Made this for a New Years Day brunch and it was fantastic. I used precooked turkey crumbles and added cayenne pepper. I did follow another reviewers suggestion and added more egg. It was great being able to put it together the night before and pop it in the oven the next day. Will definitely make this again.
Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole
This breakfast casserole is not only low-fat and easy to prepare, but it's also a great make-ahead breakfast or brunch dish. Prepare the casserole overnight, then bake in the morning for a hearty and piping hot meal. For more recipes like this one, see our complete breakfast and brunch recipe collection.
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- Calories: 344
- Calories from fat: 28%
- Fat: 10.8g
- Saturated fat: 4.2g
- Monounsaturated fat: 2.2g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
- Protein: 28.7g
- Carbohydrate: 26.4g
- Fiber: 1g
- Cholesterol: 123mg
- Iron: 3.3mg
- Sodium: 983mg
- Calcium: 227mg
- 8 ounces ciabatta bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
- Cooking spray
- 1 pound turkey breakfast sausage
- 1/2 cup chopped green onions
- 1 1/4 cups fat-free milk
- 1 cup (4 ounces) reduced-fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 large eggs
- 1 (8-ounce) carton egg substitute
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Arrange bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 8 minutes or until toasted.
- Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add sausage to pan; cook 6 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Combine sausage, bread, and onions in a large bowl. Combine milk, cheese, eggs, and egg substitute in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add milk mixture to bread mixture, tossing to coat bread. Spoon mixture into a 2-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Uncover casserole. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Sprinkle with parsley; serve immediately.
If you have a hard time finding a pacakge of raw turkey breakfast sausage, you can use a package of pre-cooked turkey sausage and just skip the step of browning the sausage in the skillet. Just put it in the skillet to heat it thoroughly.
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