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Sweet Potato Sausage Breakfast Casserole

This Sweet Potato Sausage Breakfast Casserole is standout delicious. It’s stellar for all the brunches and breakfast-for-dinners. It also happens to be an easy Whole30 and Paleo recipe that’s gluten-free and dairy-free.

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Sweet Potato Sausage Breakfast Casserole

It’s taken me 8 winters in Minneapolis to finally proclaim that I can hang with the polar bears around here:

1.  We count years here by the number of winters one has endured.  The more winters you’ve got under your belt, the more badges of honor.

2. Polar bears are really humans who throw their heads back and laugh in the face of extremely brutal temps.

I will probably never crack a smile about winter, but I can finally say I’m officially Minnesotan: for the first time in my real and imagined life, I went for a two hour run in -12F actual temp (-24F with windchill and definite peer pressure.)

Admittedly, the spread of brunch food after our frigid group run made the day so. much. better. There were plenty of healthy grain bagels, GF and sugar free granola, fresh fruit, egg bakes, and healthy breakfast casseroles.

Speaking of healthy breakfast casseroles, check this irresistible Sweet Potato Sausage Breakfast Casserole…

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Healthy Breakfast Casserole that lets you eat potatoes and sausage (and sleep in)

We’re looking at loads of goodness in one single breakfast casserole:

  • Plenty of golden roasted sweet potatoes for energy
  • No added sugars, dairy, or gluten
  • Kale and sweet pepper for antioxidants
  • Eggs and sausage for protein and pure flavor

Even if you’re like myself and don’t follow any specific food plan, you’ll still 200% fall in love with this delectable breakfast casserole. It’s teeming with all the hearty flavor that makes your taste buds and belly oh-so-happy.

All this morning magic comes together easily and quickly; the majority of this egg bake can even be prepped the night before so that all you have to do post-snooze is to pop this delicious Whole30 recipe (paleo recipe) in the oven and bake.

My favorite hot breakfast routine: Wake ‘n Bake.

I can only do make-ahead egg bakes like this Easy Overnight Breakfast Casserole and this Farmer’s Breakfast Casserole. I invite you all to join me in sleeping in a little 🙂

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Sweet Potato Sausage Breakfast Casserole

5 from 20 reviews

This Sweet Potato Sausage Breakfast Casserole is standout delicious. It also happens to be an easy Whole30 and Paleo recipe that contains zero gluten and dairy. Healthy and unbelievably tasty!

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins

Yield: 16 1x

Ingredients

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  • 4 TB extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2” cubes
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell peppers
  • 1 lb ground breakfast sausage
  • 2 cups kale leaves, chopped
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk of your choice (almond, coconut, etc.)
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F with rack on lower middle position. Lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish and set aside.
  2. On a large baking sheet, combine sweet potatoes with 2 TB olive oil, 1/2 tsp kosher salt, and 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper; toss to coat well. Bake in a single, even layer for 20 minutes until soft.
  3. Meanwhile, heat remaining 2 TB olive oil on a large skillet over medium high heat. Add onions and garlic and stir 2-3 minutes or until translucent. Add peppers and stir 1 more minute. Transfer mixture to prepared 9×13 baking dish.
  4. In the same skillet over medium high heat, cook and break apart sausage with spatula until cooked through. Drain and add to baking dish with veggie mixture. Add roasted sweet potatoes, chopped kale, 1 tsp kosher salt, and 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper to the mixture in baking dish. Gently toss to combine all ingredients well.
  5. In a bowl, gently whisk together the eggs and 1/2 cup of non-dairy milk until well combined. Pour evenly over the sausage/potato mixture in baking dish. Bake uncovered about 25-30 minutes or just until eggs are set in center.

Notes

Dish can be prepared the night before. Cover tightly and chill. Bake uncovered in preheated oven for up to 1 hour, if baking straight from the fridge.

If you enjoyed this dish, please come back and give it a rating 🙂 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 140
  • Sugar: 2.1 g
  • Sodium: 125.1 mg
  • Fat: 9.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.5 g
  • Protein: 6.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 145 mg
  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Category: breakfast, brunch
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: breakfast casserole, sweet potato sausage breakfast casserole

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97 comments

    • Verna

    This looks wonderful. Before I spring it on the family, one question: do you use a 400 degree oven for baking the casserole, too?400 at an hour seems a lot.

