Sweet Potato and Sweet Sausage Breakfast Bake

It’s the weekend! For a lot of people, that means backsliding into bad habits. After a week of making healthy choices, it’s not uncommon for people to “reward” themselves by indulging on the weekends. Reverting back to a bad habit as a reward every now and then isn’t the worst thing in the world, but when you let it derail all the progress you’ve already made so far… it can get in the way of your goals! When it’s time for weekend brunch, don’t fall for the sugary donuts, processed cereals, and whatnot. Keep this deliciously healthy sweet potato and sweet sausage breakfast bake in mind. You’ll get that touch of sweetness without derailing your hard work!

Sweet Potato and Sweet Sausage Breakfast Bake

1 lb 99% fat free ground turkey

2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

1 tablespoon sage

2 large PRE-COOKED sweet potatoes, cubed

1 bell pepper, diced

2 cups egg whites

1/2 cup unsweetened almond or cashew milk

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the ground turkey, maple syrup, and sage. Over medium heat, thoroughly cook the turkey sausage, breaking apart until crumbly. In a lightly oiled 9×13 baking dish, evenly spread the crumbled turkey sausage, cubed sweet potatoes, and diced bell peppers. In a bowl, whisk together the egg whites, almond or cashew milk, garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika. Pour over the ingredients in the 9×13 baking dish, and season with salt and pepper as desired. Bake for 40 minutes, or until the egg whites are completely opaque, fully cooked, and the edges are browned. Slice, serve, and savor!

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  1. Sounds delish, Melissa! Have you ever made it with any meatless products to sub for the turkey?

    1. muddymelissa@gmail.comAuthor22 Aug 2015

      I’ve made it before with veggie crumbles, but you can also switch the turkey sausage out for 2 cups pre-cooked kale or spinach instead!

  2. About how many eggs do you need for 2 cups of egg whites? And are you using Turkey sausage or ground Turkey meat?

    1. muddymelissa@gmail.comAuthor22 Aug 2015

      2 cups egg whites is approximately a dozen egg whites. If you choose to opt for whole eggs instead, it’s about 8 whole eggs. The recipe calls for 99% fat free/extra lean ground turkey. My personal recipe for sweet sage turkey sausage combines ground turkey, maple syrup, and sage— so those three ingredients are the “turkey sausage” I’m referring to! Keep in mind— you can use that combo of 3 ingredients as a substitute for sausage in any recipe or even form patties to make turkey sausage patties! 🙂

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