Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Makes 6 Servings
Recipe inspired by My Bizzy Kitchen

1 pound reduced fat Jimmy Dean sausage
160 grams Italian French bread, day old, broken into 1” cubes
2 oz. Cabot 75% reduced fat cheddar cheese
8 eggs
2.5 cups fat-free milk
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp onion powder
¼ tsp black pepper

Heat large skillet over medium heat. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Add sausage. Heat until no longer pink, breaking up with a spoon, about 7 minutes. In the meantime, place bread in a rectangular baking dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle with cheese. Combine eggs, milk, dry mustard, salt, onion powder and pepper. Pour evenly over bread and cheese. Sprinkle sausage and tomatoes on top. At this stage you can cover and chill overnight, if you want to prepare ahead. If not, let sit for 10 minutes before putting in the oven. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Bake uncovered for about one hour. Tent with foil if top begins to brown too quickly.

Nutritional Information: 340 calories, 19 carbs, 18 fat grams and 25 protein grams.

Review: WOW. No longer will a loaf of bread in our house go stale, or better yet, when it does it will be put into this. Fantastic! I had to do a bit of tweaking to make it healthified, but at the end of the day, it still tasted great! Next time, I plan to toss in some tomatoes and/or spinach - maybe mushrooms! Yes, it takes an hour to bake, but this is great to reheat if you want to bake ahead, or would be good for a weekend if you're not the kind of person to wake up starving!

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