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Christmas Breakfast Casserole

Spicy sausage, herbs and vegetables fill this casserole with hearty flavor. I like to make it for my family's Christmas breakfast or it's also a fabulous Christmas brunch idea! —Debbie Carter, O'Fallon, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) roasted red peppers, drained and chopped, divided
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup shredded provolone cheese
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°. In a skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with half of the red peppers and all the spinach.
  • In a bowl, combine flour, Parmesan cheese, basil and salt. Combine eggs and milk; add to dry ingredients and mix well. Pour over spinach.
  • Bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with provolone cheese and remaining red peppers. Bake 2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. Garnish with rosemary if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 232 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 170mg cholesterol, 531mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein.

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