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  • 8 ounces - ciabatta bread, cut into 1
  • - Cooking spray
  • 1 pounds - turkey breakfast sausage
  • 1/2 cups - Green onions, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups - Fat-free milk
  • 1 cups - Reduced-fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese, 4 oz
  • 2 - Large eggs
  • 8 ounces - egg substitute
  • 2 tablespoons - Fresh parsley, chopped
  • Directions:

    Step 1: Preheat oven to 400°.
    Step 2: Arrange bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 8 minutes or until toasted.
    Step 3: 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.
    Step 4: Preheat oven to 350°.
    Step 5: Uncover casserole. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Sprinkle with parsley; serve immediately.

    Brief Description

    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.

    Main Ingredient:

    Turkey sausage

    Category:  Beverages

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 15 min
    Cook Time: 8 min


    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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    May 10, 2020

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