Savory Sausage and Cheddar Breakfast Casserole

Savory Sausage and Cheddar Breakfast Casserole

Serves 6 to 8

This recipe is perfect for using up stale bread since its firm texture stands up to overnight soaking. A casserole stretches expensive ingredients by using them to flavor low cost ingredients so this meal is a good value when you need to feed a holiday crowd.

  • 5 cups (1-inch) cubes sourdough or white bread
  • 1/2 pound loose breakfast sausage, cooked (about 1 cup cooked)
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
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Layer bread, sausage and spinach in an 8-inch baking dish. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, garlic, salt, pepper and sage then pour over contents in baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese, cover and chill for at least 2 hours, or preferably overnight.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Uncover dish and bake until cooked through and golden brown, 50 to 60 minutes. Set aside to let rest for 10 minutes then serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:370 calories (210 from fat), 23g total fat, 10g saturated fat, 285mg cholesterol, 940mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 5g sugar), 22g protein

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