5 Ingredient Breakfast Casserole

Do any of you have childhood memories of your mom making special recipes? 

I definitely do. One memory I have in particular is of my mom making her delicious breakfast casserole every year. This breakfast casserole is like my mom's signature dish. I distinctly remember her making it for special occasions like church breakfast socials or work holiday parties, when I was growing up. To this day I still remember going to the grocery store with her to get all of the ingredients. Then we'd come home and I'd watch her spend a couple of hours in the kitchen frying up the bacon, sausage, and potatoes, melting butter, and cracking all 18 of the eggs that had to be poured over top. Even now, it's still a big deal when she makes it, one - because it definitely takes some time, and two - because it's just THAT good. 

While I still enjoy my mom's casserole as a special treat, this recipe is a healthier take on her classic dish that has just a few ingredients and can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes. It reheats really well making it perfect for easy leftovers. I like to make this and roast some sweet potatoes on Sunday night so I've got a quick and healthy breakfast option all week!

Besides taking pretty much no time to prepare, I also love how versatile this dish is. You can add just about any veggies you like, add different spices, switch up the ground pork for bacon, ground beef or chicken, or even omit the meat all together for a vegetarian option. You can also add a little good quality cheddar cheese on top for even more deliciousness if you'd like. Feel free to get creative with this recipe and really make it your own! As always, tag me on Facebook or Instagram if you make this recipe. I'd love to see how you make it your own!

xoxo,

Ashlea

Ingredients

  • 10 large eggs, whisked
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/3 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped (I used orange but you could use any color you'd like)
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease an 8x8 baking dish. 
  2. Cook ground pork on medium heat. Break the pork into little pieces and add salt and pepper. Halfway through, add the chopped bell pepper and continue to cook until the pork is no longer pink. (*I like to add crushed red pepper flakes, garlic powder, and dried sage to my ground pork while it cooks, but you can add whatever seasonings you like*)
  3. While the pork is cooking, whisk the eggs together with the coconut milk. Season with more salt and pepper. (*If you like a little more spice try adding hot sauce to your eggs at this step*)
  4. Once the ground pork and pepper mixture is fully cooked, remove it from the heat and add it to your greased baking dish. 
  5. Add the chopped spinach to the pork and stir until well combined. 
  6. Pour the egg and coconut milk mixture over everything, then place in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until no jiggle remains. 
  7. Enjoy!