Eggs. Turkey sausage. Kale. Peppers. Onions. Whole wheat bread. Cheddar cheese. I figured I had enough stuff to use to make one heck of a delicious veggie-packed casserole and immediately got to work in the kitchen when I arrived home.
Kale and Sausage Breakfast CasserolePrint
Kale and Sausage Breakfast Casserole
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 45 minutes
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Category: breakfast, recipes
- Cuisine: Breakfast
If you are craving for a hearty breakfast casserole, look no further because this Kale and Sausage Breakfast Casserole is not only filling, but still healthy, and simple to make.
- 1 1/2 cups diced bell peppers
- 1/2 large sweet onion, diced
- 1 pound lean turkey sausage
- 6 cups fresh chopped kale
- 5 – 6 slices whole wheat bread, torn into pieces
- 4 eggs
- 5 egg whites
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 3/4 cup almond milk (regular milk will also work)
- 3/4 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Drizzle a large skillet with olive oil and sauté bell peppers and onion over medium heat until soft. Add turkey sausage and cook until brown. Add kale and toss until wilted. Add bread pieces and stir. Set pan aside.
- In a large bowl, combine eggs, egg whites, mustard, rosemary, pepper, salt and almond milk. Whisk together.
- Pour egg mixture over kale and sausage mixture and stir to combine.
- Pour into a 9×9 casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray, cover with foil and bake in the oven for 40 – 45 minutes.
- Uncover, sprinkle with cheese and cook for an additional 20 minutes, until cheese melts and casserole is set.
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Ryan and his cousin Daniel also had great things to say about it and I loved the way the casserole was absolutely packed with vegetables. Since most cooked vegetables still aren’t appealing to me at the moment, I’ve been trying to incorporate them into larger dishes like soups, casseroles, pasta sauce, etc. to sneak them into my diet until this not-so-fun pregnancy aversion subsides.
Also, this casserole can easily be modified to include your favorite vegetables. Swap the kale for fresh spinach. Add a handful of chopped broccoli… Whatever appeals to you! It’s easily adaptable and we loved it in our house!
Katie @ Fit Life by Katie says
Yum! I love breakfast casseroles…I think I have spinach on hand, so I’ll use that! 🙂
Karina @ fitsickle says
Looks delicious!! Now I’m craving sausage! Thanks for the recipe 🙂
The sausage makes this dish!! So yummy!
That looks delicious! Great breakfast option to get more veggies!
Alex @ time to choose joy says
I am not a fan of Kale but this looks fantastic!!!
You could definitely omit it or substitute spinach if that sounds more appealing! 🙂
Taca @ A Side Of Dessert says
Oh I love love love this! So easy and it can be easily customized! Thank you for sharing Julie!
When I was in my first trimester of pregnancy, I couldn stand to look at vegetables. What a good idea to put them into a yummy casserole like this!
gretch | gretchruns says
That looks so good! I’ve never had kale for breakfast, but it sounds delicious. And I love a good amount of melted cheese in the morning!
Looks delicious! Another good way to get some sort of cooked veggies in your diet might be to blend them into pasta sauces. I like to blend spinach, carrots, onion and celery into a paste and add it to some crushed tomatoes and serve it over cooked zoodles, spaghetti squash or even regular spaghetti! Or there’s always my favorite sweet treat – a green smoothie!
Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out says
Two of my favorite foods, yum!!
Yum! I love how simple this recipe is. And a great way to get your veggies in. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Jen @ Pretty Little Grub says
I love breakfast casseroles like this! Never tried kale in one before though. I will give this one a try next time for sure.
Kelly @ The Fit Skool says
I have never had a breakfast casserole. I love all the ingredients and can’t wait to try this out. It’s an easy way to sneak some veggies in 🙂
Alyssa @ RenaissanceRunnerGirl says
Can’t wait to try making this — I think I might try a kale/spinach and feta combo for a nice kick!
That sounds awesome!!!
This looks amazing! I’m not a fan of things like this for breakfast though, I love my porridge too much! But it would make the perfect lunch 🙂 Xx
I actually told Ryan I want to make it again this week as a “breakfast for dinner” option! 🙂
This looks delicious! I love turkey sausage and all things breakfast.
You might want to be careful though using your metal spatula in what looks like a non-stick pan. There is research that supports that if a non-stick pan is scratched, it can flake off into the food and might be carcinogenic. Try the silicone coated OXO spatulas, they are fabulous!!
