Make-Ahead Low-Fat Breakfast Casserole

If you’re like me, you may be looking for palpable ways to cut the calories over the holidays. Especially since we’ll be eating all the traditional stuff for Christmas Dinner. We really like Ciabatta bread, so this recipe caught my eye. It’s from Cooking Light and is really good. It’s low-fat and easy to prepare.                                                                  


Make-Ahead Low-Fat Breakfast Casserole – Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

  • 8 ounces ciabatta bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (If you can’t find ciabatta bread in the bakery, try the frozen foods section.)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 pound turkey breakfast sausage
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 1/4 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) reduced-fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 (8-ounce) carton egg substitute
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Arrange bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 400° for 8 minutes or until toasted.
  4. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add sausage to pan; cook 6 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble.
  5. Combine sausage, bread, and onions in a large bowl.
  6. Combine milk, cheese, eggs, and egg substitute in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk.
  7. Add milk mixture to bread mixture, tossing to coat bread. Spoon mixture into a 2-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  8. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  9. Preheat oven to 350°. Uncover casserole. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Sprinkle with parsley; serve immediately.

Nutritional Information Calories: 344 (28% from fat) Fat: 10.8g (sat 4.2g,mono 2.2g,poly 1g) Protein: 28.7g Carbohydrate: 26.4g Fiber: 1g Cholesterol: 123mg Iron: 3.3mg Sodium: 983mg Calcium: 227mg


2 Responses to “Make-Ahead Low-Fat Breakfast Casserole”
  1. Hmm, so I wonder what toasting the bread does for the recipe? I like breakfast casseroles and this is the first I’ve seen with ciabatta (which I love!) but I’ve never toasted the bread first!

    This would be so good with seasoned ciabatta – thanks, Liz!!
    Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!!
    Hugs from Virginia!

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