This easy Keto breakfast casserole dish is the perfect food for a family meal or to serve overnight guests. Whether someone is on a keto diet or simply wants a delicious low carb meal to start the day, this casserole is a winner.
You’ll love the fact that this is a dish that the whole family can eat, from those who are dieting to those who can eat whatever they want. I eat it all by itself, while my husband enjoys a piece of toast with it.
I highly recommend reading this entire post before you begin preparing the recipe. However, if all you want is the list of ingredients with full directions, please either click on the jump-to-recipe button above or scroll to the bottom of this post.
Low Carb Breakfast Recipe
Many people have embraced one of the many variations and ways of eating few carbs. This casserole is also called a low carb breakfast bake. Whatever you want to call it, this is an easy low carb breakfast casserole.
If you’re watching your carbohydrate intake, you’ll also enjoy these yummy egg bites. They’re best served hot with a sprinkling of parsley. Since I didn’t have fresh parsley, I used dried parsley from a jar.
When I’m cooking for just my husband and me, I’ll serve this casserole all by itself.
However, if there are other people at the table, I’ll add a few other things, like perhaps a fruit parfait or some scrumptious blueberry muffins to satisfy their taste buds. Although they’re not as low carb, they satisfy someone who wants more with their breakfast.
Breakfast Casserole Ingredients
This easy recipe only has a few ingredients. And you can find all of them in almost any grocery store.
Here are the items you’ll need for this delicious Keto breakfast:
- Pork breakfast sausage (or turkey sausage)
- Large eggs
- Half and half or heavy cream
- Shredded cheese (cheddar cheese or Colby cheese)
- Salt and black pepper (optional)
For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.
I’ve used other types of cheese as well. In fact, feta cheese is delicious when it’s stirred into the eggs. When I do this, I still top the casserole with cheddar.
There are several ways you can change up this recipe and still have a delicious casserole. One easy thing to do is use Italian sausage and parmesan cheese. Add a little bit of fresh garlic for even more flavor.
Here are other ingredients you might want to try:
- Diced bell peppers
- Chopped fresh spinach
- Diced tomatoes
- Chopped broccoli
- Ground cayenne
- Red pepper flakes
How to Make a Keto Breakfast Casserole
This breakfast casserole is a great way to have a healthy low carb breakfast that everyone will enjoy.
Preheat your oven to 350˚ F. Spray a baking dish with your favorite cooking spray.
I used avocado oil this time, but sometimes I use olive oil or butter. Set the prepared baking dish aside.
Put the sausage in a large skillet over medium heat.
With a meat masher, spatula, or spoon, break up the meat as it browns.
Once the meat browns, transfer it to a prepared baking dish.
Spread the meat out in an even layer. I use either a silicone or wooden spoon to do this.
Next, crack the eggs in a large bowl bowl and whisk them until the yolks are mixed in with the whites.
Add the half and half or heavy whipping cream and add salt and pepper if you want.
Stir or whisk again.
Pour 1/3 of the shredded cheese into the egg mixture and stir until the cheese is evenly distributed.
Now pour the egg mixture over the sausage and swirl the pan to have the egg evenly distributed.
Finally sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese over the top of the casserole as evenly as possible.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the eggs are firm and the cheese is melted, bubbly, and golden brown.
Remove the casserole from the oven and allow it to rest for 5 minutes before slicing into individual servings.
How to Store Leftover Keto Breakfast Casserole
If you make this dish for the family or overnight guests, chances are, you won’t have leftovers. However, if you do, cover the baking dish in Saran wrap and put it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
I’ve found that this egg and sausage breakfast casserole is just as good the next day.
You can also freeze leftovers. Put the leftovers in an airtight container or freezer bags. It will be good for up to a couple of months.
Before reheating it, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight. Then either put it in the microwave on high for about a minute, the oven at 350˚ F for 10-15 minutes, or your air fryer at 340˚ F for 3 minutes.
See this recipe shared at Full Plate Thursday.
Ideas for Breakfast Casserole Side Dishes
Here are some suggestions for dishes to serve with your breakfast casserole:
Fruit and Yogurt Parfait – This delicious fruit side dish brightens up any breakfast!
Fruit Kabobs – There’s something special about fruit on a stick!
For more ideas, go here: What to Serve with a Breakfast Casserole.
More Delicious Breakfast Ideas
Some of these ideas are Keto friendly, while others are not. I’ll make a note on the ones that are good for a low carb diet.
Fluffy Scrambled Eggs (Keto friendly) – If you’ve ever wondered how to have fluffy scrambled eggs that aren’t limp or flat, this recipe is for you.
Air Fryer Sausage Patties (Keto friendly) – I love cooking sausage patties in my air fryer to save time. Plus cleanup is super easy.
Basic Chaffle (Keto friendly) – I love making a batch of chaffles and freezing them. Then when I want to make a sandwich or have something bread-like to make sandwiches, I just pop one or two in the toaster.
Pumpkin Butter – Although this is not Keto friendly, it’s a good side to offer people who aren’t worried about their carb intake.
Cheesy Avocado Omelette (Keto friendly) – Delicious and filling, this omelet from Prevention will satisfy even the hungriest person at the table.
Coconut Sugar Slow Cooker Oatmeal – This isn’t a Keto friendly breakfast, but it is yummy. It’s perfect for those days when you want a delicious comfort food for the family and overnight guests.
Homemade Turkey Sausage (Keto friendly) – I love the fact that I can control the ingredients in this easy sausage recipe.
Rice Cooker Frittata – This recipe isn’t Keto friendly as-is, you can tweak it and decrease the number of carbs in each serving. I love the fact that my rice cooker can do more than just cook rice.
- 1 pound pork breakfast sausage (or turkey sausage)
- 6 large eggs
- 1/2 cup half and half or heavy cream
- 3/4 cup shredded cheese (cheddar cheese or Colby cheese)
- Salt and black pepper to taste (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350˚ F. Spray baking dish with cooking spray.
- Cook sausage in large skillet over medium heat. Break up the meat as it browns.
- Once the meat is browned, transfer to prepared baking dish. Spread meat out with silicone or wooden spoon.
- In large bowl, whisk eggs and half and half (or cream) until well mixed.
- Add 1/3 of cheese and stir.
- Pour egg mixture over the sausage and swirl the baking dish to evenly distribute all of the ingredients.
- Sprinkle remaining shredded cheese over top of casserole.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, until eggs are firm and cheese has melted and turned golden brown.
- Remove casserole from oven and allow it to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 417Total Fat 34gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 278mgSodium 889mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 2gProtein 24g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.