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Healthy Breakfast Casserole (gluten-free, paleo)

This easy and healthy breakfast casserole is filled with turkey, spinach and artichoke. It’s perfect for holidays, family gatherings and large groups of people. It’s also perfect for healthy weekly meal prep.

(gluten-free, paleo, whole30). This easy, healthy breakfast casserole is filled with turkey, spinach and artichoke. It's a delicious favorite - make it overnight or ahead of time.

Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day. I just love mornings and I’m a big proponent of starting it off on the right foot – which includes a healthy morning routine and a healthy meal in my belly. But my love for breakfast is also why you’ll find me whipping up brunch and brinner (breakfast for dinner) recipes on the regular.

Side note: this healthy breakfast casserole is fabulous for brinner.

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For the last couple of weeks I’ve been jotting down notes for a blog post and YouTube video on healthy meal prep. And while I’m not quite ready for that, I did want to share this healthy breakfast casserole recipe. It’s perfect for healthy meal prep (especially if you’re a party of one, as I am), but it’s also perfect for weekend breakfasts, feeding large crowds and the holidays.

(gluten-free, paleo, whole30). This easy, healthy breakfast casserole is filled with turkey, spinach and artichoke. It's a delicious favorite - make it overnight or ahead of time.

Many breakfast casserole recipes online include cubed bread (gluten alert), so I wanted to offer up a lighter, gluten-free and paleo-friendly breakfast casserole option. The recipe itself is dairy-free, but you can of course tweak it to your own preferences. I typically make mine with a little parmesan or goat cheese, which are two cheeses I usually have stocked in my fridge.

As I mention in the video, ground turkey isn’t enormously flavorful, so the spices – chili powder, cumin and oregano – are key in this recipe. But ground turkey is a great protein option and while I chose dark meat, you could opt for white meat or a combination of both.

(gluten-free, paleo, whole30). This easy, healthy breakfast casserole is filled with turkey, spinach and artichoke. It's a delicious favorite - make it overnight or ahead of time.

(gluten-free, paleo, whole30). This easy, healthy breakfast casserole is filled with turkey, spinach and artichoke. It's a delicious favorite - make it overnight or ahead of time.

In addition to the turkey, the breakfast casserole is filled with spinach and artichoke. But if you have kale or chard on hand, feel free to toss those in as well. This recipe is really flexible and adaptable. And while I’m personally not a low carb gal, this recipe is, which makes it a nice break from a few of my more decadent breakfast recipes, like oh, my gluten free crepes or paleo chocolate waffles.

This breakfast casserole would serve up nicely with my sweet potato hash browns. And if you’re looking for more healthy eggspiration (yes, I just did that), check out my recipes for Baked Eggs in Avocado, Zucchini and Prosciutto Egg MuffinsShakshuka (or Green Shakshuka), Smoked Salmon Frittata, Spinach Artichoke Quiche or Sweet Potato Toast with Prosciutto and Poached Eggs.

Enjoy!

(gluten-free, paleo, whole30). This easy, healthy breakfast casserole is filled with turkey, spinach and artichoke. It's a delicious favorite - make it overnight or ahead of time.

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Healthy Breakfast Casserole (gluten-free, paleo)

This breakfast casserole is delicious, healthy and easy to make. Filled with turkey, spinach and artichoke, it’s naturally low-carb and dairy-free.

Ingredients

  • 16 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 lb ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 green onion, finely sliced
  • 1 can (14 oz) artichoke hearts, chopped
  • 2 cups (packed) fresh baby spinach, plus extra for the top
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • salt and pepper

optional

  • cheese (my favorites are fresh parmesan and goat cheese)

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Heat the oil in a sauté pan on medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper and give it a quick stir. Add the ground turkey and use a large spoon to break up the turkey.
  3. Add the spices, salt and pepper and stir to combine everything. Cook for approximately 10 minutes, or until there’s no liquid in the pan and the meat is cooked through and browned.
  4. Add the spinach to the meat mixture and stir for 1-2 minutes or until the spinach just starts to wilt.
  5. Transfer the meat to a 9×13-inch casserole dish and evenly cover the bottom. Top with the artichoke hearts and beaten eggs. Optional: you can add some cheese at this stage.
  6. Sprinkle the green onion and a handful of spinach on top.
  7. Cook the casserole in the oven for 40-45 minutes, or until cooked through.
  8. Before serving, garnish with parmesan cheese (optional) and an extra sprinkle of pepper.

Lisa's Tips

You can make this breakfast casserole overnight or ahead of time. Just cover it and place it in the fridge. You can also freeze it. It reheats beautifully, which makes it perfect for meal prep.

The 9×13 casserole dish I used in this recipe is no longer available online, but I really love this casserole dish as well.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 1 casserole, Serving Size: 1 slice (12 slices in casserole)

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 184.7
  • Total Fat: 11.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.1g
  • Cholesterol: 265.5mg
  • Sodium: 233.8mg
  • Carbohydrates: 6.2g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Sugar: 1.1g
  • Protein: 13.9g
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16 comments on “Healthy Breakfast Casserole (gluten-free, paleo)”

  1. Can I substitute the artichoke hear hearts with zucchini instead??

  2. This dish looks delicious but I didn’t see where you add the spinach, it just says to top it off. Do u add it to the meat or put it in the eggs before you add them?

  3. I agree with you these are delicious and filling. artichoke, spinach and turkey. Love the cheese on the top.

  4. I love breakfast casseroles! This one looks scrumptious!

  5. This is exactly how I want to start my morning, Thanks for sharing!

  6. Great casserole! I love the healthy twist!

  7. This is is like a crustless quiche or frittata, I totally LOVE this idea! So perfect, nutritious and delicious for breakfast. This would also make a wonderful brunch dish and you could even take it on a picnic. Simply perfect.

  8. Fabulous any-time-of-day casserole!