Inspired by a Midwestern Tater Tot dish, this filling breakfast casserole is packed with lean protein and good-for-you vegetables. If you can’t find sweet potato Tater Tots, then use a large bag of frozen sweet potato or regular hash browns in their place. It’s the perfect dish when you have extra company in town and are looking to feed a big group, while still keeping things light.
Christmas Morning Egg & Sausage Casserole
- 8 large eggs
- 1 cup (250ml) low-fat milk
- 1/2 cup (150g) 2% Greek yogurt
- Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 1 pint (500g) cherry tomatoes
- 2 16-ounce (450g) bags frozen kale or spinach, thawed
- 14 ounces (350g) cooked chicken breakfast sausage, chopped
- 1 20-ounce (567g) bag sweet potato Tater Tots
- 1/2 cup (70g) grated gruyere or shredded Parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 350°F (177ºC) and grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs with the milk, yogurt, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper until smooth.
In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the garlic and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and cook over moderately-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes begin to burst, about 10 minutes.
Squeeze as much liquid as you can out of the thawed kale. Spread it in a single layer in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Top with the breakfast sausage, tomatoes and Tater Tots. Pour the eggs over the top, then sprinkle with the parmesan cheese. Use a spatula to gently combine the layers. Bake for about 50 minutes or until the egg is just set and the top is beginning to brown. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
MAKE AHEAD: The unbaked casserole can be covered tightly and refrigerated overnight. Remove foil and proceed with the recipe when you’re ready to bake.
Serves 8 | Serving Size: About 2 cups (339g)
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 360; Total Fat: 19g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 107mg; Sodium: 866mg; Carbohydrate: 27g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 4g; Protein 22g