Like Jimmy Dean's Breakfast Bowls, but better!
These hearty & filling breakfast bowls will save you time in the morning. They only take about 20 minutes to prep up 10 breakfast bowls to store in your refrigerator or freezer. Come breakfast time, just crack in an egg or two and microwave!
Meal prepping breakfast definitely saves time in the morning – which is ideal if you aren’t really a morning person and find yourself running behind often. Besides other easy make ahead breakfast options like chia pudding or breakfast sandwiches, these breakfast bowls are already portioned into single serve containers, so there’s no extra dishes and no measuring out portions.
Since each of these breakfast bowls are already portioned into mason jars or containers, just grab from the fridge, add in an egg or two, stir and microwave! In under two minutes, you’ll have a satisfying protein packed breakfast to keep you going. Plus these breakfast bowls are healthy than the processed stuff you get from a Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowl or Egg Scrambles. Those packaged products you find at the store have lots of preservatives and unnecessary ingredients. Making your own homemade breakfast bowl allows you to control the ingredients so you get a fresh tasting breakfast made from real food ingredients – eggs, sausage, cheese, vegetables!
If a savory breakfast bowl doesn’t sound good, try a smoothie bowl. It’s filled with low sugar fruits and healthy fats to keep you satisfied. Plus offer a sweet flavor that pairs perfectly with crunchy toppings like coconut flakes and nuts.
How to make a breakfast bowl
- Prep your vegetables, if using. Chop up bell pepper, onion or any other vegetables you feel like adding.
- Cook the proteins. Whether you are using sausage (like this recipe), bacon, turkey sausage or chorizo, prepare and heat until cooked through.
- Sauté vegetables. To the same skillet, cook the vegetables until just softened. Then mix proteins back into the vegetables. Remove from heat and let cool.
- Portion out. Assemble meal prep containers by adding 1 to 1 1/2 cups of the protein vegetable mixture to your container first. Top with shredded cheese.
- Store. Replace lid and store in the refrigerator or the freezer.
- To prepare, crack in 1-2 fresh eggs or add 1/4 cup egg whites on top of the mixture. Stir and microwave for 1 minute and 45 seconds, stirring halfway through.
Pro Tip: If you plan on freezing your breakfast bowls, don’t use Mason Jars to store your breakfast mixture in. These glass jars can easily break or crack, especially if you put them in the freezer with the sausage and veggie mixture still hot.
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Breakfast Bowl Ingredients
Breakfast Bowl Directions
In a large skillet over medium high heat, add sausage. Break up and crumble. Let cool until almost cooked through. Then add in seasonings - salt, onion powder and pepper. Stir to combine. Continue cooking until sausage is browned and cooked through. Remove from the skillet into a large bowl and set aside.
- 2 pounds ground sausage
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
While the sausage is cooking, dice red and green bell pepper, removing stems and seeds. Peel and dice onion. Set aside.
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1 onion
Return skillet that cooked the sausage back to the stovetop. Turn to medium high heat and add diced vegetables. Season with a pinch or two of salt and stir. Let cook, stirring occasionally until vegetables are tender.
Return cooked sausage back into the skillet with the sautéed vegetables. Stir to combine. Remove from heat.
Assemble breakfast containers
Using a mason jar or meal prep container, add 1 - 1 1/2 cups of the sausage and vegetable mixture to each container. Evenly divide shredded cheddar cheese between all containers. Secure the lid and store in the refrigerator or freezer.
- 8 oz shredded cheese
To prepare a breakfast bowl
To the jar or container, crack in 1-2 eggs. Stir to combine. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir to distribute contents. Microwave for 45 more seconds or until egg is cooked. Enjoy!
- 1-2 eggs