Easy Veggie & Egg Breakfast Casserole Recipe

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There is a funny story as to how this recipe came to be. Target had some plant-based (meatless) sausage on clearance and though we are not vegan, we are open to trying new things and lowering our meat intake, so we decided to give it a go. 


I cooked up the Pure Farmland Plant-Based Breakfast Patties and tasted one and thought it was not bad. It definitely did not taste like a real sausage patty, but on its own it was alright, but not my favorite, so the next thing I knew I was looking up recipes to see what I could chop it up and throw it into to make it better. 


Breakfast casseroles caught my eye and I noticed very similar things between all the recipes I found, but the one thing they all had in common was that most used a dozen eggs. After that, it seemed to be whatever you wanted or had on hand, which meant I could throw in the chopped up sausage patties and it turned out amazing! But honestly, we will probably just skip the plant-based meats from now on or add in some real sausage.



Easy Veggie & Egg Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Adapted From: All Recipes
Prep Time: ~15 - 30 minutes
Cook Time: ~50 - 60 minutes
Servings: ~10 - 12


Ingredients

  • 12 large eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 bag shredded cheese (1.5 - 2 cups)
    • I used Colby, but you can use cheddar or whatever you think will taste good!
  • 1 bag frozen spinach (12 - 16 oz)
    • cooked and drained
  • 5 sweet mini peppers
    • or 1-2 red, yellow, or orange bell peppers
    • chopped
  • 1 small yellow or sweet onion
    • chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sausage (12 - 16oz) 

Notes: 
  • To make vegetarian, just leave out the sausage or use a plant-based sausage instead. 
  • Onions and peppers are optional, so you can leave them out if you are not a fan.


Directions

Step 1: 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.


Step 2: 

If using sausage, cook sausage in skillet according to package directions, till brown and crumbly, and drain off grease. 

If using plant-based breakfast patties, draining is not required, and chop up into small pieces. 


Step 3: 

While sausage is cooking, cook your frozen spinach according to package directions and drain well.


Step 4: 

Beat eggs and milk together in a large bowl. 


Step 5: 

Stir in cheese, spinach, peppers, onions, oregano, salt, and pepper into the egg mixture. Mix well.


Step 6:

Pour mixture into prepared baking dish.


Step 7:

Bake uncovered in the preheated oven until a toothpick or knife inserted into the center of the casserole comes out clean, about 50 to 60 minutes. The middle should not be runny and the edges may be lightly browned.


Do you like breakfast casseroles? What's your favorite thing to put in yours?



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9 Comments

  1. Yum! I make something similar and we call it "breakfast for dinner"!

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  2. Yummy! Peppers and sausage are a classically amazing match made in Heaven!

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  3. This looks fabulous. We're not vegetarian either. But, I've used some of the plant based "meats" as well. And, most I've tried we've liked. I have so many eggs right now because we have chickens. So, this is perfect.

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    1. We have chickens too! Ours are only 11 weeks now, so probably not going to eggs till spring.

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  4. This sounds amazing! Definitely going to have to make this one morning

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  5. This looks so good. I think my kiddos would like it too!

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  6. I love how easy this casserole is and can be side dish for thanksgiving too! 👍

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  7. I love eggs for breakfast. I love sausage and pepper, and the combination tastes so good. This looks like a very delicious recipe! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  8. This looks delicious! xx

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