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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 308.3
  • Total Fat: 12.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 84.9 mg
  • Sodium: 669.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 27.7 g

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Breakfast Casserole


Breakfast Casserole

Introduction

A sure family favorite! Make it the night before and pop into the oven when you wake up. A sure family favorite! Make it the night before and pop into the oven when you wake up.
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    12 ounces light (50% less fat) breakfast sausage
    1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
    4 1/2 cups whole-wheat bread cubes
    8 ounces shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese
    1 teaspoon mustard powder
    2 large whole eggs
    4 egg whites OR 1/2 cup egg substitute
    2 cups low fat milk

Directions

1. Crumble sausage into a medium nonstick skillet. Cook over medium heat until nicely brown, breaking up into bits with spatula as it cooks. Sprinkle with poultry seasoning. Coat a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with canola cooking spray and set aside.
2. Add sausage to large bowl along with toasted bread squares, cheese, mustard powder and salt, if desired. Add whole eggs, egg whites (or egg substitute) and milk to mixing bowl, and beat on medium-low speed until smooth and completely blended.
3. Drizzle egg-milk mixture over the sausage and bread mixture; stir to blend. Pour into the prepared baking dish, spread top evenly, cover with foil, then chill in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight.
4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake, covered in foil, for 45 minutes. Uncover the foil, and reduce the temperature to 325 degrees. Bake for about 20 minutes longer or until set.

Makes 8 servings.






TAGS:  Beef/Pork |

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  • 148 of 151 people found this review helpful
    you can also put this in the crock pot ( I have an oval one) add Veggies of choice and cook on low over night. Yummy in the AM - 4/12/09

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  • Very Good
    61 of 62 people found this review helpful
    This was a really good dish. Next time I fix it I will add onions and peppers and cut back the bread just a bit. - 4/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    58 of 63 people found this review helpful
    I used veggie sausage, more egg sub & whites and no yolks, whole wheat bread. Add any veggies on hand. - 7/3/09

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  • 49 of 53 people found this review helpful
    I too make this Christmas Eve and pop it in the oven for while opening presents. BUT I add a 1 half cup of sliced green onion, or white onion, half a red pepper diced and sliced mushrooms on top. Or chopped spinach. Gotta get in those veggies!! Plus it tastes better! - 1/1/09

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  • Very Good
    40 of 44 people found this review helpful
    I make this using the peppers, onions, etc (veggies!!!) but I also substitute 2 cups cottage cheese blended smooth with 2 or 3 eggs) and only sprinkle shredded cheese on top. Still get cheesy flavor without as many calories but gives added protein. And use 1/2 the bread. - 9/25/09

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  • Very Good
    36 of 47 people found this review helpful
    Saw the alternative stuff...whole wheat croutons, and turkey sausage and adding spinach and shrooms...sounds much better...but i will just use all eggs (6) and non-fat milk Sounds Marvy - 3/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    31 of 33 people found this review helpful
    This was quite tasty! My picky DH LOVED it!! I added in addt'l sage to bump up the sausage taste & didn't change anything else! Yum O! Prepped it the nite before & baked while getting ready Sunday AM. Perfect for weekend breakfast at home. Had a wonderful custard-like feel to it. - 4/13/09

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  • Very Good
    29 of 31 people found this review helpful
    I made this for Thanksgiving morning and it was great! My whole family loved it. I caught my hubby in the kitchen nibbling on left overs! lol I served it with some fresh fruit. I personally thought it was better the next day when we warmed it up for a brunch!! Thanks for sharing!! - 12/24/08

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  • Very Good
    28 of 32 people found this review helpful
    I make a similar casserole and it's great for making substitutions with (ham, mushrooms, onions, peppers, etc.) Sometimes with a little cheese sprinkled on top before cooking as well. It also reheats great in the microwave. - 1/24/09

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  • Very Good
    26 of 28 people found this review helpful
    I made mine a vegetarian version by substituting frozen spinach for the sausage and adding some additional seasonings. - 7/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    20 of 25 people found this review helpful
    I have made the regular, high calorie version of this recipe for years. It works great for holiday mornings. I usually add green onion, mushrooms and sometimes spinach. THANK YOU for posting a lower cal / fat way to make one of my favorites! - 1/24/09

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  • Very Good
    19 of 22 people found this review helpful
    I make this using the frozen hashbrowns in place of the bread, skip the cheese, and load 'er down with veggies. My son in law made this for me, and I have loved it ever since. Eating it is like having breakfast with him! - 9/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
    I made this with bread crusts for the bread cubes (didn't measure -- just covered the bottom of the pan). It was very delicious and filling. I think next time I might substitute the meat with broccoli. - 1/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
    What a great idea. I did make a few minor changes that made this much healthier!
    Ground Turkey (97% lean) for sausage - HUGE calorie and cholesterol savings,
    definitely used Egg Substitute,
    Non Fat Milk instead of 1% milk
    Thanks for the idea! :) Will make this again and I'll add some veggies to - 10/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 21 people found this review helpful
    Same as Carolina Breakfast Brunch that I found on this site, only difference is leaving bread whole. I freeze the Carolina and have for a couple of weeks! - 1/1/09

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  • Very Good
    13 of 18 people found this review helpful
    You can make it at night & refrigerate it and then bake it in the morning. Also, it reheats wonderfully in the microwave so you could bake it at night too. - 1/24/09

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  • Very Good
    13 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I used whole wheat bread crusts instead of sourdough and added mushrooms. - 1/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
    OUTSTANDING recipe and super simple. Eating a healthy, filling breakfast is a huge challenge for me, & this recipe meets both of those challenges. - 1/7/09

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  • 12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I used about half the bread; added grated, lightly browned in a skillet potato and used vegetarian (soy based) "sausage" - DELISH! great meatless, reheats well in microwave and tastes fabulous! - 9/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
    This is a keeper--great for breakfast meetings or potlucks or parties. Yummy - 1/25/09

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  • Very Good
    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I made this substituting bacon (reduced fat) for the sausage as some of my household don't care for sausage. My mother used to make something like this with a grape nuts topping and it was wonderful!!! - 8/22/08

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  • Very Good
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Very good. Only have turkey sausage on hand, was very good. Used croutons I made from whole wheat bread. I really enjoyed this for breakfast today. - 7/12/08

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  • 9 of 11 people found this review helpful
    My family absolutely loved this casserole....I'll try it with onions and peppers next time. - 9/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Delicious. Couldn't find 50% lite sausage so I used turkey sausage. Awesome!!!!! Def a keeper... - 8/9/09

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  • 9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful for those mornings without much time, and tastes so good! - 1/24/09

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