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Low-Carb Rainbow Chard & Sausage Hash

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Today I'd like to share one of my favourite one-pot breakfast / dinner recipes. I prep my vegetables ahead and keep them in the fridge - it takes just a few minutes to cook. You can use kale or chard to make this recipe.

I used rainbow chard also known as Swiss chard in various colours. Apart from using it in a hash or stir-fry, you can use Swiss chard in several other ways: in salads, butter-roasted as a side, or even to make wraps filled with vegetables, cheese, meat or eggs. This recipe makes 2 regular servings or up to 4 smaller servings.

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Serving size hash + 2 poached eggs

Allergy information for Low-Carb Rainbow Chard & Sausage Hash

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Nut free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, hash + 2 poached eggs)

Net carbs8.3 grams
Protein29.4 grams
Fat46 grams
Calories576 kcal
Calories from carbs 6%, protein 21%, fat 73%
Total carbs12.8 gramsFiber4.6 gramsSugars4.3 gramsSaturated fat21.7 gramsSodium789 mg(34% RDA)Magnesium125 mg(31% RDA)Potassium1,098 mg(55% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

  • 200 g Swiss chard or dark-leaf kale (7.1 oz)
  • 2 cups cauli-rice (240 g/ 8.5 oz)
  • 150 g gluten-free sausage meat (5.3 oz)
  • 3 tbsp ghee or lard, you can make your own ghee (45 g/ 1.6 oz)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard (you can make your own)
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Top with 4 poached or fried eggs (2 per serving)


  1. Poach the eggs (or make fried eggs). Fill a medium sauce pan with water and a dash of vinegar and bring to a boil over a high heat. Crack each egg individually into a ramekin or a cup. Using a spoon, create a gentle whirlpool in the water to help the egg white wrap around the egg yolk. Slowly lower the egg into the water in the centre of the whirlpool and cook for about 3 minutes. Then, use a slotted spoon to remove from the water and place on a plate. Repeat for all the remaining eggs. Set aside or place in a bowl filled with warm water to keep warm. Low-Carb Rainbow Chard & Sausage Hash
  2. Make the hash. Start by preparing the vegetables. You can find details on how to "rice" the cauliflower here. When done, set aside. Low-Carb Rainbow Chard & Sausage Hash
  3. Then cut the stalks of the chard off and chop into small pieces. Low-Carb Rainbow Chard & Sausage Hash
  4. Place the sausage meat in a large pan greased with a tablespoon of the ghee and cook until browned from all sides. When cooked, use a slotted spoon to transfer into a bowl. Low-Carb Rainbow Chard & Sausage Hash
  5. Add the remaining ghee to the pan. Peel and finely chop the garlic and place into the pan. Cook for just about a minute or until fragrant. Then, add the cauliflower rice and cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes. Stir to prevent burning. Low-Carb Rainbow Chard & Sausage Hash
  6. Then add the chard stalks and Dijon mustard. Low-Carb Rainbow Chard & Sausage Hash
  7. Add lemon juice, and cook for another 2 minutes while stirring. Season with salt and pepper to taste and mix until well combined. Low-Carb Rainbow Chard & Sausage Hash
  8. Meanwhile, roughly chop the chard leaves and add to the pan. Cook for another 2 minutes. Low-Carb Rainbow Chard & Sausage Hash
  9. When the vegetables are cooked, add the cooked sausage, mix and take off the heat. Top with poached or fried eggs. Low-Carb Rainbow Chard & Sausage Hash
  10. Serve while still warm. The hash can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days. The poached eggs can be stored in a bowl filled with water in the fridge for up to 2 days. Low-Carb Rainbow Chard & Sausage Hash

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, hash + 2 poached eggs)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Chard, swiss, raw
2.1 g1.8 g0.2 g19 kcal
Cauliflower rice, homemade (cauli-rice, KetoDiet app)
3.6 g2.3 g0.3 g30 kcal
Sausages, pastured, free of gluten and sugar
0.5 g12.5 g13.4 g173 kcal
0 g0 g22.5 g204 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.9 g0.2 g0 g4 kcal
Lemon (juice), fresh
0.4 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Dijon mustard
0 g0.1 g0.1 g2 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Egg, whole, fresh, raw (free-range or organic eggs)
0.7 g12.6 g9.5 g143 kcal
Total per serving, hash + 2 poached eggs
8.3 g29.4 g46 g576 kcal

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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (15)

I know where I can get rainbow chard.  Can't wait to try!

Hi Martina, this looks incredible, healthy and nutritious. I have included it in my Best Low Carb Christmas Leftover Recipes roundup as it would be a great way to utilise all that leftover roast meat. Take care, Libby.

Thank you so much Libby!

Yum this looks great. Definitely going to make it a part of my whole 30 meal plan!

Thank you Chantelle!! Yes, this is definitely great for Whole30 😊

This looks amazing I could eat it for breakfast, lunch AND dinner! Definitely going on my "recipes to make" list 😀

Thank you so much!! 😊

does the cali-rice taste like cooked cauliflower?  I was force-feed cauliflower as a child and to this day cannot eat it, even 50 years later, without gagging and throwing up but if it does not take like cooked cauliflower, i might be able to eat it.... hate to waste fund on something I will regurgitate, ya know  ;)

I can't taste any cauliflower and I guess that's because there are other ingredients that mask the flavour 😊 Even this recipe doesn't taste like cauliflower: Keto Golden Cauliflower Couscous

look delicious

Thank you!

Love the runny eggs on top!! My hubby likes them hard boiled but that's how I'll make them for myself. I don't know where to find chard but it should work with kale and turkey sausages?

Yes that should work too! 😊

This is my kind of meal! Will be making it tomorrow... maybe add some bacon too 😉

Thank Pauline, hope you like it! 😊