This is a lighter twist on a delicious breakfast casserole for the carb-conscious and the vegetarians! Serve immediately or refrigerate overnight and serve the next day!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Place sausage in a large skillet and pour in about 1/4 inch of water; cook sausage over medium heat until water evaporates and sausages are evenly browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Crumble cooked sausages into a bowl.

  • Mix sweet potatoes and butter together in a bowl; evenly spread into the bottom of the prepared 9x13-inch dish.

  • Stir Cheddar-mozzarella cheese blend, onion, spinach, cottage cheese, eggs, and crumbled sausage together in a large bowl; spoon over sweet potato layer.

  • Bake casserole in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and eggs are set, about 1 hour. Cool 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

268 calories; protein 21.9g; carbohydrates 13.8g; fat 14.3g; cholesterol 180.3mg; sodium 607mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2012
Yummy. I used fully cooked sausage for faster preparation and I finely chopped the sweet potatoes instead of shredding. It was great and I will definitely prepare it this way again next time. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/21/2014
Easy and tasted not too bad but it's hard to mess up a dish filled with cheese. Found it too heavy for me but definitely a good way to mix the sweet potatos and the spinaches in the same dish. Read More
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98 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 69
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2012
Yummy. I used fully cooked sausage for faster preparation and I finely chopped the sweet potatoes instead of shredding. It was great and I will definitely prepare it this way again next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2012
Quite tasty. I liked the use of sweet potatoes in this. For me, this needs a couple of tweaks for next time: I like spicy with my sweet potatoes, so next time I'll add a couple shakes of spicy salt to the potatoes. The dish is very fluffy.. I tend to prefer a less fluffy more dense breakfast dish. Next time I'll add some more veggies or perhaps a bit of flour to thicken it up a bit Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2014
Good recipe. I was more interested in the method and combination of ingredients. I had one very long slim sweet potato which I grated into the bottom of a 6 x 10 glass dish (approx. size) I used 6 eggs, handful of grated cheese, cup of spinach chopped, half of an onion diced fine, quarter cup of Bisquick, pepper, salt, 1/2 cup water...........my point is that this method and combination of vegetables is dependable. Follow the "how to" instructions and use the combination amounts that you like best. Don't fret, it's like making quiche. It was a lovely brown when it came out of the oven. I strongly suspect that it will re-heat in the microwave and still be nice. My 17 year old son put ketchup on it, but that is not a bad thing. Thanks to the Cook for making a recipe that I can fit into my busy life. Add a tossed salad and this is lovely breakfast, lunch or super. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2014
Made this exactly as written. Topped it with Franks Hot Sauce. Loved it! Perfect mix of sweet and savory. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2014
I fixed this on a Sunday hoping to have something to take to work for breakfast all week. I'll be surprised if it last until I get home today (Monday). My husband loved it. I added a little more spinach, used veggie burger instead of sausage and 8 egg whites plus 2 whole eggs. As suggested my another reviewer, I added a little hot sauce. It was awesome!!! Will double the recipe and try again next Sunday. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2013
I made this for a group of mostly meat-eaters and they loved it! I omitted the vegetarian sausage links, used kale instead of spinach and used 10 large eggs rather than 8 jumbo eggs. Great recipes. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2014
Does this use cooked or raw shredded sweet potatoes? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2014
Looking for a recipe to take to a brunch next weekend. Tried this today and I found a winner. Added cayenne pepper to the egg mixture. I made my own turkey sausage so I skipped the water step with the vegan sausage. Will add more spinach next time to amp up the vege count. The shredded sweet potatoes (raw) came out cooked perfectly with just th right amount of crispness. My family thought I had grated up pie crust. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2014
I found this recipe because I wanted to use up previously frozen shredded sweet potatoes now it will become a regular entrée at dinner. I served this with rice and steamed veggies to make it a dinner meal. I wondered about adding the savory eggs/cheese/onion with the sweet potato and it was really good. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/21/2014
Easy and tasted not too bad but it's hard to mess up a dish filled with cheese. Found it too heavy for me but definitely a good way to mix the sweet potatos and the spinaches in the same dish. Read More
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