Healthified Italian Sausage Egg Bake

Healthified Italian Sausage Egg Bake

42% less fat • 55% less sat fat • 66% more vitamin A than the original recipe. Choose an eggs-cellent make-ahead breakfast or brunch dish that's trimmed down and ready for any gathering. 12 servings

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

10:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

servings

12
oz lean Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
medium red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant™ frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained
4
cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes (from 30-oz bag), thawed
2
cups reduced-fat Italian cheese blend (8 oz)
2
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
12
eggs
3/4
cup fat-free (skim) milk
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
  1. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally and breaking up sausage with spoon, until no longer pink; drain if necessary. Add onion and bell pepper; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in spinach.
  3. In baking dish, mix cooked sausage mixture, potatoes and cheeses. In medium bowl, beat eggs, milk, basil, salt and pepper until blended. Pour over mixture in baking dish. Cover; refrigerate 8 hours or overnight but no longer than 24 hours.
  4. Heat oven to 350°F. Bake covered 1 hour. Uncover; bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until center is set. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Live Better America® Kitchens
What is "Healthified"?
We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.
Substitution
If you choose to make this recipe with egg product instead of whole eggs, the texture will be a bit more moist than with the eggs. But for each serving, you'll also save 40 calories and reduce the fat by 5g.
Did You Know?
You can use mild or hot sausage to make this hearty dish.
Time-Saver
This recipe was developed to be a make-ahead dish but you can bake it right after assembling if you like. Bake covered for 50 minutes; uncover and bake 10 to 20 minutes longer or until center is set.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 280
    • (Calories from Fat 110),
  • Total Fat 12g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 235mg;
  • Sodium 630mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 24g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 19g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1/2 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.