    • Victoria Clemons

    I made the casserole for a ladies breakfast meeting and it was delicious. Had to substitute spinach for the kale and I doubled it. Was eaten up quickly and I am making it again for a Monday morning birthday celebration!

    • April Spicer

    I cook for people and have recommended this recipe to so many clients. I have made it countless times and the result is always beautiful and delicious! I love how much flavor it has with zero dairy or gluten. It is a hands down winner recipe!

      • chewoutloud

      So fantastic, April!! Very happy to hear you guys love this dish so much – thank you! 🙂

    • Jerri

    A favorite of ours – followed exactly and its in our regular rotation.

      • chewoutloud

      Yay, Jerri! So happy your family likes this dish 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Amy H

    OH my gosh, this is a delicious looking breakfast casserole. I never thought to make a breakfast casserole with sweet potato.

    • Yeah Lifestyle

    Looks like a nutritious, healthy and filling breakfast or brunch dish for the whole family especially in you are having a lie in and want to relax that day

    • Kristine Nicole Alessandra

    I can’t believe you were out running in that cold! I would turn into an ice cube the moment I am out of the house in a -12F! Anyway, I want to thank you for sharing the this breakfast casserole recipe. I will get some sausage today and make this on the weekend. It sure look like a really delicious and healthy breakfast we can all enjoy on Sunday morning.

    • Heather

    This sweet potato sausage breakfast casserole includes many of my favorite flavors. I can’t wait to try this!

      • chewoutloud

      It’s so good; can’t wait for you to taste it 🙂

    • Ashley R

    This looks like something my daughter would devour. She’s obsessed with sweet potatoes.

      • chewoutloud

      Thanks, Ashley!

    • Stacie

    That looks like the perfect way to start the day! I love all the flavors, especially the sweet potato.

      • chewoutloud

      Such a great way to start the day 🙂

    • Chad

    I love casserole….Yours looks out of this world, soooo delicious…I will definitely make it soon, so easy!!!! Thanks a lot.

      • chewoutloud

      You’re so welcome!

    • Catherine

    This is a breakfast that would please everyone in my family! Looks like a delicious casserole!

      • chewoutloud

      Thanks so much, Catherine!

    • Christie Twentier

    Can you premake the potatoes, veggies and sausage the night before? Then add the eggs in the morning?

      • chewoutloud

      Yes, Christie, you can definitely do that! Enjoy 🙂

    • Nicole

    I’m excited to make this! Do you think I can make a few of these casseroles to freeze? I would like to plan ahead for going back to work after my maternity leave is up.

      • chewoutloud

      Yes, you can prepare them to freeze, keep airtight, and bake when ready to serve. You will probably need to up the bake time, since it will be frozen. Enjoy and congratulations!

    • Bethany Weathersby

    Made a double batch in an 11×15 pan with garnet yams instead of sweet potatoes. Yum!

      • chewoutloud

      Bethany, so happy that you enjoyed this recipe! Yay! 🙂

    • Vicki

    Wondering how much of this you can do the night before to bake the next day? And how much longer it would need in the oven after being refrigerated? Thanks! I can’t wait to bring this to a family brunch!

      • chewoutloud

      Vicki, I’ve prepared the entire dish prior to baking; cover and chill overnight, and let it sit at room temp while oven preheats the following morning. The specified bake time should work, but if it looks undercooked, give it another 10-15 minutes (cover loosely with foil to prevent overbrowning.) Enjoy!

    • Oeg

    Can this casserole be prepared and then fozen before asking?

      • chewoutloud

      You can certainly freeze it airtight and then bake it when ready; increase baking time if frozen. Enjoy!

        • Peg

        Thank you y letting me know. I can’t wait to try it for the holidays!

    • Kelly

    We have a daughter who is egg, dairy and gluten free. Has anyone tried this without eggs?

    • Kristen

    I have been making this for practically every brunch group for a year now. It’s always the first casserole dish to disappear and someone always asks for the recipe or wants to know who made it! Delicious. Thank you.

    • Julia

    Wow, just wow! I just made this, and even my 3 picky kids gobbled it up. My husband raved. I love the flavors of this recipe! It’s easy and healthy, which makes it a go-to from now on! Making this for breakfast-for-dinner again next week!

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