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)?
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)?
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 7 oz. 200 g cauliflower
  • 12 oz. 350 g italian sausage
  • 2 oz. 50 g butter
  • 8 8 eggeggs
  • 1 cup 225 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 5 oz. 150 g shredded cheese
  • 4 tablespoons 60 ml fresh basil
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Rinse and trim the cauliflower and chop into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Add butter to a skillet and fry the cauliflower over medium-high heat until it begins to soften.
  4. Add sausage to the pan and use a spoon or spatula to break it up into crumbles. Keep frying until the sausage is thoroughly cooked and the mixture is golden brown. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Grease a baking dish and add the sausage mixture.
  6. Add all remaining ingredients except for the basil to a medium-sized bowl. Whisk to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Pour the egg mixture over the sausage and add the basil on top. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown on top and completely set in the middle. If the casserole is at risk of getting burned before it's cooked through, cover with a piece of aluminum foil.

Tip!

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.

6 Comments

  1. Jen
    I've looked at some of the other breakfast casserole recipes and they look good, but you don't specify what size baking dish to use. We need to know that!
  2. Casey
    What are the calories, fat, protein, fiber on this recipe? I put the ingredients into an estimator, “very well.com” and this is what came up

    Calories: 775
    Fat: 67.3
    Protein: 38.2
    Carbs: 4.7
    Fiber: 1.3
    Net carbs= 3.4

    That’s a really high calorie content! When you’re on a ketogenic diet all these numbers matter!

    Can you confirm?

  3. JuliAnn
    If those calculations are for one serving divide the servings. In my opinion I can get more than 4 servings out this. Btw I’m so glad I stumbled across this site. Looks like I’ll find some good recipes on here.
  4. Mark
    I used a 9x13 dish, which was perfect. I modified the ingredients for 6 servings, but got closer to 10 out of the pan. Yes, the calorie count is high (MyFitnessPal calculated 713 cal per serving), but the meal is so satiating, you may find yourself not needing to eat again until much later in the day.
  5. Val
    Is the heavy cream really necessary or would 2-3% milk be alright?
  6. shelly
    Couldn't find it in Myfitnesspal.....what is the serving size for a 4 ounce slice?

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