This hearty Weight Watchers Breakfast Casserole is filled with fluffy eggs, bites of potatoes, and savory diced ham. Busy mornings can be one of the most difficult parts of the day but a good breakfast can definitely make things feel much more manageable. This recipe isn’t overcomplicated and is loaded with flavor despite its short ingredient list.

This dish doesn’t require any chopping, meat browning, or lengthy wait times making it ideal for last-minute meals and weekend prep too. One of the best things about breakfast casseroles is that they reheat well in the microwave and the air fryer. The air fryer, in particular, can give this casserole a fresh baked taste even after it’s been in the refrigerator for a couple of days. This family-friendly dish is easy to adapt and caters to a variety of eating styles with little effort. For a convenient on-the-go meal, place a slice on top of a toasted Bagel Thin for the ultimate breakfast sandwich that will keep you full all morning.

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Why You Should Try This Recipe

  • Convenient: This Weight Watchers breakfast casserole makes it easy to enjoy a filling meal without spending a lot of time on prep. With many casseroles, you need the extra step of cooking the meat first, but this recipe uses ready-to-eat chopped ham for convenience. You can whip it up in less than an hour or make it the night before for a microwave-ready slice in the morning.
  • Nutritious: Lots of protein fills this dish to give you energy to power through the day. Milk and cheese are also good sources of calcium. This dish is a great option for ww and if you omit or reduce the potatoes, can work for those following low carb as well.
  • Versatile: You can add additional chopped vegetables and seasoning to make this dish your own. Chopped spinach, bell peppers, and mushrooms are all excellent options. Everything but the Bagel seasoning, garlic powder, and Trader Joe’s Green Goddess seasoning blend can add an herbaceous punch to the dish. Hot sauce, salsa, and even a small spoonful of Greek yogurt can keep leftovers exciting.

Recipe Overview

  • Serving Size: 216g
  • Number of Servings: 4
  • Time to Cook: 30 minutes
  • WW Points Per Recipe: 5 ww points per serving, 20 ww points per batch
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Ingredients in Weight Watchers Breakfast Casserole

  • 6 large eggs: Eggs create the base for this Weight Watchers Breakfast Casserole and provide a rich flavor.
  • 1 cup diced ham: Ham adds a salty punch to the recipe. I recommend using a good quality diced ham like Frick’s for this rather than cutting up sliced deli meat. 
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk: Milk adds moisture and creaminess to the casserole and helps to make the eggs more fluffy.
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen diced Potatoes O’Brien: Frozen diced potatoes add texture to the dish and convenient bite-sized pieces of onions and bell peppers. 
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt: Salt enhances the flavors in the casserole.
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt: Seasoned salt is a blend of salt and spices that quickly adds lots of flavor to the potatoes. 
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper: Pepper provides a subtle heat that juxtaposes the creaminess of the eggs, milk, and cheese.
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese: Cheddar provides a sharp bold taste and gooey texture that gives this breakfast casserole a comfort food feel. 

Instructions for Making Weight Watchers Breakfast Casserole

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray and set aside. Sprinkle the seasoned salt on top of the potatoes and toss to coat.

A bowl half filled with frozen potatoes that have seasoned salt sprinkled over them.

2. Crack open the eggs into a large bowl. Pour in the milk and whisk until well combined and foamy. 

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3. Sprinkle the eggs with sea salt and pepper and whisk until well combined.

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4. Add the ham and seasoned potatoes to the bowl and gently stir.

A large mixing bowl filled with whisked eggs and  small pieces of bell peppers and potatoes floating to the top. The ham is piled in the center of the bowl not yet mixed.

5. Pour the egg mixture into the prepared pan.

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6. Top with cheese and place into the oven for 30-35 minutes.

A gold baking pan is filled with the unbaked but completed casserole and topped with shredded cheese

7. When done, the eggs should have an internal temperature of at least 160°F and feel firm to the touch. The center should not look wet. Let cool for 10 minutes then slice and serve warm.

