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Low-Carb Italian Sausage and Sweet Mini-Peppers Breakfast Bake

Low-Carb Italian Sausage and Sweet Mini-Peppers Breakfast Bake
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2 tsp. + 2 tsp. olive oil

1 1/2 cup cottage cheese, rinsed with cold water and well-drained

1 cup sliced Sweet Mini Peppers

1/4 cup sliced green onions, plus more for garnish if desired

1 cup grated Mozzarella cheese

1 tsp. Spike Seasoning 

fresh-ground black pepper to taste

10 eggs, well beaten

1/4 cup coarsely grated Parmesan cheese for the top


Preheat oven to 375F/190 C. Heat 2 tsp. olive oil in a large frying pan; squeeze the sausage out of the casings, and cook sausage over medium-high heat until it’s nicely browned, breaking it apart with a turner or old-fashioned potato masher as it cooks. While sausage cooks, put cottage cheese into a fine-mesh strainer, rinse with cold water and let it drain well. Cut the ends off Sweet Mini Peppers, scrape out seeds and membranes with a sharp spoon and cut peppers into round slices. Slice green onions. When the sausage is browned, spray a 9. 5 ” x 11″ class casserole dish with non-stick spray and put sausage into the casserole dish. Put the other 2 tsp. olive oil into the frying pan you cooked the peppers in, add the sliced mini-peppers, and cook just 2-3 minutes, or until the peppers barely start to soften and get some sausage flavor from the pan. Layer the peppers over the sausage in the casserole dish, then top with the drained cottage cheese. Then add the grated Mozzarella and sliced green onions to the casserole dish. Season with Spike Seasoning and pepper. Break eggs into a bowl and beat well until yolks and whites are all combined and pour eggs over the other ingredients. Use a fork to gently “stir” so that all ingredients are evenly combined; then top with the coarsely grated Parmesan if using. Bake the breakfast bake for 35-40 minutes, or until it’s completely set and the top is starting to brown. Serve hot, topped with more sliced green onions for garnish if desired. This is also good with a dollop of sour cream on top.