Asparagus-Sausage Brunch Bake

Hearty brunch recipe -cheesy Green Giant® Frozen asparagus baked with turkey sausage!

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 5 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 10

Ingredients

1
lb. fresh asparagus spears or 1 (9-oz.) pkg. Green Giant™ Frozen Asparagus Cuts
3/4
lb. bulk Italian turkey sausage
1
cup chopped onions
1/2
cup chopped red bell pepper
1
cup all purpose or unbleached flour
5
eggs
4
egg whites
2
cups skim milk
1
teaspoon seasoned salt
3/4
teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
3
oz. (3/4 cup) shredded provolone cheese
  • 1 Trim fresh asparagus; if desired, reserve a few spears for garnish. Cut remaining spears into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Cook cut asparagus and reserved spears in small amount of boiling water for about 7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; set aside.*
  • 2 Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In large skillet, cook sausage, onions and bell pepper over medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink and vegetables are crisp-tender. Drain.
  • 3 Arrange sausage mixture in bottom of sprayed baking dish. Top with cooked cut asparagus. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • 4 Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In blender container, combine eggs, egg whites, milk, flour, seasoned salt and fennel. Cover; blend 20 seconds. Pour into bowl or pitcher. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate overnight or until baking time.
  • 5 Heat oven to 425°F. Uncover baking dish. Stir egg mixture; pour over sausage-vegetable mixture in dish. Bake at 425°F. for 25 minutes.
  • 6 Remove baking dish from oven; top with cheese. Return to oven; bake an additional 5 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean and cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with reserved cooked asparagus spears or additional chopped red bell pepper.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    210
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    9g
    9%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    130mg
    130%;
    Sodium
    530mg
    530%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    17g
    17%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    16g
    16%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    20%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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