitutions sound delish. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I didn’t have heavy cream, no milk at all except for vanilla almond milk lol so I used sour cream. It’s in the oven now. I hope it turns out ok and not a disaster! I also used sausage crumbles and cut up cubes of liver pudding. YUM!!

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