Make-Ahead Breakfast Sausage Casserole

Dish type
Breakfast / Brunch
Serves
6

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 7 cups ciabatta bread cubes (1-inch cubes)
  • 1 lb lean Italian turkey sausage (such as Jenny-O)
  • 1 bell pepper, any color, chopped
  • 1 can (12 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup egg substitute
  • 1 1/4 cups (5 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 bunch sliced green onions (about 3/4 cup)
  • Salsa (optional)

Directions

Prep Time
15
Cook Time
61
  1. PREHEAT oven to 400° F. Spray 2-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place bread cubes in a single layer on baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden.
  2. HEAT large skillet over medium-high heat; add sausage and bell pepper. Cook, stirring to crumble sausage, for 6 minutes or until sausage is cooked.
  3. COMBINE evaporated milk, eggs and egg substitute in large bowl; whisk to combine. Stir in 1 cup cheese, sausage and green onions. Add bread cubes; toss to coat. Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish. Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight.
  4. PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Remove cover from casserole dish.
  5. BAKE for 45 to 50 minutes or until lightly browned and set. Sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup cheese right when it comes out of the oven. Serve with salsa and additional sliced green onions, if desired.