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Sausage and Cauliflower Grit Breakfast Bowl

Brunch in a bowl has never been better. Creamy cauliflower grits with sausage patties, broccolini and a fried egg all drizzled with olive oil. Eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Whole30, Keto and Paleo.
Prep Time5 minutes
Course: Breakfast/Brunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 bowls
Author: Ashley McCrary


  • 1 lb ground sausage
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 package broccolini
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 –12 oz bags cauliflower rice or 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 2 tbsp canned coconut milk unsweetened
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt more or less to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black cracked pepper
  • 1 tbsp chives fresh or dried
  • Olive Oil and Red Pepper Flakes for garnish


Sausage Patties & Fried Eggs:

  • In a large pan, heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium high heat. 
  • Remove the ground sausage from the packaging and form small patties. (You should be able to get 8 small/medium patties)
  • Transfer the sausage into the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature is 160F
  • Once the sausage is cooked, crack each egg into the pan and cook until desired doneness. 

Cauliflower Mash:

  • Bring 1 head of cauliflower to a boil and cook for 10 mins or steam 2 bags of cauliflower rice in the microwave per instructions on the package.
  • Drain liquid from the cauliflower and add to the food processor with garlic powder, chives, ghee, coconut milk, salt and pepper.
  • Blend together until smooth and top with fresh chives. Make sure NOT over blend or it will turn into a soupy puree.
  • Transfer the cauliflower mash to a bowl and top with ghee, salt, pepper and chives.


  • In a large pan, heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium high heat. 
  • Add broccolini, toss frequently until browned and bright green, about 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle a little salt over the broccolini. 
  • Add water, cook until water is evaporated and broccolini is soft, another 5 minutes.

Build Your Bowl:

  • Place a big scoop of the cauliflower grits into each bowl along with the broccolini and the sausage patties. Place the fried egg over the grits and drizzle with additional olive oil and garnish with red pepper flakes. 


  • Feel free to switch out the sausage for bacon or any other protein of choice
  • If you can't find broccolini, use asparagus or regular broccoli
  • Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.


Serving: 1Bowl | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Sodium: 457mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 1g