I used to have no problem getting up early, but that has changed. Now it seems like most days I have to drag myself out of bed (although I am working on it).
One thing that I’ll always wake up early for is the promise of a good meal. I especially love breakfast sandwiches, and I have been known make my husband run out to get me one. Lucky for me, he’s usually happy to do so (well, maybe after a few complaints).
I decided to surprise him recently and recreate one of my favorite breakfast sandwiches. The quiche-like baked eggs are filled with roasted vegetables, topped with gooey melted cheese, and held together by toasty bread. It’s so good! Give my Egg & Roasted Veggie Breakfast Sandwich a try; I think you’ll find it’s the perfect way to start the day.
- 1/2 medium onion
- 1/2 large red bell pepper
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 6 large eggs
- 3/4 cups skim milk
- non-stick cooking spray
- 6 focaccia rolls (or other thin, crusty rolls)
- 6 1-oz. slices monterey jack cheese
- salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Dice onion and pepper. Place in a 9 x 9 baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Place in oven and roast until vegetable edges are browned, about 25 minutes, stirring halfway through. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.
Reduce oven heat to 375 degrees.
Crack eggs and place in a medium bowl. Add milk, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/8 tsp. pepper. Whisk until eggs and milk are incorporated. Stir in roasted onions and peppers.
Wipe the 9 x 9 baking dish used for roasting the veggies clean with a piece of paper towel. Coat with nonstick cooking spray. Pour egg mixture into dish and place in oven. Bake until eggs are cooked through and beginning to pull away from edge of pan, about 25 – 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, split and toast focaccia rolls in a toaster. Cut eggs into 6 pieces. Top each roll with baked eggs and a slice of cheese. (The cheese should melt from the heat of the eggs, but if not, pop the sandwich in the microwave for about 20 seconds.) Enjoy!
The best thing about this sandwich? If you have leftover eggs, just reheat in the microwave for a delicious breakfast all week long.
What is your favorite breakfast?
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