This satisfying breakfast recipe is perfect to make for weekend guests. Assemble and refrigerate the casserole the night before, and just pop it in the oven the next morning. Look for turkey sausage near other breakfast-style sausage in the frozen foods section.
1 (16-ounce) package frozen turkey sausage, thawed (such as Louis Rich)
2/3 cup (about 2 1/2 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
3 cups 1% low-fat milk, divided
1 cup egg substitute
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 (10.75-ounce) can condensed 30% reduced-sodium, 98% fat-free cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
How to Make It
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add sausage to pan; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring well to crumble.
Arrange bread in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top evenly with cooked turkey sausage and cheddar cheese. Combine 2 1/2 cups milk, egg substitute, and Dijon mustard, stirring with a whisk. Pour over bread mixture in dish. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Uncover casserole. Combine remaining 1/2 cup milk and cream of mushroom soup, stirring with a whisk. Pour over bread mixture. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.
I thought this was outstanding. I made it for Mother's Day brunch and my mom said it was the best breakfast casserole she had ever had and everyone asked for the recipe.
I used spicy sausage in place of the regular turkey and I definitely would do that again. It might be a bit bland without it.
I don't understand the good reviews for this dish. It was very disappointing. For starters, there's WAAAAAAAY too much bread. There were many bitefuls that were nothing but bread -- no sausage, no cheese. If anyone decides to try it anyway, cut the amount of bread in half. There wasn't enough cheese. I'd suggest doubling or tripling the amount. Even with hot sausage this was pretty bland, probably because it was pretty much all bread. There has to be better breakfast casserole recipes out there. This is clearly not a winner by any stretch of the imagination.
this was nasty, nasty, nasty! the overall taste was all right except for the sourdough bread! it was soggy and just didn't mix well with the other flavors. I am going to try this again but replace the bread with hashbrowns.
I used a hot turkey sausage, but otherwise made as directed. Very good, would not be embarrassed to serve for company. Do think it needed the extra spice in the turkey -- think it would have been bland without that.
Unfortunately, I may have ruined this by trying to make it a bit more healthy. I used 9 grain 3 seed bread, and gimme lean "sausage style". It wasn't bad, I just didn't care for the texture and the flavor was somewhat bland. I would not make this again.
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