Monday, May 30, 2011

Primal Egg Casserole

This is just a basic egg casserole recipe.  I almost didn't even post it, but figured since I've made it about 5 times now, I might as well.  Each time I've made it, the casserole has been slightly different - switching out the greens or adding a vegetable.  This is very simple and fast to make.  And it's very good.  I will bake it on Sunday evening, slice it, and store it in the refrigerator for fast, easy breakfasts on our busy work mornings.  This is great straight out of the fridge, or warmed a little in the oven. 

I know my pictures show the casserole with cheese, but I've listed it as an optional ingredient below.  The first time I made it, I used cheese (and took pictures).  But I don't generally add the cheese anymore.  It's great without! 

Primal Egg Casserole

2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 pound naturally seasoned sausage
1 bunch greens - spinach, kale, swiss chard, beet greens, etc.8-10 eggs
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms, optional
6-8 eggs
a small bunch of parsley or other fresh herb... chives are great in this, too
1/4 cup shredded cheese, optional

Preheat the oven to 375.   Heat a pan on medium.  Add butter and swirl around pan.  Add the sausage.  Meanwhile, slice the greens into thin strips.  Add the greens to the sausage and saute until sausage is cooked through and greens are tender.  If you are adding any extra vegetables (we like mushrooms in ours... but its great without, too... my pictures show it without), add them to the pan while things are cooking. 
In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs.  Mix in the fresh herbs.  Then add the greens and sausage mixture.  Pour into a greased 8×8 pan.  If you are using cheese, sprinkle on top of egg mixture.  You don't need cheese.  My pictures show the casserole with cheese, but I don't generally add it anymore. 

Bake 20-25 minutes or until middle of casserole is set.  Let it cool slightly before slicing into squares. 

This post is linked to:
Monday Mania at the Healthy Home Economist
Fight Back Friday at Food Renegade
Fresh Bites Friday at Read Food Whole Health
Traditional Tuesdays at Delicious Obsessions
Grain Free Tuesday at Hella Delicious


The Voogts said...

Love simple egg dishes. I too often make one like this. I think most recently I did just eggs and sausage. Yum! Why don't you add cheese any more? I thought you loved cheese.

Sara said...

I make egg and sausage muffins/cupcakes, too. So good!

I do love cheese. A lot. I'm just trying to cut back on it. Especially with things like this where its not really necessary. It doesn't "make" the dish, you know? Its great with it, of course, but great without. Cheese is difficult to resist. Even now w/ these antibiotics and that I'm supposed to avoid dairy. I had a little cheese today and it was not fun... but oh was that piece of cheese good! :)

The Voogts said...

I've had antibiotics like that before...when I do IVF retrieval. I always dread those 4 dairy, major tummy upset. Not fun. I'm semi avoiding dairy right now for Abram...testing. No fun at all. I want my cheese :)

Amy Love @ Real Food Whole Health said...

Sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing at Fresh Bites Friday! :)

hellaD said...

Yeah this looks really delicious. We are egg lovers too, they are so good in so many different ways. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with our bloghop!

hellaD said...

Love egg recipes! This one looks fantastic, thanks for sharing with our blohop :)