Savory Breakfast Casserole

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I try not to consume eggs regularly. They make me bloat. But that’s because my body is an asshole and is incredibly sensitive. You wouldn’t think my body would be like most of the guys I’ve dated. Kidding. I don’t date assholes. Nor do I really date. I like food more than dating. Food doesn’t have emotions. Nor do I. Therefore, we get alone well. Anyways, have any of you dealt with this issue? With the eggs, not the dudes? Not sure? Look down. Are you bloated? Can you see your goods? Did you consume eggs this morning? That’s how I figured it out. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

Now that we’ve talked about my digestive issues, let’s chat about the actual meal. I decided to make this because I really never make breakfast that is worthy of blogging about. I almost always eat leftovers for breakfast so that means I’m usually consuming some kind of random reheated meat and a butt load of fat. So I thought it would be nice to make some breakfast for my roommate (the Laursters) because she’s so awesome. Who doesn’t love cooking for friends? Assholes, that’s who. I fall under the category far too often. Damn.

Paleo Savory Breakfast Casserole

4.7 rating
57 reviews
PREP 15 mins
COOK 30 mins
TOTAL 45 mins
Yields 6-9

INGREDIENTS :

  • 12 eggs, whisked
  • 1lb chorizo, cooked and broken into pieces
  • 1 sweet potato, shredded
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce (I used Siracha)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

DIRECTIONS :

  1. Start things off right by preheating your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. First you'll want to get your chorizo (or other choice of meat) cooking. So add your chorizo to a hot skillet and let cook until it begins to crumble.
  3. While the meat is cooking, dice up your onion and shred your sweet potato. I shredded mine by throwing it in a food processor, using the shredding attachment. Genius.
  4. Now, beat those eggs of yours in a large bowl.
  5. Add the cooked meat, onion, and sweet potato to the bowl with the whisked eggs. Then add the rest of your ingredients and mix all together.
  6. Grease an 8x8 baking dish and add your egg mixture to it.
  7. Cook for 25-30 minutes until the eggs aren't runny. The middle takes a bit longer so just be patient.
  8. Let sit for 10+ minutes before consuming.
  9. Then consume.

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INGREDIENTS :

  • 12 eggs, whisked
  • 1lb chorizo, cooked and broken into pieces
  • 1 sweet potato, shredded
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce (I used Siracha)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

DIRECTIONS :

  1. Start things off right by preheating your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. First you'll want to get your chorizo (or other choice of meat) cooking. So add your chorizo to a hot skillet and let cook until it begins to crumble.
  3. While the meat is cooking, dice up your onion and shred your sweet potato. I shredded mine by throwing it in a food processor, using the shredding attachment. Genius.
  4. Now, beat those eggs of yours in a large bowl.
  5. Add the cooked meat, onion, and sweet potato to the bowl with the whisked eggs. Then add the rest of your ingredients and mix all together.
  6. Grease an 8x8 baking dish and add your egg mixture to it.
  7. Cook for 25-30 minutes until the eggs aren't runny. The middle takes a bit longer so just be patient.
  8. Let sit for 10+ minutes before consuming.
  9. Then consume.

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.

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94 thoughts on “Savory Breakfast Casserole”

  1. leetsstreet.com

    I love choirzo and for breakfast. Have you tried it before with carrots and red peppers? It's like they're made for each other.

    1. I added red pepper and celery (can’t believe I forgot the hot sauce – next time – lol). This is the BEST breakfast casserole I have EVER had. Highly recommended.

  2. I do have that same problem . . . with dudes, not with eggs. I'm convinced that boyfriends sabotage healthy diet and exercise routines with their stupid insecurities because they're afraid you'll leave them for Dorian Yates. "You don't need to go to the gym, stay here and have a beer with me instead." And next thing you know, you're walking around in his sweatpants because your jeans don't fit you.

  3. I was looking for something like this that I can have for breakfast throughout the week. Stupid easy to make and keeps really well to reheat later. I’ve made this a few times and found that my favorite combo is a different meat ( ground pork ) and to skip out on the hot sauce. Thanks Juli !!!

  4. I’m so glad I saw a post about your blog! This is super yummy!! I make it on Sunday and bring it to work all week long. I did make it again with sausage and broccoli .. broccoli is cheap.

  5. Juli, I just made this for breakfast this week and it is really tasty! I used pork breakfast sausage instead of chorizo, Frank’s hot sauce and it took about 45 minutes in a 8×8 pan. I couldn’t wait until the morning so I ate a really late dinner. Worth it!!

    I’m looking forward to trying more of your recipes! I’m making the Mexican Hash and Almond Flour Waffles this weekend.

    Thank you!

