Sunday, December 2, 2012

Paleo Breakfast Cauliflower Pie

When I did a Whole30 this past spring, I made a cauliflower breakfast casserole that fed me for days. I wanted to recreate something similar and found this recipe for a "Cauli-Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole."

I love the idea of making a crust out of cauliflower! This one came together easily yesterday afternoon, and made a tasty breakfast this morning. You could adapt it to suit using different protein, including veggies, etc.

Paleo Breakfast Cauliflower Pie

1 head cauliflower, riced
salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 cup Kerrygold butter
1 lb. chicken breakfast sausage
6 beaten eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk
4 oz. can  chopped green chiles
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
pinch black pepper

Preheat oven to 425.

Melt the butter and toss with the cauliflower.  Salt and pepper to taste. Press into the bottom of a round pie plate.  Bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned.  Remove from oven and reduce heat to 375.

While the cauliflower is baking, remove sausage from casing into a large skillet. Cook over medium heat until no longer pink, crumbling with a wooden spoon. 

Beat eggs until frothy.  Combine cooked sausage with eggs, milk, green chiles, salt, dry mustard, and pepper. Pour egg and sausage mixture into the prepared crust (I had a big head of cauliflower, so had to pour off a little egg mixture or it would have overflowed!)

Place in oven and bake for 45 minutes or until eggs are set.

8 comments:

  1. I LOVE THIS! Looks great. Putting this on my list :D

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    1. I've eaten it for 3 mornings straight :)

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  2. Silly question, but does the riced cauliflower need to be cooked first? What if I don't have a ricer? will a food processor work?

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    1. great questions Christine! I don't have any fancy equipment, just a regular food processor. And no, you don't have to precook the cauliflower, as it cooks in the oven when forming the crust, and then again when the whole pie bakes.

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  3. Where does the coconut milk come in?

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    1. Oops, sorry Kelly! I forgot to type it along with the eggs and chiles. Going back to edit the post now.

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