This recipe can be doubled and baked in a 9x13-inch dish as well. You may chop your vegetables in advance for a quick breakfast for a crowd. Serve with dressed greens or a side of berries and grapefruit.
1 1/2 T ghee, coconut oil, or olive oil, split
2 medium sweet potatoes, cubed
Sprinkle of sea salt
3 garlic cloves, crushed
2 bell peppers, chopped
1 small red onion, chopped
1 cup chopped mushrooms
1 cup chopped asparagus
Handful grape tomatoes, sliced
Any fresh or dried herbs
2 pre-cooked chicken sausage links, sliced (make sure Whole30 compliant)
3 handfuls of chopped kale or spinach leaves
6 whole eggs, whisked
16 ounces egg whites
Avocado, sliced (optional)
1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 9x9-inch square or round baking dish (I use a 3-quart square casserole dish) with coconut oil, olive oil, or ghee.
2) In a medium skillet, heat 1 TB cooking fat on medium-high heat. Add sweet potato once oil is hot. Sprinkle with sea salt (I prefer Celtic or Pink Himalayan). Add 1/4 c of water and cook until sweet potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. You may also cover and let them steam.
3) Meanwhile, heat remaining 1/2 T of cooking fat in a separate skillet. Add crushed garlic once hot until garlic becomes fragrant.
4) Add bell peppers and onion, stirring occasionally until peppers are soft and onions are translucent.
5) Add tomatoes, asparagus, and mushrooms. Stir and let cook for 5 minutes. Add cooked chicken sausage to pan and stir to incorporate.
6) Add kale or spinach leaves and let steam.
7) In your prepared dish, add sweet potatoes first, vegetable and sausage mixture second, and eggs and egg whites third.
8) Bake in the oven for 30-45 minutes, checking in 5 minute increments at the 30 minute mark by sticking a knife in the center for doneness. The center should be firm and knife should be clean.
9) Remove from oven and let set for 5 minutes.
10) Serve with sliced avocado if you desire.
This egg bake combines a blend of ingredients to create a sweet // savory breakfast dish. The sweet potatoes create the sweet and the combination of vegetables and chicken sausage creates the savory. This dish provides healthy fats, carbohydrates, and protein to kick off your day with great fuel. This dish also re-heats well. Vary your vegetables, meat, and seasoning to change the flavor profile and create new, seasonal versions.