Spinach and Roasted Red Pepper Breakfast Casserole

Every year growing up, we would have Breakfast Casserole for Christmas morning.  It's a perfect holiday breakfast because you can prepare it the night before, and then cook it the next morning.  This allows you to spend time with your family and not in the kitchen.

I know it's not Christmas, but it is nice to take the time to make a breakfast like this to munch on during the week as a healthy and fast way to start off the day.  This is also not the recipe I grew up eating!  Since I'm working on changing my diet, this version cuts the carbs and works as a Satisfying meal on the THM plan.  I modified it from a recipe I found last year on The Essential Family blog.  Since I'm not as much of a mushroom and onion girl, I thought I'd play around with the flavors and add some of my favorites:  spinach and roasted red peppers.

If you'd like to jump straight to the recipe and get started, click here.

Here's what you'll need:

  • 16 oz Regular breakfast sausage
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 cups raw spinach
  • 1 TBSP butter
  • 1/2 cup Bacon crumbles
  • 2 cups Colby Jack Cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped Roasted Red Peppers
  • 2 tsp Tuscan Seasoning

Breakfast Casserole ingredients

Start by browning your sausage:

Breakfast Casserole brown sausage

While that is browning, heat up another skillet and saute your spinach in butter.  

breakfast casserole with sauteed spinach

When your sausage is done, drain the grease and let cool.  Meanwhile, whisk 12 eggs and 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (yum).  Add 2 tsp of Tuscan seasoning to your egg mixture.

breakfast casserole with eggs

breakfast casserole eggs and cream

Now you're ready to assemble the casserole.  Start with the sausage first.

breakfast casserole start with sausage

Then add bacon, 1 cup of cheese, spinach, and chopped roasted red peppers. (Looks like Christmas to me!)

Breakfast casserole layered goodness

Cover with egg mixture, and another cup of cheese.

breakfast casserole with eggs and cheese

If you're making this the night before, cover and put in the fridge, then pull out the next morning and cook for 35-40 minutes.  You may need a bit longer when it's chilled.  

Garnish with a little sliced basil, and serve with chopped strawberries. Enjoy your tasty breakfast! For a printable recipe, click here.

breakfast casserole christmas in july

Spinach and Roasted Red Pepper Breakfast Casserole recipe


  1. Theresa on August 3, 2015 at 9:07 am

    You have inspired me to make a vegetarian version of this. Our kids would absolutely love it. Thank you!

    • Betsy on August 3, 2015 at 9:36 am

      Great idea! It is so versatile…you can really get creative with it.

  2. Rebecca Darling on August 3, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Looks and sounds delicious!! I can’t wait to make it! Pinning for me!

  3. Jennifer Corter on August 3, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Oh, I am ALL about shaking up breakfast, and that is exactly what this recipe does! Gonna have to definitely try this one out!

  4. Ellen Oliveira on August 3, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    I just had dinner but I would love to have some of this right now. Pinning cause I definitely want to try this recipe. You think if I omit the whipping cream it would make a difference?

    • Betsy on August 3, 2015 at 9:30 pm

      Thanks! Of course it wouldn’t be nearly as tasty without the whipping cream, but I’m sure you can leave it out. Your eggs just might not be as fluffy. If you’re looking for a lower calorie option, you could substitute low fat cottage cheese. It would add the fluffiness without as many calories.

  5. CourtneyLynne on August 4, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Omg now this just looks all sorts of deliciousness!!!!

  6. Shelah on August 4, 2015 at 9:31 am

    What a delicious recipe. I am going to make this the next time we have people over for brunch.

  7. Ai on August 4, 2015 at 10:49 am

    I love breakfast casseroles, not only because they’re yummy and filling, but also because of what you mentioned … you can prepare the night before. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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