Eggs and bacon or eggs and sausage with black or collagen coffee are typical keto breakfasts, but this keto egg bake is a nutrient-dense and satiating option for a weekend morning when you have a bit more time. Weave it into your Sunday meal prep routine, bake it, cool it, portion it and wrap in parchment paper, and store it in the refrigerator. On busy weekday mornings, take a portion out of the fridge to warm up on the counter, or to heat for a few minutes in the oven or toaster oven. Re-wrap the portioned egg bake in the parchment paper, grab a napkin (don’t forget your travel coffee mug), and you have breakfast on the go.
Instead of the hash browns or bread cubes you might typically find in an egg bake or breakfast casserole, we used grated turnips, but you could also substitute grated parsnips, zucchini, or even carrots or sweet potatoes if you want a Primal egg bake. We used ground chicken, but you could also use ground turkey, beef, sausage, bison, or lamb. Same thing for the other vegetables—instead of kale and cabbage, you could use Swiss or rainbow chard, shredded Brussels sprouts, or baby spinach.
1 lb. ground meat of choice (we used ground chicken)
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
¼ cup shallots, diced
3 cups greens of choice (we used a kale/cabbage slaw mix)
2 tablespoons dill, chopped
Preheat your oven to 350ºF. Grate the turnips on a box grater. Press the grated turnip between two pieces of paper towel to remove any excess water, then measure the grated turnips to get 2 ½ cups worth.
Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the shallots and sauté for 2–3 minutes. Add the ground meat and break it up in the pan to encourage the meat to brown. As the meat cooks, season it with salt and pepper.
Once the meat is browned and cooked through, add in the turnips and sauté for 3–5 minutes, or until the turnips begin to soften. Add the greens and dill and stir until the greens are wilted. Season with salt to taste. Remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool slightly.
Whisk the eggs in a bowl with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Pour the eggs in the pan with the meat until everything is combined. Pour the egg mixture into a greased or parchment-lined baking dish. Bake for 25–30 minutes, or until the center of the bake is firm and cooked through. Allow to slightly cool before cutting into 6 sections and serving.
Nutrition Information per serving (1/6 of egg bake, assuming ground chicken is used):
Calories: 283 Total Carbs: 7 grams Net Carbs: 4 grams Fat: 19 grams Protein: 24 grams