When you follow a low carb, LCHF or keto diet, you find that you end up eating a lot of eggs. Eggs for breakfast. Eggs for lunch. Even eggs for dinner. So you search for creative options to give you some variety.
I like to use eggs to make a casserole. Depending on what you add to it, it can work for any meal and really you have a limitless variety of meal options. Plus it serves a lot and is very filling so you can turn it into multiple meals or serve the whole family for a single meal.
Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Spray, 4.7 Fluid OuncePro tip: there is nothing worse than your egg casserole sticking to the pan. You can grease it with butter which is messy. You can use a butter spray or other non-stick spray filled with nasty chemicals. Or you can get a natural spray that contains nothing but oil – olive oil spray, coconut oil spray, grapeseed oil spray or avocado oil spray. All are healthy fats that will keep your casserole from sticking and add great flavor. My favorite is the avocado oil. It’s just delicious, but grapeseed is yummy too.
For any of the spray oils, make sure they don’t use a propellent, and if you can get organic, that’s the best, but at least aim for non-GMO with the oil, or a blend of oils as the only ingredient. I avoid canola oil altogether because of how much it is processed but canola should always be non-GMO or organic.
Before we get to the recipe, you can find more great low carb recipes in any of these books. I have them all and they are great!
- 1 pound ground pork or ground pizza sausage
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 6 large eggs
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon pepper
- ⅛ teaspoon Italian seasoning (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Brown sausage in a skillet.
- Whisk together eggs, seasonings and shredded cheese.
- Drain sausage and allow to cool.
- Blend sausage and egg mixture and pour into a 9" pie pan.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes or until firm.
You can add veggies to this or serve it with a red sauce or a cream sauce. You can use a pie dish or double the recipe and make a much larger casserole. You can even bake it in a cast iron pan! The possibilities are endless! You can also slice this up to make it easy to reheat the slices for breakfast all week.
What would you add to this casserole?
You might also enjoy these delicious low carb recipes: