A quick, simple, paleo and Whole30 compliant chicken sausage frittata that is loaded with spiralized sweet potato and spinach and topped with avocado.
Holy cow guyssssss. Holy cow.
I cannot tell you how many vegetables I consumed since starting the Whole30 on Sunday. I mean, I was warned that I would need to buy a LOT of them. And I was all “yeah yeah yeah – vegetables, I get it.” But man, it is a lot – like way more than I anticipated! I thought I was good about eating vegetables before, but apparently I’m not that good.
This chicken sausage frittata has been a life saver. Leading up to the holidays I was good about eating eggs, veggies, and a healthy fat at breakfast, but I always made it that morning. Granted reheating some roasted vegetables in a skillet as I’m frying eggs doesn’t take much time; but it can’t compete with 45 seconds in the microwave.
Since practicing intuitive eating and now doing the Whole30, I have become very aware of a few key things that I need to have in each meal to:
- Satisfy my hunger.
- Keep me full until the next meal.
- Make me feel healthy from the inside-out.
Are you ready? I’m going to tell you them…
Protein. Complex Carbs. Healthy Fat.
Shocker, right? I know, I know. Dietitians have been telling us this for years and while I, of course, heard them and understood, I didn’t put it into practice. Today I am putting it in to practice.
Both the eggs and the chicken sausage serve as our protein in this recipe. Each serving yield 18 grams of protein from 1/2 of a sausage link and 2 eggs. About 15 grams of carbs come from the sweet potato. And the healthy fats (7 grams) are coming from the avocado.
And that doesn’t even cover all of the other nutritional benefits that these ingredients provide like the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nutrients in sweet potatoes and avocados.
Are you convinced yet? You should be!
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Sweet Potato Spinach & Chicken Sausage Frittata
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 45 mins
- Yield: 4 large servings 1x
- Category: Breakfast, Brunch
- Method: Oven
A quick and simple paleo and Whole30 compliant chicken sausage frittata that is loaded with spiralized sweet potato and spinach and topped with avocado.
- 2 Aidells chicken and apple sausages*, diced
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large sweet potato, spiralized into noodles
- 3 handfuls baby spinach
- 6 eggs plus 3 egg yolks**
- Salt and pepper
- 2 avocados
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat and cook sausage pieces until brown. The sausage is pre-cooked, so you are just tying to give it some color.
- Remove the sausage, add the olive oil and sweet potato. Cook until the sweet potato is soft but not mushy. Add in the spinach and cook until wilted.
- Spray a pie dish with nonstick cooking spray – I used avocado oil spray. Add in the sweet potato, spinach and chicken sausage.
- In a small dish, whisk eggs together and season with salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture into pie pan.
- Bake for 25-30 or until the eggs set.
- Serve a quarter of the frittata with half an avocado.
*This is the only chicken sausage that I have found to be Whole30 compliant – no diary or sugar.
**When I made this frittata, I had 3 egg yolks in the fridge from a previous recipe. You can easily make this recipe with only 8 eggs.
Keywords: egg dish, eggs, frittata, whole30, breakfast
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LOVE THIS!!! It’s so beautiful, bright and colourful, it’s cheering me up on this freezing cold winter day. I definitely need to eat more veggies as well so this is a great idea!
This looks awesome! I love frittatas and being able to just heat up a slice and go in the mornings.
YES to eating/buying a million veggies on Whole30, but there are worse things! One of the other things I noticed is that I’ve always had smaller meals so I could enjoy plenty of snacks, but that would result in me snacking literally all day. Having bigger, intentionally balanced meals still requires me to snack (I’m a bottomless pit…), but I can just eat something and not be searching for something else five seconds later.
Trader Joe’s has at least two compliant chicken sausages, if you go there! Their Spicy Italian and (I think) roasted garlic? But they exist 🙂
Thanks Ellen! And yes – I also eat a lot normally but cannot believe how much I have been consuming this week. I have heard that TJ’s has those two but my location wasn’t carrying them last week when I shopped!
I dont’ eat sausages but I do love to eat frittatas! This looks so beautiful
Thanks Deborah! I love switching out or totally omitting the meat in my frittatas!
My husband would love this! Especially with the avocado on top!
If you make it, let me know what he thinks!!
This looks fantastic! So satisfying and healthy! Love that it’s paleo too.
Thanks so much Angela!!
This looks delicious!! I love putting mushrooms, spinach, onions, and red peppers!
Yum!! I love adding onions and peppers to mine too!
I don’t eat sausage but leave that out and I’m in! I love the sweet potato, egg, and avocado combo!
Perfect! I love swapping in and out proteins and veggies in my frittatas!
LOVE! This is literally some of my favorite food combos of all time!
I will have to make this STAT!
Please do – and let me know what you think!!
Weekends are perfect for frittatas – this recipe looks delicious!
Yes – it’s the best time! Plus you can eat leftovers all week long!!
Oh my!!! This looks amazing!!
I LIVE off of these chicken and apple sausages when I Whole30. The easiest lunches and make the best filling for quiches/frittatas. This looks so so so yum – you nailed this breakfast for sure!
Thanks Chrissa! And seriously – they have been such a lifesaver so far!
I’ve made this three times now and absolutely love it! It’s easy quick and doesn’t require a ton of ingredients. keeping this recipe on rotation!
That makes me very happy Marissa! I am all about simple and flavorful ingredients and this is one of my all time favorites!