Egg and Skinny Sausage Breakfast Casserole

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This recipe brings out the perfect combination of eggs and sausages. It’s tender, tasty and your family will love it.

Ingredients:

  • The crust:
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 lb. peeled and shredded russet potatoes
  • ¾ tsp. ground pepper
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • The casserole:
  • ¾ c. shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 16 oz. low-fat cottage cheese
  • 12 oz. turkey breakfast sausage, chopped
  • 1/3 c. skim milk
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 egg whites
  • 6 large eggs
  • 4 green onions thinly sliced

Directions:

The crust:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with a tablespoon olive oil and set aside.
  2. Squeeze excess moisture out of the potato with a kitchen towel or paper towel.
  3. Toss together the potatoes, the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt and pepper in a medium bowl until potatoes are well coated. Transfer the mixture to the coated baking dish; evenly press the mixture against the sides and on the bottom of the dish and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown on the edges.

The casserole:

  1. Reduce the oven heat to 375°F.
  2. In a large skillet, cook turkey sausage over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes or until it’s almost cooked through. Add green onions and red bell pepper and continue cooking for 2 more minutes or until bell pepper is tender.
  3. Whisk together skim milk, eggs, egg whites, and the cheeses. Stir in turkey sausage mixture; pour over the potato crust and bake for about 50 minutes. Slightly cool and cut into 12 pieces.

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