Spaghetti Squash and Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Spaghetti Squash and Sausage Breakfast Casserole, the perfect paleo make-ahead breakfast for back to school or Christmas morning | Vibrant Life Army Wife

Happy Tuesday, friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend! Although we didn’t have any parties or get-togethers, I had one of the best weekends I’ve had in a while, full of fun with friends, good food (as always), and Christmas movies! Yes, you read that right. I watched Christmas movies during Labor Day weekend. Four Christmas movies to be exact.

Spaghetti Squash and Sausage Breakfast Casserole, the perfect paleo make-ahead breakfast for back to school or Christmas morning | Vibrant Life Army Wife

I don’t know about you, but Christmas movies always seem to put me in the best mood because Christmas time is just the best time ever if you ask me. Ya, I suppose it is a little strange to watch Christmas movies in August/September, but is it strange to want to watch something that makes me happy? Absolutely not! And did I ever claim to be normal? Definitely not!

Spaghetti Squash and Sausage Breakfast Casserole, the perfect paleo make-ahead breakfast for back to school or Christmas morning | Vibrant Life Army Wife

And apparently I’m not the only one who thinks Christmas movies for Labor Day weekend is a good idea. MTV was showing Elf on Sunday and ABC Family played Home Alone 2 on Monday. So maybe I’m not weird and this is totally a thing! Or maybe not. But either way I don’t care because I love me some Christmas movies. Geez how many times can I say Christmas movies in one post…

Spaghetti Squash and Sausage Breakfast Casserole, the perfect paleo make-ahead breakfast for back to school or Christmas morning | Vibrant Life Army Wife

Watching these movies over the weekend got me thinking about Christmas. I mean, how could they not, right? And then I started thinking about food for Christmas. I mean, I am a food blogger, am I not? And I realized this breakfast casserole I made a week or so ago would make the PERFECT breakfast for Christmas morning! It takes a little bit of prep work, but you could do that the night before and just pop it in the oven in the morning and let it cook while you open presents. Is anyone else getting seriously excited for Christmas right now? Okay, that’s just me? Cool.

Spaghetti Squash and Sausage Breakfast Casserole, the perfect paleo make-ahead breakfast for back to school or Christmas morning | Vibrant Life Army Wife

Of course, you don’t have to wait until Christmas morning to make this. I made this on a Sunday morning and then ate it for breakfast all week. It’s always nice to not have to worry about breakfast when you’ve got to be at work (or get the kids to school, or whatever else you may do) bright and early!

Spaghetti Squash and Sausage Breakfast Casserole, the perfect paleo make-ahead breakfast for back to school or Christmas morning | Vibrant Life Army Wife

This recipe is full of delicious fall flavors and lots of nutrition! If you’d like, you could replace the plain ground meat and spices with your favorite breakfast sausage to save yourself a step, but trust me, the flavor combo in this is amazing!

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Spaghetti Squash and Sausage Breakfast Casserole
 
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gluten free, grain free, dairy free, 21DSD, Whole 30
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 medium spaghetti squash
  • 2 lbs ground chicken, turkey, or pork
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 1½ tbs sea salt
  • 1 tbs dried sage
  • 1 tbs dried thyme
  • 1 tbs dried rosemary
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 10 eggs
  • ½ cup coconut milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat over to 375 degrees
  2. Grease a 9x13 pan with coconut oil
  3. Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds
  4. Place squash cut side down on baking sheet and bake for 40 -45 minutes until easily pierced with a fork
  5. Meanwhile, add ground turkey and onion to a large skillet over medium heat and cook until meat is browned
  6. Add seasonings and mix to combine
  7. Add eggs and coconut milk to a mixing bowl and whisk until combined
  8. When spaghetti squash is finished cooking, reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees
  9. Let squash cool and then scrape the insides out with a large fork into greased baking dish
  10. Spread the meat mixture on top of squash in pan
  11. Pour the egg mixture evenly on top of meat and squash
  12. Mix slightly to ensure the egg mixture is spread throughout the pan
  13. Bake for 50-60 minutes until slightly browned and the casserole bounces back when pressed on

Edited to add: I made this recipe using sweet potatoes instead of spaghetti squash and that works wonderfully as well. Just grab 1 large or 2 small sweet potatoes and shred them (I used the shredder attachment on my food processor) and add them to the baking dish like you would the spaghetti squash. No need to precook the sweet potatoes!

I’m going to get back to watching Home Alone 2 now… because Christmas. But let me know if you try this! What’s your favorite make ahead breakfast or your breakfast of choice for Christmas morning?

In vibrant health,

Kiersten

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24 thoughts on “Spaghetti Squash and Sausage Breakfast Casserole

  1. Kristen

    First off, I love your new blog picture! Gorgeous!! Second, this recipe looks amazing, I can’t wait to try it! Love the fork too…so basically I just love everything about this post. :) I absolutely love Christmas too, Home Alone is my favorite!

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  2. Tess

    If I ever get to the point where I can tolerate this many eggs at once, I will definitely try this recipe! It looks pretty amazing. Also, I second Kristen on your blog picture!! :)

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  10. Rebecca

    I made this for the first time and it is delicious! It took far longer to cook than what I planned (maybe because I used duck eggs, but yum), so after I dished up a piece for the hubby that I didn’t think was quite done, I put the casserole back in the oven to cook a little more and promptly FORGOT it. I am not sure exactly how long it cooked altogether….maybe 2 hours. When I remembered it I figured it would just get pitched since the egg part of the casserole, which you would expect to be yellow, was quite brown. But, I tried it anyway and it was still luscious! While I don’t recommend regularly overcooking it, it was great that I didn’t have to throw the whole casserole out and we could still eat AND enjoy it. I will now be checking out other recipes from your site. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Kiersten Post author

      I’m so glad it was still delicious!!! I hate throwing away food! And yes, every oven is different so yours may take a little longer than mine for some things and duck eggs could certainly make the cooking time longer as well since they are quite a bit bigger than chicken eggs. But so yummy! I’ll have to try it with the duck eggs!

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  11. Kristen

    Made this over mother’s day weekend and it was a HIT!!! I’m looking forward to eating leftovers for breakfast the rest of the weekend. Thanks for the delicious recipe!

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    1. Kiersten Post author

      Awesome!! I’m so glad you liked it! And it makes the BEST leftovers!!! Try it with a little pat of butter or ghee on top and some sauerkraut on the side 😉

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