Turkey Sausage and Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole

Recipe posted in: Breakfasts, Flex Meals & Snacks, Main Courses
Turkey Sausage and Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole

Kickstart your day with protein, fiber and veggies while digging into a delicious morning meal that’s hearty and healthy! Whip up this Turkey Sausage and Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole for the whole family or portion it out for meal prep made easy. Every bite is filled with savory turkey sausage, tender sweet potatoes and satisfying eggs. It’s a breakfast you can feel good about!

A Simple Turkey Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe

To make this Turkey Sausage and Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole, heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add one pound of raw or pre-cooked breakfast turkey sausage and cook it until it’s browned, crumbling the sausage as it cooks. Remove the sausage from the pan and set it aside.

Turkey Sausage and Sweet Potato Breakfast CasseroleAdd another tablespoon of olive oil to the pan. Add two cups of raw, cubed sweet potatoes. Cover with a lid and cook the potatoes over medium-high heat for eight minutes, stirring occasionally until they are mostly soft.

Add one chopped onion, one diced red bell pepper, a half-teaspoon of thyme and a quarter-teaspoon of black pepper to the pan with the potatoes. Continue cooking for about three minutes.

Grab a casserole dish and spray it with nonstick spray. Pour in the sweet potato and veggie mixture, followed by the cooked turkey sausage.

In a medium bowl, whisk together four whole eggs, eight egg whites, a quarter-cup of unsweetened almond milk, a half-teaspoon of thyme and a quarter-teaspoon of black pepper. Pour the egg mixture over vegetable and sausage mixture. Bake the casserole 375 degrees for 30 minutes before slicing and serving.

Healthy Hacks

Turkey Sausage and Sweet Potato Breakfast CasseroleCook breakfast for the whole family with this healthy and filling breakfast casserole that serves eight people. Each serving contains 223 calories. Be sure to log it into your NuMi journal as half of a SmartCarb, two PowerFuels and half of a Vegetable serving if you’re on Nutrisystem.

You can customize this turkey sausage breakfast casserole by making some smart and simple swaps. Substitute kale for spinach and replace red bell peppers with other veggies, such as mushrooms, tomatoes or even hot peppers for a spicy kick.

Following a vegetarian diet? You can easily substitute the turkey sausage with a plant-based meatless sausage. These days, there are many different vegetarian alternatives in the supermarket!

Servings: 8

Calories per Serving: 223

On Nutrisystem, Count As: ½ SmartCarb, 2 PowerFuels and ½ Vegetable

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. breakfast turkey sausage, raw or pre-cooked
  • 2 cups sweet potato, raw, cubed
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cups kale, shredded
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 egg whites
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme, divided
  • ½ tsp. black pepper, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add turkey sausage and cook until browned, crumbling sausage as it cooks. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the pan. Add sweet potatoes and cover with a lid. Cook over medium-high heat for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally until mostly soft.
  4. Add onion, red bell pepper, ½ teaspoon thyme and ¼ teaspoon black pepper to the pan. Cook for about 3 minutes.
  5. Spray a casserole dish with nonstick spray. Add sweet potato and veggie mixture. Top with sausage.
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, almond milk, ½ teaspoon thyme and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Pour over vegetable and sausage mixture.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes and serve.
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