Hey y’all! I say this A LOT, but I have been totally MIA lately. I’m not sure how I’m gonna finish college when junior year was like the hardest year of my life thus far. With work and crossfit and AP homework and ACT studying and track and volleyball and college visits and everything in between, I didn’t have much time for blogging. I did, however, continue making recipes. This breakfast lasagna is the bomb.com!!! I got the idea after making paleo plantain beef pie from Stupid Easy Paleo. This recipe is a bit more time consuming than my usual weeknight throw-everything-in-the-pan-and-call-it-a-meal dinners, but I usually try one new recipe a week if I can and this was totally worth the time! You definitely need to check this recipe out. Plantains make everything amazing.
And you know what else makes everything amazing? Putting a breakfast spin on it. Sausage + egg + plantain or sweet potato…need I say more?
I didn’t think so, enjoy!
Paleo Breakfast Casserole:
serves: 4-6 prep time: 10 minutes cook time: 25-35 minutes
- 2 plantains OR 2 sweet potatoes
- 6 eggs, separated
- 1/2 lb. breakfast sausage (I used my own recipe)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- coconut oil, for greasing
- optional: vegetables like spinach, bell pepper, etc.
- Preheat the oven to 375° and grease a medium sized baking dish.
- Prep the plantains by peeling the skin and cutting vertically into 1/3″ slices. To peel, cut off both ends and cut through the skin with a knife. In order to prep the sweet potatoes, cut them into slices about 1 cm thick.
- For sweet potatoes only: line on baking sheet and toss with coconut oil. Place in the oven for about 20 minutes, until soft.
- Cook sausage in a pan on medium heat. If adding vegetables, cook them with the meat after it is browned.
- While the sausage is cooking, whisk four eggs in one bowl and two eggs in a separate bowl.
- Add the four whisked eggs to the pan with the sausage and veggies and scramble. Set aside.
- For plantains only: Grease the pan with coconut oil and fry the plantains until golden brown, a few minutes on each side. Keep an eye on them while they fry so that they don’t burn.
- Assemble the casserole by placing the egg and sausage mixture in the bottom of a baking dish and top with the sliced plantains or sweet potatoes. Pour over the remaining two eggs.
- Place in the oven for 25-35 minutes. Check to make sure that the raw egg is totally cooked. This time will vary for different ovens, so just keep checking every 5 minutes or so.