Cheesy Portuguese Egg Casserole


Cheesy Portuguese Egg Casserole

Possible Modifications:

  • This dish can be made gluten-free using GF flour in the sauce. Otherwise, it is gluten-free already.
  • You can make it dairy-free by eliminating the cheese sauce and adding some herbs/spices if you want added flavours. The eggs could be swapped out for more vegetables, but I suppose it changes the recipe completely from ‘Portuguese Eggs’ to a veggie bake.
  • You can choose whichever vegetables you’d like in the dish. I usually choose broccoli, spinach and asparagus, but the world is your oyster! Speaking of… maybe don’t put oysters in here!
  • The recipe calls for Dainty Chinese Fried Rice, but you could use another kind with different flavours if you prefer
  • Lastly, feel free to add any meat to this dish. Sometimes, I add sautéed chicken for extra protein.

Tips & Tricks:

  • There aren’t very many tricks to this dish! It’s quite easy.
  • If your diet allows for it, I would recommend keeping the eggs in this dish, as well as the cheese sauce. Everything together is a really yummy blend of flavours.
  • Serve this as a dinner or a brunch dish. I usually make it for dinner but have had it as an early afternoon brunch and liked it equally. However, if it is served for breakfast, maybe don’t add any meat.


  • 6-8 poached eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 package Dainty Chinese Fried Rice
  • 1 head (approx. 10 florets) broccoli
  • 1 large handful spinach
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp flour (you can use GF)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Poach eggs in boiling salted water for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, fry rice according to directions on box.
  • Cook vegetables of choice. I steamed broccoli and sautéed spinach.
  • Melt butter, add flour, then add milk and stir to boiling.
  • Add cheese until melted into sauce.
  • Place rice, eggs, vegetables and sauce in dish.
  • Bake for 5-10 minutes until heated through.







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