Paleo Breakfast Casserole

This recipe was made with my “Maple Sage Breakfast Sausage“…my first homemade sausage.  If you’ve never tried making your own sausage, you should give it a whirl.  If you don’t want to, then please feel free to use your favorite brand!

Paleo Breakfast Casserole

1 pound bulk breakfast sausage (or preferred sausage)
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons organic butter or ghee
1 large sweet potato, peeled and grated
1 parsnip, peeled and grated
6 large eggs
1 cup fresh spinach leaves
8 ounces organic heavy cream (or coconut milk)
1 tablespoon cassava flour

In a medium skillet, cook the sausage until fully browned.

Preheat oven to 350°.

In a bowl, mix grated parsnip and sweet pototoes until evenly distributed.

In a greased 8.5 x 11 baking dish, start layering your ingredients.
Layer 1: Half of sweet potato mixture.
Layer 2: All of spinach.
Layer 3: All of sausage.
Layer 4: Remaining sweet potato mixture.

In same skillet, cook onion until translucent. Add butter and cassava flour. Stir. Once butter is melted, add cream. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for a couple of minutes to slightly thicken.

Crack eggs in a bowl. Whisk. Add 1-2 ladles of cream mixture to eggs to temper the eggs (so as to not create scrambled eggs). Pour eggs mixture back into the skillet and stir.

Pour skillet mixture over the top of the layers in your baking dish. Press to edges so it will form a seal when cooking.

Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest for about 30 minutes to allow the dish to set.


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  2. How much butter do you add?

  3. This dish was originally served as breakfast on Monday but, I enjoyed it for lunch and a late evening snack on Tuesday. It is just that good! I'm new to Paleo so I enjoy finding these types of recipes that are a cleaner and healthier version of my non-Paleo days. Thanks!

  4. This looks so good …. a variation on my traditional breakfast casserole! I just found your site & will definitely be trying out some of your recipes. Since I have autoimmune diseases I can’t have shade plants so I’m always looking for variety. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Oops, the breakfast casserole isn't dairy-free if the whipping cream is used. Does it fall under the same category as butter and is therefor allowed as paleo?

    • It really is a gray line ~ it is probably technically "primal". I think there is a turn with paleo in the direction that says if dairy doesn't give you a gut reaction, then occasionally you can have some. With that said, don't go to fat-free substitutes or processed ingredients. Real cream…real butter (or ghee)…real cheese ~ in moderation! :-)

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