Bacon and Cheesy Potato Casserole

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Bacon and Swiss Potato Casserole means a rich and flavorful dish with plenty of depth from the bacon and nice contrast in the Swiss cheese. This dish is finished with plenty of eggs, which will offer their own great taste as well as lighten up the entire dish with their spongy texture. This dish is a great balanced meal, if you watch the amount of bacon grease that goes in to it. One way to improve the fat balance in this dish is to not use the bacon grease for any of the sautéing of the veggies (such as the onions). Instead, remove all of the bacon grease from the pan and add olive oil. The flavor will still be fantastic, and the amount of fats will be changed from saturated fats to monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.

Not all fats are alike. A tablespoon of fat from bacon has the same number of calories as a tablespoon of olive oil. What is different is the kind of fat that you ingest with a good source such as olive oil. Fats are important to our diets, helping to deliver fat soluble vitamins to our bodies like Vitamin A, D, E, and K. Fats also supply our bodies with essential fatty acids, important to keep us healthy, too. So fats are good for us. The problem is, most of us eat too many of the bad fats, and too few of the good fats. In addition, most of us eat too many fats as part of our diet. Here, removing the bacon grease to cook the onion and replacing it with the olive oil substantially bumps the nutrition in this dish, without altering the calories or affecting the flavor.

Try this great dish of eggs, bacon, Swiss cheese and potatoes. It is a full meal, served up in a simple casserole. It will work for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and you can probably serve it at room temperature. Enjoy it soon!Find out how to make this recipe at the website, A Little CLAIREification.

Nutrition Facts for: Bacon and Cheesy Potato Casserole From A Little CLAIREification
Ingredients: Simply potatoes shredded hash browns, bacon, green onions, Swiss cheese, eggs, half and half cream, salt, ground black pepper, ground red pepper, ground nutmeg.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for servings. * Per Serving: Calories 757, Calories from Fat 452, Total Fat 50.2g 77%, Saturated Fat 18.4g 92%, Cholesterol 179mg 60%, Sodium 2040mg 85%, Potassium 1031mg 29%, Carbohydrates 43.0g 14%, Dietary Fiber 3.9g 16%, Sugars 2.2g, Protein 32.5g, Vitamin A 14%,Vitamin C 27%, Calcium 31%, Iron 12%

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