This strata is a hearty and satisfying breakfast meal that can be prepared the night before.
Recipe courtesy of Skinnytaste.com.
Whole wheat bread adds fiber and nutrients, both of which are heart healthy, to this otherwise simple breakfast casserole. Serve with fresh apple slices and a glass of hot chocolate for a satisfying cold weather breakfast.
8 ounces wheat ciabatta bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
12 ounces turkey sausage (can be found in the frozen section)
2 cups fat free milk
1-1/2 cup (4 ounces) reduced-fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese
3 large eggs
12 ounces egg substitute
½ cup chopped green onion
1 cup sliced mushrooms
½ teaspoon paprika
Fresh ground pepper to taste
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 400°.
Arrange bread cubes on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 8 minutes or until toasted.
Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage to pan; cook 7 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble.
Combine milk, cheese, eggs, egg substitute, parmesan cheese, paprika, salt and pepper in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk.
Add bread, sausage, scallions and mushrooms, tossing well to coat bread. Spoon mixture into a 13x9-inch baking dish. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Uncover casserole. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Cut into 12 pieces; serve immediately.
Per serving: 180 calories, 7 g total fat, 3 g saturated fat, 13 g carbohydrates, 18 g protein, 1 g fiber, 454 g sodium, 184 g potassium, 12 g magnesium, 170 g calcium