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Italian Sausage and Spinach Crescent Casserole

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Italian Sausage and Spinach Crescent Casserole
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 12
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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.
Updated Feb 8, 2018

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (8 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Original Crescent Rolls (8 Count)
  • 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
Make With
Make With
Pillsbury Crescents

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    If preferred, spicy Italian sausage can be substituted for the mild sausage in this recipe.
  • tip 2
    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

370 Calories, 26g Total Fat, 14g Protein, 20g Total Carbohydrate, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
230
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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