Sausage and Cheese Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Homemade breakfast sausage mixed with eggs, cheese, salsa, and quinoa makes for a hearty, healthy, and absolutely delicious breakfast recipe.

Sausage and Cheese Quinoa Breakfast Bowl 378 calories

A couple weeks I prepared my first quinoa breakfast bowl using kale and bacon. I fell in love. Where has this breakfast been my whole life? I think I said that already but I’m gonna say it again because if you haven’t thrown quinoa in with eggs and other ingredients yet than you need to do that ASAP.

Last week I made this lightened up homemade breakfast sausage recipe and had every intention of using that recipe to recreate a healthier version of these freezer burritos. But….I decided to take all those ingredients and prepare another quinoa breakfast bowl instead. Good choice Tammy. Yes, I thought so.


I typically have a bunch of step-by-step pictures with my recipes. However the day I made this recipe I was trying to be an overachiever. What does that look like? Well imagine little ole me trying to prepare 5-6 brand new recipes (pictures and all) in a 3-hour time slot while trying to keep laundry going and possibly making time to vacuum the house. All of that equals hot mess by 1:00pm and me forgetting to take pictures because I almost set the house on fire trying to work on another recipe. Soooo please forgive me but there’s no step by steps today. Today is use your imagination day. Yay!

I can talk about the deliciousness of this recipe. Let’s swoon together and bask in the glow of another tasty quinoa recipe.


Like I said, my original thought was to put these ingredients into another burrito recipe but all that does is add a 150 – 200 calorie tortilla and not a lot of nutrition. Stirring in quinoa gives you bulk while also providing fiber and protein. You’ll feel full and completely satisfied after eating this for breakfast.

The sausage, cheese, salsa, and yogurt give this breakfast bowl killer flavor. I know salsa seems like a wild card ingredient but trust me it taste wonderful in this recipe. Use your favorite salsa. I prefer the Wegmans organic brand so that’s what I used.

Just like the kale and bacon recipe this quinoa breakfast bowl freezes great for a quick healthy on the go breakfast during the week. I use these meal prep containers.

Please note the kale and bacon recipe makes 6 servings. This sausage and cheese breakfast bowl makes 8 servings because the sausage bulks it up a bit more. You will still get a very generous serving but just in case you noticed and were wondering I wanted to clarify.


If you are an egg and sausage breakfast person then give this quinoa breakfast bowl a try. You’ll love it.

4.3 from 3 reviews
Sausage and Cheese Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
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Serves: 8
  • 1lb homemade lightened up breakfast sausage
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup plain greek yogurt
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • cooking spray
  1. In a large pan cook the breakfast sausage until it’s no longer pink, about 7 – 10 minutes. As the sausage cooks break it apart with a spoon. Remove the sausage from the pan and place it into a bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, granulated garlic, onion powder, salt, pepper, greek yogurt, and salsa.
  3. Spray the pan with cooking spray. Heat the pan over medium heat. Pour in the egg mixture. Cook over medium low heat and stir as it cooks to create scrambled eggs.
  4. When the eggs are set stir in the sausage, quinoa, and cheddar cheese. Stir until all the ingredients are combined and heated through.
  5. Serve hot.
Sugar is 3 grams

Make-ahead tips

This recipe can be prepared completely ahead of time, portioned out, and frozen for a quick on the go breakfast. It will also keep in the refrigerator up to 5 days. Heat up in the microwave.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 large cup Calories: 378 Fat: 22 Saturated fat: 9 Carbohydrates: 14 Fiber: 1 Protein: 29





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  1. Using egg whites would seriously lower the calories! Am I safe in assuming that I should use 24 egg whites?

  2. I just made this, subbing black beans for the sausage and it turned out great! Thank you!

  3. How much dry quinoa makes 2 cups? I don’t mind having leftovers but I’m pretty sure that 2 cups of dry makes quite a bit. Thanks!

    • i did 1 cup dry and had probably close to 2 cups of quinoa when cooked. i was halving the recipe, though. hope that helps!

  4. made this with turkey sausage and egg whites this morning — delish! also successfully halved the recipe 🙂

  5. I’ve never had quinoa, is there a brand you prefer? I’m enjoying reading through your blog. I’ve lost 117lbs and still have 50 or so to go. I’m trying to eat healthier, so I’m especially appreciative of your recipes!

    I’m in the middle of restarting my own weight loss blog and plan to link to your site, if that’s alright. I’ll contact you when I get it going!

    • I don’t have a specific brand I prefer. I do find it to be MUCH cheaper at wholesale stores like BJ’s. Of course, you can link back to my site. Thank you.

  6. Being diabetic and gluten sensitive I appreciate recipes like this! I am fairly new to quinoa and I love it’s versatility. I made this recipe today, the only changes I made was to add fresh chopped onion and garlic to the sausage as it finished cooking. I allowed my scrambled egg mixture to set up a little longer so it held it’s shape when I added the remaining ingredients. This gives more variety in textures and taste. Thank you for your blog, you are helping me to “organize myself skinny” and healthy!

  7. elledeen says:

    Hi, I LOVE reading your blogs. It is inspiring. I love this recipe but if would be a great help if you are able to provide this recipe that serves for 1 or two person instead of 8. I am bad in cooking and calculations. thank you so much!

  8. Do you have the points listed somewhere on your recipes?


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