Spinach Pesto and Chicken Sausage Egg Bake

Steph Wagner

April 27, 2013

Spinach Pesto and Chicken Sausage Egg Bake

 

Spinach Pesto and Chicken Sausage Egg Bake | Bariatric Breakfast | FoodCoach.Me

Egg casseroles are one of my favorites. There are so many varieties available for little work! It also helps that breakfast is awesome. We have breakfast for dinner at our LifeGroup on occasion and it never ceases to be delicious! Egg casseroles are also great when you are hosting company overnight and feel you need to provide breakfast. Put it together the night before and just get in the oven when you wake.

As always, this can also be made in a muffin tin for individual sized servings. Always be sure to spray your pan very well with cooking spray as an egg can be sticky and tricky to clean up.

Spinach Pesto and Chicken Sausage Egg Bake

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Oven Baked
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
The cottage cheese in this egg casserole may seem surprising but acts as an additional binder as well as additional protein source! If you don't enjoy cottage cheese, I don't think you'd notice it, but you can also skip the ingredient.
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup red pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup jarred pesto
  • 6 oz fresh spinach
  • 1 lb Italian chicken sausage can substitute turkey sausage
  • 12 eggs
  • 3/4 cup cottage cheese
  • 3/4 cup 2% shredded mozzarella cheese
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a skillet on medium high heat, spray with cooking spray and add red onion, red pepper, garlic and pesto. Toss until soft and add spinach. Heat until wilted, stirring it all together. Transfer to a 9x13 casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray. Re-spray the skillet and brown the chicken sausage.
  • While chicken sausage is browning, whisk eggs and cottage cheese in a mixing bowl and set aside. Add sausage to baking dish and mix around with onion mixture.
  • Spread out mixture at the bottom of the casserole dish and pour in the egg mixture. Top with shredded cheese.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove, let rest 5-10 minutes then cut and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 3oz | Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 296mg | Sodium: 902mg | Potassium: 293mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3223IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
Spinach Pesto and Chicken Sausage Egg Bake
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 296mg99%
Sodium 902mg39%
Potassium 293mg8%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 3223IU64%
Vitamin C 26mg32%
Calcium 175mg18%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

16 thoughts on “Spinach Pesto and Chicken Sausage Egg Bake”

  1. I love-love your page. I can’t wait to try the spinach chicken sausage egg bake!!

  2. Hi Terri! Yes, if you buy the links of sausage you will remove the casings. Great question! Thanks for asking for clarification!

  3. The recipe as I’m seeing it says “? Jarred pesto” – how much do I use? I’m anxious to try this recipe!

  4. @Pam well that’s not helpful! This recipe uses an old plugin that is goofing up a little! Thanks for commenting so I know to change it to the new recipe plug-in. A quarter cup of jarred pesto for this recipe!

  5. One of my absolute favorites. We make this every weekend and eat for four days. Sooooooooo yummy!!

  6. I really want to try this. But as I’m seeing it.. as Metric

    177 15/34 ml red onion, diced
    177 15/34 ml red pepper, diced
    59 5/34 ml jarred pesto
    177 15/34 ml cottage cheese
    177 15/34 ml 2% shredded mozzarella cheese

  7. @Elliott there is a little dropdown button under the “servings” box where you can change from metric to us imperial

  8. I am 3 days post op gastric bypass and HANGRY!!!! hahaha I’ve been looking thru your recipes and they look so
    good. I am so excited to finally have real food and then to be able to get strong and healthy eating simple, amazing looking
    meals like this!!!

  9. @Shea hahaha I hear that!!! I hope you have gotten to advance your diet more since you left this comment! It is not for the faint of heart, that is for sure. Congratulations on your surgery!!!!

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