Carnivore Breakfast Casserole

Are you looking for a delicious, protein-packed breakfast that will keep you satisfied all morning long? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Today I’m sharing an easy recipe for a carnivore breakfast casserole that is loaded with sausage, eggs, and cheese – everything you need to start your day off right when following a zero-carb diet.

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This hearty bake is sure to be a new favorite that will have your whole family asking for seconds. And it comes together in just minutes – no need to slave away in the kitchen first thing in the morning! Just throw everything in a baking dish and let the oven work its magic.

So if you’re hungry for a mouthwatering morning meal that fits perfectly into a carnivore lifestyle, look no further than this awesome breakfast casserole. Keep reading for the simple ingredient list and step-by-step instructions to make this tasty dish for yourself.

👍 Why You’ll Love This Recipe

It’s So Easy to Make- This recipe comes together in just a few easy steps. Simply brown the sausage, layer it in a baking dish, pour the cheesy egg mixture over top, and bake. Even those with limited cooking skills can whip up this tasty casserole with no trouble at all.

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Perfectly Packed With Protein- Each serving provides a whopping 28 grams of protein from the eggs, cheese, and sausage. Starting your day with a high protein meal helps keep you feeling full and energized for hours while supporting muscle growth and maintenance.

It’s Family-Friendly- Kids and adults alike will devour this flavorful breakfast. The combo of creamy eggs, gooey cheese, meaty sausage, and subtle spice appeals to a wide range of palates.

✨ Recipe Ingredients

To make this carnivore breakfast casserole you will need these ingredients:

  • 12 large Eggs
  • 12 oz (340g) Breakfast Sausage
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 3/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 tablespoons sliced Green Onions
  • 1 tablespoon Red Hot Sauce
  • Pepper
  • Salt

👨‍🍳 How To Make

To make this carnivore casserole, just follow these easy steps:

Step 1

Start by preheating your oven to 350F / 175C.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high meat. Add the sausage and cook the meat until it’s fully cooked. Don’t overcook. Use a wooden spoon to break the meat apart while cooking.

Step 2

Spread the sausage over the bottom of the dish (I used a  9×13-inch casserole dish).

Step 3

Take a large bowl and whisk the eggs, heavy whipping cream, hot sauce, and shredded cheese. Evenly pour the mixture over the sausage.

Step 4

Bake for 35-40 minutes. And now, you can enjoy this amazing carnivore casserole!

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💡Tips

1. Choose the Right Sausage

Look for sausages with short, clean ingredient lists containing just meat and spices. Avoid sausages with added sugars, corn syrup, dextrose, soy, fillers, or other additives. Read labels carefully.

Your best bets are grass-fed beef sausage, pastured pork breakfast sausage, spicy Italian or chorizo sausage, or quality bratwursts. The spicier the better! This adds loads of flavor to the mild egg base.

Consider using different types of sausage. Mixing half spicy Italian with half breakfast sausage lends incredible depth. 

2. Cook the Sausage Perfectly

Browning the sausage to juicy perfection is vital for casserole success. You want the meat just barely cooked through without overbrowning. Pan frying in a hot cast iron skillet works wonderfully. Spread the sausage out in an even layer and let sear undisturbed for 1 minute to brown.

Then stir and chop continuously with a wooden spoon as it finishes cooking. Pull the sausage off the heat just as the last hint of pink disappears from the inside. Be very careful not to overcook, or the sausage will be dry and tough after baking.

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3. Whisk the Eggs Thoroughly

Vigorously whisking the eggs leads to fluffier, creamier results. You want to integrate air into the eggs as you rapidly mix them. Use a large bowl with plenty of room for whisking. 

4. Check for Doneness

You want the center to reach 160°F and jiggle slightly but remain firm. Test doneness by inserting a knife into the center. When the casserole is fully set, the knife will emerge clean without raw egg clinging to it.

The center should no longer jiggle freely but still have some moistness (not liquid).

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5. Rest Before Serving

Allowing the casserole to rest is vital for clean slicing and serving. If you cut into it too soon, liquid egg will leak onto your plate. Give it at least 5 minutes to set up after removing from the oven. 10-15 minutes is even better.

Variations

1. Chorizo and Manchego Casserole- Use Mexican-style chorizo instead of breakfast sausage. Substitute the cheddar with manchego cheese.

