Arugula egg breakfast bowls, anyone? Who doesn’t love the delicious combo of arugula, goat cheese, and Gouda? Add in some caramelized onions and mushrooms and a fried egg and you’ve got yourself an easy gourmet keto breakfast bowl!

This keto arugula egg breakfast bowl with caramelized onions and mushrooms is topped with crumbled goat cheese. Keen for Keto | keto breakfast bowl | keto protein bowl
Macronutrient counts for Keto Breakfast Bowl with Arugula and egg (carbs, net carbs, fat, protein)

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Keto Low Carb Breakfast Bowls

Making a low carb breakfast bowl is one of the simplest and healthiest ways to have breakfast on the keto diet. It’s so easy to add what you like or leave out the ingredients you don’t.

Keto arugula egg breakfast bowl with caramelized onions and mushrooms topped with crumbled goat cheese and Gouda

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Other Ideas for Keto Breakfast Bowls:

Other popular keto items you could add to a keto breakfast bowl:

  • Bacon
  • Avocado
  • Cooked, cubed chicken
  • Cooked, crumbled sausage or a sausage patty
  • Cooked, cubed ham
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Feta
  • Sprouts
  • Sub cauliflower rice instead of greens
  • Walnuts
  • Sauces, like Pesto, Fry Sauce, or Olive Oil Mayo

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Low Carb Breakfast Ideas

Figuring out what to eat for breakfast is hard enough! Here are some other good ideas to get you started (or keep scrolling to get the breakfast bowl recipe).

Keto Porridge Recipe (Rommegrot)

Keto Breakfast Burrito Bowls

Flax Seed Muffins

Keto Green Smoothie (like Jamba Juice!)

Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole

Crustless Rosemary Bacon Goat Cheese Quiche

Low carb breakfast bowl with arugula, mushrooms, and egg

Arugula Egg Breakfast Bowls

Yield: 2 servings
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Low carb breakfast bowls for the win! You'll feel so good all day when you start it right with these keto protein bowls layered with arugula, caramelized onions and mushrooms, delicious cheese, and a fried egg.


  • 2 tablespoons + 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon bacon drippings (or sub for more olive oil)
  • 1 onion, cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup crimini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup Gouda or mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 3 tablespoons goat cheese, crumbled
  • 2 cups arugula


  1. Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and the bacon drippings.
  2. Add the onion and saute for 10 minutes, stirring every few minutes.
  3. Add the mushrooms and saute for another 10-20 minutes till the onions and mushrooms are caramelized to your preference (I've done it as long as 40 minutes total). Caramelized onions and mushrooms for breakfast bowls
  4. Add the vinegar and stir for one minute. Cover pan and set aside to keep warm while you make the eggs.
  5. Cook the eggs: Heat 1 tablespoon oil in pan over medium heat. When pan is hot, gently crack the eggs into the pan side by side. Allow the eggs to cook till the egg whites are set. If you prefer your yolks set, flip the eggs and cook for 20-30 seconds longer. Remove from heat.
  6. Add 1 cup arugula to two serving bowls. Arugula for keto breakfast bowls
  7. Divide the caramelized onions and mushrooms evenly and place on top of the arugula. Eggs and arugula in keto breakfast bowls
  8. Sprinkle the Gouda and goat cheese evenly on top of the onions and mushrooms. Goat cheese and Gouda cheese in keto breakfast bowls
  9. Place one egg on top of each bowl and serve! Eggs in keto breakfast bowl
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: one bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 422Total Fat: 35gCholesterol: 229mgSodium: 338mgCarbohydrates: 6gNet Carbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 15g
First add fresh arugula, then caramelized onions and mushrooms, then goat and gouda cheeses, and a fried egg for the best keto breakfast bowl ever! Keen for Keto | keto protein breakfast bowl | low carb breakfast bowl | gluten free

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