Easy Breakfast Pie Recipe
It is hard to put into words how delicious this breakfast pie recipe is. My kids love this pie and yours will too. Combine your favorite omelet fillings and you can make this breakfast pie your own. This breakfast pie recipe is very easy to make. Saute your vegetables, then add some eggs and cheese. Bake it in a Wick’s pie crust and you are ready for breakfast. This pie can stay in your refrigerator for up to 3 days. Mine never lasts too long because the kids eat it too quickly. Cut it into slices and freeze them for a hearty school day breakfast.
Filling school day breakfast
We are always rushing to get to school on time. If you make an extra breakfast pie and slice it and freeze it, you can have a hot and healthy breakfast ready in less than a minute. I always triple the recipe so we can eat it for breakfast the first day, then have frozen slices available to quickly reheat the rest of the week. Just look at all the yumminess in this bite. I wish you could taste a bite through the screen.
On the Go protein-packed meal
As a busy Mom, I worry about my kids if they do not eat a protein-packed breakfast, especially on school days. One egg has 6 grams of protein. This recipe has 8 eggs in it, plus the milk, cheese, and other delicious ingredients. Your kids might succeed in school better after eating a healthy breakfast.
This recipe is a great “clear out the fridge” recipe. Use up whatever vegetables you have on hand. If your family does not like onions, leave them out. If you love peppers or mushrooms, add them in. This recipe is super adaptable. The basic recipe is to saute your favorite veggies in some butter, then add them to your eggs and cheese. Pour into a pie crust then place your tater tots on top. Your kids will love placing on the tater tots. When you involve your kids in making the recipe, they are more likely to eat and enjoy it!
How to Make it
First, saute your onion and garlic in some butter.
Add in some spinach and cook until wilted.
Add in some salt and pepper, then set aside.
Stir in the onion/garlic/spinach mix
Stir in the tomatoes.
Add in the cheese.
Mix until well combined.
Pour egg mixture into unbaked Wick’s Pie shell.
Place your tater tots on top of the egg mixture, then bake at 400 degrees for 60-75 minutes. You might need to cook it a bit longer depending on your oven, up to 90 minutes. You will know when it is done, it should look golden brown on top.
Some questions you might have about this recipe:
My kids hate spinach, do I need to include it?
Nope, leave out any vegetable that your family does not enjoy.
We love cheese, can we use more than one kind, or add more cheese?
Yes! Use any cheese you like best. You can even make this recipe with a few kinds of cheese combined. We have made it with swiss and cheddar together and it is fantastic!
Do I cook the pie crust first?
No, you cook it all together with the egg and vegetable mixture in the pie shell. No need to prebake the pie crust.
Do I need to use tater tots on top?
No, you do not need the tater tots on top, but they give a delicious flavor to this breakfast pie. You can put shredded hash browns on top if you cannot find tater tots.
Prepare the day before
This recipe is extremely adaptable. You can easily make this breakfast pie before brunch and then serve it the next day. It also can be frozen and then defrosted and heated up. If I freeze this breakfast pie, I like to freeze it in precut slices so it is easier to heat up.
Breakfast Pie Recipe and more
- Wick's pie crust or other pre-made pie crust
- 2 Tablespoons of butter
- 8 eggs
- Onion, diced
- Garlic, 2 cloves, finely diced
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 1 cup baby spinach
- ½ cup grape tomatoes, cut in halves
- Frozen tater tots, slightly defrosted
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Saute the onion and garlic in butter.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Saute for about 5 minutes until the onion is translucent.
- Add in the spinach and saute until wilted.
- Set aside.
- In a large bowl whisk the 8 eggs.
- Add in the cooked onion/garlic/spinach mixture and stir.
- Stir in the tomatoes.
- Add in the shredded cheese and stir.
- Place the mixture into the raw pie crust.
- Crimp the edges.
- Neatly place the defrosted tater tots nicely in a circle pattern on top of the egg mixture.
- Bake at 400 for 60 minutes.
- Depending on your oven, it could take another 15-20 minutes.
- The breakfast pie is ready when it is golden brown.
- Serve immediately.
- You can freeze slices to eat another day if you have any leftovers.
- Heat a frozen slice in the microwave for 60 seconds and enjoy!
or Eggo breakfast tacos. What is your favorite thing to make for breakfast?
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