Keto Italian breakfast casserole

Keto Italian breakfast casserole

Breakfast made easy. Cook up this keto casserole on Sunday and you’re all set for breakfast for the coming week. Easy, protein packed, and durable enough to eat on-the-go. Did we mention sausage (and cauliflower)?

Keto Italian breakfast casserole

Breakfast made easy. Cook up this keto casserole on Sunday and you’re all set for breakfast for the coming week. Easy, protein packed, and durable enough to eat on-the-go. Did we mention sausage (and cauliflower)?
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4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 7 oz. 200 g cauliflower, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 oz. 55 g butter
  • 12 oz. 350 g fresh italian sausage
  • 8 8 eggeggs
  • 1 cup 240 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) 240 ml (110 g) shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup 60 ml fresh basil, chopped
  • salt and pepper
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Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (175°C). Grease an 8 x 8" (20 x 20 cm) baking dish.
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add the cauliflower and cook until it begins to soften. Set aside in a bowl.
  3. Add sausage to the pan and use a spoon or spatula to break up into crumbles. Fry the sausage until thoroughly cooked. Season with salt and pepper. Move the sausage and the cauliflower to the baking dish.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, cheddar cheese until combined, and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Pour the egg mixture over the sausage and sprinkle the basil on top. Bake for 30–40 minutes, or until golden brown, and completely set in the middle. If the casserole is at risk of getting burned before it’s cooked through, cover with aluminum foil.

Tips

Try this dish with hot or mild Italian sausage. Or, mix it up with some of both! If your sausage comes in links, just cut away the casing and sauté the loose ground meat as described in the recipe.

For more zing, sprinkle some fresh herbs on top. Thyme and oregano do wonder!

To prepare for the week, wrap sliced casserole pieces in plastic wrap, place in a freezer bag, and store in the freezer.

Reheat in the oven for a few minutes or in the microwave for about a minute and breakfast is ready!

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