Flaky Egg Bake
Total TimePrep: 40 min. + freezing Bake: 30 min.
- 3/4 pound bulk Italian sausage
- 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
- 1 medium green pepper, chopped
- 6 large eggs, divided use
- 1-1/2 cups shredded Havarti cheese
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 30 sheets phyllo dough (14x9 inches)
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook sausage, mushrooms, onion and peppers over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain. Return sausage mixture to skillet. Whisk five eggs; add to skillet. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until set; stir in Havarti cheese. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine the spinach, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, basil and remaining egg. Brush a 13x9-in. baking pan with butter. Unroll phyllo dough; trim to fit into pan.
- Layer 10 sheets in prepared pan, brushing each sheet with butter. (Keep remaining phyllo covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.) Top with half of the sausage mixture.
- Layer with 10 additional phyllo sheets, brushing each with butter; spread with ricotta mixture. Layer with five phyllo sheets, brushing again with butter; top with remaining sausage mixture. Layer with remaining phyllo and butter. Using a sharp knife, cut into 12 rectangles. Bake, uncovered, 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
- Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked casserole for up to 3 months. To use, thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until golden brown and heated through.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 484 calories, 30g fat (17g saturated fat), 183mg cholesterol, 671mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 19g protein.
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Feb 28, 2015
I love that you can make and freeze this. I froze in individual portions and just take out what you need. Does take a bit of time, but worth it.
Aug 15, 2013
This stuff is great! I thought for sure I would change the recipe a little after the first time I made it exactly by the recipe. Well, I wouldn't change a thing. I randomly picked the recipe from the Taste of Home Magazine only because it could be made ahead and frozen. OMG I stumbled on a winner. It is a little bit of work, but the fact you can make it ahead of times takes the stress way down. It is one of my go to recipes for a hearty brunch dish.
Mar 13, 2013
Great make ahead breakfast for company!
Aug 11, 2012
Simply delicious! I cut it into individual portions for the 2 of us and then froze. Wonderful to just pull out of the freezer for an easy breakfast. Thank you!
Nov 25, 2011
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Sep 26, 2011
This is my recipes, so I am partial! I LOVE this recipes and you can certainly switch out the Havarti for any other cheese you like.