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Breakfast is a breeze when you have a batch of these breakfast bowls readily made and tucked away in your freezer.

Breakfast is a breeze when you have a batch of these Make-Ahead Breakfast Bowls made and tucked away in your freezer.

Since “going paleo,” I have found that breakfast is the hardest meal to work in. In the past, my go-to was almost always some toast with my coffee, or maybe a bagel, oatmeal, or bowl of cereal.

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With the cereal grains out of the equation, I found myself with a void. Not wanting to have to cook myself breakfast every morning, these breakfast bowls were the perfect answer. Cook once and breakfast for practically the whole week was done!

Now I do a double batch every week, because Mr. Smith enjoys them in the morning before work, too!

To Make this Recipe You will Need:

  • onion
  • bell pepper, green, or red
  • bulk breakfast sausage
  • eggs
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • fine sea salt
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • skillet
  • freezer containers
Breakfast is a breeze when you have a batch of these Make-Ahead Breakfast Bowls made and tucked away in your freezer.

To begin, you’ll cook diced onion and bell pepper with bulk sausage in a large skillet over medium heat.

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As these cook, break the sausage apart into small bits with your wooden spoon or other preferred cooking utensil.

While these are cooking, break eggs into a mixing bowl. Add in salt and pepper.

Whisk the eggs until they are nice and frothy

When the sausage is browned and the onion and peppers are tender, pour in the egg mixture. 

NOTE: if your sausage is very greasy, you can pour off any excess before adding the eggs.

Allow the eggs to cook over medium heat. Occasionally, take a spatula (I use a heat-safe rubber one) and run it up under the cooked mixture, turning it over. You’ll do this almost as though you are folding the eggs into the skillet as opposed to stirring them. 

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The reason for this is simple. The more gently you move the contents of the skillet around, the more air you will leave in the eggs. The more air in the eggs, the fluffier they will be. Stirring eggs too much as they cook is the reason that many people end up with rubbery scrambled eggs.

When the eggs are just cooked, removed the skillet from the heat.

Spoon the mixture evenly into 6 freezer-safe containers. Allow the mixture to cool completely. 

Once the eggs are cool, sprinkle with a little bit of shredded cheese if you like. If you are avoiding dairy, simply skip that part. You can also add diced, cooked potatoes (cooled) or sliced green onions at this time if you like.

Close the containers and place them in your freezer.

How to reheat the frozen breakfast bowls:

Place them in your microwave and cook at 50% power for 1-1/2 minutes.

Give them a stir, then continue microwaving until they are heated through.

Top with optional toppings, such as salsa or avocado. 

Enjoy!

Breakfast is a breeze when you have a batch of these Make-Ahead Breakfast Bowls made and tucked away in your freezer.
Breakfast is a breeze when you have a batch of these Make-Ahead Breakfast Bowls made and tucked away in your freezer.

Make-Ahead Breakfast Bowls

Constance Smith – Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Breakfast is a breeze when you have a batch of these breakfast bowls readily made and tucked away in your freezer. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast or Brunch Foods
Cuisine American, Paleo
Servings 6
Calories 478 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, green or red, seeded and diced
  • 1 lb bulk breakfast sausage
  • 12 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 c shredded cheddar cheese, (optional)

Instructions
 

  • To begin, you’ll cook the diced onion and bell pepper with the bulk sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. As these cook, break the sausage apart into small bits with your wooden spoon or other preferred cooking utensil.
  • While these are cooking, break the eggs into a mixing bowl. Add in the salt and pepper.
  • Whisk the eggs until they are nice and frothy
  • When the sausage is browned and the onion and peppers are tender, pour in the egg mixture. 
  • NOTE: if your sausage is very greasy, you can pour off any excess before adding the eggs.
  • Allow the eggs to cook over medium heat. Occasionally take a spatula (I use a heat-safe rubber one) and run it up under the cooked mixture, turning it over. You'll do this almost as though you are folding the eggs into the skillet as opposed to stirring them. 
  • The reason for this is simple. The more gently you move the contents of the skillet around, the more air you will leave in the eggs. The more air in the eggs, the fluffier they will be. Stirring eggs too much as they cook is the reason that many people end up with rubbery scrambled eggs.
  • When the eggs are just cooked, removed the skillet from the heat.
  • Spoon the mixture evenly into 6 freezer-safe containers. Allow the mixture to cool completely. 
  • Once the eggs are cool, sprinkle with a little bit of the shredded cheese if you like. If you are avoiding dairy, simply skip that part. You can also add diced, cooked potatoes (cooled) or sliced green onions at this time if you like.
  • Close the containers and place them in the freezer.

Notes

To reheat the frozen breakfast bowls:
  • Place them in your microwave and cook at 50% power for 1-1/2 minutes.
  • Give them a stir, then continue microwaving until they are heated through.
  • Top with optional toppings, such as salsa or avocado. 
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cCalories: 478kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 31gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 456mgSodium: 1075mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3g

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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