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Caramelized Onion, Bacon, Cheddar Tart

breakfast recipes Dec 13, 2020

What’s better on Christmas morning than a savory, delicious breakfast? You can make this scrumptious crustless tart up to 5 days in advance and then just re-heat it so you don’t have to detract from any Christmas morning festivities. This rich and meaty tart will melt your heart as it melts in your mouth! 

Recipe By: MetFlex Tribe Member, Rachel Bush
Prep Time: 90 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Total Time: 120 mins

Makes 8 Servings


  • 6 slices of bacon, roughly chopped
  • 7 ounces ham, chopped
  • 2 medium (~22 ounces) Vidalia onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 carton (~460 grams) egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. In a large skillet, over medium heat, fry the chopped bacon until crisp. Then remove to a paper towel to drain. Reserve 2 TBSP bacon grease.
  2. Using the reserved bacon grease, cook the thinly sliced onion over medium-low to medium heat, stirring occasionally until significantly reduced and light caramel in color…approximately 40-60 min. Be careful not to burn the onions. Once onions are fully carnalized, remove to a paper towel to absorb any excess grease and cool.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 350. Grease a pie plate (deep dish or 2 regular pie plates)
  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, and cream. Then add the ham, cheese, cooled bacon, and cooled onions mixing well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Pour the mixture into a prepared pie plate (or 2 depending on size) and bake uncovered for 30 min or until the tart is set and golden brown on top.
  6. Serve with a side of bacon or ham. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week. In the freezer for up to a month.

Nutrition Per Serving: 259 Calories, 15g Fat, 22g Protein, 9g Carbs, 1g Fiber, 8g Net Carbs

Notes: Feel free to add veggies such as chopped asparagus, spinach, broccoli, etc. during step 2 when you are caramelizing the onions.

You could also make individual tarts in a muffin pan!

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