Sausage-Bacon and Cheese Breakfast Torte

Sausage-Bacon and Cheese Breakfast Torte

Honorable Mention Bisquick® Recipe Contest 2010!

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

40

Minutes

Makes

10

servings

1
cup Original Bisquick® mix
1/2
cup yellow cornmeal
2
cups shredded extra sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1/2
cup Progresso® reduced-sodium chicken broth (from 32-oz carton) or water
4
slices applewood-smoked thick-sliced bacon, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2
lb bulk pork sausage
8
eggs
1/4
cup half-and-half
1/2
teaspoon freeze-dried chopped chives
1/8
teaspoon salt
1
tablespoon butter
1/3
cup crumbled peppercorn feta cheese
  1. Heat oven to 350?F. Spray 10-inch springform pan with cooking spray.
  2. In medium bowl, mix Bisquick mix, cornmeal and 1 cup of the Cheddar cheese. Stir in broth until blended. Using greased or buttered hands, press mixture onto bottom of pan, forming a crust. Bake 20 minutes or until crust is set and starting to brown around edges.
  3. Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon, stirring frequently, until crisp. Remove bacon to paper towels. Discard bacon drippings. In same skillet, cook sausage over medium heat, stirring frequently, until no longer pink. Remove sausage to bowl.
  4. In large bowl, beat eggs, half-and-half, chives and salt with whisk or fork. In same skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add egg mixture; cook and stir until eggs are just moist (not dry). Remove from heat; stir in sausage and feta cheese. Spread mixture evenly over crust. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup Cheddar cheese and the bacon.
  5. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Run metal spatula or table knife along side of torte to loosen from pan; remove side of pan. Cut into wedges; serve immediately.
Makes 10 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tips
Use mild pork sausage, or to add a little heat to this dish, try spicy pork sausage.
Plain feta cheese can be substituted for the peppercorn feta.
Quote
"This breakfast or brunch torte is like a deep-dish breakfast pizza, but instead of a pizza pan, I found a springform pan works best." Barbara Estabrook

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 320
    • (Calories from Fat 190),
  • Total Fat 21g
    • (Saturated Fat 10g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 215mg;
  • Sodium 650mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 15g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 17g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.