Best Breakfast Casserole
I started making this breakfast casserole the first time I did Whole30. I was one of those weirdos who never really got sick of eggs, but that might be because I tried making them in lots of different ways. This one was by far my favorite, and I continued eating it even after I was allowed those terrible foods like cheese and legumes again.
Pros about this dish: It's super easy to make. It reheats well and will feed you for a week. You can treat it like a kitchen sink dish (i.e. throw anything in the fridge in it). And, if prepared how I outline below, it's only about 250 calories but close to 20 grams or protein per serving.
- 2 medium potatoes, chopped into half inch cubes (Options: I've used both sweet and white potatoes and like sweet best)
- 1 cup of chopped onion
- 1 cup of chopped bell pepper
- 1 lb of ground pork sausage (I use a locally sourced spicy kind and it's da best)
- 8 eggs
- Optional garnishes could be green onions or fresh cilantro
Now Do This
- Preheat the oven to 375.
- Over medium-high heat, brown the sausage in a pan, breaking up the chunks. Once there's no pink left, transfer it to a 9x12 baking dish.
- Add the onion and bell pepper to the same frying pan (Option: Add fresh minced garlic for some extra flavor). Cook until the veggies start to soften.
- Add the potatoes to the pan with the veggies and cook until those also start to soften. I like to let them sit in the pan and get a little crispy before I stir them.
- In the meantime, add eight eggs to a bowl and whisk until smooth (Option: Add a squirt of mustard and a dash of cumin and turmeric for even more flavor).
- Add the veggies to the dish with the sausage, mix well so everything is distributed evenly, then pour the eggs over everything. Kind of shake the dish (like how you do when making brownies!) to ensure that the eggs are also evenly distributed.
- Bake for 25 minutes. Top with fresh green onions, cilantro or whatever you'd like, eat! I divide this into eight servings and reheat one every morning for breakfast until it's gone. Then I make it again.
What do you think? What's your go-to breakfast?