Makeover Sunday Brunch Casserole

Felt like making a big breakfast this morning but one that was lower in calories so searched through my recipes and found this one and also one for Banana Oatmeal Muffins which I’ll post next and then heated up some turkey sausages and all of that ended up being about a 400 calorie breakfast (that’s 1 serving of this casserole, 1 muffin and 3 turkey sausages) which is pretty good!  This is really good and if no one told you that it was low in calories, I don’t think you’d ever know.  It’s a Taste of Home recipe.

6 bacon strips (I left the bacon out and did the turkey sausage on the side instead)

1 small onion, chopped (I added 1 tablespoon of dried onion instead)

1 small green pepper, chopped (didn’t have any)

1 teaspoon canola oil (didn’t need)

2 cartons (8 ounces each) egg substitute (I used “All Whites”)

4 eggs

1 cup fat free milk

4 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed

1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese (I think low fat cheese tastes disgusting so I used regular cheddar)

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon dill weed (left this out)

1  In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp.  Remove to paper towels.  Crumble bacon and set aside.  In same skillet, saute onion and pepper until tender.  (I left out this step because of the ingredients I chose to use.)

2  In a large bowl, whisk egg substitute, eggs and milk.  Stir in hash browns, cheese, salt, pepper, dill, onion mixture and bacon.

3  Pour into a 9 x 13″ pan sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 30 – 35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

The original recipe estimates 8 servings at 181 calories each.  I estimated, with my changes, 12 servings at 223 calories each.

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