Spinach and Sausage Phyllo Bake

Company coming? Three cheeses, spinach and sausage create a delicious egg bake.

  • Prep Time 50 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
lb bulk pork or Italian sausage
1/2
cup thinly sliced roasted red bell peppers (from a jar)
1
can (2 1/4 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
5
eggs, beaten
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1
cup ricotta cheese
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant™ frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
16
sheets frozen phyllo (filo) pastry (18x14 inch), thawed
1/2
cup butter, melted
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain. Cool slightly. Stir in roasted peppers, olives, mozzarella cheese and eggs.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix Cheddar cheese, ricotta cheese and spinach.
  • 3 Unroll phyllo pastry; cover with plastic wrap or towel. Place 1 sheet of phyllo in ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish, folding to fit. Brush lightly with melted butter. Continue layering and brushing with butter 3 more sheets of phyllo.
  • 4 Spoon half of the sausage mixture over phyllo in baking dish. Layer and brush with butter 4 more phyllo sheets. Top with spinach mixture. Layer and brush with butter 4 more phyllo sheets. Top with remaining sausage mixture. Layer and brush with butter remaining 4 phyllo sheets. Score top of phyllo in diamond shapes.
  • 5 Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

Make a peppy egg bake using chorizo sausage for the Italian sausage and pepper Jack cheese for the mozzarella and Cheddar.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
530
(
Calories from Fat
300),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
34g
34%
(Saturated Fat
17g,
17%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
215mg
215%;
Sodium
750mg
750%;
Total Carbohydrate
32g
32%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
35%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 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 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.