This came out tasting amazing! Don't be scared away by the list of ingredients and long winded directions. Whole Foods has sugar free bacon, pre-cut sweet potato cubes, and chopped Brussels, which will make your life in the kitchen easier. Actually, most grocery stores these days sell the pre-cut vegetables if you want to save some time in the kitchen, but spend a little more money. I didn't end up adding the nutritional yeast simply because I've never bought it before and didn't think I would use it enough if I did purchase it. That ingredient would give the casserole a cheesy flavor though without using cheese. As for the directions, I just used them as a guide and ended up baking the bacon on a sheet pan in the oven for 10-12 minutes. I then removed and set the cooked bacon aside, and poured half the bacon grease into the casserole dish (leaving the other half on the sheet pan). I then put the sweet potatoes and onions in the casserole dish and the Brussels on the sheet pan, mixing both around with the bacon grease. I then cooked both in the oven for 20 minutes, and mixed everything around at the 10 minute mark. Since baking everything in the oven does not require a lot of attention, I preferred preparing everything this way instead of closely following the directions below. Plus, I was able to meal prep my Instant Pot meal at the same time while everything was being prepared in the oven. After the sweet potatoes and Brussels were done in the oven, I followed the rest of the directions below as is. I accidentally used majority of the can of coconut milk though, which actually turned out working pretty well, so that makes me think you can add more coconut milk if you want to. Anyways, I just wanted to detail how I made this for those who looked at the recipe below and thought it was was too much for them. This was a delicious meal to mix up the breakfast meal prep!
Paleo Breakfast Casserole
*If you want to use a different cooking fat to caramelize the onions, coconut oil or ghee are your best bets!
**Melted coconut oil, ghee, or light-flavored olive oil will work well here
***If you wish to freeze this casserole to make ahead of time, cover tightly and freeze before the final baking step.
Original recipe found here
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