Holler atcha girl if you want a healthier breakfast casserole option this holiday season! (This is where I imagine you saying whoop whoop!!) Okay then I have just the recipe for you. Now, let’s be honest. A breakfast casserole with bacon, sausage, cheese, and hash browns is delicious, right? Right. I won’t argue that. But on the healthy scale, it really isn’t the best option due to the high amounts of calories and saturated fat and we all want healthy hearts, don’t we? There’s a time and a place, don’t get me wrong and one of my most favorite casseroles has all of these goods. But if you’re looking for something a little lighter to have more regularly, I have just the recipe for you!
In this healthier breakfast casserole, you’ll swap out the pork sausage and bacon for turkey sausage to lower the saturated fat content. Turkey bacon actually has more protein than pork sausage too! Rather than the hash browns, you’ll add sauteed red and green bell peppers and onion for a little soft crunch and a whole lot of antioxidants. You’ll also add spinach for a boost of extra nutrient-rich goodness to top it off.
Looks so good, right!? Not only is this healthier breakfast casserole perfect for Christmas morning, it’s also the perfect casserole to prep for your weekday breakfasts. And guess what? My kids even loved this one which was a real win.
Let’s get down to it…..
- 1 lb turkey breakfast sausage (I often used pre-cooked turkey links and chop them finely)
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp Mrs. Dash Onion & Herb seasoning
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 12 eggs
- Optional: 4 dashes of hot sauce
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9×13 dish with cooking spray and set aside.
- If using raw turkey, add oil to pan and cook and crumble sausage until fully cooked. Drain meat and set aside. (If using pre-cooked, dice it up and set it to the side).
- In the same skillet, add peppers and onions until softened, about 2 minutes. (add the olive oil here if you used pre-cooked sausage).
- Add in the chopped spinach and cook for about 1 more minute. Turn off the heat.
- Add turkey into the pan mixture and all the seasonings. Stir until well combined.
- In a medium bowl, crack 12 eggs and whisk well.
- Add the pepper and turkey mixture into the prepped dish. Top with egg mixture.
- Bake for about 30 minutes or until knife comes out clean.
- Let cool for about 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!
If you try the casserole, I want to hear what you think! Snap a pic for social media and tag me!