Vegetarian Egg Casserole Recipe

Vegetarian egg casserole recipe - Dr. Axe

Egg casseroles are terrific when you’re in a time crunch. They come together easily, are large enough to feed a crowd and taste as good at dinnertime as they do for breakfast. Unfortunately, most of the traditional recipes are full of starchy potatoes and breakfast meats — not exactly a vegetarian-friendly meal.

Luckily, now you’ve got this Vegetarian Egg Casserole in your back pocket. You won’t miss the meat here. Instead, you’ll get a hefty serving of veggies drizzled in coconut oil and topped with eggs, then all baked to perfection.

Let’s make this vegetarian egg casserole!

Vegetarian egg casserole step 1 - Dr. Axe

Start by cranking the oven to 400 F and greasing your casserole pan with coconut oil. Then toss the diced sweet potatoes in there and drizzle the melted coconut oil, salt and pepper over them.

Using sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes adds an extra dose of vitamins and antioxidants — plus they’re delicious. Bake the sweet potatoes for about 25 minutes or until they’re tender when poked with a fork. Roasting the sweet potatoes before making the casserole is going to add a whole extra dimension of flavor to this vegetarian egg casserole.

Vegetarian egg casserole step 2 - Dr. Axe

When the potatoes are ready, remove the dish from the oven and add your veggies. Broccoli, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes and zucchini are all making an appearance here. This is a colorful casserole that is just going to burst with flavor and good-for-you nutrients. I love this vegetable combo but if you have something different in the refrigerator, add it in.

Once the veggies are mixed in with the potatoes, layer the leafy green spinach on top. Then, in a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs until they’re lighter in color, then stir in the goat’s milk. It’s a great alternative to cow’s milk for people who are mildly lactose intolerant and tastes great, too.

Vegetarian egg casserole step 3 - Dr. Axe

Once the milk and eggs are stirred together, pour the mixture over the vegetables and season to taste. Then slide the whole casserole into the oven and bake for 50–55 minutes, until the top is set and the egg has cooked through. Hands off, though! Give the casserole 5–10 minutes to cool before slicing it up and enjoying.

Vegetarian egg casserole recipe - Dr. Axe

I really love this vegetarian egg casserole. It’s so hearty and versatile: you can sub in your favorite type of milk, swap in different vegetables or experiment with fresh herbs. It’s hard to mess up this easy-to-make dish. Enjoy!

Total Time

1 hour 20 minutes



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  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 large red onion, diced
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 2 cups spinach, chopped
  • 10 eggs
  • 1/4 cup goat milk (or substitute almond milk)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Grease a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish with coconut oil. In the casserole dish, toss the diced sweet potatoes with the melted coconut oil, pink salt and pepper until the potatoes are well coated.
  3. Bake the sweet potatoes for 25 minutes (or until fork tender).
  4. Remove the casserole dish from the oven and add the broccoli, bell pepper, onion, tomatoes and zucchini.
  5. Stir to mix.
  6. Spread the chopped spinach over the top of the vegetables.
  7. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the eggs until they’re lighter in color.
  8. Stir in the goat milk.
  9. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Bake the casserole for 50–55 minutes, until the top is golden and set.
  11. Allow the casserole to cool for 5–10 minutes before serving.

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  1. Judy Del Greco on

    Dr Axe, I recently found out my cholesterol level was 284 (Hdl-93, ldl-160, tried 130)I am using dr Ornishes book “Reversing Heart Disease” as I don’t want to take statins. I have cut my fat to 20g a day and eat less than 7g sat fat probably like 4. I am rethinking my diet now since I started this 3 months ago and lost 12 pounds .I am 64 , 5″3″ and now weigh 128, I realize that I am always feeling hungry and have to revisit man eating. I don’t think I am eating enough fats. I realize that in the past I ate lots of cake and sugar and fried foods as well as crackers and cheese. N ow I eat lots of fruit, salmon, flounder and vegetables. I feel obsessed with this diet and realize I must eat more fats, I am allergic to nuts and avocados.I feel I always ate pretty well but it was the many saturated fats in my diet,, I wasn’t sure how many fats I should consume a day to bring my cholesterol levels better. Can you suggest anything?

  2. SDela on

    I made this for Easter Sunday breakfast. I used chars, kale & spinach mixed with red onion, green onion and yellow bell pepper. I sautéed these in coconut oil altogether before putting in baking dish. Used regular organic milk. I also Considered adding veggie sausage but decided to serve that alongside the casserole. Added organic shredded cheddar cheese so that my kids would eat it. Eggs organic fee range. This was so easy to make and delicious.

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  4. Bohlale on

    This sees great but, I just wanted to kindly suggest if it will be possible to post recipes for vegans as well or jut to give any alternatives for them because as a newly transitioned vegan stakes are high to fall into temptation-its much more probable than with a vegan whose been a vegan for 5+ years, anyway support through accounting for us will be much appreciated. Thank, I hope no inconveniences were caused.

  5. Roseanna on

    Great recipe! It is the perfect answer to balacing the time of day to eat eggs, morning, afternoon or dinner time. I can say from my own experience that I enjoy eggs in the morning and at noon time too. A casserole is a good choice to make the eggs fancy.


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