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This easy breakfast casserole is loaded with sausage (turkey, beef, chicken, or pork) and cheddar. Plus it’s low carb! You’ll love this entree for weekend breakfasts or meal prep.

In December when I talked on instagram about making my Sausage and Cheddar Breakfast Casserole every year for Christmas morning I received so many messages asking if you can omit the bread or if there was a low carb version. So I set out to create a low carb breakfast casserole with all the classic flavors of the original.

This Low Carb Sausage Cheddar Breakfast Casserole doesn’t have bread or potatoes in it. Yet its every bit as satisfying and delicious as you’d hope. The ingredient list is simple and you know I’ve included plenty of dried herbs and seasonings to maximize flavor. I just know you’ll love it.

For this recipe you’ll need (full list of ingredients and instructions are in the recipe card below):

  • Ground turkey, beef, chicken, or pork
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Seasonings

To make this recipe you’ll first brown and season your ground meat. While that’s cooking, whisk together the eggs, milk, and a few seasonings. Spread the finished ground meat in the bottom of a baking dish. Top with the cheese and egg mixture. Bake! It’s so simple and so good!

What size baking dish should you use?

You’ll want to use a 9 x 13 baking dish for this recipe.

Can you prep this ahead of time?

Yes! Cook the ground meat, assemble the casserole, refrigerate it covered overnight, and pop it in the oven (with no cover) in the morning. It comes out perfectly!

Can you use a different cheese?

I love cheddar in this breakfast casserole but shredded mozzarella would also be a great choice.

How to serve this

I love this savory entree with fresh fruit or a simple salad. If you’re wanting to do potatoes I recommend my Easy Diced Air Fryer PotatoesEasy Seasoned Roasted Potatoes, or Skillet Breakfast Potatoes.

5 from 1 vote

Low Carb Sausage Cheddar Breakfast Casserole

By Christina
This easy breakfast casserole is loaded with sausage (turkey, beef, chicken, or pork) and cheddar. Plus it's low carb! You'll love this entree for weekend breakfasts or meal prep.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


Ground Meat

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey, beef, chicken, or pork
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

Egg Mixture

  • 12 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teasoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¾ teaspoon ground mustard
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder


  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add your ground meat to a large skillet on the stovetop. Use a spatula to crumble the meat. Cook on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned. Stir in rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper, and chili powder.
  • In a large bowl whisk together eggs, milk, oregano, parsley, ground mustard, salt, pepper, and chili powder. Set aside.
  • Spread cooked ground meat in the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish. Then spread the cheese on top. Pour egg mixture over everything.
  • Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour. Center should not be wiggly. Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes before cutting. Slice into 8 pieces.


Nutrition information was calculated using 93% lean ground turkey and 1% milk.


Serving: 1slice, Calories: 266kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 305mg, Sodium: 689mg, Potassium: 331mg, Fiber: 0.3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 739IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 231mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Stacy Miles says:

    I made this today – It’s incredible! It’s definitely going to be one of my favorite breakfast meal prep dishes. Thanks!!

    1. Christina says:

      That’s so great to hear, Stacy! I’m thrilled to you enjoyed it.

  2. Charlotte says:

    Me doing a happy dance when I realised I have all of the ingredients. Me laughing, when my husband walked into the kitchen, and asked if we had company coming, lol! Tasted delicious, love having a recipe to follow when it comes to herbs & spices – this had a lovely balance. Will make again. Thanks also for responding so quickly when I requested nutritional info. 

    1. Christina says:

      Thank you for the kind comment, Charlotte! Love that your husband asked if you were expecting company LOL

  3. Michele George says:

    We love this one! I have made it several times and it is always a hit with everyone! Love how easy it is to throw together