The mere fact that this breakfast menu favorite is made with Italian sausage ensures that it will be a guaranteed crowd favorite.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 12 servings
1 French bread baguette (8 oz.), cut into 1-inch cubes (about 5 cups)
1 lb. Italian sausage, cooked, drained
1-1/2 cups KRAFT Shredded Italian* Five Cheese Blend
1/2 cup each chopped green pepper s and onions
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese
2 cups milk
10 egg s
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* Made with quality cheeses crafted in the USA.
Let's Make It
Layer half each of the bread cubes, sausage, cheese and vegetables in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; repeat layers.
Microwave cream cheese in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 30 to 40 sec. or until softened; whisk until creamy. Gradually add milk, about 1/4 cup at a time, whisking after each addition until blended. Whisk in eggs. Pour over ingredients in baking dish; cover with foil. Refrigerate overnight.
Heat oven to 350ºF. Bake casserole (covered) 50 min. or until knife inserted in center comes out clean, uncovering for the last 20 min.
Wake up with Cheesy Italian Sausage Bake for a special Saturday morning dish! Serve with fresh fruit to round out the meal.
Substitute 1 lb. Mexican chorizo for the Italian sausage.
Substitute 1 cup thawed frozen bell pepper and onion strips for fresh vegetables.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g
Saturated Fat 9g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 16g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.