In the hunt for a quick and easy breakfast idea with lots of great taste, this Paleo Breakfast Casserole was born.
On a recent morning, with the refrigerator open wide, I peered in looking at the options. See Keto-friendly version below.
The ideal objective – a delicious yet healthy home-prepared Paleo breakfast idea.
As the rain pelted the windows on an unseasonably cold day, I was seeking warm comfort food.
Would a meal bake for me while I scurried around getting ready for the day?
And while we’re at it, could we also please use my favorite homemade breakfast turkey sausage as well? Note: To make the sausage Whole30, omit sweetener.
After discovering how easy this Whole30 Egg Casserole is to make, and it’s a perfect size, it has become a family favorite. It is a little less fussy to prepare than scrambled eggs with basil or this delicious poached egg recipe. So, we’ll save those for another day.
What You Will Love About This Paleo Breakfast Casserole:
- Great for holidays and parties
- Gluten-Free Breakfast Casserole.
- Can make the night before (prepare all the ingredients and add eggs at the last minute). Details later in the post.
- Dairy-Free Breakfast Casserole.
- Grab-and-go breakfast
- Great for Back to School!! – both parents and kids love
- Non-Paleo and dairy-free folks LOVE this recipe!
- Can leave out the sausage for a vegetarian version
- Take for lunch
- Easy to adjust for portions (Make a small or large casserole)
- Swap out and use your favorite vegetables or use the freshest seasonal harvest vegetables.
- Easier to make than many other egg dishes.
Keto Breakfast Casserole:
The following suggestions will make this breakfast casserole Keto-friendly:
- Omit the sweet potato and use rice cauliflower instead.
- Make sure sausage does not contain any sugar.
- Add any of the following Keto-friendly vegetables: zucchini, broccoli, asparagus.
- Almond milk – make sure to use an unsweetened brand or homemade almond milk.
Source: Keto-friendly Vegetables
More Paleo Breakfasts To Try:
You could also call this a Paleo breakfast quiche without the crust. Next on my list to try with this recipe: Paleo egg bake muffins.
With four servings/slices, it is the perfect size for two people. Just enough for a serving (or two) now and maybe one for later.
However, if you desire a larger casserole, simply double this recipe and use a larger casserole dish.
The larger casserole size is made when I have a large group to feed. Otherwise, I would rather make this smaller size casserole rather than one larger casserole with many portions consumed over several days. One reason is that this casserole tastes best right out of the oven.
Make-Ahead Paleo Breakfast Casserole:
Because overnight guests wake up hungry and the school start time always seems so much earlier every year. 🙂
- Make the sausage (or if you are like me, I have a prepared stash in the freezer ready to go!)
- Chop or shred all vegetables.
- Add everything to your casserole dish except almond milk, eggs, and seltzer.
- In the morning whisk the eggs, seltzer, and milk and pour over eggs and bake.
FAQ’s: Paleo Egg Casserole:
- Can this casserole be put in the freezer? A: Not sure, but I do not advise as the texture might change.
- How do I store this casserole? A: Airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a few days. But it is best served right out of the oven.
- Can this be made in a crockpot or slow cooker? A: I have not done this and prefer baking in the oven.
- What’s the best substitute for milk in egg casserole? A: Most non-dairy (or dairy-free) milk will work fine.
Tips for Making Your Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Breakfast Casserole:
- Combining the eggs with plain seltzer water helps make the eggs a little fluffier.
- Use your favorite vegetables. Some great options would be mushrooms, bacon, zucchini, etc…
- Don’t overbake. Don’t stray too far from the oven because time flies.
- Make this crazy delicious homemade turkey sausage recipe ahead of time.
Toppings Ideas for Your Whole30 Egg Casserole:
- Chopped tomato tossed with extra virgin olive oil and fine sea salt. (my favorite and used with this recipe)
- Coconut Aminos
- A sprinkling of chopped parsley or chives.
- Hot sauce
- Chopped bacon bits
Paleo Breakfast Casserole Without Sweet Potato:
If you would like to swap out the sweet potato for any reason (don’t like the taste, dietary concerns, etc…), try riced cauliflower, or another favorite vegetable such as chopped squash (butternut is good), other chopped vegetables you enjoy.
Whole30 Breakfast Casserole With Sausage:
To make this breakfast casserole Whole30, make the following adjustments:
- Make sure the sausage is sugar-free.
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Paleo Breakfast Casserole With Bacon:
- Add bacon, (crumbled and baked on top, or as a side dish) for extra flavor to you Paleo breakfast casserole.
With guests coming, upcoming busy back to school mornings, or comfort food seeking days, you will be on time and ready to go with this super easy and most delicious gluten-free, dairy-free breakfast!
Enjoy this delicious Paleo Breakfast Casserole in the morning, for brunch or anytime! With just a few ingredients, it is super easy to make!
- 1/2 cup organic red pepper, chopped
- 1 cup turkey breakfast sausage, crumbled
- 4 large organic eggs
- 1/8 cup plain seltzer water
- 1/2 cup organic spinach, chopped
- 1/2 cup organic sweet potato, shredded
- 1/8 cup almond milk
- 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried chives (optional)
- 1 organic tomato, chopped (as a side and garnish)
- 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- pinch fine sea salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Lightly grease a 1-liter casserole dish with oil spray.
In a medium to a large bowl, add the eggs and seltzer and whisk until combined. Set aside.
To this bowl, add all the other ingredients - red pepper, spinach, sweet potato, almond milk, sausage crumbles, salt, pepper and dried chives.
Mix to combine.
Pour egg mixture into prepared casserole dish.
Smooth out and make sure ingredients are evenly distributed in the casserole dish.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until lightly browned and eggs are set.
In a small bowl, add chopped tomato, extra virgin olive oil, and salt. Stir to combine.
Cut casserole into four slices and add to plates with a scoop of tomato garnish.
Sausage: you may use store-bought or make your own. I use the recipe on my site and usually make ahead of time and then chop and crumble for this casserole
Can this be made ahead and baked later? Can bacon be substituted for saige?
You can make some of this and bake later. Prepare everything but the eggs and then when ready to bake add the eggs. Yes, you can substitute bacon for sausage. Substitutions make this a fun versatile dish. Enjoy!
Can this recipe be doubled or tripled to make an 9 x 13 pan size bake?
Hi Lori! Sorry I missed this comment. Yes, the recipe can be doubled and tripled (best) for a 9 x 13 pan. Enjoy!
Do you have to use seltzer water?
Hi Lynn, no you don’t have to use the seltzer water.
do you cook the turkey sausage before putting it in?
Hi Jennifer! Yes, the breakfast turkey sausage is made separately. Enjoy!