Savory Breakfast Casserole

Photo: Karry Hosford

The vegetarian sausage adds a lot of sage flavor to the casserole and doesn't need to be precooked. The sausage often comes in a tube and is usually located in the refrigerated area of the produce section, near the tofu. Although we call this dish a breakfast casserole, you can serve it for dinner with sautéed greens or roasted red-skinned potatoes.

Yield: 2 casseroles, 3 servings per pan
Recipe from Cooking Light

More From Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 316
  • Calories from fat: 26%
  • Fat: 9.2g
  • Saturated fat: 4.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrate: 26.7g
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Cholesterol: 162mg
  • Iron: 3.2mg
  • Sodium: 864mg
  • Calcium: 347mg

Ingredients

  • 2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 large egg whites
  • 4 large eggs
  • 14 ounces meatless fat-free sausage, crumbled (such as Gimme Lean!)
  • 4 cups (1/2-inch) cubed white bread (about 4 1/2 ounces)
  • Cooking spray

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine the milk, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, green onions, and next 5 ingredients (green onions through eggs), stirring with a whisk.
  3. Divide sausage and bread evenly between 2 (8 x 4-inch) loaf pans coated with cooking spray. Pour egg mixture evenly between pans. Top each pan with 1/4 cup cheese.
  4. Cover each pan with foil. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. To freeze unbaked casserole: Prepare through Step 3. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing to remove as much air as possible. Wrap with heavy-duty foil. Store in freezer for up to 2 months.
  6. To prepare frozen unbaked casserole: Thaw completely in refrigerator (about 24 hours). Preheat oven to 350º. Remove foil; reserve foil. Remove plastic wrap; discard wrap. Cover casserole with reserved foil; bake at 350º for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 50 minutes or until bubbly.
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note

Savory Breakfast Casserole Recipe at a Glance
advertisement
  1. Enter at least one ingredient

Find out what we've got cooking...

Weekly Specials
Get our Free Weekly Specials Newsletter filled with our favorite recipes, seasonal menus, and special features.
We Respect Your Privacy. Privacy Policy