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Breakfast with Leftovers from Zestuous

This is a really easy breakfast with leftovers. It’s similar to a crustless quiche, but it has airy texture like a soufflé. And it’s finished off with a cheesy cracker crumble for added texture.

Breakfast with Leftovers from Zestuous

The beauty of this dish is that it can be made a limitless number of ways based on the leftovers you have on hand. Just use 1 ½ cups of any combination of leftovers you like, plus ½ cup of a complementing cheese. You could use all veggies or even go all meat.

Here are some combos that would taste great:

1 cup salmon
½ cup asparagus
½ cup Parmesan cheese
1 cup ham
¼ cup spinach
¼ cup mushrooms
½ cup Swiss cheese
1 cup steak
¼ cup jalapenos
¼ cup onions
½ cup pepperjack cheese

I had some leftover holiday ham and a fridge full of peppers, so New Year’s Day, I combined ham, red bell pepper, Anaheim pepper, tomatoes and Gruyère cheese. It was a hit.

The cracker crumble is also versatile. Just use whatever crackers you have on hand. I used a combo of Ritz and Club crackers, but Saltines, Triscuits or any other kind will work, too.

We finished it off with a few squirts of Sriracha for extra Zestuousness and served with a side of fruit.

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Breakfast with Leftovers

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 slices


  • 1 cup 210 grams milk
  • 1/2 cup 65 grams all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Mrs. Dash Original Blend
  • 1 cup 130 grams leftover meat, chopped (ham, chicken, turkey, steak)
  • 1/2 cup 70 grams vegetables, chopped (onions, peppers, asparagus, tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup 40 grams shredded cheese
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/3 cup 25 grams crackers, crushed
  • 1/4 cup 20 grams shredded cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 425F degrees (220C)
  • Breakfast with Leftovers from Zestuous
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the milk and flour until smooth. Add the eggs and seasoning and continue to whisk until well blended.
  • Breakfast with Leftovers from Zestuous
  • Stir in the meat, vegetables and cheese.
  • Breakfast with Leftovers from Zestuous
  • In another bowl, mix together the melted butter, crushed crackers and remaining cheese.
  • Breakfast with Leftovers from Zestuous
  • Butter a pie pan (or spray with cooking spray). Pour the egg mixture into the pan. Then, evenly spread on the crushed crackers.
  • Breakfast with Leftovers from Zestuous
  • Place in a preheated 425F (220C)-degree oven for 25 minutes. The edges will brown and the center will be firm instead of wiggly when moved.
  • Breakfast with Leftovers from Zestuous
  • Slice and serve warm.


Serving: 2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Christie Vanover

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Hi. I’m Christie, the head cook and award-winning competitive pitmaster for Team Girls Can Grill. I have won multiple grand championships and have dozens of top ten category finishes. People know me as the girl who is forever hovering over a grill, smoker or campfire with tongs in one hand and a glass of wine in the other.

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