Hey Friends! Let’s get down to business, okay? Cheesy Sausage Hash Brown Casserole. Who doesn’t love a good breakfast casserole?? There’s sausage, eggs, cheese, hash browns, a little spinach that you won’t even know is there, and more cheese. Can I get an amen?
I had high hopes while throwing this recipe together a couple of weeks ago.
I am not big on vegetables alone.
I pretty much only eat lettuce, carrots, and celery raw. But, I love a good challenge!
and I love tricking myself into eating vegetables that are good for me.
It’s becoming a hobby. (Don’t judge my lack of interesting hobbies, please)
It literally turned into something magical while cooking in the oven. It is one of my new favorites to have prepared for the week. It’s family approved and oh so yummy!
Just look at that slice of cheesy heaven!
If you read through the recipe and scrunch your nose up at the cup of cottage cheese. Please trust me, I am not a cottage cheese person and this is pretty much perfection.
It adds a bit of extra creaminess to the bake that we all want, without a load of calories that we don’t need.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!
Cheesy Sausage Hash Brown Casserole
- 4 cups hashbrowns, refrigerated I use simply potatoes
- 8 oz lean turkey breakfast sausage, raw I use Jennie-O
- 3/4 cup low fat cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup Reduced Fat Shredded Mild Cheddar i use Sargento
- 1/2 cup reduced fat shredded mozzarella
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
- 2 1/2 cups liquid Egg Whites
- 3-4 cups fresh spinach torn into small pieces (i prefer stems removed)
- 1 medium yellow onion diced
- 2 tsp Lawry's Seasoned Salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper or to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9x13 casserole dish with cooking spray.
In a large skillet break up turkey sausage and then add onions. Continue to cook until meat is brown and onions are soft. Add spinach and cook just until slightly wilted. Remove from pan and set aside.
Spray the same pan with cooking spray and add the hash browns to skillet and cook for a few minutes. Season with season salt and pepper to taste.
In a large bowl add sausage, spinach, cottage cheese, parmesan cheese, and hash browns. Stir well until combined.
In the casserole dish add the hash brown and sausage mixture. Pour egg whites on top of the mixture. Top with mozzarella and sharp cheddar. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Let sit for a few minutes then serve.
Serving size: 1/6 of casserole
6 Freestyle Smart Points
300 calories, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 3.8g, Carbohydrates: 23g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 30g