6 Hearty Breakfasts Starring Bacon and Sausage

Last Updated on February 6, 2024

Bacon and sausage are classic sides for breakfast, at home alongside eggs, pancakes, or other a.m. favorites. But here at ButcherBox, we want to give these two breakfast meats their day in the sun. We’ve gathered these exceptional recipes — quiche, frittata, cornbread, and more — to bring you hearty, satisfying meals you’ll love, whether you want a make-ahead meal you can heat and go, or you’re inviting friends over for a lazy weekend brunch.

Bacon and Swiss Quiche

Here’s a take on classic quiche Lorraine, featuring ButcherBox Bacon, tangy Swiss cheese, and fragrant sage and nutmeg. Our version has a nutty gluten-free crust that not only makes it taste exceptional, it also clears the way for gluten- and grain-free folks to enjoy it. Whip this one up on a weekend and heat up slices for breakfast on busy weekday mornings, or make it for your favorite brunch guests.

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Sunny Breakfast Sausage Scramble with Avocado

avacado and sausage with eggs

Start the day with a hearty, protein-rich, vegetable-studded scramble topped with chunks of creamy avocado. Cook ButcherBox Breakfast Sausage in a large skillet, then add scallions, sun-dried tomatoes and roasted red peppers. Pour in eggs, sprinkle with cheddar and smoked paprika, and cook to your desired doneness. Finish with avocado and, if you like, a few shakes of hot sauce.

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Southwestern Frittata

Frittatas are such a gift: You can toss in just about anything, and you have a nourishing meal that works any time of day. In this version, you start by sautéing ButcherBox Ground Beef, then you cook scallions, bell pepper, corn and a Southwester spice mix in the drippings in the same skillet. Top the mixture with sharp cheddar, then pour beaten eggs over, sprinkle with cherry tomatoes and bake. Whipping this up in a cast-iron skillet will ensure evenly cooked eggs with slightly crisp edges. Enjoy it for breakfast, and if there’s any left over, have it for lunch or dinner the next day, hot or cold.

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Gluten-Free Chicken and Waffles

chicken and waffles

Chicken and waffles are a classic combination — and now you don’t have to forego a crispy-soft, slightly sweet waffle and crunchy chicken just because you’re gluten-free.

Start with a ButcherBox whole chicken, cut into pieces and marinated in buttermilk for ultra-tender and juicy meat. The marinade also includes flavorful herbs and spices like thyme, sage, garlic,  paprika and cayenne. For crunch, you’ll coat the chicken in a mixture of almond flour, gluten-free flour, and seasonings.

Meanwhile, the simple-to-make waffles are crisp on the outside and soft inside.

Drizzle the chicken and waffles with both maple syrup and Sriracha, and you’re in for a symphony of flavors and textures.

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Gluten-Free Skillet Cornbread with Breakfast Sausage

Cornbread is a classic at any time of day. We love it for breakfast or brunch, especially with ButcherBox Breakfast Sausage baked right in.

Start by cooking the sausage. Then combine cornmeal, gluten-free flour, brown sugar, butter, milk, eggs, baking powder, and salt. Fold the sausage into the batter and bake to golden perfection.

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Breakfast Sausage Scramble with Spring Onions

With just 5 simple ingredients, you can make a satisfying breakfast that feels special. Start by cooking ButcherBox Breakfast Sausage until golden, then add chopped spring onion. Transfer to a bowl, then cook beaten eggs in the same skillet, scattering on tangy soft goat cheese at the end so it gets perfectly melty. Finish the plate with toast, and you’ve got a hearty meal that’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

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