    Jenna
    (C. Moreno’s gf)

  6. I have the same wreched affliction – Big time sensitivity to eggs. Only thing is they don’t only bloat me… Yeah. I’ll leave it at that.
    Ever tried substituting eggs with arrowroot in recipes that call for eggs to bind the ingredients? I used 1tbs arrowroot powder & 2 tbs water for each egg required. I did it with your (FLIPPIN’ DELICIOUS) sweet potato brownies and this recipe too; they came out really well! The brownies just needed a little more baking powder to add the fluff that egg gives.

    Anyway, I’m in love with this site! Thanks so much, and please keep these slammin’ recipes coming!

      1. Shredded yam happiness…and I can’t wait to try it again, adding this or that.
        Unrelated to the casserole, I bought a food processor because of your website. I had to try some of these recipes and have NOT been disappointed.
        I haven’t tried coconut oil yet (though I bought it).

  7. Thank you SO much for this recipe!!! This is our first holiday since switching to a Paleo lifestyle. I was worried my family would be crushed by the lack of homemade cinnamon rolls. I almost caved in and made them but decided to try this recipe instead. No one even mentioned the rolls and they raved about this casserole! You saved Easter. 😉

  8. Okay…so for those of us who can’t eat eggs at all (ie. live a sorely underprivileged culinary life), do you have any brilliant beyond brilliant, filling breakfast ideas? I need something to keep me going for at least 4 hours. After quite a bit of time scrolling through your blog and drooling over all the delicious egg recipes I can’t eat (especially this one), I would be just delighted to expand my current breakfast horizons beyond shakes (gets old awfully fast) and nut butter + rotating conveyor-of-nut-butter-to-mouth. Any thoughts?? I saw the clever tip about arrowroot above…I do that from time to time, but it’s not really the same in terms of substance or nutrition, even if you can get stuff to stick together. 🙂 Though it might work for my zucchini fritters…

    1. Hey Robin! Breakfast always seems to stump people up, but honestly I just eat leftovers for breakfast. So sometimes i’ll eat burgers, sometimes i’ll have steak, sometimes I’ll have chicken. It’s really whatever you have in stock. But you could make pancakes, waffles, meatloaf with bacon on top, or even a hash without the eggs!! hope that helps!

  9. This is the by far the best egg baked thing I’ve ever made and super convenient and efficient busy-morning people. I just found your site and can’t wait to try your other recipes . . . where have you been all my paleo life?????

  10. Absolutely no problem with the consumption. I think I nearly ate the entire thing. Granted I had done about a couple hours of cardio about an hour earlier! Made for a great dinner. Thanks for the post, keep them up.

  11. I made this last night for my hubby and I, I added green and red peppers. It tastes GREAT. Thank you for this simple quick breakfast snack. My toddler even likes it 🙂

      1. Yum. Added bacon … now I’m waiting the agonizing 10 minutes before I can “put it away for breakfast”

        (yeah, right! …. that’s going straight into my face!!)

  12. This recipe looks super friggin bomb, gonna try it. I start the Pale portion of of this whole thing monday. I have been Crossfitting for almost two months now, and I REALLY enjoy it. I know that when I clean my diet up is when I’m gonna see some REAL changes. Funny thought, what if John Mayer named his song your body is an Asshole instead of your body is a wonderland?. . . .It would have been better. Thanks for the inspiration and ideas.

  13. I’ve been reading paleomg for awhile and I can’t believe this is the first thing I made, but this was breakfast this morning and I am obsessed. I made some slight modifications- I put the sweet potato in the microwave for 2 min to get it a little soft and kind of chopped it into really thin half fries (if that makes sense) so when you bite in the casserole, it’s a little sweetness explosion. Also, I added two small chopped avocados. It made those bites creamy and almost gave it a really cheese like feel. Amazing! Love this!!

  14. I am excited to make this! Wondering how to adjust the recipe to fit in a 9X13 pan. Maybe add half of the ingredients again? So 18 eggs, etc.? Love your site! Thanks!

  15. Ok so it’s the holiday season, I’m a nurse & we all know nurses love to eat!! We are bringing breakfast food at work tomorrow for Thanksgiving & I was elected to bring breakfast casserole. I’m totally sneaking in this Paleo casserole on them!! How many people will it feed? Should I double the recipe for a group? I love your blog & keep up the great work.

    Thanks,
    Katrina

      1. Juli,
        Thanks so much! I will double fo sho!! LOL Also I think I may try it in the crock pot. I’ll add extra veggies to make it go farther & maybe scare off some of them that snarl their noses @ anything green.

        Thanks again!

