Don’t you love recipes that lend themselves to be eaten any time of day? This BLD casserole gets its name because it works for really any meal – including breakfast, lunch or dinner. Actually, I even found myself snacking on it, so there you go.
The most beautiful thing about this recipe, aside from its gorgeous colors and stellar nutrition profile is HOW the sweet potatoes are used in the dish. Grated sweet potatoes resemble shredded cheese so much you almost feel like that is what they taste like . . . well almost.
Packed with protein from the turkey/sausage and eggs, you also get your veggies in with the spinach and sweet potatoes which deliver a multitude of vitamins (B’s, C, and beta carotene) and minerals (potassium, magnesium and calcium), PLUS fiber. And you gotta love the all-in-one factor.
Finally, this dish is FUN to make. Seriously. Think of it like a mini art project. Layer the colorful goodies and bake till golden. Eat (don’t forget to savor every bite). Wipe lips. Smile. Sigh.
- 2 cups finely chopped spinach
- 2 small or 1 large sweet potato, peeled (about 12 ounces total)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
- 4 ounces organic sausage or ground chicken or turkey
- 1 small onion, diced
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup coconut milk
- ¼ teaspoon fresh or dried sage
- ½ teaspoon sea salt (plus a little extra if using ground turkey or chicken vs sausage)
- ½ teaspoon pepper (plus a little extra if using ground turkey or chicken vs sausage)
Grease a glass 8×8 inch baking dish with butter or coconut oil. Preheat the oven to 350. Grate the sweet potatoes (a box grater is perfect for this) and spread them on the bottom of the dish. Then layer the spinach evenly on top.
Heat oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sausage to the pan. Stir around, breaking up the sausage, and cook until the sausage/ground meat is no longer pink and onions are translucent. If using ground meat, season lightly with some salt and pepper. Then layer the meat/onion on top of the spinach.
Place the eggs, sage, coconut milk, ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon black pepper into a blender and pulse until incorporated. Pour the egg mixture on top of the sausage and onions. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Tell us: What recipes do you love ANY time of day?