* This post is sponsored by Tyson Foods #JimmyDeanSausage, but all opinions stated here are my own.
Friends, if you’ve followed me for long, you know that I love to meal prep on the weekends. With a family of six going in six different directions every weekday, it’s important to be prepared if we’re going to eat real food at home…together-ish.
I’ve been on a slow cooker freezer meal kick for dinners for the past month or so and have discovered so many wonderful, new slow cooker recipes. I shop, chop and bag on the weekends, then just throw in the slow cooker before I leave in the morning and BOOM — dinner is ready when we all get home in the evening. The hardest part is just remembering to thaw a freezer meal in advance.
Meal Prepping Breakfast
This past weekend, I decided to add breakfast to my meal prep plan. Since Madison and I both watch our carbs, the first recipe I made was Mini Cajun Frittatas. They were super easy using Jimmy Dean® Fully Cooked Pork Sausage Patties that I found at Walmart. These heat and serve sausage patties can be found in the refrigerator section (near the bacon and sausage) and are made with premium ingredients – a filling and savory, keto-friendly, protein-packed solution to breakfast. (Plus I found a coupon on Ibotta!)
Mini Cajun Frittatas
- 1 teaspoon grapeseed oil
- 1 red pepper (may not use all of it)
- 4 Jimmy Dean® Fully Cooked Pork Sausage Patties, chopped
- 1 cup (about 4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup feta cheese crumbles
- 8 eggs
- 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
- 2 scallions sliced
- Preheat your oven to 350°F and coat a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
- Slice red pepper, coat with grapeseed oil and roast under broiler for a few minutes. (Roasting is optional, but I like how it brings out the flavor.)
- Divide the Jimmy Dean® Fully Cooked Pork Sausage Patties and red pepper slices between the cups in the muffin tin. Top each with a slightly heaping tablespoon of cheddar cheese and a sprinkle of feta cheese. (I’m in the the-more-cheese-the-better camp.)
- Crack the eggs into a large bowl, add the Cajun seasoning and sliced scallions, and lightly beat.
- Divide the egg mixture evenly between the muffin cups. Let it soak down into the cups.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until eggs are set and top is lightly golden brown.
- Cool in muffin tin for five minutes, then run knife around edges to remove and cool completely on wire rack. Store in air-tight container in refrigerator and eat for breakfast the next several mornings (if you can wait that long).
These frittatas would also be perfect for a holiday brunch. And feel free to change out the veggies – broccoli, mushrooms, and/or spinach would all work. But DO NOT leave out the Jimmy Dean® Fully Cooked Pork Sausage Patties. Trust me.
Sausage Breakfast Burritos
My next recipe was sausage breakfast burritos – full of cheesy, eggy, sausagey goodness. I just layered shredded cheddar cheese, scrambled eggs, and two Jimmy Dean® Fully Cooked Pork Sausage Links on a flour tortilla. Then I tucked the ends in, rolled them up, and wrapped in aluminum foil. They keep in the refrigerator for several days – just warm up in the oven or microwave. (They freeze well too.) These sausage breakfast burritos were a huge hit with the kiddos.
It’s reassuring to know that with Jimmy Dean® Fully Cooked Sausage Patties and Links, I don’t have to sacrifice taste and quality for convenience. Plus my family can have a warm, protein-packed breakfast in just minutes. I highly recommend you add these Jimmy Dean® products to your weekly Walmart shopping list!