Cauliflower Breakfast Casserole

Happy Mother's Day to all you beautiful Mamas out there!
I am blessed to be celebrating with my two special little boys and husband this Mother's Day! The weather will be wonderful this weekend which means lots of outdoor playtime and fun in the sun! But before we venture out and begin our day, we like to enjoy a hearty delicious breakfast!


This breakfast casserole is perfect for Mother's Day! It is full of turkey sausage, turkey bacon, eggs and cheese so it has tons of protein! What it does lack is breadcrumbs, but trust me... you won't miss it! Instead of bread crumbs, chopped up pieces of cauliflower florets are used. Say what? Yes!

I have seen cauliflower used to make pizza crusts, cheese sticks, muffins, and bread, so why not be a substitute for bread crumbs? By golly, the cauliflower makes this breakfast casserole delicious! Not to mention, this recipe is so easy to make! You could even prepare it ahead of time, refrigerate covered with foil and bake the next day!


Start off by browning the turkey sausage in a large skillet. Once it is cooked, weigh out 8 ounces because that's all you will need for this recipe. No need to drain the meat either because the drippings from the pan will caramelize the onions and cauliflower nicely!


Add two cups of cauliflower and 1/4 cup of chopped onions to the pan with sausage.


Then sprinkle this seasoning over the sausage cauliflower mixture as well as salt and pepper. I recently found out about these incredible tasting seasonings and now I am hooked! They are full of flavor without all the sodium, MSG, or gluten! The Feast Mode Asiago Jalapeno tastes awesome on eggs so I added it to this breakfast casserole. This post is not sponsored by them nor am I an affiliate, I just love them so much! Feel free to substitute with your desired choices of seasonings! 1/4 tsp of this seasoning is 1 Condiment.


Spread the sausage and cauliflower mixture in a 9 x 13 baking dish.


Add cooked turkey bacon.


We can't forget the cheese because cheese makes everything better! 
I used 2% Mexican style cheese blend because I love the blend of Cheddar, Monterrey jack, Colby and Mozzarella cheeses! Soooo good!


I used a combination of egg whites and large whole eggs to bulk up the casserole. Two cups of egg whites is one Leanest Lean while 3 eggs is one Lean. Big difference in volume! Talk about an all you can eat egg buffet when you use egg whites or egg beaters! One small carton of egg whites is what you will need for this recipe.


Combine the egg whites, large eggs, and unsweetened almond milk in a large bowl. Whisk until mixed well.


Pour the egg mixture over the sausage and cauliflower. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup of cheese on top.


Bake for about 40 to 45 min. Garnish with green onions if desired. Slice into 8 equal portions.

Baked casseroles can be frozen, up to 2 months. Thaw in refrigerator overnight and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 min or until heated thoroughly.


Look at those bits of turkey bacon and sausage! Soooo yummy! If you look closely, you can also see the chopped cauliflower. What a great way to sneak those veggies in if you have picky eaters!


Since a serving of this recipe is 1 Lean and 1/2 a Green, I served this with chopped zucchini, yellow squash, and cherry tomatoes cooked in the air fryer.


I sprayed them lightly with cooking spray and added Feast Mode Garden Veggie Seasoning. That's it! I cooked the squash at 400 for 12 to 14 min, adding the cherry tomatoes halfway through. A delicious quick and easy side dish that goes well with anything! I used Code ANDI25 to save 25% off my order.

Enjoy your weekend and remember... food does not have to be boring! Creating healthy, delicious food to help you along your weight loss journey!


Cauliflower Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients:
1/4 cup onion, chopped
2 cups cauliflower florets
or seasonings of your choice
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
*6 slices turkey bacon, cooked and cut into pieces
2 cups 2% Mexican style shredded cheese
8 large eggs
16 oz egg whites or egg beaters
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
In a large skillet over medium high heat, brown turkey sausage.
Measure out 8 ounces of cooked turkey sausage with a food scale and return back to skillet.
Add cauliflower and onions; saute until caramelized.
Season with Feast Mode Asiago Jalapeno Seasoning, salt and pepper or seasonings of your choice.
Spread sausage and cauliflower mixture in prepared baking dish.
Sprinkle turkey bacon and 1 cup of shredded cheese 
on top of sausage and cauliflower.

In a large bowl, whisk eggs, egg whites and 
unsweetened almond milk together.
Pour egg mixture over sausage, cauliflower, bacon, and cheese.
Sprinkle remaining 1 cup of cheese on top.
Bake for 40 to 45 min or until eggs are set.
Let cool for 5 min. Garnish with green onions if desired.
Cut into 8 equal portions.

8 Servings with
1 Lean, 1/2 of a Green, and 1 Condiment per Serving

*Don't want turkey bacon? Increase the turkey sausage to 10 oz, cooked and add 9 eggs instead of 8.




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