Make-Ahead Breakfast Bowls – Easy and Hearty Recipe

Ingredients:

Base:

  • 2 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes, diced (or your preferred potato type)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Protein:

  • 1 lb breakfast sausage (pork, turkey, or vegetarian)
  • Optional: 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • Optional: 1/2 onion, diced

Eggs:

  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Toppings:

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or your favorite cheese)
  • 2-3 green onions, sliced
  • Salsa (optional)
  • Avocado (optional)
  • Hot sauce (optional)

Equipment

  • Large baking sheet
  • Large skillet
  • Whisk
  • 6 meal prep containers (glass or freezer-safe)

Instructions

Prep the Potatoes:

  • Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  • Toss diced potatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper on a baking sheet.
  • Roast for 30-40 minutes, or until tender and golden brown, flipping halfway through.

Cook the Protein:

  • While potatoes are roasting, brown the breakfast sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain any excess grease.
  • If using, add diced bell pepper and onion to the sausage and cook until softened.

Scramble the Eggs:

  • Whisk eggs, salt, and pepper in a bowl
  • Heat the skillet (used for sausage) over medium heat. Add a touch of cooking spray if needed.
  • Pour in egg mixture and scramble until cooked through but still slightly moist.

Assemble the Bowls:

  • Divide roasted potatoes, sausage (and veggies if using), and scrambled eggs evenly into the meal prep containers.
  • Sprinkle each container with some shredded cheese.

Storage/Reheating:

  • To eat within 3-4 days: Cover with lids and refrigerate.
  • To freeze: Cover tightly and freeze for up to a month.
  • To reheat: Microwave from refrigerated on high for 1-2 minutes, or until heated through. If frozen, thaw overnight in the refrigerator or microwave on a defrost setting before heating.
  • Add Toppings: Top with green onions, salsa, avocado, hot sauce, or your favorite additions just before serving.

Tips:

  • Customization: These bowls are extremely versatile! Replace sausage with cooked bacon or ham, add different veggies, or try a variety of cheeses.
  • Vegetarian: Use a plant-based breakfast sausage substitute and omit the cheese, or top with a vegan cheese alternative.
  • Spice It Up: Add a pinch of chili flakes or a dash of your favorite hot sauce to the eggs for some extra kick.

Enjoy your hearty and delicious make-ahead breakfast bowls!

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