Guys Thanksgiving is so close I can taste it! Are you ready? Where is everyone going? Or is the Thanksgiving party coming to you? I head to Arizona next week and I am so excited to spend time with my family. I come from a long line of epic cooks, thanks to my Ur. Oma and Oma. My mom and her sisters are all incredible in the kitchen, which means any major holiday we are all together, it's food comas galore! I'm already giddy with excitement dreaming about my Aunt's green bean casserole, swimming in homemade mushroom saucy goodness.
This year, I thought I would contribute to the food lineup. Usually when we are all together, it can be a big crowd, so meals are planned and discussed long in advance. I wanted to come up with a breakfast casserole that I could make ahead of time, and that would keep things healthy and well balanced. I came up with this paleo breakfast casserole, and I think you guys are really going to love it!
This healthy breakfast casserole is gluten free, dairy free, and paleo. I used fresh spicy Italian chicken sausages from Whole Foods to give the whole thing a nice kick, but the spice is well balanced by the sweet potato, power greens, and roasted red peppers. Feel free to use whatever fresh sausage you prefer. This casserole would go equally well with a more mild Italian, or even a chicken and apple sausage. Just make sure that it is fresh, and not pre-cooked sausage. You want to be able to remove the casing, and crumble it up to cook with the rest of the ingredients.
The base is a combination of eggs, and fresh herbs. I use non-dairy milk to keep the recipe light and paleo friendly but feel free to use whatever milk you prefer. Dairy milk or cream would obviously lend a creamier or more custardy texture.
I love using organic Power Greens (big bag at Trader Joes or in a tub at Whole Foods) in place of spinach here, but feel free to use spinach leaves if you prefer. The veggies in this - sweet potato, onion, greens, and roasted red peppers, are a divine combination! Especially with the spicy sausage...the whole thing just works!
You don't have to wait for a special occasion or big crowd to make this paleo breakfast casserole. I love freezing individually wrapped pieces, ready to defrost as a moment's notice!Print