SWEET POTATO, SAUSAGE & EGG CASSEROLE
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Perfect as an easy family dinner or holiday brunch idea, this Sweet Potato, Sausage and Egg Casserole is bursting with all kinds of delicious flavor. It’s filled with roasted sweet potato, sausage, bell pepper, cauliflower and kale and is Whole30, paleo, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
3 tbsp olive oil divided
1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes scrubbed
and cut into 1/2" cubes
1 small yellow onion diced
6 cloves garlic minced
1 pound ground breakfast sausage
1 yellow bell pepper thinly sliced or chopped
2 cups cauliflower chopped into small florets
3 cups chopped kale (woody stems removed)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
12 large eggs
3/4 cup Original Mariani Walnutmilk
Fresh chopped parsley to garnish
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside. At the same time, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, toss the cubed sweet potatoes with 2 tablespoons olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet, spreading the sweet potatoes in a single, even layer. Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until potatoes are soft and edges are just starting to crisp.
As the sweet potatoes bake, heat the remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently or until onions start to soften. Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute more, stirring constantly.
Add the sausage to the skillet with the onions and garlic and use a wooden spoon or spatula to break it apart into smaller pieces (this gets easier as cooking progresses). Continually work to break the sausage into smaller pieces until the sausage and onion have combined and the sausage is nearly cooked.
Add the bell pepper and cauliflower to the skillet. Stir well to combine. Cook the sausage with the veggies until veggies just start to soften. Remove from heat and stir in the chopped kale.
Combine the sausage mixture with the roasted sweet potatoes in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
In a separate bowl, combine the eggs with Mariani Walnutmilk and whisk well to combine.
Transfer the combined sausage and sweet potato mixture to the prepared baking dish. Carefully pour egg mixture over the sausage and potatoes. Bake in a preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until eggs are cooked and the center is set.
Garnish with fresh parsley and serve immediately, or enjoy as leftovers for up to 3-4 days.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories: 429, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 319mg, Sodium: 823mg, Potassium: 787mg, Carbohydrates: 23g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 21g, Vitamin A: 301.1%, Vitamin C: 89.9%, Calcium: 12.4%, Iron: 17.2%