Make Grandma proud by serving your family this breakfast casserole. Our recipe is the perfect way to start your day. With a focus on quality ingredients, our breakfast casserole includes a serving of potent protein, healthy fats, quality dairy, and tasty vegetables. It’s a balanced meal that provides your family with energy all through the morning. If your kids don’t finish it off, store it in the fridge for an ideal snack later in the day.
A wholesome meal for breakfast is the superior choice compared to the traditional bowl of sugar-laden cereal that leaves you lacking energy by midday. Our recipe leaves out the carbs and focuses on nutrition from healthy fats, providing a slow, sustainable release of energy that allows you to perform at your peak all morning.
A Breakfast Grandma would be Proud of Making
Let’s take it back to the old country for this recipe, to a time where grandma prepared home-cooked meals with love and consideration for the family’s health. While shopping for the ingredients, make sure you visit the butcher for some free-range Italian sausage.
Hog farming is the second largest animal crop in the United States, after chicken farming. Unfortunately, this means that the livestock on commercial farms has high-exposure to antibiotics to prevent outbreaks of disease. These antibiotics find their way into the meat, and that’s not ideal for the health of your family. (1)
Avoid factory-farmed pork products and visit a local butcher that obtains their stock from an organic farm nearby. Take a similar approach to how you purchase your eggs. Free-range eggs look and taste entirely different to commercially farmed hen eggs. The yolk is darker and deep orange in color, bursting with vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats for your family. (2)
Raw cheese and sour-cream are excellent additions to this dish. The unpasteurized cheese is excellent for promoting the health of your family’s gut-flora. Finish off your shopping trip with some fresh onion, peppers, and a pound or two of potatoes. For a low-carb version or paleo-style, you can use sweet potatoes.
Let’s get started. Preheat your oven to 375°F. While you wait, remove the sausage from their casings and fry them over medium heat in a thick-base skillet with some grass-fed butter, until golden brown. Cook your potatoes in the microwave until fork-tender, and dice up some onion and pepper.
By now the smells of fresh ingredients will fill every corner of your home, and you can expect the kids to ask you when breakfast is going to be ready while your partner attentively sticks their nose around the corner to check in on things.
When you’ve finished frying the vegetables, combine the eggs, sour cream, milk and mustard in a medium mixing bowl and whisk till you achieve a smooth consistency. Place all the ingredients into the baking dish and drop in the grated cheese. Cook in the oven for 45-50 minutes and serve fresh to your family. They’ll love it – guaranteed.
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Healthy Breakfast Casserole for a Balanced Family Breakfast
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 45
- Total Time: 1 hour
- 1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 medium green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and diced
- 1 ¼ pound potatoes, peeled and cut into ½ inch dice
- 10 large eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tbsp yellow mustard
- 1 ½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese
- salt and black pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Position a rack in the middle of the oven.
- Place the potato in a microwave safe dish.
- Add 2 tablespoons of water.
- Cover with a microwave safe plastic wrap, leaving a small corner uncovered for venting.
- Microwave on high for 6-7 minutes.
- Remove from the microwave oven.
- Drain the potatoes in a colander and set aside.
- Place the sausage in a nonstick skillet.
- Cook over medium heat, breaking it up into small pieces with a wooden spoon, until browned and no longer pink.
- Add the onion and green pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Remove from the heat.
- Add the potatoes.
- Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
- Toss to combine.
- Transfer the mixture into a large baking dish. Set aside.
- In a large bowl place the eggs, sour cream, milk and mustard.
- Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
- Mix to combine.
- Stir in the shredded Cheddar cheese.
- Pour the egg mixture over the sausage mixture.
- Bake in preheated oven for 45 -50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Serving Size: 8