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.
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5 cups (1-inch) cubes sourdough or white bread
1/2 pound bulk breakfast sausage, cooked and drained (about 1 cup cooked)
1 cup spinach leaves
2 cups reduced-fat (2%) milk
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried sage
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
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 the 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.
Per Serving:370 calories (210 from fat), 23g total fat, 10g saturated fat, 285mg cholesterol, 940mg sodium, 18g carbohydrates, (1 g dietary fiber, 5g sugar), 22g protein.