Cauliflower Hash Browns Breakfast Casserole

You should all know by now that eggs are my absolute favorite food.  They are versatile, healthy, filling, cheap, easy... I could go on.  They are also packed with brain-healthy choline and are a complete source of protein (all essential amino acids, baby).  So Imagine my delight when I found this recipe.  I found a few versions of this online and combined my favorite pieces of each and, voila, one of the most amazing things I have ever made.  And it was SO easy.  Seriously no prep required.  The crock pot does all of the cooking for you.  

I use pre-made cauliflower rice (SO much easier than wrecking my kitchen trying to make my own), pre-chopped onions (goodbye onion crying), and you COULD use pre-made turkey sausage (however my recipe is so good and easy that you should not do this :) ).  

Pair this with a healthy salad and you're DONE.  Easy, filling, healthy, low cal...... you can thank me later.

Cauliflower Hash Browns Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs
  • 12 egg whites (about 1.5 cups if using liquid egg whites)
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 head cauliflower, shredded (I used a 16 ounce bag of pre-made cauliflower rice)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • Additional salt and pepper to season the layers
  • My homemade lean turkey sausage (click here for recipe).  Can also use two 5 ounce packages pre-made learn turkey sausage or ham.
  • 2 cups 2% shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Grease or coat a 6 quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Beat together the eggs, yogurt, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  3. Place about a third of the shredded cauliflower in an even layer in the bottom of the slow cooker, and top with about a third of the onion. Season with salt and pepper, then top with about a third of the sausage and a third of the cheese. Repeat the layers two more times.
  4. Pour the egg mixture over the contents of the slow cooker.
  5. Cook on low for 5-7 hours, or until eggs are set and the top is browned.