  16. Oh do you think I can make this in the crock pot? I’m all for a crock pot esp for work foods because I’m lazy (:
    I hope to make this today

  17. I’ve been skulking around your website for a while – I try to keep Paleo as much as I can, (although I eat entirely too much sugar). I’ve tried a bunch of your recipes, and have enjoyed them all. I wanted something different for breakfast this morning (eggs and bacon, while yummy, get old!) This was very good – although it came out of the oven kinda dry. 1/2 an avocado with my square of casserole fixed the problem, as avocado so often does!

  18. I’ve been skulking around your website for a while – I try to keep Paleo as much as I can, (although I eat entirely too much sugar). I’ve tried a bunch of your recipes, and have enjoyed them all. I wanted something different for breakfast this morning (eggs and bacon, while yummy, get old!) This was very good – although it came out of the oven kinda dry. 1/2 an avocado with my square of casserole fixed the problem, as avocado so often does!

  19. Do you think it would work to make this a day ahead and refrigerate? Pop it in the oven in the morning? Mother in law coming this weekend. Hoping to not have to take a bunch of time to put it together in the morning.

    Thanks!

  20. I’m a newbie to Paleo, can I get a WOOT WOOT?!? Anywhosille, I absolutely hate sweet potatoes. Can I use something else or eliminate all together?

  21. I made this again last night. It’s freaking ridiculously good, Juli. I used Frank’s hot sauce and had to share with my coworkers and then send them your website and recipe.

    So yummy – thanks again for this awesome, easy recipe!

  22. Do you cook the sweet potato or just throw it in the casserole raw? I’m making this tonight–looks so yummy!

  23. This is delicious!! I’m new to Paleo, and this is the first recipe I’ve tried. I know it doesn’t really matter (but just so I don’t eat the whole pan in 1 sitting..:D ) about how many servings is this?

  24. I made this last night for breakfast this morning and it was delicious! My son who refuses to eat sweet potatoes came back for seconds. I did neglect to tell him there were sweet potatoes in it…oops!! Love your blog, I laugh at everyone I read so far.

  25. I made this recipe this morning and love it! I dialed back on the Siracha by 1/2 and it still has a nice kick to it. Thank you for sharing!

  26. Sooo good! It was a big hit with my family, including my two year old, excluding my four year old who is currently eating only five foods :p I made double the recipe so I could have leftovers and keep myself from inhaling a certain brand of small cheddar crackers when I get peckish.

  27. This was awesome! It’s similar to another paleo recipe I have, but more eggs and less sweet potato. My son is into helping me cook dinner right now, but the only thing he could do to help me with this recipe was break open the eggs into a large bowl. I like the idea of adding some veggies. I think I might try a little broccoli or kale next time.

  28. Micah Whitehead

    Thanks a lot for ruining my love affair with eggs! I blame you for our immediate break up! After reading that you bloat from them, I put two and two together! Oh snap! That’s what my problem has been these past months…..

  29. My husband and I are on our second week of Paleo, we had breakfast meatloafs last week, and I made this last night for breakfast for the week. Absolutely delish! Thanks for the recipe, I will definitely be checking your site for more recipe ideas!

  30. Juli!
    I’ve been meaning to tell you that I am straight up ADDICTED to this recipe. I make it each week so I can grab it and go each morning, and I must confess that a little sadness washes over me each morning when I finish my portion because of course I want MORE. I even add other veggies or spices just to jazz it up so I’m not bored.
    Thank you for saving my breakfast woes!!!!

    1. i love this one too!! i take this recipe with me when i go camping or on trips that have a fridge! glad you like it as much as i do 🙂

  31. Amazing! Used Cholula, because thats what my family prefers. Can’t wait to try some variations, maybe adding peppers or greens, or substituting red onions. Anyone else need extra cooking time? Took 45 minutes, has anyone tried covering?

  32. Just got started with paleo over the past few weeks and have made a few of your recipes so far (including this one) and they’ve all been great! I’m really liking this one for breakfasts on the go, considering trying it with different meats as well— maybe bacon? Wondering if you or others have tried this! Thanks!

  33. Okay, so I made this for dinner tonight. (Ironic, isn’t it, that you often eat leftover dinner for breakfast and here I am making breakfast for dinner?) Anywho, I used ground turkey and cooked it in my cast iron 12″ skillet. Added chopped onions, garlic, celery and red/green bell peppers, then sauteed til tender. Then threw in the grated sweet potato and some chopped fresh kale for a few minutes, until the kale softened. I added the spices, along with 1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning (addicted to that stuff), some Trader Joe’s Salsa Verde in place of the hot sauce (was afraid it might be too spicy for the kids), threw in the scrambled eggs, then stuck the whole thing in the preheated oven. Well, actually, I emptied the skillet first, cleaned and dried it, then added some bacon grease to help the eggs not stick as much. Then I put the entire mixture back in the skillet on the stove and heated it a bit before baking in the oven for 25 minutes. It was completely done in the middle, with no need to wait another 10 minutes. I served it with Wholly Guacamole, additional TJ’s Salsa Verde, and fresh chopped tomatoes. Delish.

