Turkey Sausage and Mushroom Strata

Nov 27 2013

This strata is a hearty and satisfying breakfast meal that can be prepared the night before.
Recipe courtesy of Skinnytaste.com.

Serves 12 

Dietitian's Tip: 

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.

Ingredients: 

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

Preparation: 

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.
 

Nutrition Information: 

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