Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? It’s also often the most rushed meal of the day, so we’re more prone to making bad choices. Enter these delicious and satisfying paleo breakfast casserole recipes! Use these to prep your morning meal ahead of time, which helps you stick to your healthy eating plan and not get distracted by quick, on-the-go options.
Casserole is also the perfect canvas for including a balanced ratio of nutrients to help keep you sustained throughout the day. The focus is on adequate protein, some healthy fats and a little veggie action to begin the day. This should ensure focus and avoiding any ‘hanger’ that sneaks up well before lunchtime – you know the feeling!
Comment below with your favourite breakfast casserole. Do you have a family staple at home? Share this with your busy friends who could use some morning inspiration. I hope you find some here!
1. Paleo breakfast casserole (Whole30) from Paleo Running Momma
Caramelised onions and bacon were must-haves in this casserole. The rest was history, and it turned out pretty darn good. It’s loaded with nutrient-dense sweet potatoes for some starchy energy and toasty brussels sprouts, all encompassed in a stunning egg bake.
2. Sweet potato hash brown breakfast casserole from Cafe Delites
You could kick it old-school and serve your hashbrowns on the side, or you could take the alternative route and toss them in the eggs. This is loaded with sweet potatoes, which will sustain your hunger for hours, capsicum, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese – all the brekky essentials.
3. Bacon, potato and egg casserole from Two Peas and Their Pod
You know you want to bite into a slice of bacon-infused awesomeness when you wake up, so throw this into the meal prep mix. I also love the addition of green onions in this. If you don’t do milk, replace it with coconut milk or almond milk.
4. Breakfast casserole with sausage and hash browns from Paleo Leap
This recipe is simple. The hard part is making it look this delicious. This is like your classic greasy spoon diner breakfast packed into one dish, and quite a bit better for you. The best part is all the shredded sweet potato you can’t see hiding out beneath those sausage rounds.
5. Potato, bacon and egg breakfast casserole from Gal on a Mission
This recipe is perfect for using up wilting produce before a big shop. It’s budget-friendly and totally customisable. This is a great recipe for the minimalist who likes their meat (i.e. bacon) and potatoes. Did someone say Spanish tortilla?
6. Autumn breakfast casserole from Real Simple Good
If you want something comfy, look no further. Casseroles are natural comfort food, but this one has everything good about the fall season: delicata or butternut squash in place of potatoes makes it especially unique.
7. Festive hashbrown casserole from A Girl Worth Saving
This crazy easy casserole is quite festive with a blend of spicy sausage, bell peppers, and potatoes. It’s perfect for can’t-catch-your-breath weeks or months. Kitchen staple material right here!
8. Sweet potato apple breakfast bake from Paleo Running Momma
Looking for something sweet? This is a great way to get in a little something indulgent with no added sweeteners – just sweet potatoes and apples! Warm spices and plenty of healthy fats and protein from eggs and coconut milk make this a healthy way to have dessert for breakfast.
9. Buffalo chicken breakfast casserole from Plaid and Paleo
The best part of waking up is something spicy on your plate. Seriously, rise and shine with a little (or a lot) of buffalo bake. It’s like buffalo chicken dip but better (and totally suitable for meal time).
10. Southwest breakfast casserole from Plaid and Paleo
11. Paleo smoked salmon egg bake from Rubies & Radishes
Lox with cream cheese on a bagel is the quintessential on-the-go breakfast, and for good reason – it’s good. This egg bake does the trick and takes on those flavours without all the heavy bread. Fresh dill, green onions and shredded zucchini give this a little pop of colour, and it’s just perfect if you ask me.
12. Sausage, carrot & zucchini breakfast casserole from Made It, Love It Paleo
If you want to go above and beyond to A+ student status, you’ll add this to your morning routine ASAP. With all the veggies, you can’t go wrong, and you’ll put a little pep in your step.
13. Grain-free breakfast shepherd’s pie from Beauty and the Foodie
Undoubtedly, one of the best forms of casserole is shepherd’s pie. This breakfast version has bacon, and it’s topped off with avocado, salsa, cheese and whatever else you want, really. You can bend the rules a little.
14. Shakshuka eggs with sweet potatoes from I Heart Umami
Shakshuka eggs are baked, cracked into tomato sauce. Underneath it all is a pile of breakfast miracles, with a rather simple list of ingredients including diced sweet potato for a little texture and fresh herbs for some serious flavour.
15. Fluffy crustless quiche from Delicious Obsessions
16. Cavegirl’s breakfast kickasserole from Cavegirl Cuisine
The name says it all. These eggs are blended with coconut cream and avocado to make the texture creamier than ever, and there’s so much good stuff packed in between the lines. This will satisfy the hungriest bellies.
17. Chile relleno breakfast casserole from Popular Paleo
Green chiles, ground pork, chipotle pepper, smoked paprika and coriander come together for a spin on classic chile relleno – poblano roasted, stuffed with cheese, battered and deep-fried. Needless to say, this is a bit better for you.
18. Creamy paleo grits from I Heart Umami
Nothing says breakfast like a skillet full of bacon, eggs and grits. Are you drooling over this, or what? These paleo grits are grain-free and are mostly made with butternut squash and nuts so you’ll still get that classic hearty base.
19. Sweet potato & turkey sausage egg bake from The Real Food RDs
A slice of this egg bake is a slice of heaven. Turns out, heaven is good for you, and it has a nearly perfect ratio of macronutrients (and micronutrients!). Bust out your best casserole dish for this recipe.
20. Italian sausage egg bake with spinach & tomatoes from Get Inspired Everyday
Last but not least, we have some Italian cuisine that might make you think twice about your pasta craving. Italian sausage, fresh tomatoes and green goodies packed within makes this the ideal candidate for a breakfast on the run. It even tastes good cold.