2. Italian Sausage and Mozzarella Casserole- Use Italian sausage, removed from casings. Use mozzarella cheese instead of cheddar. Add crushed red pepper flakes.

3. Ham and Gruyere Casserole- Substitute the sausage with diced ham. Use Gruyere cheese instead of cheddar.

4. Bacon and Cheddar Casserole– Replace the sausage with strips of cooked, crumbled bacon. Use extra-sharp cheddar cheese.

5. Steak and Gouda Casserole– Use diced steak instead of sausage. Substitute the cheddar with gouda cheese.

6. Pork Sausage and Swiss Casserole– Use Italian pork sausage. Replace cheddar cheese with Swiss cheese.

Storage

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Make sure the container has a tight-fitting lid to prevent the casserole from drying out.

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You can also store individual slices wrapped tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, and freeze for longer term storage. Properly wrapped slices can be frozen for up to 3 months.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can I tell when the casserole is fully cooked?

The casserole is fully cooked when the center is set and no longer jiggly, and the edges are lightly golden brown. An inserted knife or toothpick near the center should come out mostly clean.

The internal temperature should reach at least 160°F (71°C) when measured with a food thermometer.

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2. Can I substitute another type of meat for the breakfast sausage?

Yes, you can substitute other meats for the breakfast sausage, such as ground turkey, bacon, or ham. However, keep in mind that each type of meat will bring a different flavor profile and fat content to the casserole.

If you’re using a leaner meat like ground turkey, you might want to add an extra tablespoon of butter or oil while cooking it to maintain the dish’s richness.

Casserole on Carnivore Diet

Staying on any diet for an extended period can be challenging. The carnivore diet eliminates all plant foods and restricts you to only eating meat and animal products. After a while, eating only beef, eggs, and bacon every day can start to feel boring and monotonous.

When a diet becomes boring, it becomes much harder to stick to. You might be tempted to cheat and eat some of the restricted foods that you miss. Before you know it, you have fallen off the wagon and are no longer following the carnivore diet strictly.

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Continuously trying new carnivore recipes keeps the diet feeling fresh and exciting. There is such a wide variety of meat and animal products that you can experiment with. Trying new recipes gives you something new to look forward to.

Expanding your recipe repertoire also ensures you get a diversity of nutrients on the carnivore diet. Different meats and organ meats contain a varying nutritional makeup. 

Another reason to keep trying new carnivore recipes is to identify more options you enjoy eating. Not every carnivore recipe may appeal to your personal tastes. When you discover tasty new recipes that you genuinely look forward to eating, it makes sticking to the diet so much easier.

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You have go-to dishes that satisfy your cravings and keep you feeling happy and satisfied with your food choices. This long-term satisfaction and enjoyment is key to remaining committed to the carnivore lifestyle.


This carnivore breakfast casserole is the perfect easy and delicious start to your day. It’s packed with protein from the sausage and eggs to keep you feeling full and satisfied. Be sure to check out more recipes on my website.

Let me know in the comments if you have any other questions! I have lots more tasty low-carb, keto, and carnivore recipes to share, so don’t forget to subscribe to receive new recipe updates. Enjoy!

 
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Carnivore Breakfast Casserole
Easy to make carnivore breakfast casserole - full of flavor!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 215kcal
Cost: $14
Ingredients
  • 12 oz Breakfast Sausage (340g)
  • 12 large Eggs
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 3/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 tablespoon Red Hot Sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sliced Green Onions
Instructions
  • Start by preheating your oven to 350F / 175C.
    Heat a large skillet over medium-high meat. Add the sausage and cook the meat until it’s fully cooked. Don’t overcook. Use a wooden spoon to break the meat apart while cooking.
  • Spread the sausage over the bottom of the dish (I used a  9×13-inch casserole dish).
  • Take a large bowl and whisk the eggs, heavy whipping cream, hot sauce, and shredded cheese. Evenly pour the mixture over the sausage.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes. And now, you can enjoy this amazing carnivore casserole!
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Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword carnivore breakfast casserole, carnivore casserole

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcal

2 thoughts on “Carnivore Breakfast Casserole”

  1. 5 stars
    This is in my oven as I type. I can’t wait to try it tonight. This will be a game changer for me. Easy to make with supplies I have on hand almost all the time. It is so important to be able to batch cook and have something ready to take to work or eat as a meal if time is short. I am sure it is going to be amazing. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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