Sweet Potato, Egg and Sausage Breakfast Casserole

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Sweet Potato, Egg and Sausage Breakfast Casserole. Tell me your mouth is NOT watering right now?

I know am on a breakfast kick these days but seriously when you wake up and kick off your day with a healthy breakfast, how hard can your day really be?  Ok, I wish that were completely true but I don’t know about you but if I start my day right and eat healthy I am more likely to work out and make healthy food choices throughout the rest of the day.  As many of you know, I am a big advocate of making a lot of food over the weekend and having lots of leftovers for the week when work, school, kids, etc is crazy. So having that said, I want to put it out there that this Leftover Queen or Mrs. Crock Pot does not limit herself to just dinners. Whoever said breakfast is the most important meal of the day was not lying. Why not spend a little time on Sunday morning making a casserole that will last the week for breakfast? Sound like a good idea? Well start YOUR breakfast kick with his yummy sweet potato, egg, and sausage casserole and you (and your appetite) will not be sorry.

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Sweet Potato, Egg and Sausage Breakfast Casserole
 
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Make this delish Paleo casserole for your next brunch or your family on Christmas Morning. Everyone will love it so much that you will hate the fact you shared it since there won’t be any leftovers after they get through with it!
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Recipe type: Breakfast Casserole
Cuisine: Paleo
Serves: 8- 10
Ingredients
  • 4 sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded (I know I have 5 in the picture but disregard 5th one)
  • 4-5 sausages; about 1 and ½ lbs (I used turkey Italian sausage but you can use whatever protein you like, chicken or pork with whatever flavor you fancy as well)
  • 1 large or 2 small yellow onions, peeled and chopped
  • 10 eggs
  • 1 cup of coconut milk (from can)
  • ½ teaspoon of sage
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a glass 7×12 inch/ 3 quart Pyrex baking dish.
  3. Grate the raw sweet potatoes and then place them in the bottom of the greased dish. They are fresh and not cooked, I know it sounds weird but it will cook in the oven. Again, you can manually grate the sweet potatoes with a cheese grater but you I warn you that you may need to put a little more than just back into it. Your hand WILL get tired, I promise you. I started grating it manually until I realized I could save a lot of time (and sweat) and grate the sweet potato in the food processor like I do when I grate my cauliflower to make cauliflower rice. Hallelujah for kitchen appliances!
  4. Heat about 2 tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat in a pan. Chop the onion and squeeze the sausage out of the casing and cook together for about 7-8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and cook until sausage is no longer pink and onions are translucent.
  5. Layer the sausage and onion on top of the grated sweet potatoes in the Pyrex pan.
  6. Put the eggs, sage, and coconut milk in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly. Pour this liquid mixture on top of the sausage and onions and you will see the liquid mixture ooze into the shredded sweet potato.
  7. Bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes.

 

Sweet Potato, Egg and Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Sweet Potato, Egg and Sausage Breakfast Casserole Ingredients

Shredding the sweet potato in a food processor

Shredding the sweet potato in a food processor instead of grating it manually

Cooking the onions with the sausage out of the casing

Cooking the onions with the sausage out of the casing

Placing the sausage and onion mixture on top of the shredded sweet potato

Placing the sausage and onion mixture on top of the shredded sweet potato

Mixing the eggs and coconut milk together in a mixing bowl

My little helper helping me mix the eggs and coconut milk together in a mixing bowl

Pouring the egg and coconut mixture on top of everything and ready to go into the oven

Pouring the egg and coconut mixture on top of everything and ready to go into the oven

Sweet Potato, Egg and Sausage Breakfast Casserole out of the oven

Sweet Potato, Egg and Sausage Breakfast Casserole out of the oven

Sweet Potato, Egg and Sausage Breakfast Casserole another close up

Sweet Potato, Egg and Sausage Breakfast Casserole close up

Are you going to bake this yummy breakfast casserole next Sunday? Or better yet, want to share another breakfast casserole that is a hit in your home that we all can try?!?! Please share. Happy healthy cooking.

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20 Responses to “Sweet Potato, Egg and Sausage Breakfast Casserole”

  1. DanaFebruary 9, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    I enjoyed this very much. Been wanting to make a breakfast casserole and incorporate more sweet potatoes into my diet.

    • LauraFebruary 9, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

      Thanks Dana for the positive feedback. If you like this recipe and I like sweet potatoes then for sure try my Chorizo Sweet Potato Hash. It is my favorite breakfast. I usually make it on Sundays and eat the leftovers for breakfast during the week. Let me know if you try it!

      http://ourfullplate.com/recipes/poached-egg-over-sweet-potato-hash/

      • tomMarch 29, 2013 at 9:04 pm #

        How much sausage? 1 lb? alb?
        thank you!

        • LauraMarch 29, 2013 at 10:57 pm #

          Good question Tom. I updated the recipe to be more clear. 1 and 1/2 lbs of sausage is perfect! Let me know how it goes. I am actually in the process of posting another Paleo breakfast egg casserole, so be sure to check back on Monday for the recipe. Happy Cooking!

    • YvetteDecember 8, 2014 at 3:56 pm #

      Dana, this recipe looks great. I am going to make it for my office potluck. Do you think this recipe would work with egg whites?

      • YvetteDecember 8, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

        Laura, this recipe looks great. I am going to make it for my office potluck. Do you think this recipe would work with egg whites?

  2. SabrinaMay 22, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    Just yesterday I printed this recipe out for next week’s breakfasts. So I was kind of surprised when I got to my department meeting this morning and my boss, who was hosting the meeting, made a dish that looked just like your picture. After the meeting I asked her where she got the recipe and sure enough she said Our Full Plate. By the way, it was delicious.

    • LauraMay 22, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

      Sabrina, I can tell you that is the first time I heard that story. I initially started this blog more for me (and my close friends and family) to share my favorite recipes and I love how much of my recipes have helped others. It makes me happier than you can ever imagine. What people love about my recipes is they are simple and don’t take too long to make, because let’s be honest we are all too busy. Who has time for 18 different ingredients? Back to the casserole, I love this casserole. I make this casserole ahead of time and usually serve it for guests when stay over OR I make it for myself on the weekend and just heat up the leftovers during the week morning when life is chaotic. If you like this casserole, you MUST try my new egg casserole. I love both of them very much and if I had to pick I think I might like my new version of the casserole just a tad better. I included the link below. Let me know if you ever try it. Thanks for the feedback. Keep it coming and let me know if you try anything else.

      http://ourfullplate.com/recipes/my-new-paleo-pork-sausage-veggie-and-egg-breakfast-casserole/

  3. FawnJuly 27, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

    Does this freeze well? If so – best reheating options?

  4. rSeptember 11, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    any calorie estimate per serving? this looks great

  5. KatApril 19, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

    This is the second time I have made this and I absolutely love it! It freezes well as I portion it up for my lunches at work or when to tired to cook when I get home. I also added small broccoli florets to it before pouring on the egg mixture and melted some cheese on top. This time I even added some cottage cheese to the egg mixture. Hope it still turns out. Great recipe and thanks!

  6. DevinOctober 17, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

    Would you able to make this ahead of time, like the night before, then put it in the oven in the morning? It looks delicious, can’t wait to try it!

    • LauraNovember 3, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

      YES!!! I am the queen of making things early!

  7. StephanieApril 3, 2015 at 8:22 pm #

    Are you using yams or sweet potatoes? Your pictures seem like they are the color of yams. Thanks!

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