Sweet Potato and Sausage Strata
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Serves: 8 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 14 oz Italian bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 lb sweet potatoes
  • 1½ tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb bulk chicken or turkey breakfast sausage
  • 6 oz shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 3¼ cups 2% reduced-fat milk
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 8 large eggs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mist a 9x13-inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Place cubed bread on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, stirring once.
  3. Meanwhile, pierce potatoes with a fork and microwave on high on a microwave-safe plate for 8 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes to cool slightly; peel potato, and cut into ½-inch cubes.
  4. Heat a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add sausage to pan; cook 6 minutes or until browned, breaking up with a wooden spoon as it cooks.
  5. Place bread, sweet potato, half of sausage, and half of cheese in a large bowl.
  6. Combine milk, spices, and eggs in a bowl, combining with a whisk; pour over bread mixture, and toss gently to combine. Let stand 5-10 minutes before transferring to the prepared casserole dish.
  7. Sprinkle with remaining sausage and cheese. Cover with foil lightly coated with cooking spray. Bake for 1 hour, removing the foil with 10 minutes of bake time left. Let stand 5 minutes. Serve with maple syrup, if desired.
Notes
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅛ strata Calories: 435 Fat: 16.1 Carbohydrates: 41.3 Sugar: 10.4 Sodium: 794 Fiber: 1.9 Protein: 31.6 Cholesterol: 252
Recipe by Prevention RD at https://preventionrd.com/2015/12/sweet-potato-and-sausage-strata-weekly-menu/