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Oven Eggs With Ham and Swiss Chard | Eggs & Omelets

Oven Eggs With Ham and Swiss Chard

Even made with low-fat sour cream and cheese, this savory casserole is so creamy and delicious that my kids don't bat an eye at the addition of nutritious Swiss chard. The cooked onion gives a bit of sweetness, and the ham contributes just the right amount of salt.

Whether you're celebrating Easter or just gathering with a group of friends, the delicious, make-ahead recipe will let you spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your guests.


  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 medium leaves Swiss chard, stems removed and leaves finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 6 eggs
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked, diced ham (about 7 ounces)
  • 2 1/2 cups grated reduced-fat Swiss or sharp Cheddar


  1. In a medium-size skillet, sauté the onion in the butter and olive oil until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the chard and cook until just wilted, about 1 minute. Let cool.
  2. In a bowl, beat together the eggs and egg whites. Stir in the sour cream, parsley, ham, chard mixture, and 2 cups of the cheese.
  3. Pour the mixture into a greased 9- by 13-inch glass baking dish. Cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or bake it (uncovered) immediately.
  4. Heat the oven to 375°. If the casserole was refrigerated overnight, let it sit for 15 minutes at room temperature. Bake until it has set, about 35 to 40 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle the casserole with the remaining cheese and bake until the cheese melts, about 3 minutes. Serves 12.

Nutritional Information

Per serving (1 slice):

Calories 174 ● Total Fat 11 g (16% DV) ● Saturated Fat 6 g (28% DV) ● Cholesterol 136 mg (45% DV) ● Sodium 570 mg (24% DV) ● Total Carbohydrate 5 g (2% DV) ● Fiber 0.5 g (2% DV) ● Sugars 1 g ● Protein 15 g (30% DV) ● Vitamin A (23% DV)

Percent daily values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.