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Italian Sausage and Spinach Crescent Casserole

italian sausage and spinach crescent casserole Entree Italian
Italian Sausage and Spinach Crescent Casserole
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 12

Looking for something easy and impressive to serve at your next brunch? This Italian spin on a traditional strata, packed with sausage, spinach and Parmesan cheese, will certainly fit the bill. ...MORE+ LESS-

February 8, 2018

Ingredients

2
cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1
lb bulk mild Italian sausage
1
medium onion, chopped (1 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1
bag (5 oz) baby spinach
6
eggs
1
cup heavy whipping cream
3/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Bake crescent rolls as directed on cans. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, at least 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 7 to 9 minutes or until no longer pink; drain. Reduce heat to medium. Add onion, garlic and pepper flakes; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are softened. Add half of the spinach; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until spinach has wilted. Repeat with remaining half of spinach.
  • 3
    Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. Cut or tear each cooled crescent roll into 3 pieces, and place in baking dish. Arrange sausage mixture over crescent pieces in baking dish.
  • 4
    In medium bowl, beat eggs, whipping cream, 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese, the salt and pepper. Pour over crescent pieces and sausage mixture in dish; carefully stir to distribute mixture and coat with egg mixture.
  • 5
    Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese over top. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

  • If preferred, spicy Italian sausage can be substituted for the mild sausage in this recipe.
  • Although this dish is wonderful served at breakfast or brunch, if served with a crisp green salad, it also makes a nice main course for dinner.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
40%
Saturated Fat
12g
60%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
135mg
45%
Sodium
730mg
30%
Potassium
230mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
20g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
6g
Protein
14g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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