Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Breakfast Enchiladas

I know, I make a lot of breakfast food...but this was really simple and super yummy! This is what you'll need:

1 pkg of flour tortilla shells--8-10 shells
1 cup chopped turkey ham--precooked
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1/4-1/2 cup instant potato flakes
5 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup chicken broth

In medium sauce pan, melt butter. Then slowly add potato flakes, stirring constantly. Begin by adding 1/4 cup flakes and allow butter to thicken...you may need some more flakes later, though. Add milk and broth. Boil and cook for 2 minutes until mixture is thickened. Add more potato flakes if needed. You want mixture about as thick as a gravy at this point.

Add cheese and let melt. Add turkey ham and spices to taste. Turn heat to low.

Spray an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray. Layer bottom with tortilla shells, just enough to cover bottom. I only needed two shells per layer. Next spoon out cheese/ham mixture onto shells, spreading evenly. Cover with more shells and repeat for each layer. I ended up with 4 layers I think. You should not put any of the cheese/ham mixture on top, instead sprinkle some shredded cheddar cheese. Cook in a 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, scramble the eggs. When enchiladas are done, sprinkle eggs on top. Cut into squares and serve.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Breakfast Casserole

I found this recipe in my Taste of Home cookbook, but changed it quite a bit. I used different amounts than what it called for and used cream cheese instead of sour cream. I fell in love with this version of it and really doubt that the Taste of Home version is any better...because that would be impossible. Anyway, here's what you need and how to make it:


4 small to medium potatoes
5 hard boiled eggs--peeled and chopped
2 cups fully cooked ham--cubed
1 package reduced fat cream cheese
2 eggs
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Wash and pierce potatoes, then cook in microwave on microwave-safe plate. Cook for 7-10 minutes or until tender. Cube potatoes. (You can peel them beforehand, but I usually leave the skin on.)
Place potatoes in large bowl. Add eggs and ham.

In a small bowl, add cream cheese and eggs. Mix together...mixture will be slightly clumpy. Add to potato mixture.

Add shredded cheese, salt and pepper.

Mix together until everything is coated with cheese/egg mixture. Place in a greased baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.