Holiday Sausage and Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole


  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound bulk regular pork sausage (such as Jimmy Dean®)
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 10 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.


  • Step 2

    Combine sweet potatoes with 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, garlic powder, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper on a large baking sheet in a single, even layer; toss to coat well.

  • Step 3

    Bake in the preheated oven until slightly browned, about 30 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and red pepper; cook and stir until translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic and stir for 1 more minute. Transfer mixture to a medium mixing bowl.

  • Step 5

    Heat the same skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook and break apart with a spatula until cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain sausage and add to the bowl with the veggie mixture. Add spinach, mozzarella cheese, and rosemary to the mixture.

  • Step 6

    Gently whisk eggs, milk, and remaining kosher salt and black pepper together in a bowl until well combined. Pour over the sausage and veggie mixture and gently toss to combine.

  • Step 7

    Place roasted potatoes in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Pour the veggie and sausage mixture evenly over top.

  • Step 8

    Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven until eggs are set in the center, about 50 minutes. If the egg mixture starts to brown, put a loose sheet of aluminum foil over the baking dish to cover it.

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