This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sara Lee®. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen my #EmGetsStrong posts. Since March of this year I’ve lost over 15lbs and 12 inches. I’ve been working out with a trainer and lifting weights every week, but one of the biggest keys to my success has been focusing on my nutrition. I started with baby steps of cutting sweets and mindless snacking. I’ve learned to listen to my body and feed my muscles. I’ve also strived to eat a healthy breakfast every day and make “better for you” swaps when I get the chance.
This Savory Sausage and Cheese Breakfast casserole accomplishes both of those goals! I use Sara Lee® Delightful bread at only 45 calories per full-size slice to keep my calories in check without skimping on taste or texture. The Delightful breads are available in Oatmeal, 100% Whole Wheat, Healthy Multi-Grain, and Wheat; and all heart-healthy while providing an excellent source of fiber in each serving (2 slices), with no artificial colors or flavors, and no high fructose corn syrup.
This casserole comes together really easily and only requires a few simple ingredients. It’s perfect for a crowd, and can be made overnight to serve the next morning. It’s packed with protein, and no one will believe you’ve swapped out their higher calorie bread. 🙂
Get the taste of biscuits and gravy in this breakfast casserole.
- 1 Loaf 100% Whole Wheat Sara Lee® Delightful Bread cubed
- 16 oz spicy breakfast sausage fully cooked
- 8 oz colby jack cheese shredded
- 6 eggs
- 2 cups half and half
- 2 tbsp butter
Fully cook the sausage, drain and set aside.
Coat a 9x13 baking dish with butter.
Remove the crust and cube the bread.
Mix together eggs and half and half.
In a large bowl, mix together the cooked sausage, bread, and cheese. Pour the mixture into the baking dish.
Pour the egg and milk mixture over the bread, coating thoroughly.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (or at least 4-6 hours).
Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes.
The bake time will depend on how chilled the casserole is. It's done when the eggs are set, the bread is browned, and the cheese is melted.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sara Lee®.