Spicy Sausage and Potato Squares

Need an easy brunch entrée? Try this hearty bake with frozen asparagus and potatoes, sausage, and three kinds of cheese.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 1 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

1
lb bulk Italian sausage
4
cups frozen potatoes O'Brien with onions and peppers (from 28-oz bag), thawed*
1 1/2
cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese (6 oz)
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant® frozen asparagus cuts, thawed**
4
eggs
3/4
cup milk
2
tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese (1/2 oz)

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 8-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink.
  • 2 In baking dish, layer half of the thawed potatoes, half of the Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, the cooked sausage, thawed asparagus, remaining potatoes and cheese.
  • 3 In medium bowl, beat eggs and milk until well blended. Pour evenly over potato mixture.
  • 4 Cover tightly with foil; bake 1 hour. Uncover dish; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes longer or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand about 5 minutes before serving.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 8-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink.
  • 2 In baking dish, layer half of the thawed potatoes, half of the Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, the cooked sausage, thawed asparagus, remaining potatoes and cheese.
  • 3 In medium bowl, beat eggs and milk until well blended. Pour evenly over potato mixture.
  • 4 Cover tightly with foil; bake 1 hour. Uncover dish; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes longer or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand about 5 minutes before serving.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

*To quickly thaw the frozen potatoes, place in colander or strainer; rinse with warm water until thawed; drain well. **To quickly thaw the frozen asparagus, cut small slit in center of pouch. Microwave on High 2 to 3 minutes or until thawed; drain well.

For each napkin ring, cut a 15-inch piece of 1/2-inch-wide wired ribbon. Tie the ribbon around the napkin and thread jingle bells on the ribbon. Curl the end of the ribbon loosely around your finger.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
(
Calories from Fat
250),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
28g
28%
(Saturated Fat
12g,
12%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
215mg
215%;
Sodium
810mg
810%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
28g
28%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
20%;
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; 3 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.