Start your day with a healthy Good Morning Casserole. Delicious flavors of bell pepper, onion, and turkey sausage make this breakfast a pleasure to eat. Mixed in, there’s also spinach and shredded potatoes for a savory and filling meal. It’s easy to make and feeds 4 to 6 people.
This recipe features healthy options for a breakfast casserole. I like having choices.
Instead of traditional pork, turkey sausage is used, which is much lower in both fat and calories. It’s even better than chicken sausage, plus turkey sausage has more protein.
Almond milk is used instead of regular milk, which is better for people with dairy/lactose allergies. It’s also low calorie. Win win.
Also, fresh shredded potatoes are used instead of frozen and processed potatoes, thereby reducing your sodium.
Of course, you can use pork sausage if you prefer, and frozen hash browns would be faster. I just wanted to offer up some healthier options.
Now that I think about it, melting about 4 oz. of cream cheese to the sausage mixture while it’s cooking would be tasty. Definitely not as healthy, but still.
Making Good Morning Casserole
You need a skillet, a large bowl, and an 8 x 8″ baking dish. Lightly spray the sides and bottom of the baking dish, then set it aside.
Chop the onion and cut up the sausage. I love Hillshire Farm. Slice the sausage into coins, then cut those in half. It’s easier to eat, especially for the little ones.
Actually, if you’re feeding children, you may want to dice the sausage up into smaller, more manageable sizes.
Saute the onions and sausage in the skillet until the sausage starts to brown. The onions should be opaque, or also starting to brown.
The kitchen will begin to smell amazing right about now.
Meanwhile, mix everything else in the large bowl: eggs, spinach, shredded potato, milk, and pepper.
Season to your preference. What I mean by that is use No Salt if you’re watching your sodium.
Or, use your favorite seasoning, such as cumin or garlic. I used plain old salt and pepper and it was delicious.
When the sausage and onion are done cooking, add them to the bowl. Stir so everything is coated with the egg mixture.
Pour it into the prepared baking dish, then bake in a preheated 375° oven for 50 – 60 minutes.
The eggs need to be thoroughly cooked. In other words, the center should not jiggle when you give the baking dish a little shake.
If there’s still a jiggle, set the timer for another 5 minutes and re-check. Repeat until the jiggle is gone.
Allow the casserole to sit for about 10 minutes, then serve. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and dig in.
Delicious when served with a side of salsa and some fresh fruit. A slice of cantaloupe or bunch of grapes would pair nicely. Where are my grapes?
Love a Good Casserole?
Me, too. It’s nice to dump it all in one place, then eat. Here are some great recipes to try:
- Chicken Chilaquiles Casserole (which is another name for Chicken and Tortilla Chips McScrumptious)
- Leftover Chicken Noodle Casserole (also great with leftover turkey)
- Bacon Hash Brown Casserole
- Cauliflower Ham Hotdish
- Turkey Sausage Spaghetti Frittata
Good Morning Casserole
- 13 oz. Hillshire Farm Turkey Smoked Sausage, sliced into coins, then halved
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 6 large eggs
- 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups fresh potato, shredded (1 large)
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- fresh chopped parsley for garnish
- Preheat oven to 375°. Spray bottom and sides of 8 x 8" dish.
- Saute sausage and onion until onion is opaque and sausage starts to brown.
- Meanwhile, mix in large bowl: eggs, spinach, potato, milk, and bell pepper. Add salt (or No Salt) and pepper to taste. Once sausage and onion are done cooking, stir them into the egg mixture. Pour into prepared baking dish.
- Bake 50 - 60 minutes, or until eggs are set and thoroughly cooked. Center should not jiggle. Enjoy!
Good Morning Casserole
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