Pizza Breakfast Bake

I consider myself a pasta connoisseur. I’ve never met a pasta I didn’t like. Which means I know my way around the many sauces you can find on all the pastas. We grew up with homemade sauce. My mom made sauce from scratch every time we ate spaghetti, which was basically every Sunday without fail. So I quickly learned how to make that delicious sauce (and recently figured out the lazy way to make it in the crock pot).

But let’s be serious. Sometimes you just need a quick dinner, or you’re feeling EXTRA lazy. So you go to the grocery store and try a jar sauce. We never had jar sauce in my childhood, but I know how to doctor a sauce up. Don’t settle for subpar jar sauce! That’s where Vesper Bros comes in.

A year or two ago I found Vesper Bros on Insta through another food blogger that I know makes her own sauce. So when I saw her raving about them I knew they were the real deal. I quickly tried their various pasta sauces (except for the Oil free sauce, I need to get my hands on that!) and was so impressed by the fact that I didn’t need to add ANYTHING to make it taste delicious. It was perfect on its own! Don’t believe me? My mom and my Mom-mom both think this sauce is delicious and where do you think I learned what the good sauce is 😉 But seriously, just look at the ingredient list of this pizza sauce. Oh right, because now only do they have pasta sauce, they have delicious pizza sauce that I cannot replicate if I try. Take a look and see where you can find Vesper Bros near you and immediately go out and buy some!

Ok let’s talk about this breakfast bake. I’ve been eating less pizza because hello Whole30 but I still miss my pizza flavoring. So when I received a few jars of pizza sauce (thanks again! 🙂 ) I immediately started brainstorming what I could make that would still fit into my semi-whole30 diet.

What I ended up with was this tasty ground turkey and butternut squash pizza bake. It’s super simliar to any old egg bake. Add in eggs, meat, veggies and bake (literally) but I decided to dollop some Vesper Bros Pizza sauce before I baked and truuuust me, you need to try this. If you’re not doing a Whole30 type situation, it would be super yummy to add in pepperoni on top for more pizza flavor.  Oh and also add cheese if you’re adding that pepperoni! Duh. 

My typical egg bakes end up pretty bland and I douse them in hot sauce so it was such a nice break to have a different flavor in the morning! And butternut squash instead of potatoes was the perfect pairing to the pizza sauce.

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Pizza Breakfast Bake
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400. Toss butternut squash in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast until you can pierce it with a fork, about 25-30 minutes.
  2. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium high heat. Add in ground turkey (or sausage) and cook until no longer pink. Season with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and Italian seasoning.
  3. Spray a 9x13" baking dish and add meat to the bottom. Top with roasted butternut squash. Pour beaten eggs evenly into dish. Dollop pizza sauce throughout. Bake 30 minutes until set.
  4. Serve immediately or separate servings into tupperware and have an easy breakfast for the week!
Recipe Notes

I'd suggest mozzarella for the authentic pizza flavor if you're going to add cheese to this dish. Cheddar would be delicious as well 🙂

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