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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 meal prep – just slice it up into individual portions for the week.

(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.

Watch this Video of my Healthy Breakfast Casserole Recipe

 This breakfast casserole is easy to make, but it always helps to watch a step-by-step video tutorial. You can also subscribe to my YouTube Channel for weekly cooking videos.

(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.

A Gluten-Free and Paleo Breakfast Casserole

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.

What’s in this Healthy Breakfast Casserole?

The breakfast casserole is filled with turkey, spinach, artichoke, onion, bell pepper and eggs. 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 certainly low carb and keto friendly. And that makes it a nice break from a few of my more decadent breakfast recipes, like my gluten free crepes or paleo chocolate waffles.

What to serve with this breakfast casserole recipe? My sweet potato hash browns are always a great option.

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(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.
5 from 8 votes

Healthy Breakfast Casserole (gluten-free, paleo)

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan
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This breakfast casserole is delicious, healthy and easy to make. Filled with turkey, spinach and artichoke, it's naturally low-carb and dairy-free.


  • 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


  • cheese, my favorites are fresh parmesan and goat cheese


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add the spinach to the meat mixture and stir for 1-2 minutes or until the spinach just starts to wilt.
  • Transfer the meat to a 9x13-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.
  • Sprinkle the green onion and a handful of spinach on top.
  • Cook the casserole in the oven for 40-45 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • 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 9x13 casserole dish I used in this recipe is no longer available online, but I really love this casserole dish as well.


Calories: 184.7kcal, Carbohydrates: 6.2g, Protein: 13.9g, Fat: 11.7g, Saturated Fat: 3.1g, Cholesterol: 265.5mg, Sodium: 233.8mg, Fiber: 2.5g, Sugar: 1.1g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast Casserole, Healthy Breakfast Casserole, Paleo Breakfast Casserole
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36 comments on “Healthy Breakfast Casserole (gluten-free, paleo)”

  1. First, I am new to this blog and am loving trying all these delicious and healthy recipes! We have a huge garden at our house and any time I don’t know what to do with something I’ve grown, I just put it in the search bar and find some amazing recipe to use it up!
    Second, this easy egg casserole gives me life. I’m in medical school, and one batch of this will last my husband and I the entire week for breakfast. I cut it into individual portions and save in the fridge in a big tupperware and then microwave individual portions each morning until warmed through. I’ve used home-raised pork sausage from my parents’ Wyoming ranch and it was amazing, but typically I stick to the turkey sausage for a healthier option. I love putting goat cheese in with the artichoke layer and then topping it all with parmesan. I also add hot sauce at the table. I make this almost weekly in some variation and it turns out awesome every time. Thank you for this recipe!

    • Hi Melissa – welcome to the Downshiftology community! I’m so glad to hear that you are loving all the recipes, especially this breakfast casserole :) The different variations sound great.

  2. I must have done something wrong. I have a gas stove and I think it was ready at 20 minutes. My finished product was a little dry.
    Any suggestions?
    Love your videos and recipes!

    • Hi Diane – It sounds like your oven cooks hot, so I would suggest to lower the temperature by a little!

  3. Can you make this using half with egg whites?

    • Hi Kimberly – Yes, I think this should be fine. Let me know how it turns out as I know others come to the website and read the comments and may be asking the same question :)

  4. Can you prep this dish the night before up to step 6 and in the morning complete step 7 and 8? Also, when fully cooked how long do you recommend reheating in the oven individual pieces?

    Thank you for your great videos, they are very helpful. 

    • Thanks Rosanna! I’m happy you love my recipes and videos. I wouldn’t recommend stopping once you’ve started making this recipe. I’d make the recipe and cook it all in one go, then refrigerate or freeze individual portions. To reaheat, I’d bake at 400F for about 10-15 minutes (depending on if it’s just chilled or frozen) or until it’s warmed through. :)

  5. This was so delicious!!! I am normally not a fan of spinach and peppers with eggs but I loved this. I love that I can eat it for several breakfasts! I added a little nutritional yeast on top of the turkey and a little full fat coconut milk to the eggs, so good.

  6. Excellent! We all loved this casserole and know it’s going to be a favorite!

    Rating: 5
  7. Is there any trick to freezing and reheating extra portions? I’m going on a trip and want to meal prep a bit so I have healthy options when I get back! :)

  8. I made this for brunch today for my daughter-in-law and sister-in-law. It was delicious. Used Parmesan cheese. Will be having leftovers tomorrow. Can’t wait! Thanks for the great recipe ?

    Rating: 5
  9. This is delicious. I added a couple of jalapeño for heat. 

    Rating: 5
  10. Hi:) love your  casserole recipe ❤️ 
    I have one question.. 
    I wish could eat casserole every morning..  perfect morning routine ?? But if I did casserole how long can be in my fridge ( how many days) ( is ok for 3 days?  ) if you could answer I would be grateful. Thank you ???

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

  12. 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?

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

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

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

  16. Great casserole! I love the healthy twist!

  17. 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.

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