Transform just a few simple ingredients—including a pile of broccoli—into this protein-packed Egg Bake to share with the kids. It’s an easy breakfast or lunch that stores well and is simple to make ahead.

egg bake with broccoli on blue plate.

Egg Bake

After posting my Zucchini Slice recipe and having such an amazing response to it, I knew right away I wanted to do a broccoli version. I love the idea of baking a frittata and cutting it into slices to have on hand for easy meals throughout the week, especially with the option of tucking a nice dose of veggies into the mix.

This egg recipe can be made whenever you have time and warmed up briefly to serve. You may also enjoy it at room temperature. It’s delish dipped into sour cream, guacamole, salsa, pizza sauce, or even ketchup. It’s a favorite way to serve eggs to kids (and adults).

This post is sponsored by Lalo.

Egg bake on kid's plate on black lalo high chair.

Meet Lalo

We’re sharing this recipe in partnership with Lalo, one of my favorite companies for kids gear. They make an amazing First Bites Set, which has everything you need to start serving meals to baby; a Big Bites set that works so well for older kids; a beautiful and functional high chair (that doubles as a booster seat when the time comes), a toddler table set called the Play Table, and so much more.

Each of those products is 40% off right now for their holiday sale!

Egg bake with sides on lalo kid's plates.

Shown throughout this post are the components of the First Bites Set, including the silicone suction plate, versatile cup (which can be an open cup, a sippy cup, or a straw cup) and the spoon. I also have some peeks at the high chair in black.

I love how thoughtfully each of their products was designed and how lovely their color options are. (We also have their Play Table in white and it fits in perfectly with our neutral decor.)

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Ingredients You Need

Here’s a look at the ingredients you need to make this egg recipe. This is meant to help you know what to have on hand or to pick up at the store.

  • Minced broccoli: I use kitchen scissors to cut just the top part off the broccoli to ensure the pieces cook quickly and are easy to chew.
  • Eggs: I use large eggs here as the primary binder and for protein and fats little kids need for brain development.
  • All-purpose flour: Adding some flour gives the egg bake sturdiness and structure so you can easily cut it into bars to eat as a finger food.
  • Shredded cheddar cheese: This adds flavor to the egg bake.
  • Baking powder: A little baking powder helps the baked frittata rise a little and be a little puffier—which is pleasant to eat.
  • Onion or garlic powder, and/or oregano: You can use either or all of these to add more flavor to the egg bake.

We usually serve ours cut into strips with salsa, ketchup, guacamole, or sour cream for dipping.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Below is an overview of how to make this recipe so you know what to expect. Scroll down to the end of the post for the full amounts and timing for the recipe.

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  1. Mince the broccoli. You can do this with a pair of kitchen scissors or a knife and a cutting board.
  2. Add the broccoli to a bowl with the remaining ingredients.
  3. Stir the mixture well with a whisk or a fork.
  4. Pour into the prepared baking pan and bake the egg casserole until lightly golden brown on top and slightly puffy.
Egg bake after cooking in pan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should the egg bake be covered when baking?

This egg bake does not need to be covered when baking. If, for some reason, it would become browned before it’s cooked through, that would be a reason to cover the top with a piece of foil.

How long is an egg bake good for in the fridge?

You can store a cooked egg bake in the fridge, covered or in an airtight container, for up to about 5 days.

What’s the difference between an egg bake and a breakfast casserole?

They are similar foods. A breakfast casserole often has more ingredients, such as sausage, potatoes, hash browns, mushrooms, ham, bell peppers or other vegetables.

Slices of egg bake in baking pan.

How to Store

Once cooled, store in an airtight container lined with a paper towel (to absorb excess moisture) in the fridge for up to 5 days. Or freeze in a freezer bag with as much air removed as possible for up to 3 months. Warm in 15-second increments in the microwave.

Best Tips for Success

  • Use cauliflower instead of broccoli if desired. Or shredded raw butternut squash or sweet potato. (Find my zucchini version, too.)
  • Use dairy-free shredded cheese as needed.
  • Use a cup-for-cup gluten-free flour blend in place of the all-purpose as needed.
  • To make egg-free, try an egg replacer like Just Egg.
  • Add 1 teaspoon cumin, chili powder, or Italian seasoning for more flavor.
  • Serve with guacamole, ketchup, sour cream, salsa, or another favorite dip if desired.
  • Try this for a make-ahead breakfast or a holiday brunch.

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Easy Egg Bake (with Broccoli)

Transform just a few simple ingredients—including a pile of broccoli—into this protein-packed Egg Bake to share with the kids. It’s an easy breakfast or lunch that stores well and is simple to make ahead.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Calories 123kcal
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup minced broccoli
  • 6 eggs (large)
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese (or Parmesan)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. Coat an 8×8-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray and line with parchment paper. (The parchment paper makes it easy to slice.)
  • Mince the broccoli. You can use kitchen scissors to cut off small pieces of floretss.
  • Add the broccoli to a medium bowl with the remaining ingredients. Stir well to make a uniform batter.
  • Pour into the prepared baking pan and bake for 22-24 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden brown and the top is firm and set.
  • Remove from the oven, cool, then remove from the pan to slice into sticks or squares using a serrated knife.

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Notes

  • Once cooled, store in an airtight container lined with a paper towel (to absorb excess moisture) in the fridge for up to 5 days. Or freeze in a freezer bag with as much air removed as possible for up to 3 months. Warm in 15-second increments in the microwave.
  • Use cauliflower instead of broccoli if desired.
  • Use dairy-free shredded cheese as needed.
  • Use a cup-for-cup gluten-free flour blend in place of the all-purpose as needed.
  • Add 1 teaspoon cumin, chili powder, or Italian seasoning for more flavor.
  • Serve with guacamole, ketchup, sour cream, salsa, or another favorite dip if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 2sticks, Calories: 123kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 130mg, Sodium: 295mg, Potassium: 101mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 0.4g, Vitamin A: 320IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 105mg, Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Will make again but maybe with more spices. We got eggs we didn’t order in a delivery and went searching for what to make. We defrosted some frozen broccoli (I pressed out the moisture before adding to the mix) and had everything else on hand. Our picky 4 year old loves broccoli so hoping to convince her to try these. Thanks for another simple easy recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    I love these! I defrosted some frozen broccoli florets by placing the in the fridge a few hours before baking and that worked perfectly. My kids weren’t a huge fan just because they were new, but I loved them! They were like fluffy, cheesy breadsticks.

  3. If you don’t have fresh on hand, could you use frozen broccoli/cauliflower that you cook in the microwave before adding to the other ingredients?

  4. We love your zucchini slice so I appreciate a broccoli version! Would I be able to blitz the broccoli in the food processor instead? Thanks!!

  5. Does this turn out dry? I don’t see enough moisture. Hate to waste 6 eggs. Does brocolli add moisture? How many times did you make this?

    1. Hi- This is a version of my popular Zucchini Slice. I reduced the flour and added an egg to compensate for the moisture difference from zucchini to broccoli. I tested it three times. If the ingredients don’t look good to you, you don’t have to make it. I wouldn’t share a recipe if I didn’t test it thoroughly and make sure it tasted right to me. It is not dry, it is a sturdy egg bake that is easy to slice to pick up and eat. (If it is overbaked, then yes, I am sure it would be dry.)

  6. 5 stars
    I made these today for my 15 month old and he devoured them. It’s not easy trying to find foods and textures that suits him in the moment. I also had some myself and YUM. This is the second recipe I’ve made (the first were the quinoa patties) and I’m impressed how easy, quick, and delicious these recipes are. I discovered this page recently, through a fellow mom, and look forward to making more of these recipes!