    My 12-year-old son said, “Mom, this should be renamed ‘Best Egg Casserole Ever.'” This statement comes from a kid who used to HATE eggs until we had to do without them for quite a few months due to food intolerances in the family. We’re finally allowed to eat them again, so I’m slowly accumulating Paleo egg recipes. I’ll be making this again, I’m sure. Our family of 5 devoured all but a small piece of this in one sitting.

  34. I made these this morning and WOW! Delicious and easy to make. I’m doing the Whole Life Challenge and am almost all the way through it and I am so grateful to have found your page. It made this transition into the Paleo lifestyle largely pain free and sustainable. Thank you!

  35. Have you ever done this in muffin tins? What about refrigerating overnight and baking in the morning? I have a pot luck tomorrow and I’m thinking what will be the best way.

    1. I’ve made them in muffin tins on a few occasions and they’ve turned out great! No modifications were needed to the original recipe.

  36. My husband and I have been doing paleo for a couple weeks now and we are loving it. Both of us love spicy so I added cayenne and extra hot sauce. Also, added bacon. I made all the meat and prepped the veggies and eggs the night before so all I had to do was preheat and get ingredients in a pan in the morning. I kind of made it an ” egg-loaf” by slicing it like meatloaf and pouring salsa across the top along with slices of avocado. We both loved it! Please keep the recipes coming!

  37. Delicious!

    I was too lazy to shred a sweet potato so I pan fried some frozen butternut squash – it pretty much carmelizes and is so easy to add to the casserole and is delish!

    Thanks so much for all your recipes! You’ve made it easier to eat healthier and not feel deprived at all.

  38. Hi Juli! Made this for a work breakfast today and it was so yummy!! I added red and green bell peppers like many suggested and baked it in a 9×13 dish to serve more people. It was devoured in no time.
    Love your blog and all the delicous recipes 🙂

  39. I made this yesterday, it was a hit with our family. I added chopped mushrooms, onions, garlic & peppers. I remember making a breakfast casseroles in the 90’s using frozen shredded hashbrowns, it’s nice having an healthier option for my family 🙂

  40. Great recipe idea! I plan to blog about it and share it with my friends.

    I subbed Turkey sausage and didn’t have an onion. Love the seasoning/sauce combination! Awesome flavor!

    I cooked for an additional 25mins because it still seemed watery/runny. I messed up by using too narrow of a dish (6×6? Numbers are hard).

  41. I just made this recipe for family this weekend and they all LOVED it! I always love how easy & delicious your recipes are & get a kick when my Non Paleo family enjoy them too!

  42. Made this to change up my obsession with the Tex Mex bake and it was good! Tex mex is still my favorite though. I used only 6 eggs just bc I’m not a HUGE egg lover. Also made it similar to the tex mex… cooked the chorizo, threw in the potato and onion, poured the eggs over, threw the whole pan into the oven to bake. Easier for me than transferring it to another baking dish. 🙂

  43. Delicious. We make this all the time. I saute the onions before mixing them in, which turns out really good ( not as much of that strong onion-y flavor if that makes sense )

  44. SO GOOD. I use the pork chorizo sausages that they make in house at Whole Foods. For the hot sauce I used half Siracha and half Frank’s red as I was worried full Siracha would have been too spicy for me (and I think it would be). Then topped with some avocado. Will def make again!

  45. Made this morning, exactly as written except added some broccoli I had chopped up very fine in processor. Used Siracha, not too spicy at all, perfect! Made in 9″x13″ pan took 30 minutes to bake, will definitely make again…and again…and again 🙂

  46. EGG ALLERGY BUDDIES: Find some duck eggs, or even goose (they’re huge)– your allergy may just be to chicken eggs.

    Trying this in the am with company, since everyone’s results are so positive…

    BTW I hated sweet potatoes, too, but now on Paleo for a year and a half, I love them AND they keep you full/blood sugar stable. Get colorful ones, tho!

    1. You’re right Traci. But goose eggs are not only huge, they’re expensive. There are several farms in Pennsylvania that sell goose eggs and duck eggs.

      So, I have my ingredient list for this, which I’ll make for my Thanksgiving guests from South Carolina later this month. First, the guests will bring the (dark orange flesh) sweet potatoes; I’ll substitute duck eggs (like you suggest) and Italian turkey sausage, add mushrooms and some special hot peppers from my neighbor’s garden (gotta be careful with these).

      I think this is going to be fun!

  47. I have made this before and just love it. My question now is can I get all the ingredients together and refrigerate them overnight and then put them in the baking dish in the morning to bake it.

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