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Breakfast Casserole

Serves 4  | Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 1hr 25 minutes

This breakfast casserole is loaded with eggs, bacon, sausage, sweet potato, and bell pepper for the perfect holiday breakfast. Leftovers make a great breakfast and lunch.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sweet potato, peeled and diced into ½-inch cubes
    extra virgin olive oil
    ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
    ¼ teaspoon paprika
    ¼ teaspoon cumin
    kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    8 ounces bacon
    1 pound breakfast sausage, mild, medium or spicy, your choice
  • ½ large onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, deseeded and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    12 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup milk (dairy or dairy-free)
  • optional: shredded cheese and sliced green onion for garnish

Chef Tips

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and get a 9×13-inch casserole pan out. On one baking sheet pan, toss the diced sweet potato with olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

Step 2

On another sheet pan, add slices of bacon. Then place both the sweet potato and bacon in the oven and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy. The bacon will be done first, so keep an eye on it and remove it from the oven when it’s done, then place it on a paper towel-lined plate. Stir the sweet potato and continue cooking it for until cooked through; about 10 more minutes.

Step 3

While the sweet potato is cooking, cook the breakfast sausage in a pan on medium-high heat. Once it’s browned, remove it with a slotted spoon and place it in the casserole pan.

Step 4

Drain off all but a tablespoon of grease from the pan, then sauté the onion and bell pepper for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and sauté for another minute. Transfer this mixture to the casserole pan.

Step 5

Remove the sweet potato from the oven and add it to the casserole pan along with the crumbled bacon, breakfast sausage, onion, and bell pepper. If you’d like to add cheese, you can add it to the casserole pan now or sprinkle it on top.

Step 6

Stir all of the ingredients in the casserole pan together. Feel free to season with more salt and pepper.

Step 7

In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and milk together, until lightly frothy.

Step 8

Pour the egg mixture on top of the meat and vegetables. Cook for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the center is cooked through and the edges are slightly golden.