Savory Sausage French Toast Recipe

Savory Sausage French Toast Recipe
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Savory Sausage French Toast Recipe

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I first made French toast with sausage to use up leftovers. Now I make it because it’s a heavenly way to start the day.—Suzanne Earl, Spring, TX
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (12 ounces each) reduced-fat bulk pork sausage
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 6 slices French bread (1 inch thick)

Directions

In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; remove with a slotted spoon. Discard drippings. In same skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until blended; gradually stir in cream and milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 4-6 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Stir in sausage, cheese, pepper and salt; keep warm.
Lightly grease a griddle; heat over medium heat. Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, whisk eggs and milk until blended. Dip both sides of bread in egg mixture. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Serve with gravy. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Savory Sausage French Toast in Breakfast & Brunch Bookazine 2015, p44

Nutritional Facts

1 slice French toast with 2/3 cup gravy: 723 calories, 59g fat (30g saturated fat), 259mg cholesterol, 1171mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein.

  • 2 packages (12 ounces each) reduced-fat bulk pork sausage
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 6 slices French bread (1 inch thick)
  1. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; remove with a slotted spoon. Discard drippings. In same skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until blended; gradually stir in cream and milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 4-6 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Stir in sausage, cheese, pepper and salt; keep warm.
  2. Lightly grease a griddle; heat over medium heat. Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, whisk eggs and milk until blended. Dip both sides of bread in egg mixture. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Serve with gravy. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Savory Sausage French Toast in Breakfast & Brunch Bookazine 2015, p44

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