Pizza Egg. Sausage. Cups. Seems like a few words that don’t belong together, but they do. These Pizza Egg Sausage Cups are very versatile and so delicious. Let me break it down for you.
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A note about the ingredients…
- I like to use Butcher Box Breakfast Sausage for this because it’s nightshade-free and made from quality pork.
- I also use nightshade-free Roasted Beet Marinara from Made Whole cookbook, but if you can tolerate tomatoes, use whichever sauce you like.
- Nutritional Yeast is what I use for cheesy flavor, but you can use a nut-based dairy-free cheese or aged parmesan if you like.
Tips for Success!
- Use a good ground sausage and divide up into 12 even balls, pressing them down into the muffin tin and then using a small bottle to shape the cup. See the picture below.
- When you par-cook the sausage it will shrink, that’s okay. Carefully drain fluid from the muffin tin if there is a lot. And give everything a nice coconut oil spray. That what if your egg spill outs of the cup it won’t stick.
- Use a spoon! You only need a teaspoon and maybe drop more to garnish of sauce per cup. Too much and they will be mushy.
- Small eggs! Yes, they exist. Most folks always use large eggs from the store, if that’s what you have, use only the large yolks, they will fit perfectly into the little sausage cups and you can add egg white to your liking.
Pizza for Breakfast!
I love that these pizza sausage breakfast cups are Whole30 compliant when made with nutritional yeast. They’re keto because nothing says keto like eggs an sausage. Yet they are also flexible for my nightshade free friends by just using a no-mato sauce. The flavors on these are absolutely delicious and they’re so fun too!
Frequently Asked Questions
I don’t eat tomatoes, so I don’t really have one, but I like Primal Kitchen and they make one! I know that Rao’s is also good.
I always buy large brown eggs, or the Happy Egg Blue and Brown eggs. They have the best yolks! However for this recipe I found that small or medium eggs work best because if not the egg will swallow the sausage cup.
Lately I’ve been getting the Frontier Coop brand at Whole Foods.
Yes, they’re great for meal prep!
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Perfect for brunch or meal prep! These Keto Pizza Egg Sausage Cups are so easy and so good!
- 1 pound Butcher Box Ground Breakfast Sausage (for nightshade-free) or Ground Italian Sausage
- 1/4 cup Marinara Sauce (I used the nightshade-free recipe from Made Whole)
- 12 small or medium eggs ( or 12 yolks only if you have large eggs)
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes (or parmesan cheese for those who can eat dairy)
- 1 teaspoon dried Italian Herb Blend
- 1/2 teaspoon fine salt, divided
- 2 tablespoon fresh minced chives
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Divide the sausage into 12 small balls, one for each mold in the muffin tin. Press it down then use a small bottle, like a spice bottle to press it in and make a cup. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
- Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven (drain fluid if needed). Spoon 1 teaspoon of marinara in each sausage cup, then put the egg yolks or in each cup or crack the small eggs into them (it is okay if it spills over). Sprinkle with remaining salt, nutritional yeast and the herb seasoning over the eggs.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until eggs are done. The outer eggs will cook through and the inner cups will stay jammy! Just make sure the whites no longer jiggle. It’s perfect for a crowd that has varied egg preferences.
- Use a spatula to unmold the egg cups once they have cooled off a bit. Garnish with chives, add more salt to taste and drizzles of marinara… and dig in!
Read the recipe post for tips for success!
- Serving Size: 2 cups
- Calories: 468.3
- Fat: 40g
- Carbohydrates: 3.3g
- Fiber: 0.9g
- Protein: 23.1g
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