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Italian Vegetable Strata with Turkey Sausage

Italian Vegetable Strata with Turkey Sausage

ingredients: Add all to shopping list 1⁄2 cup sliced scallion 1 large red bell pepper, diced 1 zucchini, chopped 4 cups fresh baby spinach 1 lb sweet turkey sausage, casings removed, broken into bite-size chunks 7 eggs 2 1⁄2 cups 2% milk 1⁄2 cup nonfat milk 1⁄2 cup grated Parmesan-Romano cheese 1⁄4 tsp black pepper 1 medium loaf French bread (about 5 cups), cut into large chunks 1 cup grated reduced-fat Monterey Jack

  • Yield: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup(s) nonfat milk
  • 1/4 t tablespoon(s) black pepper



1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 13-by-9-inch baking dish and a small skillet with cooking spray.

2. Sauté scallion, red pepper, and zucchini in skillet for 4 minutes. Add spinach and sausage and continue cooking until sausage is browned.

3. In a large bowl, whisk eggs with milk, Parmesan-Romano, and black pepper.

4. In baking dish, layer half the bread, half the egg mixture, and half the sausage-vegetable mixture. Repeat layers.

5. Press down to make sure bread is completely submerged. Set aside for 20 minutes. (You can also prepare this up to a day ahead and store in fridge.)

6. Sprinkle with Monterey Jack. Bake for 1 hour or until golden brown and puffy.


Serves: 8. Per Serving: 380 cal, 40g carbs, 26g protein, 14g fat, 200mg chol, 740mg sodium, 3g fiber

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