Turkey Sausage Breakfast Casserole with Sweet Potatoes

This Turkey Sausage Breakfast Casserole is an easy make ahead breakfast that you just pop in the oven in the morning! Enjoy this turkey sausage sweet potato egg casserole after a morning workout, for meal prep or with your favorite people!

closeup of turkey sausage breakfast casserole cooked in clear baking pan

A loaded turkey sausage casserole recipe is just what I crave after a long run. It’s satisfying, full of necessary protein + carbohydrates, as well as electrolytes, like salt.

Salt gets a bad rap, but sodium is so important for endurance athletes! I also love this veggie loaded breakfast casserole for all the colors and extra antioxidants, that can help with decreasing inflammation. 

This turkey sausage breakfast casserole meets the bill and I bet after tasting it, you’ll be a believer too. If you happen to be looking for what to eat after running in the morning, you’ll be pleasantly surprised here. 

If you’re new here, I love sweet potatoes and there is no shortage of roasted sweet potato recipes on the blog.

But, a sausage and sweet potato breakfast is something new! It does remind me of my savory breakfast skillet, but this time we’re using ground turkey. 

I love the combination of turkey sausage, eggs and sweet potatoes. The flavors are just absolutely perfect to me, which is why this sweet potato egg casserole with turkey sausage is my go-to. 

pan with diced sweet potatoes, onions, mushrooms and peppers

Ingredients For Turkey Sausage Casserole

There are times when I happen to be looking for breakfast recipes with turkey sausage and nothing sounds good. Not anymore!

While I list some modifications below for this turkey sausage breakfast casserole, here is how I make it perfectly each time. 

clear baking casserole pan with casserole filling before baking

You’ll need:

  • sweet potatoes
  • mushrooms
  • onion
  • pepper (I used red bell pepper)
  • turkey sausage (I bought precooked, but uncooked also works)
  • eggs
  • cheese, shredded
  • evaporated milk
  • garlic powder
  • Italian seasoning
  • s+p

white cutting board with diced sweet potatoes, onions, peppers, mushrooms and other ingredients necessary for breakfast casserole

How Long Does it Take To Prepare Turkey Sausage Egg Casserole?

While the recipe does require some time to “sit” overnight, this easy breakfast casserole with turkey sausage is not very labor intensive once it’s all mixed.

overhead photo of two plates with piece of breakfast casserole and avocado slices and baking dish with turkey sausage casserole

And then the oven does most of the work while you can get your chores done, like laundry, cleaning, or even sneak a quick workout in. I’ll use my bike for peloton workouts so I don’t have to leave the house. 

You can easily do the preparation the morning of, and it will take about 10 minutes for prep. And then 45-55 minutes to bake. 

Common Questions

  • How Long Can I Store Healthy Hash Brown Casserole? While I think you’ll probably consume this healthy hash brown casserole in one sitting (kidding…sorta), it’s great for meal prep. I like to put everything together for this loaded breakfast casserole the night before and cover it in the fridge. 

serving spoon with piece of veggie and sausage breakfast casserole on it

And then throw it in the oven the morning off before the kids wake up, so it’s ready in time for breakfast. 

This works especially well on holidays. So, save this holiday breakfast casserole recipe for when the time comes and you’re feeding a large group 

  • Can You Freeze Breakfast Casserole Before Cooking? Yes, and this is actually one of my favorite ways to meal prep. I’ll just prep two at once and freeze one for the following weeks!
    • To freeze, cover unbaked casserole tightly. It will stay for 2-3 months in the freezer. When ready to bake, allow to thaw overnight in the freezer and then follow baking instructions. 
  • Substitution Options For This Post Run Breakfast – If you’re not into veggies, you can leave them out, or substitute your favorites.

    • Not a mushroom fan? Perhaps try spinach instead!
    • If you love peppers, you can add extra
    • Swap nutritional yeast for cheese. 

I’m not a vegetarian, but I do love my veggie loaded breakfast casserole with extra veggies. The colors and different flavors seem to better accentuate the salty turkey sausage and savory eggs. And, the veggies add more substance.

  • Can I Use Regular Potatoes? Absolutely! If you want to make this more like a traditional healthy hash brown casseroles, white potatoes will also work. 

This turkey breakfast sausage recipe is very forgiving, and I have no doubt that you’ll love this turkey sausage casserole as much as we did.

breakfast casserole slice on plate with fork and striped napkin next to it

Other Breakfast Favorites:

 

overhead photo of two plates with piece of breakfast casserole and avocado slices and baking dish with turkey sausage casserole

Turkey Sausage Breakfast Casserole with Sweet Potatoes

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

This Turkey Sausage Breakfast Casserole is an easy make ahead breakfast that you just pop in the oven in the morning! Enjoy this turkey sausage sweet potato egg casserole after a morning workout, for meal prep or with your favorite people!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sweet potatoes, diced (about 2 medium sweet potatoes)
  • ½ cup mushrooms
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • ½ red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil or butter
  • 16 oz turkey sausage (precooked or uncooked both work)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheese of choice
  • 12 oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Chop your vegetables (sweet potatoes, mushroms, onion and red pepper).
  2. Preheat large skillet over medium high heat and start cooking sweet potatoes with olive oil, butter or coconut oil.
  3. If your turkey sausage is not precooked, cook it. Preheat a large skillet over a medium flame. Heat cooking oil and add turkey sausage (remove caseings if necessary).
  4. In large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, condensed milk, cheese and spices. In separate mixing bowl, mix cooked vegetables and turkey sausage.
  5. Once turkey sausage and and vegetables have cooled, combine with eggs, milk and cheese mixture.
  6. Grease 9x13 casserole pan and pour combined mixture into pan, making sure to spread all ingredients out evenly.
  7. Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes or until cooked through. Let cool and enjoy with your favorite toppings.

Notes

If planning to freeze turkey sausage breakfast casserole, continue to step 6 and then cover with foil and plastic wrap and place in freezer for up to 2-3 months.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 428Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 217mgSodium: 718mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 4gSugar: 12gProtein: 25g
© Sarah Schlichter, MPH, RDN
Cuisine: Breakfast / Category: Breakfast

 

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Turkey Sausage Breakfast Casserole with Sweet Potatoes