The baked breakfast casserole in the baking pan sits on top of a silver cooling rack. the edges are browned with the center slightly less browned

Variations and Substitutions

  • Add turkey sausage: Rather than using diced ham, try cooked and crumbled turkey breakfast sausage. It adds savory flavor and complements a wide variety of vegetables for add-ins. 
  • Swap the milk for cottage cheese: Cottage cheese will give this dish a more dense and creamy taste than the milk offers. The easiest way to do this is to blend the eggs and cottage cheese for 20-30 seconds until smooth.
  • Use tater tots: Tater tots and crispy crowns are alternatives for the diced potatoes. It’s ideal to cook them first and then add them to the casserole dish before baking. This ensures they cook properly and prevents them from getting overly soggy.
  • Opt for no cheese: To lower the points you can omit the cheese in this recipe and it will still taste great. Alternatively, you can add mozzarella or a sprinkle of feta. For a more personalized plate, leave off the cheese and sprinkle your desired amount on top right before eating. This can be helpful if multiple people in your household follow WW but prefer to use their points differently. 
  • Points to spare? Chicken and pork sausage add a lot of flavor for a greater number of points. Additionally, you can cut up 2 bagel thins and add them to the casserole dish for a bread-like breakfast bake.

Tips and Tricks for Making Weight Watchers Breakfast Casserole

  • Use room temperature eggs: While you don’t have to use room temperature eggs, they can make the whisking process easier. Allowing the eggs to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes or submerging them in a bowl of slightly warm water for 10 minutes is helpful.
  • Use a whisk or electric beater: For this recipe, you want lots of air worked into the eggs. The more air that is in the eggs the fluffier they are. While this doesn’t impact taste as much, it can slightly increase the volume making the dish appear larger and more satiating. 
  • Season the potatoes before adding them to the casserole: I tried adding the potatoes to the casserole without prior seasoning and they ended up bland. In my second attempt, I let them defrost slightly so that the seasoned salt would stick to them and the potatoes tasted much better. I highly recommend using pre-seasoned potatoes or allowing a little extra time for this step. 
  • To reheat: place it into the microwave for 45-60 seconds until heated through. To warm in the air fryer, preheat the air fryer to 300°F. Once preheated, place the slice into the air fryer basket for 5-7 minutes until heated through. For some air fryers with more powerful fans, you may need to reduce the heat slightly if the top begins cooking too fast.
5 from 2 votes

Weight Watchers Breakfast Casserole

Servings: 4
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
A slice of baked weight watchers breakfast casserole sits on a white plate. To the side is a small plate with a single slice, the baking pan, a gray napkin and a small bowl of salsa
Light and fluffy eggs with savory ham and soft bites of potato for only 5 points per serving

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup frozen diced potatoes with peppers and onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk, or milk of choice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar , optional

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray and set aside. Sprinkle the seasoned salt on top of the potatoes and toss to coat then set aside.
  • Crack open the eggs into a large bowl. Pour in the milk and whisk until well combined and foamy.
  • Sprinkle the eggs with sea salt and pepper. Then, whisk until well combined.
  • Add the ham and seasoned potatoes to the bowl and gently stir.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the prepared pan.
  • Top with an even layer of shredded cheese. Place into the oven for 30-35 minutes.
  • When done, the eggs should have an internal temperature of at least 160°F and feel firm to the touch. The center should not look wet. Let cool for 10 minutes then slice and serve warm.

Nutrition

Serving: 216gCalories: 300kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 24gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6.5gCholesterol: 320mgSodium: 1062mgPotassium: 219mgFiber: 1.1gSugar: 3gCalcium: 242mgIron: 1.5mg

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

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
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    1. Thanks for reading Joan.

      I’m currently in the process of uploading all of my recipes into the app and saving a link to them. There are a lot of recipes so it’s taking me a little while to do it. But we should have those links in the recipes in the next couple of months.

      thanks for your support!