Turkey Sausage, spinach, mushrooms and eggs all baked together into a warm casserole, naturally gluten free and low carb!
Making an egg breakfast baked in a casserole dish is an incredibly easy way to feed a large family or when having company over. This recipe has got it all in one, protein from the eggs and turkey sausage, green veggies, and creamy goat cheese. You certainly won't be looking for a snack in an hour after having this for breakfast. It could also be served for brinner!
If you follow my blog you know I'm a pure blooded Italian. My daddy came to America was he was 15, in fact he still has an accent! Sweet and spicy Italian sausage has been a staple growing up and while I love it, it's quite hefty in calories and in fat. I was leery of trying turkey sausage but once I did, I was hooked. Still full of Italian flavor that I didn't feel like I was missing out or that it was a sacrifice to wanting to eat leaner and lighter. If you've never tried turkey sausage this recipe is one that will surely win you over to using it more.
Many pork and even turkey sausage products have sugar of some sort in them. I used Jennie-O's because sugar is listed as the fifth ingredient. When I purchase store bought foods that is my rule of thumb, fifth or higher. Sometimes, depending on the product, also depending on the type of sugar, if it's listed as the fourth ingredient I might purchase it. You can't completely avoid sugar all together nor do I have the time to make everything homemade, sausage is NOT on my must do list.
My kids weren't crazy about the goat cheese, but they still ate it because that's what I was serving. Picky hubby, my sister in law and I loved it. While I like my kids to enjoy their breakfast, I don't always make everything to please them and I'm certainly not going to make multiple breakfast options for them. Take it or leave it lately has been my motto. Reheating this healthy hearty breakfast for my crazy mornings has been fabulous to say the least. 🙂
- I find goat cheese to be either loved or hated by some so a great substitution would be crumbled feta cheese or you could even eliminate it if you desire.
- Really all the veggies could be subbed. If you don't like mushrooms try sweet peppers.
- Not a fan of spinach, try kale.
- Make it dairy free by using almond milk or rice milk and skip the cheese.
Turkey Sausage Egg Bake
- 1 pound Italian turkey sausage
- 1 cup diced onion
- 8 ounces frozen or fresh spinach
- 1 cup fresh sliced cremini mushrooms
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 3 ounces crumbled goat cheese
- 6 eggs
- ½ cup milk 1%
- Optional: sprinkle of chopped scallions
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in skillet and cook onion and sausage until cooked through and onion is tender about 8-10 minutes.
- Add spinach, mushrooms,basil, salt and pepper.
- Whisk 6 eggs and milk together than pour into sausage and veggies and pour into a buttered 9 by 13 baking dish.
- Top with goat cheese.
- Bake 20 minutes until cheese is melted and eggs are fluffy.
Just made this with turkey breakfast sausage, since I had that on hand. Added Red and green chopped peppers and a touch of oregano. Otherwise made it as directed. Added a little cheddar cheese over the goat cheese on 1/3 of it to try that. Like it both ways! Very good!
I'm a student who is just starting to get the hang of cooking so I'm constantly on the hunt for casseroles and the like (the healthier the better!). I stumbled across this gem the other day and made it and DANG WAS IT GOOD. So easy to make and just DELISH! Thanks so much for a wonderful recipe! I'll be sure to check out more of your stuff 😀
Thi looks so good1 I have found, btw, that Butterball actually has a turkey sausage with no sugar in it. Now, I can't remember what other questionable ingredients it might have ;), but I remember grabbing several at the store b/c I was so surprised it didn't have any sugar in it/ Of course it figures that only one of the grocery stores around my house carries it, but at least smomeone does!
This looks fantastic. It is defiantly true that goats cheese can be an issue of contention. But this does sound very delicious.
Visiting this amazing site, i found this recipe with spinach, mushrooms and egg, Just no words to describe it looks amazing and it sounds delicious.
In fact i would like to ask you something about the mushrooms, in your opinion it can be done with any specie? Or just the one that you used?
LOL @ your kids being picky but eating it anyway! I think breakfast casserole is perfect any time of day or every occasion. Even with picky little people around 🙂
Jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled
Looks delicious, will defiantly be making this for breakfast or dinner soon! 🙂
Rose | The Clean Dish
It almost looks like a quiche when served up! I love all the ingredients you used and I happen to be a huge fan of goats cheese. Yum!!
Connie | URBAN BAKES
I love casseroles because of how simple the recipes are. Your dish really hit the spot when you said turkey sausage. LOVE turkey sausages and mushrooms and eggs!! Ok, I like the whole thing lol.
Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living
Breakfast casseroles are so great for entertaining company on the weekend - this one sounds great Brenda!
Thanks Jeanette, always nice to have a hearty breakfast to serve to friends when visiting.
I just love breakfast casseroles. This sounds great!
I was dreading when I saw sausage since we don't eat pork but then I saw it was turkey. 🙂 This egg mushroom bake is to die for.
An egg bake has never looked so pretty! Sounds delicious!
The Food Hunter
This sounds delicious. I'll be making it soon for sure
Paula - bell'alimento
This would not last very long in front of me : ) Perfect for breakfast brunch or brinner too!
Right I agree, I'd eat it for any meal!
Martha @ A Family Feast
This looks delicious Brenda! And I admire your 'take it or leave it' approach with your kids...I definitely need to be better at that!
Thanks Martha, sometimes it's hard but I'm at this point that I must start or I will have 3 even pickier kids become picky adults.