This was very tasty. I couldn't find Ciabatta bread at my market so i just got regular italian bread and it worked well. I definitely recommended thoroughly toasting it so you get some crunch. I also chose spicy turkey sausage which gave it some zip which I really liked.
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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