Yikes!! Thank you for the tip!
Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blog says
Mmmm .. I’ve honestly never made a breakfast casserole before – but this one, looks way too delicious to pass up!
If you decide to give it a try, I hope you love it!!
I love to incorporate kale! You guys must hop on YouTube for a Monday laugh and check out Jim Gaffigan “obsessed-kale”. Sooooo funny!!!!
Christina M says
Oooh that looks fantastic!!! Definitely am going to try this out! 🙂
I have never had kale. This would be a great way to try it! I also LOVE turkey sausage so that helps! 🙂
Amanda @ Slimplify Life says
If you could go ahead and send that to me through the computer screen, that’d be really great. LOOKS SUH GOOD.
Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday says
I love egg + veggie casseroles, and this one looks fantastic! Love the addition of the turkey sausage! Thanks for the recipe 😀
Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me says
I have never had kale before! I’m so behind on these food trends, I have to say haha. But I do love sausage! Sausage anything, and I am there. Thank you so much for the recipe Julie! 🙂
Katie @ Peace Love & Oats says
Ah that looks SO GOOD! I’m really into casseroles right now 🙂
Linz @ Itz Linz says
i like the sound of this! could be perfect for a breakfast i’m helping to host next month!
Ashley @ A Lady Goes West says
A savory breakfast? Now there is something I NEVER eat, but should really try. Nice work, Julie! 🙂
Natalie @ Never Serious Blog says
It’s cruel to post these kinds of delectable meals on a hectic Monday morning when my breakfast was just a cup of lukewarm coffee! I’m drooling! 🙂
Joelle @ on a pink typewriter says
That sounds delish! I would prob sub spinach in though- kale and I just don’t get along. 😉
Ashley @ Saving Money in your Twenties says
that sounds amazing! I love casseroles like that because you can save the extra and have it all week long! easy breakfasts are the best 🙂
Stacy @ Sweating Tulipz says
Mmmm…I love breakfast casseroles! I usually make them ahead of time (without baking) and take them with us when we go on weekend trips. They feed a lot of people and are great and easy for breakfast or brunch! I hope you can start eating cooked veggies soon! That would be a tough aversion to be going through!
That’s such a great idea! My whole family always goes on a trip to Sanibel Island and we stay in a condo where a lot of times we end up cooking instead of eating out. I can’t believe I never thought to bring a casserole!!
Rachel @ Blonde with a Chanse says
This looks great, and I think my hubby would love it too!
Chelsea Cappelle says
YUM! This looks amazing and so delicious! It’d be a great Easter morning recipe! 🙂
That looks so yummy!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!
Somer @PupsOnTheBrain says
Love it, thanks for the recipe! As someone with a pretty rocky relationship with veggies I’m always looking for ways to sneakily slip them into dishes 🙂
I love casseroles. Just throw everything in a dish, bake and BOOM haha! And this one looks amazing!! I’m loving reading about your different cravings. So funny how specific they are ☺️
Amanda B @ Cupcakes & Miles says
Oh wow! That looks so tasty and yet simple to make!
Thanks for sharing it with us!
Shelby @ naturepreserve.me says
I have low iron so eating eggs is always a good choice for me. I will sub the kale for spinach too, but this looks soooo delicious. I have never tried turkey sausage before. I love trying new foods. Thanks for the wholesome yet still filling recipe. 🙂
Erin @ Erin's Inside Job says
Looks awesome! I love when things just all come together for a masterpiece of a meal. Props to you!
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment says
Kale is good in everything! Thanks for the recipe.
This is making my mouth water! Looks delish, and definitely worth a try:)
Looks delicious! 🙂
Just made this (breakfast for dinner woo!) and it’s phenomenal!! Substited spinach for the kale and it was a hit. Thanks so much for the recipe!
awesome!!! thanks so much for reporting back and letting me know!
Daisy @ Fit Wanderlust Runner says
Great recipe! I was planning on making breakfast muffins this week kind of similar to your casserole. The ey are easy to grab and go for the mornings.
Alex @ The Zen Kat says
I think I could literally eat this everyday for breakfast. So cheesy and delicious!
This looks delicious! Totally making it soon.
I made this last night and ate for dinner and now eating for lunch! It was soo good! Quick question, what kind of turkey sausage do you use?