Turkey Breakfast Casserole

Portion Size: ½. C

Ingredients: Yields: 8 servings

Ingredients Notes: 
1 (14-ounce) package  Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties(see recipe for turkey patties)
1 cup chopped green bell pepperWash, trim and chop
1 clove freshly minced garlicWash, peel and mince
3 slices whole wheat  bread, cut into 1-inch piecesMay use whole wheat
8 ounces shredded low-fat Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped pimentos or red bell pepper
3 cups egg substitute
For gluten free (GF): Use GF all turkey sausage. and GF bread Check all ingredients to ensure they are gluten free.


Steps:Directions: Critical Control Point /Quality Assurance
1Heat oven to 375°F. Spray casserole with cooking spray; set aside.
2Place skillet over medium-high heat. Spray skillet with cooking spray. Add 6 turkey sausage patties. Cook the turkey sausage patties as specified on the package.Cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer
3Chop sausage into pieces and transfer to a small bowl
4Turn the heat to medium. Re-spray pan and add green pepper. Cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally
5Add garlic; continue cooking 1 to 2 minutes or until peppers are tender
6Arrange half the bread pieces in bottom of prepared casserole. Top bread with half the cheese, half the bell pepper mixture, half the sausage, and half the cherry peppers.
7Repeat layering. Pour egg substitute evenly over top.
8Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
9Heat oven to 375°F and bake 45 minutes or until set.Cook to an internal temperature of 165°F

Jacqueline Larson M.S., R.D.N. and Associates