Easy low carb sausage casserole is low carb and gluten-free! Enjoy for breakfast or brunch for a satisfying meal! Perfect for gluten-free and Keto diets!
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Sausage Casserole For Breakfast or Brunch
Is your holiday season as busy as mine? I bet it is! Fun gatherings, baking, shopping, and family gatherings all while trying to keep up with the every day activities like laundry!
The days can get hectic, which is why when I cook, the meal needs to be filling because most days I’ll cook one hearty dish that will give us lots of energy throughout the day.
This egg sausage casserole is filled with lots of protein and fat. Two of the ingredients that bumps up the satiety factor!
Ingredients needed for egg casserole
I based this recipe on my Green Chili Frittata, except this dish is made with ground pork and made sure to leave out any gluten.
Gather these ingredients:
- Ground Pork (you can use pre-seasoned breakfast pork)
- Cottage Cheese – extra protein!
- Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- Heavy Cream or Half and Half
- Herbs if using plain ground pork
What herbs can be used to season ground pork?
Season your own ground pork and add fresh herbs to suit your taste! Some of the following options are what I have used:
- Ground Rubbed Sage
- Italian Herb Mix
- Onion Powder
- Red Pepper
How to make this sausage casserole
Not only is this casserole delicious, but it’s easy to cook AND it can be made in advance. Mix the ingredients the night before serving and bake in the morning!
First cook the ground pork. If you are using pre-seasoned pork, then all you do is cook to the recommended 160° F temperature. If you are seasoning the pork yourself, then you will need a total of two teaspoons of the combination of herbs that meets your taste buds.
We love sage, thyme, and just a pinch of nutmeg for that earthy flavor it offers.
Next, mix the eggs, cream, and cottage cheese in a large mixing bowl. Fold in the sausage and cheese and bake!
Can you reheat this casserole?
Yes! This casserole reheats well. Cover with foil and place in a 350° F preheated oven for about 20-30 minutes (depending on the amount of the leftovers).
This can also be warmed up in the microwave by the slice or serving too. Cover with a paper towel and heat on high for 45-60 seconds.
What to serve with this cheesy sausage casserole
- 1 pound ground pork sausage*
- 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- pinch nutmeg
- salt and pepper to taste
- 8 large eggs
- 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
- 1/4 cup heavy cream or half and half
- 1 16 ounce container small curd cottage cheese
- 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" baking pan and set aside.
Cook ground pork breaking up meat into small chunks. Season with herbs if using plain pork and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl beat eggs with a whisk with cooled butter. Add cream and cottage cheese and mix well. Fold in shredded cheese and sausage.
Bake for 35 minutes or until egg is set.
*if using pre-seasoned breakfast casserole, leave out the additional herbs.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 589Total Fat: 49gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 319mgSodium: 1039mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 33g