Breakfast Sausage Egg Skillet
A delicious, filling low-carb breakfast sausage egg skillet that will be ready in 20 min.
- 10-12 links original breakfast sausage Chopped - I used maple leaf brand
- 1/2 medium red onion sliced
- 2 cups mushrooms sliced
- 1/2 large green bell pepper chopped
- 8 large eggs
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes optional
- salt & black pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar for topping (optional)
- 1/4 cup half & half milk
- In a non-stick pan on medium heat, add olive oil and sausages and sautee for 3-5 minutes
- Meanwhile, crack the eggs, add milk and season with salt and pepper and flakes if using.
- Move sausages to the side of the pan (you can remove them and set them aside if the pan is small).
- Add onions and mushrooms and saute until translucent. Mix everything well. If you had set the sausage aside, put it back into the pan and add green peppers. Cook for 2 min
- Add the cracked egg evenly to the pan and wait for it to set without touching (to prevent scrambling) for about 2 min.
- Flip the egg (may break into several pieces but that's okay - we are just trying to prepare breakfast 🙂 If you have a good spatula, you may be lucky to only have 2 pieces.
- Sprinkle cheese if using and turn off the heat and cover for the cheese to melt. Serve.
What I have come to learn during my adult years, is that a good breakfast filled with protein will keep you full for a longer time than high-carb ones. Don't get me wrong on having oatmeal, and whole wheat options These are all great options, however, they don't work for me as my hunger pangs usually kick in before time for my next meal. I came to realize this when I tried keto sometime back and it worked like magic. It kept me full for longer and had no cravings at all. Because of this, I end up having only two meals per day, which as you know, helps with weight loss. This is my go-to breakfast when I have a long drive or when I am anticipating a very busy day. You can use your favourite breakfast sausage for this recipe, however, I recommend the maple brand (original). I usually get it from Walmart or Safeway but I am pretty sure most stores will have it. Another brand that I like is original pork sausage from Walmart. If I don't have sausage at hand, I would substitute it for bacon and works just the same. However, when using bacon, there's no need to add olive oil. Just chop the bacon and fry until it browns a little before adding the rest of the ingredients. Notes
- The nutrition facts do not include the cheese.
- You can substitute the green peppers for red, yellow or orange. I find the green one gives the dish a flavour boost and also a wonderful crunch.
- If possible, do not substitute the red onions. it gives the dish a sweet and unique taste.
Calories: 233kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 15gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 374mgSodium: 164mgPotassium: 355mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 655IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 2mg
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