Phyllo Egg Breakfast Torta

A lovely layered egg casserole features flaky phyllo, hearty sausage and colorful vegetables.

  • prep time 50 min
  • total time 3 hr 55 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 8

Ingredients

1
lb bulk ground Italian pork sausage
1
medium red bell pepper, chopped
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
6
eggs
1/2
teaspoon pepper
30
sheets frozen phyllo (filo) pastry (14x9 inch), thawed
3/4
cup butter or margarine, melted
2
cups shredded Swiss cheese (8 oz)
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant™ frozen spinach, thawed and drained
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove sausage to medium bowl. Reserve 1 tablespoon liquid in skillet. Reduce heat to medium. Add bell pepper and onion to skillet; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Remove from skillet; add to sausage in bowl.
  • 2 In another medium bowl, beat eggs and pepper with wire whisk. Add to skillet; cook and stir over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes or until eggs are set.
  • 3 Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. Unroll phyllo sheets; cover with plastic wrap and damp paper towel. Place 1 phyllo sheet in baking dish; brush with melted butter. Repeat 9 times.
  • 4 Spread half of sausage mixture over phyllo. Layer and brush with butter 10 more phyllo sheets. Sprinkle evenly with cooked eggs, Swiss cheese, spinach and basil. Layer and brush with butter 5 more phyllo sheets.
  • 5 Top with remaining sausage mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Layer and brush with butter remaining 5 phyllo sheets.
  • 6 Cover tightly; refrigerate 2 to 24 hours. Heat oven to 350°F. Uncover; bake 45 to 55 minutes or until top is golden brown. If desired, garnish with additional chopped fresh basil before serving.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    560
    (
    Calories from Fat
    340),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    38g
    38%
    (Saturated Fat
    20g,
    20%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    255mg
    255%;
    Sodium
    640mg
    640%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    31g
    31%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    23g
    23%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    80%;
    Vitamin C
    15%;
    Calcium
    35%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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