I am obsessed with eggs lately!!! And they’re so healthy and filling – especially when you buy pasture raised. I love having this egg bake in the house as it’s excellent as either breakfast OR lunch. I load it down with veggies – and you can mix up whatever veggies you have in the house to make this dish. I usually do a bell pepper of some sort but today I didn’t have any…but it turned out AMAZING anyway! I always do 10-12 pasture raised eggs as “cage free” or even “cage free organic” does not mean that chicken had much room to roam around at all. In fact, I have read that if you can’t purchase pasture raised eggs you may as well buy the cheapest eggs possible because otherwise you’re wasting your money!
I have made several variations of this dish – I have used ground turkey instead of chorizo and I’ve made it with roasted red potatoes instead of sweet! I’ve decided the sweet potato layer on the bottom is my favorite because I love the sweet and savory combo! Try it out and you are sure to be hooked on this dish as well.
- 1/2 white onion, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 small container mushrooms (sliced or chopped)
- 1 handful chopped green onions
- 1/2 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
- 2 handfuls spinach
- 1 lb sliced chorizo sausage, cooked
- 10-12 pastured eggs, whisked
- 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and sliced into circles (or use a mandolin)
- Coconut oil
- Spices: pink salt, black pepper, turmeric, smoked paprika, garlic powder, red pepper flakes
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Take grassfed butter and grease a large baking dish. Slice your sweet potato thin and layer it on the bottom of the dish. Next prepare the eggs. Crack them and put them in a large bowl and add good amounts of turmeric, black pepper, and a little bit of salt (I like pink!); whisk them well and set aside.
Heat some coconut oil in a cast iron skillet over medium high and saute your onions and garlic until translucent. Next add your mushrooms and some spices: I used pink salt, black pepper, paprika, red pepper flakes, and a touch more of garlic powder. I don’t really measure anything so just use your judgement. After about 5 minutes add your chorizo sausage and the spinach and let the spinach begin to wilt.
Once everything is combined and cooked down, pour it onto the sweet potato layer in the baking dish. Lastly, add the whisked eggs and then the cherry tomatoes and green onions. Bake for about 25-30 minutes. Serves 8.
I like to top my egg square with hot sauce and broccoli OR radish/alfalfa sprouts!!