I first learned of this recipe exactly 1 year ago, September 2016 when I did a 30 day Paleo challenge with The Clean Kitchen NH at my barre studio, C_Wickson. I was in a such rut. Working night shift was taking a toll on it’s body. My energy had never felt lower it seemed. I was burnt out with Ben stuff; navigating starting intensive ABA therapy and switching therapy providers. This challenge came at the right time, with the right people, and was truly the start of my journey into cleaner eating. This particular recipe, which I have since tweaked a little, was a fan favorite of Matt’s and remains a household staple. It’s the ultimate grab-and-go breakfast for both of us. It also keeps me very full for a few hours. Protein, healthy fats, flavor, and 3 vegetables. It’s not only good but good for you. Again, did I mention how much I love this one? ;)
Breakfast Sausage Casserole
Prep time: 20 minutes
Total time: 1hr 15 minutes
2 lbs ground sausage (chicken or turkey are great too)
4 tbsp of Breakfast Sausage Blend - see recipe below
1 tbsp olive coconut oil
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded (see side note below)
1 medium size onion, diced
4 cups of greens or 1 5oz box, I use Olivia’s spinach.
(*Sidenote on the potatoes. 4 ways to shred them 1) shred on an old school box grater. It’s an arm workout. 2) pulse on your food processor 3) one bag of frozen shredded potatoes 4) one package of sweet potato noodles and give them a rough chop.
*Breakfast Sausage Blend=
2 tbsp granulated onion
2 tbsp granulated garlic
1 tbsp dried parsley
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp dried ground sage
1.5 tsp salt
1.5 tsp black pepper
(*Sidenote on the blend. You will have extra. Save it for next time.)
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, incorporate by hand, 4 tbsp breakfast blend + sausauge.
In a large skillet over medium heat, melt oil and add in sausage.
Brown and break apart with a wooden spoon.
Crack 12 eggs and whisk into a large bowl.
Add sweet potato and onion to eggs. Add greens.
Grease 9x13 casserole dish with more oil or butter
Pour in egg mixture and top with sausage.
Cook for 45 minutes. Cover with foil and cook for 10 more minutes or until center is set.
(Please bear with me as my picture quality remains minimal at best. I lost the charger to my nice camera over the summer!)